What a chance for Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) as he produced a stunning snap shot from the edge of the box! The goalkeeper was a bit lucky as the ball went just wide of the right post.
Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina) should know this behaviour is beyond the rules. He was too careless with his challenge and left Francesco Fourneau no option but to blow his whistle.
Roberto De Zerbi has decided to substitute Domenico Berardi and he is replaced by Alessandro Matri (Sassuolo).
5 additional min. will be played.
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) puts a cross into the box from the corner but there is no panic from the opposition and they easily clear.
Merih Demiral (Sassuolo) leaps like a salmon and plants a great close-range header from the corner towards goal, but the effort is blocked at the last moment. The ball is out of play. Sassuolo will have a chance to score from a corner.
Corner kick. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) is ready to send the ball into the box.
Sassuolo will have a chance to score from a corner kick. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) sends a pass into the box, but the opposition's defence is alert to the danger and makes a clearance.
Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) is flagged for offside after the defenders execute the offside trap perfectly.
Nicky Beloko (Fiorentina) is booked after bringing down an opponent. Francesco Fourneau had an easy-decision to make.
The corner from Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) is cleared away by the defence.
The ball goes behind for a corner. Sassuolo will have an opportunity to threaten the opposition's goal. Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo) races towards goal but the defender gets back well to make a challenge.
It's time for a substitution. That's the last involvement from Stefano Sensi as he is replaced by Alfred Duncan (Sassuolo).
Rogerio (Sassuolo) was in a good shooting position inside the six-yard box and produced a first-time shot low towards the middle of the net, but the goalkeeper made an astonishing save to thwart him.
Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) is penalised for holding. Francesco Fourneau signals a set piece.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) unleashes a promising shot towards the bottom left corner after his wonderful solo run, but Andrea Consigli thwarts the effort with a fabulous save. The score remains the same.
The game is interrupted as Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) is flagged offside.
Vincenzo Montella decides to make a substitution. Edimilson Fernandes will be replaced by Giovanni Simeone (Fiorentina).
A corner kick by Fiorentina is thwarted by the well prepared Andrea Consigli (Sassuolo).
What a chance! Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) gets on the end of a pass inside the box and takes a shot to the bottom right corner, but one of the defending players makes a crucial goal-line clearance.
A substitution has been made. Khouma Babacar goes off and Jeremie Boga (Sassuolo) comes on.
The resulting set piece from Fiorentina is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Fiorentina quickly take a corner kick with a short pass.
The referee points to the corner flag. It's a corner to Fiorentina. Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) swings in a cross, but the ball is cleared to safety by one of the defending players.
The Sassuolo players’ celebrations are quickly cut short after referee Francesco Fourneau signals NO GOAL following the VAR review due to an offside.
The Sassuolo players halt their celebrations as referee Francesco Fourneau makes the VAR signal to review the goal, most likely to ascertain if there was an offside in the build-up play.
Goal! Pol Lirola tees up Merih Demiral (Sassuolo) inside the box, and he keeps his cool to find the bottom left corner. 0:2.
The resulting set piece from Sassuolo is comfortably intercepted by one of the defending players.
Rogerio (Sassuolo) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The ball goes out for a corner. Sassuolo can continue in their attacking effort.
Fiorentina take the corner, but their hopes of scoring a goal end with a nice clearance by the defence.
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) places a shot from the edge of the box towards the right side of the goal, but Andrea Consigli makes a terrific save to deny him. Nice play all round!
Gerson (Fiorentina) is obviously not following the Golden Rule: „Treat others as you want to be treated.“ He makes a bad challenge and leaves Francesco Fourneau with no other option than to blow for a foul.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) drills in an effort from the edge of the box that climbs rapidly and goes high over the bar.
The ball is cleared after Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) attempted to dribble past an opposing player.
The teams are back out for the second half and here is a change on the pitch. Vincenzo Montella gives a chance to Gerson and Kevin Mirallas (Fiorentina) is off.
Vincenzo Montella has decided to make a substitution during the half-time break. Nicky Beloko comes on the pitch for Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina).
The game restarts for the second half.
Francesco Fourneau has ended the first half by blowing the whistle.
Fiorentina didn't take advantage of the corner and score as the opposition's defence was alert and averted the threat.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) had time and space inside the box after picking up a neat pass, but his shot low towards the middle of the goal was comfortably saved by Alban Lafont.
Fiorentina have a chance to score from a corner kick, but the ball is cleared by a defender.
Penalty saved! Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) sends the penalty towards the left hand side of the goal, but Andrea Consigli pulls off a wonderful save to deny him.
Jordan Veretout (Fiorentina) will take the responsibility and he is already preparing the ball.
A yellow card for a tackle by Federico Peluso (Sassuolo). Francesco Fourneau doesn't hesitate at all to make this decision.
Federico Peluso (Sassuolo) pulls the jersey of one of the opposition players and Francesco Fourneau blows his whistle for a foul. The referee points to the penalty spot. Fiorentina are awarded a penalty kick!
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) latches on to a killer pass deep inside the box and coolly puts the ball inside the right post!
Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) plays a through ball inside the box, but it's too strong and Andrea Consigli comes off his line to intercept.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) latches on to an accurate pass inside the box and immediately unleashes a shot towards goal, but it goes high over the crossbar.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) steps up to take the corner, but the ball just sails in among the defenders.
Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo) gets to the ball from the resulting corner and tries his luck with a shot, but one of the defenders steps in to block the effort. The linesman points to the corner flag, Sassuolo are going to take it.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) looks like he will be the one to take the corner kick.
Mehdi Bourabia (Sassuolo) sends a pass into the box, but his attempt is thwarted and cleared. The ball is out of play and Sassuolo manage to earn a corner.
The foul by German Pezzella (Fiorentina) is worthy of a card and a yellow is duly shown by Francesco Fourneau.
A big opportunity missed by Rogerio (Sassuolo). He got on the ball inside the box and thumped a splendid first-time shot on goal, but it went narrowly wide of the left post.
The linesman signals that Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) is offside and the referee confirms the decision.
Fiorentina fail to score from a corner as Andrea Consigli (Sassuolo) leaps to collect the ball.
A terrific attempt by Federico Chiesa (Fiorentina) from the edge of the box slides just narrowly past the right post. The ball goes out of play and Sassuolo will have a goal kick.
Francesco Magnanelli (Sassuolo) fires the ball on goal, but his attempt goes well wide of the left post.
Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box, but he fails to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
Pol Lirola (Sassuolo) sends a teasing cross into the area, but Alban Lafont intercepts the ball.
Edimilson Fernandes (Fiorentina) was too forceful with his tackle and Francesco Fourneau interrupted the game to signal a free kick.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) floats the free kick into the box, but it's easily cleared by the first man.
What was Vincent Laurini (Fiorentina) thinking? He will not get away with that. The referee shows him a yellow card.
Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) fails to pick a body out in the box with an over-hit chip pass.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among a huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
Stefano Sensi (Sassuolo) swings in the corner kick, but one of the defenders leaps highest to head the ball away.
Gianmarco Ferrari (Sassuolo) looks to break free, but an opposing player clears the ball away.
A lofted cross from Bryan Dabo (Fiorentina) is unsuccessful as the opponent's defence quickly clears the ball out of the penalty area.
Here we go, today's match is starting right now.
The players are out and the match is about to start. Fiorentina will have the kick-off.
Francesco Fourneau is the one to supervise the game today.
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Luis Muriel (Fiorentina) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked.