The Dutchman puts the Rossoblù ahead with a splendid move, then the Romanian midfielder secures the result with the first goal of his career in Serie A
Bologna maintains its unbeaten streak (9 games in a row), Sassuolo recovers the match with Boloca after a goal worthy of applause by Zirkzee, who had also made it 1-2 in the second half, later disallowed for offside by Orsolini. The moral of the Emilian derby, which is not exactly convincing, is here. Bologna let Sassuolo play, which retained more of the ball and filled the area with more massive situations: the final 1-1 is correct because, in their own way, both Sassuolo and Bologna tried to win.
Regarding the announced lineups, Dionisi places Thorstvedt in Racic’s place, maintaining the 3+1 offensive with Berardi, Bajrami and Laurienté behind Pinamonti; Motta has to do without Beukema in the warm-up and places Bonifazi with the confirmation of the Swiss duo in the midfield (Aebischer-Freuler) and Saelemaekers on the left in the usual 4-2-3-1. In the 2nd minute Sassuolo immediately appears: central pocket and Bajrami’s shot deflected. But Bologna is one ball, one goal: a pass from Aebischer’s defensive zone (despite the maneuver, always sought), the ball reaches Zirkzee, who feeds Erlic and Consigli, putting the 0-1 in the net. as a lethal and elegant player. An oil painting on canvas, after the one at San Siro, which marks the Dutchman’s third goal of the season. Pinamonti, 18′, tries to move to the left: Skorupski is poorly positioned, I try to deviate a little. Bologna has lowered its expectations, Sassuolo struggles to find the right goal. The first half hour is like this: the injured Sassuolo plays and shoots 4 times towards Skorupski and Bologna does much less, struggling to recover also thanks to the now punctual coverage of the Neroverdi. In the 28th minute, Berardi asks for a penalty for a shot by Calafiori but the foul is the other way around and Giua had not highlighted the start of the action ruined by a handball from a black boy in the center of the field. Sassuolo, at the end of the A side, reaches the tie: Boloca launches a shot from the edge of the area displaced to the left, a diagonal that Skorupski sees poorly, 1-1 deserved because in the first half the ball was brought by Dionisi’s team. .
In the second half, Motta replaces De Silvestri with Posch, while Erlic tries to catch up on sleep at 0-1 and shoots slightly too high and the ball ends up in the net over the crossbar. Dionisi puts Racic in for Thorstvedt, Ferguson almost scores (first personal shot) and Berardi too but there is Skorupski who neutralizes a blue shot from the right. Until the 30th minute, the second half was quite boring, at a slow pace, with few electrifying ideas: in the 35th minute, Bologna tried to accelerate the pace, Orsolini saw a shot by Consigli blocked that favored Zirkzee: a 1-2 temporary that however the “Saot” (the semi-automatic offside) cancels Orsolini’s initial “offside”. Sassuolo is close to taking advantage: Volpato’s shot deflected by Kristiansen, Skorupski takes it with his left foot. Azzouzi is injured and Moro enters Bologna, Dionisi puts on Defrel for Pinamonti and Pedersen for Vina: Zirkzee takes a free kick that Consigli fights, then Sassuolo ends the game in attack with Ferrari who wastes a situation in the area by hitting badly and high . They tried. They failed to win.