2014/2015 Italian Serie A
  • Nicola Sansone (24', 36')
  • Domenico Berardi (61' PEN)
  • Simone Missiroli (65')
  • Andi Lila (26')
  • Antonio Mirante (60')

Sassuolo 4-1 Parma

Nicola Sansone scored twice in the first half as Sassuolo hammered 10-man Parma 4-1 on Sunday to boost their chances of avoiding relegation from Serie A.
The Italian forward put the home side ahead in the 24th minute before Andi Lila pulled Parma level two minutes later.
Sansone put Sassuolo back in front in the 36th minute and then earned a penalty in the 61st minute after being brought down by Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.
Mirante was shown a straight red for that foul, with Domenico Berardi converting the spot-kick.
Simone Missiroli capped off a wonderful afternoon for the hosts by scoring their fourth four minutes later.
The outcome at the Citta del Tricolore stadium halted a four-match losing streak for Sassuolo and lifted them to 13th place, 11 points clear of the drop zone.
Parma, without a win since January 6 and on the brink of bankruptcy, conceded their 19th loss and lie at the foot of the standings, 14 points below safety.
The home side dominated the early stages and took a deserved lead when Saphir Taider's dangerous cross found Sansone at the far post and he slotted home from three yards.
Sassuolo's joy was short-lived as the visitors soon equalised.
Lila got past his marker and unleashed a left-footed strike from 30 yards towards the top right corner of goal to beat Sassuolo goalkeeper Andrea Consigli.
The home side pressed forward more aggressively and were rewarded before the interval.
Sansone blasted a 25-yard shot towards the inside of the far post past a helpless Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante.
Parma struggled to get past Sasssuolo's defence and were limited to long-range shots.
Early in the second half, Jose Mauri's attempt from distance was saved by Consigli.
On the hour, the referee pointed at the spot after Mirante had brought down Sansone in the box.
Mirante was handed his marching orders and Alessandro Iacobucci took his place between the post but could do nothing to keep out Berardi's left-footed shot towards the near post.
The visitors conceded another one shortly after when Missiroli found space just outside the area and drilled a right-footed shot past Iacobucci for a 4-1 triumph.