Mohamed Salah’s scores for AS Roma against Sassuolo | VIDEO
Gregoire Defrel had given Sassuolo the lead, but Roma turned it around with a Leandro Paredes daisy-cutter and Mohamed Salah.
The Giallorossi were feeling the pressure for second place after crashing out of the Europa League to Lyon on Thursday, as their 2-1 win wasn’t enough to overturn the 4-2 first leg defeat. Edin Dzeko and Daniele De Rossi were rested, as Stephan El Shaarawy became a False 9. Eusebio Di Francesco returned to face his old club and was being touted as a potential successor to Luciano Spalletti. Luca Mazzitelli, Francesco Magnanelli, Marcello Gazzola, Davide Biondini and Luca Antei were injured.
Sassuolo had drawn all three previous trips to the Olimpico, but never beat Roma in Serie A with just those stalemates and four defeats.