Monza-Sassuolo 1-0, Colpani decides the match

Fan falls from the railing that divides the guest sector, in hospital for checks

The Monza wins 1-0 against Sassuolo after the heavy defeat at Empoli 3-0. The neroverdi, however, suffered another defeat after the defeat against Juventus, the fourth in the last five matches. The match was decided by a goal from Colpani in the 31st minute of the first half in a match on the 22nd day of Serie A. Thanks to this success, Palladino’s team rises to 28 points, catching Genoa. The black-green team, however, remains at 19 points.

The match

Dionisi has to deal with the many absences and sends Castillejo onto the field on the right wing in place of the injured Berardi, last on the list. In defense there is the debut from the 1st minute of the newcomer Doig on the left lane, while in the center Ferrari and Tressoldi are preferred to Erlic. On the other hand, Palladino didn’t make Djuric and Zerbin make their debuts in the 1st minute and they went to the bench. Ciurria and Birindelli play on the wings, while Mota starts in the center forward role with Carboni and Colpani behind him.

In the 3rd minute the first chance of the match arrives at the feet of Birindelli after a flick from Colpani, but the Monza winger only hits the outside of the net. In the 22nd minute Monza scores but the goal is disallowed due to Dany Mota’s offside. Sassuolo’s level of danger rises and in the 26th minute they have a good opportunity with Laurientè. The black-green winger reaches the conclusion but Di Gregorio does well to block it. In the 29th minute the Neroverdi were still dangerous with Thorstvedt hitting the post with a sensational left-footed shot from outside the area. After the missed goal, Monza’s goal came immediately. In the 31st minute, good strike from Mota who serves Colpani, good at letting off a precise left-footed shot which slips into the bottom corner to beat Consigli for 1-0. Sassuolo tries to react but doesn’t sink at the end of the first half. At the start of the second half Monza came close to doubling their lead: in the 50th minute Valentin Carboni beat Tressoldi but missed the target.

At 61′ the referee stopped the match due to an accident that occurred in the stands where one of the Neroverdi fans fell from the railing which delimits the area of ​​the Emilian supporters, with the request for intervention by the Curva. The Monza doctor also left the pitch to provide aid to the fan. After 4′ the game resumed, with the fan being taken to hospital for checks.

Once the match restarted, Sassuolo pushed but Monza defended in an orderly manner. In the 82nd minute Sassuolo tries with Volpato who frees a shot from outside the area that ends up very high. In the 95th minute the last opportunity arrives for Sassuolo with a personal action by Ceide who offers a poisonous ball to Mulattieri, but the center forward however fails to frame the goal from close range.