Eusebio Di Francesco might be the principal reason why Sassuolo struggled throughout this season and the main cause for Roma’s impressive run in Serie A as well as in the Champions League. The very man who managed to bring the Black and Greens to the European stage was the one to eliminate Barcelona from the most prestigious club competition in Europe, as he is set to face off his old club at the Mapei Stadium in the last seasons’ fixture. The Giallorossi have already cemented their Champions League spot and can approach this encounter without pressure, while Sassuolo managed to avoid relegation thanks to some outstanding displays over the last few weeks following a painful first half of the season and a majority of the spring part of the campaign. After a stunning victory over Inter at the Giuseppe Meazza last weekend, Giuseppe Iachini’s side hope to implement the same efforts against the Rome heavyweights and close the season in a positive atmosphere.
Pol Lirola, who sustained a meniscus injury last month has yet to return to full fitness and will skip the game. On the other hand, Rick Karsdorp, Bruno Peres, and Grégoire Defrel are struggling with physical problems, and therefore all should remain on the sidelines.
23 August 2018 After an aggressive start in the Swiss Super League, where they have achieved four wins in the opening four fixtures, Young Boys will …Read More
23 August 2018 After an impressive performance in two Champions League qualifying rounds, the current Hungarian champions MOL Vidi (former Videoton) will host the Greek giants …Read More
22 August 2018 Benfica will host the Greek side PAOK at the Estádio da Luz in Lisbon, looking for a back-to-back Champions League group stage promotion …Read More
22 August 2018 At the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade, Crvena Zvezda Belgrade will host the Austrian giants Red Bull Salzburg in the first leg of …Read More
22 August 2018 The Belarusian team BATE Borisov, who has been the regular participant in both top European club competitions over the last few years, will …Read More