Roma beat Sassuolo 1-2 at the Mapei Stadium thanks to goals from Paulo Dybala from a penalty in the 76th minute and Rasmus Kristensen in the 82nd minute. Sassuolo took the lead with Matheus Henrique in the 25th minute and confidently fended off all of the Giallorossi’s attempts to attack. The episode that changed the course of the game occurred in the 63rd minute. After a conflict between Boloca and Paredes, the referee first warned the black and green player, then checked the VAR video and even sent him off the pitch.
From that moment on, the balance of the game was no longer the same and in less than 20 minutes two goals were scored by José Mourinho’s team, who had argued with match director Matteo Marcenaro on the eve of the game through a statement: “You have this Feeling that he lacks the emotional stability for a game of this level.”
Roma rise to 24 points, five fewer than third-place Milan and one more than sixth-place Fiorentina. Sassuolo remains in 15th place, level with Genoa in 14th, just five points behind Verona, third from bottom and in the relegation zone.