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Sassuolo maintain momentum, Chievo frustrate Lazio

serie-a-logoSassuolo came from behind to beat Hellas Verona 2-1 on Saturday evening, moving four points clear of their opponents in the Italian Serie A standings. Vangelis Moras gave the visitors to Reggio Emilia a flying start with a goal in the seventh minute, but Nicola Sansone grabbed a deserved equaliser early in the second half before Saphir Taider earned Sassuolo all three points.

The win extends Sassuolo’s unbeaten run to seven games, which includes a draw with Juventus, and gives them confidence for a trip to Roma next weekend. Meanwhile, Andrea Mandorlini’s Verona have now gone seven games without a win, since they beat Cagliari almost two months ago. In the day’s other game, Verona’s city rivals Chievo frustrated Lazio to pick up an important point in their battle against the drop with a goalless draw at the Stadio Marc’Antonio Bentegodi.