Stefano Pioli sent out his first XI. Giuseppe Iachini switched to a 3-4-3 with ex-Viola striker Alessandro Matri up top.
At the 32 minute mark, Federico Chiesa found Jordan Veretout, who drew the defense inside and then laid off to Vincent Laurini on the overlap. The Frenchman swung in a tantalizing cross, and Giovanni Simeone duly leapt and headed it home with trademark power.
Check out this awesome video: Giovanni Simeone Goal vs Sassuolo (1-0) https://t.co/9K2ZohEp2g— Every Sport (@EverySport100) December 3, 2017
10 minutes later, Cyril Théréau held his run well to stay onside down the right, then played a wonderful low cross in front of the defense which Jordan Veretout met at the back post and finished first time to unleash a torrent of French Connection jokes.
Check out this awesome video: Jordan Veretout Goal - Fiorentina vs Sassuolo 2-0 03.12.2017 (HD) https://t.co/Qp0sk2TrpN— WHATYOUMISSED (@bamixos) December 3, 2017
Théréau picked up the ball near midfield about 71 minutes in and played a defense-splitting pass through to a streaking Chiesa, who burned past the defensive cover and neatly finished past Andrea Consigli.
Goals: Simeone 32’ (ass. Laurini), Veretout 42’ (ass. Théréau), Chiesa 71’ (ass. Théréau)
Bookings: Benassi 39’, Berardi 56’, Cannavaro 80’