The precedents of Turin-Sassuolo / There are 8 games played at the home of Toro: the balance is 6 for the grenade and 2 for the neroverdi
After the successes obtained against Fiorentina and Sampdoria, Toro is preparing to face Sassuolo who, after the heavy defeat against Hellas Verona on the last day of the championship that was disputed, will present himself at the Olympic Stadium Grande Torino with the knife between the teeth while being aware that the team’s Juric he hardly remedied bad performances and negative results in front of his audience. But there is another important fact that smiles at Toro, that is the one linked to the precedents of the two teams at the home of the grenades in the matches played in the Italian top league. Balance sheet showing that Turin and Sassuolo met alone 8 occasions, with 6 victories by the grenade and 2 by the Emilians. So the two teams have never drawn at Toro until now and on Sunday neither team will be satisfied with going home with a single point. Especially the team of Dionisi, who hopes to grab Juric’s team in the standings.
Sassuolo’s victory in April 2016
A noteworthy precedent between Turin and Sassuolo is the one staged on April 24, 2016 with the granata stadium which for the first time has the title of the Grande Torino. The match, however, did not go well for Toro who lost 1-3 against Sassuolo then led by Di Francesco. The neroverdi thus managed to raise their heads and remain in the running for a place in the Europa League. To unlock the match were the guests after only 3 minutes of play thanks to a goal by Sansone. Then Toro managed to find the 1-1 goal with Bruno Peres. In the second half of the game the neroverdi, after having been denied a clear penalty, returned to the lead with a goal of furry. Finally Sassuolo then closed the match in recovery with a goal signed Trotta. With the Bull who went off the field between the boos from their fans.
La manita granata of May 2017
The May 28, 2017 the grenades and Sassuolo met again and in that match there was a goleada. Toro closed the season with a good victory after two defeats against Napoli and Genoa. The hosts immediately started fierce and in the 6 ‘minute managed to take the lead with a goal by Boyè, who thus found his first net wearing the Toro shirt. In the 14th minute Defrel equalized the score but shortly afterwards the grenades managed to get back the lead with Baselli but, just before the end of the first half, Defrel once again found the way to the goal. But the Taurus immediately responded with De Silvestri who inflated the net before the end of the first half of the game. In the second half the grenades closed the manita with Iago’s nets Falque e Belotti, at his 26th center of the season, and not even the goal scored by Defrel from a penalty managed to put Sassuolo back on track.
Turin-Sassuolo: the last precedent
The last precedent between Toro and the Emilian team dates back to 17 March 2021 with the grenades who were the protagonists of an incredible comeback. The match for the grenades, then coached by Davide Nicola, started uphill with the first half ending 0-2 in favor of Sassuolo thanks to the brace scored by Berardi. But the Bull, who in order to still hope to save himself could not lose, managed to react with Zaza who reopened the game, Toro then found a draw with Mandragora at 87 ‘, a minute later Sirigu was the author of a miracle on an Obiang shot. The grenades then managed to find the goal of 3-2 with Zaza who, on an assist from Ansaldi, pierced Consiglio with a header. That was a pivotal victory for the grenades in the race to salvation.