Sassuolo edges Hellas Verona

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Modena, Italy ( - Sassuolo extended its unbeaten streak in Serie A play to six matches on Saturday with a 2-1 win over Hellas Verona at the Stadio Citta del Tricolore.

Coming off a 1-0 win over Torino last time out, the hosts were looking to get off to a fast start in front of the home fans, but it was Hellas that struck first through a goal from Vangelis Moras after eight minutes.

But Sassuolo battled back with an equalizer from Nicola Sansone five minutes into the second half, and the winning tally came off the boot of Saphir Taider with 12 minutes to play to secure all three points and continue Sassuolo's excellent run of form.

The result lifts the club to ninth place in Serie A with 18 points, while Hellas Verona remains in 13th place with 14 points from 13 matches played.

Also in Italy on Saturday, Chievo and Lazio played to a scoreless draw at the Stadio M.A. Bentegodi.