• Lazio slumped to a disappointing home defeat by Sassuolo 
  • Domenico Berardi scored a penalty to give the visitors the lead
  • Gregoire Defrel wrapped up the win with his second-half strike
  • Miroslav Klose spurned a good chance for Lazio 
  • Stefano Pioli’s men are currently eighth in the Serie A table 

Reuters

Lazio’s hopes of qualifying for European competition next season have been dealt a blow after they suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Sassuolo. 

Domenico Berardi put the visitors ahead, converting a 41st minute penalty before Gregoire Defrel wrapped up the win with a rifled finish inside the box in the second-half.

The defeat leaves Napoli eighth in the Serie A table, having won just three of their last 10 league matches in 2016. 

More to follow… 

Sassuolo's Domenico Berardi (left) celebrates after scoring agianst Lazio in his side's 2-0 victory 

Sassuolo’s Domenico Berardi (left) celebrates after scoring agianst Lazio in his side’s 2-0 victory 

Sassuolo' striker Berradi converts a first-half penalty during Monday night's 2-0 Serie A win over Lazio 

Sassuolo’ striker Berradi converts a first-half penalty during Monday night’s 2-0 Serie A win over Lazio 

Sassuolo's Gregoire Defrel (left) scores his side's second goal during the 2-0 win over Lazio on Monday night

Sassuolo’s Gregoire Defrel (left) scores his side’s second goal during the 2-0 win over Lazio on Monday night

MATCH FACTS: 

Lazio (4-3-3): Berisha; Konko, Bisevac, Mauricio, Lulic; Milinkovic-Savic, Biglia, Parolo (Keita 63); Felipe Anderson (Mauri 76), Klose (Djordjevic 76), Candreva 

Subs not used: Guerrieri, Braafheid, Hoedt, Patric, Cataldi, Morrison, Kishna,

Booked: Mauricio  

Sassuolo (4-4-2): Consigli; Vrsaljko, Cannavaro, Acerbi, Peluso; Biondini (Pellegrini 86), Magnanelli, Duncan; Berardi, Defrel (Trotta 82), Sansone (Politano 76)

Subs not used: Pomini, Pegolo, Longhi, Antei, Gazzola, Terranova, Broh, Falcinelli

Booked: Magnanelli, Consigli 

Scorers: Berardi 41 (pen), Defrel 67

Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson (right) tussles for possession with Francesco Magnanelli 

Lazio attacking midfielder Felipe Anderson (right) tussles for possession with Francesco Magnanelli 

Lazio's Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (left) jumps to win a header alongside Sassuolo's Federico Peluso in Rome

Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (left) jumps to win a header alongside Sassuolo’s Federico Peluso in Rome

Lazio's Milinkovic (right) holds off pressure from Berardi during Monday night's 2-0 defeat at home

Lazio’s Milinkovic (right) holds off pressure from Berardi during Monday night’s 2-0 defeat at home

Lazio's Anderson dribbles with the ball during his side's disappointing 2-0 loss at home to Sassuolo 

Lazio’s Anderson dribbles with the ball during his side’s disappointing 2-0 loss at home to Sassuolo 

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