Late drama at the Mapei Stadium saw a cagey match erupt, as Sassuolo came from behind to rescue a 1-1 draw with Roma, the fourth H2H from the last five to end level.
Having been handed his first start in any competition this season, Eldor Shomurodov had both of Roma’s big early chances either side of an ambitious Armand Laurienté strike that fizzed narrowly past the post.
In a game that had been filled with attacking frustrations, Frattesi, Shomurodov and Zalewski all failed to convert clear chances late in the half as the game remained goalless at the break.
It seemed as though Hamed Traorè had wasted the second half’s best opportunity after being smothered by Patrício, but the game came to life in the final 10 minutes.
Having been criticised by José Mourinho before the game, Tammy Abraham thought he’d scored the winner when he headed Gianluca Mancini’s cross past Consigli.
However, Andrea Pinamonti responded five minutes later when he latched onto Laurienté’s low cross and got too much power on his finish for Patrício.
This ended Roma’s four-game winning run in SA away matches, while seeing Sassuolo avoid defeat for just the second time in their last six matches.