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May 31, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Stadio Alberto Braglia
SassuoloSassuolo
3-1
Genoa
Berardi (3'), Zaza (18', 32')
FT(HT: 3-1)
Pavoletti (41')
Izzo (72')

Result: Simone Zaza brace inspires Sassuolo win against 10-man Genoa

Sassuolo beat Genoa 3-1 to end the Rossoblu's hopes securing a top-five finish in Serie A.

Genoa have missed out on fifth place in Serie A after slumping to a 3-1 defeat at Sassuolo.

An early Domenico Berardi strike and a brace from Italy international Simone Zaza helped the Green and Blacks to victory at the Citta del Tricolore against the Rossoblu, who finished the game with 10 men after Armando Izzo's late sending-off.

Simone Zaza of Sassuolo celebrates after scoring the goal 3-0 during the Serie A match between US Sassuolo Calcio and Genoa CFC at Mapei Stadium on May 31, 2015© Getty Images

Genoa's push to overhaul Fiorentina in fifth place suffered an immediate setback as a through-ball from Simone Missiroli allowed Berardi to give Sassuolo the lead inside three minutes.

Paolo Cannavaro missed the chance to double the hosts' lead on 14 minutes when his strike was turned away by Eugenio Lamanna.

However, the Genoa keeper could do nothing when Berardi's cross found Zaza, who turned the ball into the back of the net to double Sassuolo's advantage.

On 32 minutes, the Rossoblu's hopes of a top-five place were in tatters as Zaza scored his second of the match after latching on to a Federico Peluso cross.

A close-range goal from Leonardo Pavoletti saw Genoa pull a goal back and give themselves hope of a stirring fightback.

Sassuolo were awarded a penalty on 68 minutes for Izzo's foul on Peluso, but Zaza was denied a hat-trick when Lamanna saved his spot kick.

Genoa's hopes of launching a fightback took a blow when Izzo was sent off moments later, and Sassuolo held on for a victory that sees them finish 12th in the Serie A table.

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Simone Zaza of Sassuolo in action during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and US Sassuolo Calcio at Stadio San Paolo on February 23, 2015
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GOLF
· The men's golf reaches its conclusion, with plenty of players still in medal contention. Home favourite Hideki Matsuyama is one shot off Xander Schauffele's lead, while Great Britain's Paul Casey is another shot further back and Tommy Fleetwood is also in the mix (11.30pm-8am)

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· Already guaranteed at least a bronze, Pat McCormack takes part in the men's welterweight semi-final against Ireland's Aidan Walsh with a spot in the gold medal final at stake (4.03am)
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SAILING
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ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
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