Roma somehow salvage Sassuolo draw after 94th minute equaliser

It took Roma until the fourth minute of stoppage time to claim a point – perhaps undeserved – against Sassuolo in a 2-2 draw.

Roma thought they had fallen behind early when Hamed Traore fired in at the near post. However, the goal was ruled out due to a handball.

Roma had a goal of their own chalked off when Tammy Abraham tapped in, but Chris Smalling had been offside when receiving the ball from the free kick that started the move.

The lead was taken just before the break when Roma were awarded a penalty for a handball. Tammy Abraham – for the first time – stepped up to take it and calmly dispatched it down the middle.

However, the second half began in similar fashion to the first, when Traore inspired a Sassuolo goal – that this time counted. His ball across from the left deflected off Smalling and Rui Patricio fumbled at it, allowing it to creep under his body and over the line.

The hosts then took the lead when a cross picked out Traore, who had snuck inside Rick Karsdorp and could therefore slot home with ease.

Roma looked down and out but luckily clinched a stoppage-time equaliser when Bryan Cristante‘s header from a Jordan Veretout corner just crossed the line.

It meant a point was rescued, although more questions will be asked after an exhausting watch.

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