Sassuolo wins 1-0 at Benevento in Serie A

  • Sassuolo celebrates after their first goal of the game against Benevento during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)

    Sassuolo celebrates after their first goal of the game against Benevento during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP) Associated Press

  • Sassuolo's Jeremie Boga (U.S. Sassuolo Calcio) comes in to score the first goal of the game against Benevento during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)

    Sassuolo's Jeremie Boga (U.S. Sassuolo Calcio) comes in to score the first goal of the game against Benevento during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP) Associated Press

  • Filip Djuricic of Sassuolo, top, and Federico Barba of Benevento in action during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)

    Filip Djuricic of Sassuolo, top, and Federico Barba of Benevento in action during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP) Associated Press

  • Filip Djuricic of Sassuolo, left, and Federico Barba of Benevento in action during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP)

    Filip Djuricic of Sassuolo, left, and Federico Barba of Benevento in action during their Italian Serie A soccer match at Vigorito stadium, in Benevento, Italy, Monday April 12, 2021. (Alessandro Garofalo/LaPresse via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 4/12/2021 3:42 PM

ROME -- Sassuolo solidified its status in the top half of the Serie A standings with a 1-0 win at relegation-threatened Benevento on Monday.

Benevento defender Federico Barba deflected the ball into his own net just before the break as he was attempting to prevent a cross from Jeremie Boga from reaching Giacomo Raspadori.

 

Boga then hit the crossbar midway through the second half.

Sassuolo moved up to eighth, two points ahead of Hellas Verona.

Benevento remained 16th, eight points above the drop zone. Filippo Inzaghi's squad has not won at home since December.

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