2015/2016 Italian Serie A
  • Matteo Politano (85')

Frosinone 0-1 Sassuolo

Frosinone were relegated from Serie A after just one season in the top flight thanks to Matteo Politano's late goal in a 1-0 victory for Sassuolo.
Last year's Serie B runners-up were four points adrift of safety heading into Sunday's game at Stadio Matusa and needed both Palermo and Carpi to lose ground, against Fiorentina and Lazio respectively, to support an unlikely survival bid.
Both rivals would drop points, but Sassuolo substitute Politano's 85th-minute strike nevertheless ensured an instant return to the second tier for Roberto Stellone's Frosinone side, whose maiden campaign at this level will end at Napoli next weekend.
Sassuolo, meanwhile, are back in sixth place, ahead of AC Milan.
Nothing but a win would suffice for 19th-placed Frosinone and with so much at stake they were the better side in the first half.
Federico Dionisi drew a spectacular save from Andrea Consigli after five minutes and, after Nicola Sansone had tried his luck at the other end, Frosinone captain Robert Gucher dribbled through the visitors' midfield before blasting over the crossbar.
Then, one minute before the break, Paolo Sammarco nodded Matteo Ciofani's cross just wide to give the southerners hope going into the break.
While they remained optimistic, the Canarini grew increasingly frustrated, with Oliver Kragl hitting a post after 68 minutes and Daniel Ciofani repeating the trick in front of a stranded Consigli almost 10 minutes later.
Just when it looked like Frosinone might snatch a last-gasp winner, Sassuolo spoiled their afternoon as Diego Falcinelli let Domenico Berardi's cross reach winger Politano, who relegated the opposition with a coolly taken finish.

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