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Sassuolo Have Four Goal Disallowed In 2-0 Loss Against Napoli

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Sassuolo Have Four Goal Disallowed In 2-0 Loss Against Napoli

Serie A side Sassuolo were the unlucky recipients of four disallowed goals in their 2-0 loss against Napoli on Saturday night, with three of them being picked up by VAR.

One of the criticisms of VAR is that players and fans haven't been able to celebrate goals properly and perhaps someone should have pointed that out to Sassuolo players before Saturday's game.

On four occasions players put the ball in the back of the net, on every occasion they celebrated, and everytime the goal was disallowed, one by the linesman and the final three by VAR.

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Elseid Hysaj put Napoli ahead after just eight minutes and Filip Djuricic thought he'd levelled for the visitors in the 32nd minute but he was flagged for offside, after straying past the last defender in the build up.

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Djuricic thought he'd scored again just five minutes later and the home side were even waiting to kick off again when VAR finally ruled that Hamed Junior Traore had been in an offside position in the build up.

Things didn't get any better in the second half, just four minutes after the break the video assistant once again ruled out a goal as Francesco Caputo was shown to be just inches offside.

Finally Domenico Berardi looked to have curled in an equaliser but Caputo was again past the final defender when he was passed the ball and laid it off to Berardi.

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Renaro Gattuso's side then rubbed salt into the wound in injury time as midfielder Allan made it 2-0 in the 93rd minute.

The result left Napoli 11 points above Sassuolo in Serie A, with just one place between them, but more importantly kept them in touching distance of AC Milan and Roma above them.

Topics: Football News, Sassuolo, Serie A, Italian Football, Napoli, Italy, VAR, European Football

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