Sassuolo earn thrilling Napoli draw with final kick of the game

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(Reuters) – Sassuolo earned a 3-3 draw against Napoli with the final kick of the game on Wednesday as Francesco Caputo’s penalty rescued a point for the hosts five minutes after Lorenzo Insigne thought he had won the game for the visitors with a late spot kick of his own.

Napoli twice fought back from behind at the Mapei Stadium before both sides scored penalties in an eventful finale, leaving the visitors with a result that extends their poor recent run of form.

Gennaro Gattuso’s side have picked up seven points in their last five league matches and were knocked out of the Europa League by Spanish side Granada last week.

The draw lifts them above AS Roma into fifth place in Serie A, despite the teams being level on 44 points, although the capital club face Fiorentina later on Wednesday. Sassuolo are eighth with 36 points.

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