Sassuolo moves into fourth round

Berardi ... starred in Sassuolo win (Getty)

An impressive second-half display saw Sassuolo ease into the Coppa Italia fourth round after beating Cittadella 4-1.

The second-tier side put up a good fight in the first period at Stadio Citta del Tricolore and went into the break level, but the Serie A club's quality eventually shone through.

Claudio Coralli's 33rd-minute equaliser brought the visiting side back into the contest after Simone Zaza had opened the scoring from Domenico Berardi's corner early on, but the second half was a different story.

The highly-rated Berardi was influential again as Sassuolo took the lead soon after the break.

The 20-year-old picked out Nicola Sansone from deep and the forward found the net, before adding a second with a solo effort seven minutes from the end.

Former Udinese striker Antonio Floro Flores put the match beyond any doubt in second-half stoppage time, ensuring its passage to the fourth round.

Sassuolo will play either Pescara or Chievo in the next round, with their tie taking place on Friday (Saturday AEST).

Source Omnisport