UEFA Europa League

Fiorentina remains near the top with 1-1 draw at Sassuolo

ROME (AP) Fiorentina remained near the top of Serie A with a 1-1 draw at Sassuolo on Monday in a match that highlighted Giuseppe Rossi's struggle to return to form after a series of knee injuries.

Borja Valero put Fiorentina ahead after just five minutes after being left unmarked to redirect a cross from Josip Ilicic that wound its way past several players inside the area.

Sergio Floccari equalized for Sassuolo shortly before halftime with a header, leaping between two defenders to meet a cross from Sime Vrsaljko.