Hickey's dismissal in the 30th minute made things even more difficult for Sassuolo.
striker Francesco Caputo stressed after his side's 1-1 draw with Bologna that although it may seem easier to play against 10 men, it is not.
In today's match between the two teams, Roberto Soriano first put Bologna ahead in the 17th minute, but in the 30th minute, Hickey was sent off to make things difficult for Bologna. In the second half, Caputo scored the equalizer but claimed that playing against Bologna's 10-man squad was very difficult for them.
“It’s tough to talk about this game. It didn’t start well, as we went behind after our own errors, there was a red card and sometimes playing against 10 men might seem easier, but it’s not,”
Caputo told DAZN.
“Bologna put everyone behind the ball, they closed every space and sat so deep. We couldn’t find a way through.
“We’re not picking up as many points as we deserve lately, so we need to be more clinical in front of goal and finish the chances we create, otherwise it ends up like this evening.
“We wanted to win tonight so we could stay in the race for Europe, so there are regrets.”