Berardi’s hat trick lifts Sassuolo to win over Fiorentina

Berardi scored all his goals in the first half to help lift his club out of the bottom three.

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MILAN (AP) Teenage forward Domenico Berardi scored his third hat trick of the season to help Sassuolo win 4-3 at high-flying Fiorentina on Tuesday and boost its hopes of Serie A survival.

Berardi scored all his goals in the first half to help lift his club out of the bottom three.

The 19-year-old also netted three times against Sampdoria and scored four against AC Milan in what proved to be Massimiliano Allegri’s final match in charge.

Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi made his first league appearance since January 5 and marked his return from injury with a goal which almost inspired Fiorentina to an astonishing comeback.

Fiorentina remained fourth while Sassuolo moved two points and two places above the drop zone.

Napoli hosts Cagliari later.