In 2017, Sassuolo Calcio’s Primavera (youth team) won the 69th edition of the Viareggio Tournament.
After passing the group stage on equal points with Bologna (PSV and Pisa were eliminated), in the round of 16 the Black&greens beat Fiorentina during the penalty shootout (1-1 at the end of the game). The same thing happened in the quarter-finals, when Paolo Mandelli’s players defeated Inter (1-1 at the end of the 90 min.) while, in the semi-finals, it was Torino who were beaten from the penalty spot after the final 0-0.
The final success came by beating Empoli during the penalty shootout, once again. Gianluca Scamacca, who scored the 2-2 goal at the end of regulation time and then transformed the winning penalty, has been decisive. Sassuolo also won the title of the best goalkeeper of the tournament: Bryan Costa.