Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Inter 1-0 Torino

Torino fell to a third consecutive defeat as they fell to a narrow defeat against Inter, despite a spirited second half performance.

Despite a number of suspensions at the back, Giampiero Ventura kept faith with a 3-5-2 formation, as Marko Vesovic made his debut at right wing back, and Alexander Farnerud was the unlikely choice to play on the opposite side. 

Toro had the first chance of the game when Samir Handanovic flapped at an Alessio Cerci corner, and the ball fell to Ciro Immobile, but unfortunately the Italian international blasted the ball over the bar. 

The home side had their first chance of the game after some excellent wing play down the right hand side by Freddy Guarin, but after pulling the ball back for Rodrigo Palacio, the Argentine saw his header saved by Daniele Padelli.

Inter did take the lead on the half hour mark when Esteban Cambiasso's chipped ball found Palacio who this time found the target with a header from an acute angle.

Toro took the game to their hosts in the second half, as both Jasmin Kurtic and Alessio Cerci forced Handanovic into making saves. Migjen Basha, fresh from scoring for Albania in mid-week almost scored an equaliser for Torino, but his long range volley went narrowly wide of the post.

Despite their second half pressure, the Granata were unable to find a breakthrough and there poor run of form continues. Their recent run of three games without a goal illustrates more than ever that unless Immobile and Cerci are on form, there aren't a large number of goalscoring options in the squad.

Forza Torino

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