Monday, 14 April 2014

Torino 2-1 Genoa

Torino scored two goals in injury time to clinch one of the most dramatic victories in recent history against Genoa on Sunday afternoon.

Matteo Darmian's suspension meant that Marko Vesovic made a rare start at left wing back, but other than that, the Torino starting eleven was as expected.

Andrea Bertolacci had the first chance of the game for the visitors, but the midfielder's long range effort was tipped over the bar by Daniele Padelli.

At the other end, an excellent chipped pass by Ciro Immobile put Alessio Cerci through on goal, but the former Fiorentina man was denied by Mattia Perin.

Genoa almost took the lead in bizarre fashion when Kamil Glik's back header went over Daniele Padelli's head, but the Toro keeper made a miraculous recovery to stop the ball crossing the line and keep the scores level.

With five minutes remaining it looked as though Genoa would snatch an undeserved victory when Stefano Sturaro's cross was converted by substitute Alberto Gilardino at the far post.

However, in the first minute of injury time Torino scored an equaliser when Capocannoniere Ciro Immobile turned a defender and then curled an exquisite shot past Mattia Perin from just inside the area.

The jubilant celebrations in the Maratona were still on going when literally from the kick off, Alessio Cerci ran from the half way line before unleashing a left footed 'thunder-bastard' into the top corner from distance.

This incredible ending reignited Torino's hopes of qualifying for the Europa League, and with games against rivals Parma and Lazio coming up soon, Toro fans can continue to dream for more memories like this one.

Forza Toro

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