Monday, 3 November 2014

Torino 0-0 Atalanta

Torino's goalscoring problems were once again their downfall as they were unable to find a way past Atalanta on Sunday evening.

As expected, Pontus Jansson replaced Kamil Glik at centre back with the Polish international missing out due to injury. Somewhat surprisingly, Josef Martinez was given his first Serie A start of the season and replaced Amauri upfront.

Emiliano Moretti had Toro's best chance in the first half, but his diving header from Bruno Peres' teasing cross went wide of the post. At the other end, Jean-Francois Gillet made an outstanding save to deny Guglielmo Stendardo.

In the second half, Pontus Jansson thought he would have the simple task of heading home Fabio Quagliarella's knock back, but keeper Marco Sportiello made an excellent intervention to deny the Swedish defender on two occasions.

In injury time, substitute Alexander Farnerud almost clinched all three points, but his free kick clipped the crossbar and Toro had to settle for a point.

Toro have only scored seven league goals all season, and four of them were thanks to Fabio Quagliarella - the Granata will have to find their shooting boots soon if they have any aspirations of finishing in the top half.

Forza Toro!

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