Saturday, 29 November 2014

Torino 0-0 Club Brugge

An outstanding performance from Club Brugge's Australian goalkeeper Maty Ryan denied the Granata a victory which would have secured qualification for the next round of the Europa League.

With the derby against Juventus just three days away, Giampiero Ventura choose to rest a number of key players and that meant Daniele Padelli, Pontus Jansson and Josef Martinez all started.

It was the Belgian side who had the first chance of the game, but Victor Vasquez curled his effort wide of the post. At the other end, Josef Martinez did well to get a shot on goal, but his low shot was well saved by Maty Ryan.

Ryan produced arguably his best save of the night just before the hour mark, as he somehow got down to deny Martinez's excellent diving header. Matteo Darmian and Omar El Kaddouri both had great chances, but Toro still could not find a breakthrough.

Just before injury time, substitute Marcelo Larrondo thought he had given Torino all three points but the Australian made one more sensational save to earn Club Brugge a point.

Toro still have qualification for the next round of the Europa League in their own hands, and only need a point in their final game against Copenhagen to guarantee a place in the last 32.

Forza Toro

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