Monday, 23 March 2015

Parma 0-2 Torino

Torino ended their run of back to back league defeats with a hard fought 2-0 victory against Parma on Sunday evening.

Despite, Thursday's tough Europa League clash there were not too many changes to the Toro starting eleven, although Cesare Bovo, Marco Benassi and Bruno Peres all came into the side.

Parma had the first chance of the match, and it fell to former Toro loanee Antonio Nocerino, but the midfielder blazed the ball over the bar.

Toro took the lead after twenty minutes when Maxi Lopez scored only his second league goal for the club after beating Alessandro Lucarelli to the ball before finishing from a tight angle.

Ishak Belfodil almost equalised immediately for the home side, but the Algerian headed over the bar from close range. The night then got even worse for Parma captain Lucarelli who was dismissed ten minutes before half time for dissent, after reacting badly to being booked for an elbow on Fabio Quagliarella.

Belfodil continued to be the home side's biggest threat, and they came so close to scoring an unlikely equaliser, but the former Inter man hit the post. Toro finally made their numerical advantage tell with fifteen minutes remaining when substitute Migjen Basha headed home Cristian Molinaro's excellent cross.

Fabio Quagliarella almost made the scoreline more flattering, but Toro's top scorer saw his effort tipped round the post by Alessandro Iacobucci.

Forza Toro!

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