Thursday, 29 October 2015

Torino 3-3 Genoa

Torino scored and then conceded in injury time to conclude an error-ridden but highly entertaining 3-3 draw with Genoa on Wednesday night.

With Saturday's derby against Juventus in mind, Giampiero Ventura chose to rest Bruno Peres, Daniele Baselli and Fabio Quagliarella - with Andrea Belotti partnering Maxi Lopez up front.

Genoa took the lead mid-way through the first half when Daniele Padelli misjudged a punched clearance from a deflected cross and that allowed Diego Laxalt to head in.

Toro were back level two minutes later when Ezequiel Munoz failed to deal with a long ball, and fellow Argentine Maxi Lopez nipped in to finish past Mattia Perin.

The Granata took the lead ten minutes before half time with an exquisite goal from Davide Zappacosta as the former Atalanta man volleyed home from outside the area following a corner.

Genoa equalised with twenty minutes remaining when Leonardo Pavoletti received a through ball from substitute Serge Gakpe and finished well to beat Padelli.

Daniele Baselli and Bruno Peres both came off the bench as Toro looked for a winner, and they thought they had one in the 89th minute and once again it arrived in comical fashion. Marco Benassi's header was initially saved by Mattia Perin, but then ricocheted off the knee of former Torino midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis before trickling over the line.

However, there was more drama still to come and in the fourth minute of injury time, Genoa scored their equaliser as Diego Perotti's cross was headed home by Laxalt for his second of the game.

Forza Toro!

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