Monday, 23 November 2015

Atalanta 0-1 Torino

Torino ended their run of six games without a win after to deserved win against Atalanta thanks to Cesare Bovo's goal.

Cesare Bovo returned from suspension so returned to the starting eleven, whilst Afriyie Acquah replaced the injured Marco Benassi in midfield.

Andrea Belotti, who is yet to open his account for Torino, had the first opportunity of the match but his shot was well saved by Marco Sportiello.

Belotti once again had a great chance to correct that statistic moments later, but he failed to make any contact with Bruno Peres' excellent cross. The ball kept falling to the former Palermo man, and he came even closer to opening the scoring when his header hit the crossbar from a Cristian Molinaro assist.

Toro did eventually take the lead seven minutes into the second half, when Daniele Baselli's cross was volleyed home by Cesare Bovo. That goal meant that Bovo has now scored in successive games for Torino, as the defender also scored an equaliser in the Derby Della Mole.

Some poor defending by the Granata gave German Denis a great chance to equalise, but the Argentine could only find the side netting. At the other end, Andrea Belotti once again came close, this time hitting the post, but in hindsight, a pass to strike partner Quagliarella may have been the better option.

Toro needed a last minute intervention by Cristian Molinaro to deny Andrea Masiello, but the Granata held on for a much needed victory.

Forza Toro!

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