Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Torino 0-1 Udinese

Torino ended the year in disappointing fashion after a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Udinese on Sunday evening.

Pontus Jansson was a surprise starter in place of captain Kamil Glik, whilst Marco Benassi and Fabio Quagliarella also returned to the starting eleven.

Udinese capitalised on a slow start by the Granata, and both Stipe Perica and Antonio Di Natale went close in the early stages. At the other end, Fabio Quagliarella almost ended his goal drought, but his long range effort went narrowly over the bar.

Andrea Belotti also came close to opening the scoring for Toro, but his half volley was well saved by Orestis Karnezis.

Five minutes before half time, Udinese took the lead after a defensive mix up allowed Stipe Perica to get through on goal and score.

Fabio Quagliarella almost got on the end of a clever Cristian Molinaro free kick, but was unable to get a shot away. Edenilson and Perica both had chances to double Udinese's lead, but Toro had a lifeline when Molla Wague was dismissed for a second yellow card after pulling back Quagliarella.

However, Toro couldn't capitalise on the extra man advantage and end the year in 11th place, athough they do have a game in hand.

Forza Toro

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