Thursday, 7 January 2016

Napoli 2-1 Torino

Torino succumbed to a third consecutive defeat as goals from Lorenzo Insigne and Marek Hamsik gave Napoli a 2-1 win.

In the early stages, Daniele Padelli had to make a good save to deny Jose Callejon from long range, although the home side did not have to wait long to take the lead.

Some excellent interplay by Napoli culminated in Lorenzo Insigne scoring an excellent volleyed lob from just outside the area.

Toro were almost level moments later when Fabio Quagliarella met Cristian Molinaro's cross but he was denied by a fine save by Pepe Reina.

However, the Granata were awarded a penalty ten minutes before half time when one time Toro transfer target Faouzi Ghoulam was adjudged to have fouled Bruno Peres. Former Napoli player Fabio Quagliarella stepped up to take the spot kick to equalise.

Napoli regained the lead just before half time when Insigne's pass found Marek Hamsik who converted from a difficult angle.

Toro struggled to create chances in the second half, but had an opportunity when substitute Maxi Lopez dispossessed Kalidou Koulibaly on half way, but Afriyie Acquah was unable to reach the Argentine's low cross.

Toro were unable to find an equaliser and have now dropped to 14th in the table - however they have winnable games coming up against Empoli, Frosinone and Sassuolo.

Forza Toro

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