Monday, 29 February 2016

AC Milan 1-0 Torino

Torino's poor record against AC Milan continued as they fell to a narrow defeat at the San Siro on Saturday evening.

Giampiero Ventura started with Davide Zappacosta and Bruno Peres on each wing, a combination which worked well in Toro's last away game against Palermo - whilst Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti once again started up front.

Toro were inches away from being awarded a penalty in the opening moments, but Milan's teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma timed his challenge on an onrushing Bruno Peres perfectly.

At the other end, AC Milan came so close to taking the lead when Keisuke Honda hit the bar with a free kick from 25 yards.

Ciro Immobile should have gave Toro the lead, but he fired wide of the target when one-on-one with Donnarumma.

Giacomo Bonaventura forced a great save from Daniele Padelli after a shot from just outside the area, but Milan took the lead from the resulting corner.

Toro failed to deal with the first ball, and it was the unlikely figure of left back Luca Antonelli who swivelled and fired past Padelli with the composure of a striker.

The Granata dominated possession for large periods of the second half, but only had one significant chance when Ciro Immobile's volley was turned round the post by the youngster Donnarumma.

Therefore, despite a performance with a number of positives, Toro fell to defeat against one of the 'bigger' sides in the division once again.

Forza Toro

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