Saturday, 6 February 2016

Sampdoria 2-2 Torino

Andrea Belotti scored with the last kick of the game as Torino twice came from behind to earn a deserved point in Genoa.

Giampiero Ventura surprised many by leaving Bruno Peres and Ciro Immobile on the bench, with Davide Zappacosta and Josef Martinez being preferred.

Venezuelan striker Martinez almost made amends for his late miss against Hellas Verona as his ambitious 30 yard effort had to be turned round the post by Emiliano Viviano.

Afriyie Acquah had Toro's next opportunity as the Ghanaian won the ball on half way before driving forward and forcing a save from Viviano, although a pass to the unmarked Andrea Belotti was perhaps the better option.

The home side took the lead against the run of play twenty minutes into the second half when Toro switched off after a corner, and Luis Muriel headed home Dodo's cross.

Toro responded immediately, as substitute Ciro Immobile's ran down the left wing and produced a low cross which was turned in by Andrea Belotti. Immobile then missed a one one chance himself moments later, but the former Dortmund man failed in his attempt to round Viviano.

With only six minutes remaining, the home side thought they had earned all three points when Roberto Soriano scored a lovely curling effort from just outside the area.

However, in the dying seconds, Ciro Immobile was once again the provider as his cross was headed home by Belotti to cue wild celebrations from the travelling support.

Forza Toro

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