Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Udinese 1-5 Torino

Torino produced one of their best performances of the season as they thrashed Udinese 5-1 on Saturday evening.

Toro started without their first choice centre backs so Cesare Bovo, Pontus Jansson and Gaston Silva all started.

The Granata were thankful for a smart save from Daniele Padelli in the early stages, as the Toro keeper reacted quickly to deny Ryder Matos from close range.

The home side were made to pay for that early miss, as moments later Torino took the lead when Gaston Silva's corner was headed home by Pontus Jansson.

Toro doubled their lead on the stroke of half time as Udinese failed to clear their lines, and were punished by Afriyie Acquah who pounced on the loose ball before smashing it into the top corner.

Udinese reduced the arrears with only two minutes gone in the second half as Bruno Fernandes crossed for Felipe, who looped his header beyond Padelli.

However, Toro re-established their two goal lead three minutes later when Josef Martinez showed outstanding composure to run clear, cut back on his left foot, and finish beyond Orestis Karnezis.

Torino added a fourth on the counter attack when Andrea Belotti ran from inside his own area before finishing well beyond Karnezis from a difficult angle.

With less than ten minutes remaining, Martinez capitilised on a mistake from the Udinese defence to score his second of the game to cap a remarkable performance from the Granata.

Forza Toro!

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