Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Palermo 1-4 Torino

Torino secured their first away win of the season as they recovered from conceding an early goal to beat Palermo 4-1 on Monday night.

The Granata made two changes from the team who beat Fiorentina before the international break as Adem Ljajic was preferred to Lucas Boy√© on the left wing, and Daniele Baselli came in for Afriyie Acquah.

Toro made a bright start but were behind after only five minutes when Ivaylo Chochev headed home Alessandro Diamanti's excellent cross. However the away side equalised twenty minutes later when Iago Falque found Adem Ljajic in space, and the Serbian winger fired a shot into the top corner from just outside the area.

That goal meant gave the former Fiorentina man confidence, and he gave Torino the lead with another outstanding finish, this time from just inside the area as he curled the ball into the far corner.

On the stroke of half time, Toro added a third goal after good work from Mirko Valdifiori and Daniele Baselli allowed captain Marco Benassi to fire home.

Five minutes into the second half, Torino added a fourth goal to end the game as a contest when Iago Falque's cross found Daniele Baselli whose mis-kick crawled over the line.

Toro's intensity levels dropped towards the end of the second half which enabled the home side to have a few good chances, but even a late floodlight failure could not deny Toro a third consecutive victory.

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