Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Torino 2-1 Fiorentina

Torino continued their recent form with an impressive 2-1 victory over Fiorentina on Sunday evening.

Sinisa Mihajlovic made only two changes from the side who beat Roma last weekend with Davide Zappacosta and Afriyie Acquah coming in to replace the injured Lorenzo De Silvestri and Joel Obi.

Just as they had seven days previously, Toro started well and Andrea Belotti came close early on when his header hit the side netting. The Granata were ahead after just fifteen minutes when Iago Falque won the ball and then drove at the Viola defence before finishing with a lovely left footed finish past Ciprian Tătărușanu.

Nikola Kalinic had the best chance of the first half for Fiorentina, but his free header was straight at Joe Hart who was able to turn it away for a corner.

Toro doubled their lead on the hour mark when Falque turned provider when his exquisite pass found captain Marco Benassi who turned and finished well.

Joe Hart made another good save to deny Borja Valero, but the England international could do nothing to prevent Khouma Babacar from getting a goal back with ten minutes remaining, as the Senegalese striker lost Luca Rossettini before heading home.

Substitute Josef Martinez could have added a third for Toro but he was denied by Tătărușanu, but in the end it didn't matter as Torino held on for all three points.

Forza Toro

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