Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Crotone 0-2 Torino

Andrea Belotti proved his importance to Torino once again as the Italian international scored two late goals to give Toro all three points at Crotone.

There was only one enforced change for the Granata, as Emiliano Moretti replaced Antonio Barreca at left back with the youngster suffering from flu.

It was the home side who had the first chance as Andrea Barberis tried his luck from long range, but he was denied by a good save from Joe Hart. The England international was forced into action again, as his poor pass presented the ball to Marcello Trotta, but Hart made amends to deny the former Brentford striker.

Toro were dominating possession in the second half, but were struggling to create clear cut chances, so Sinisa Mihajlovic brought on strikers Josef Martinez and Lucas Boyé in an attempt to find a winner.

With ten minutes remaining, Adem Ljajic's through ball found Andrea Belotti who calmly finished past Alex Cordaz - although replays did show the former Palermo man was narrowly offside.

In the final minute, Belotti eased any Toro nerves by firing home a fine left footed strike after excellent work from Boyé to seal all three points.

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