Thursday, 21 September 2017

Udinese 2-3 Torino

Torino won their third match of the season as they beat Udinese 3-2 in an entertaining clash on Wednesday evening.

Cristian Ansaldi and Lyanco both made debuts for the Granata as Sinisa Mihajlovic rotated his defence ahead of the derby on Saturday.

Toro were ahead within ten minutes when Adem Ljajic's long range shot could only be parried by Simone Scuffet and Andrea Belotti pounced to open the scoring.

Andrea Belotti was also instrumental in Torino's second goal, as il Gallo's persistence on the left wing eventually forced an own goal from the unfortunate Emil Hallfredsson.

Udinese reduced the arrears when Nicolas N'Koulou was harshly adjudged to have upended substitute Jakub Jankto in the area and the home side were awarded a penalty, which was converted by Rodrigo De Paul.

However, Torino re-established their two goal lead thanks to Ljajic's clever finish as the Serbian found a gap for his low shot.

Udinese ensured a nervy last fifteen minutes when Kevin Lasagna diverted De Paul's shot past Salvatore Sirigu to make it 3-2. With the final kick of the game, the home side had a chance to equalise but Jankto was denied by a heroic block from debutant Ansaldi.

Forza Toro

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