Saturday, 2 December 2017

Torino 2-0 Carpi

Torino progressed to the last 16 of the Coppa Italia with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Carpi on Wednesday evening.

Sinisa Mihajlovic resisted the temptation of wholesale rotation but Vanja Milinković-Savić and Kevin Bonifazi made their debuts for the Granata.

Toro took the lead after less than twenty minutes after M'Baye Niang's short corner found Iago Falque on the edge of the area who fired a low shot into the net.

The Granata doubled their lead when Niang's deep cross gave Andrea Belotti the simple task of heading home from close range as the Toro skipper ended his goal drought.

Daniele Baselli and Andrea Belotti (twice) had good chances to extend Toro's lead in the second half, but they were wasteful in front of goal.

In injury time, there was a curious incident when Toro were awarded a free kick thirty yards from goal, and up stepped Vanja Milinković-Savić - the Torino goalkeeper. Incredibly, Milinković-Savić almost found the target as his powerfully hit free kick thumped off the crossbar and bounced away to safety.

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