Wednesday, 24 January 2018

Sassuolo 1-1 Torino

Torino were lucky escape from Reggio Emilia with a point after a disappointing second half performance against Sassuolo on Sunday afternoon.

Walter Mazzarri named an unchanged team from the eleven who started against Bologna in his first game in charge.

The home side should have taken the lead early on, but Diego Falcinelli somehow managed to head wide from close range. Sassuolo were made to pay for that miss, as mid-way through the first half Toro took the lead.

After the Sassuolo defence failed to clear a Alex Berenguer free kick, the ball ricocheted to Joel Obi who swept home from close range.

Salvatore Sirigu made good saves from Domenico Berardi and Antonino Ragusa before the break but Toro went in at half time in front.

Sassuolo equalised ten minutes after half time as Berardi controlled a long pass before curling an excellent shot into the far corner. The neroverdi should have then taken the lead, but substitute Alessandro Matri somehow missed the target from only two yards out.

Toro were holding on, and despite Walter Mazzarri bringing on Emiliano Moretti and switching to a 3-5-2 formation, Sassuolo were still creating chances, as defender Federico Peluso hit the post.

Iago Falque had the best chance to win the game for Toro, but his shot from just inside the area went wide, and Toro had to settle for a point.

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