Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Torino 3-0 Bologna

Walter Mazzarri made a perfect start as Torino coach, as the Granata won 3-0 against Bologna on Saturday afternoon.

Mazzarri made only two changes from the team who lost to Juventus in the Coppa Italia, as Salvatore Sirigu and Joel Obi came into the team.

Toro had a great chance to take the lead early on, but in-form winger Iago Falque blazed well over the bar when through on goal. The Granata were then denied by an excellent save by Bologna keeper Antonio Mirante who tipped a M'Baye Niang effort over the bar.

Seven minutes before half time, Toro took a deserved lead as Alex Berenguer's excellent free kick was headed home by Lorenzo De Silvestri.

However, five minutes after half time Bologna were awarded a controversial penalty. Despite Simone Verdi originally being booked for diving, after a VAR review, the decision was reversed and a penalty awarded as Cristian Molinaro was adjudged to have fouled the former Toro man.

Erick Pulgar stepped up to take the penalty, but the Chilean was denied by an excellent save by Salvatore Sirigu.

Less than five minutes later, Toro doubled their lead as M'Baye Niang scored a deserved goal by skillfully dummying the defender before curling a left footed shot beyond Mirante.

Toro added a third in the closing stages to seal a convincing victory as Iago Falque scored with a low drive from just outside the area.

1 comment:

  1. Great write up. I struggle to find live streams of Torino games being that I'm in Adelaide, Australia. However on this occasion I watched the game and was pleased with efforts from all the players. Am hoping to visit family in Torino (Chianocco-valle Di Susa) in December and hope to get to some games when I work out how to get there by train etc... also if anyone has links to Torino femminile as my 15 yr old daughter wants to visit and train with them whilst there t o keep her skills up whilst on holidays. Keep up the blog, FVCG