Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Torino 0-1 Juventus

Torino's miserable Derby Della Mole record continued on Sunday afternoon as the Granata fell to a 1-0 defeat.

As expected, Walter Mazzarri chose to reinforce the midfield with Cristian Ansaldi coming into a 4-1-4-1 formation, and M'Baye Niang dropping to the bench.

The away side were dealt an early blow when Gonzalo Higuain was forced off the field with an injury after an innocuous clash with Salvatore Sirigu.

At the other end, Toro were struggling to create clear cut chances, but Andrea Belotti and Lorenzo De Silvestri did have half chances. Just after the half hour mark, Juventus did take the lead as Federico Bernardeschi crossed for Alex Sandro to convert.

In the second half, substitute Paulo Dybala should have doubled Juventus' lead on two occasions, but the Argentine striker clipped his shot wide of the target and then blazed over the crossbar when well placed.

Toro were once again unable to seriously test the Juventus backline, and whilst Iago Falque did manage a shot on target, it was easily saved by Wojciech Szczęsny as Torino were defeated by their rivals once again.

Forza Toro

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