Monday, 12 February 2018

Torino 2-0 Udinese

Walter Mazzarri maintained his unbeaten start, and 100% home record as Torino coach with a 2-0 victory over Udinese on Sunday afternoon.

Andrea Belotti returned to the starting eleven as Toro reverted to a 4-3-3 formation, with M'Baye Niang and Iago Falque completing the front three.

Toro almost took the lead in the early stages, but Iago Falque's wide free kick rebounded of the crossbar. Nicolas Burdisso also came close to scoring, but the Argentine saw his header cleared off the line.

Torino then had a lucky escape as Antonin Barak thought he had given Udinese the lead, but after consultation with VAR, the goal was disallowed.

Just after the half hour mark, Toro took the lead as Falque's corner was met by an excellent glancing header from Nicolas N'Koulou.

The Granata doubled their lead mid-way through the second half thanks to Andrea Belotti's sensational solo effort. The Toro captain ran from inside his own half before beating two Udinese defenders before finishing past Albano Bizzarri in the Udinese goal.

Daniele Baselli missed a great chance to extend Toro's lead, but Torino held on for a third successive home victory since Mazzarri replaced Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Forza Toro 

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