Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Atalanta 2-1 Torino

Torino's slim hopes of Europa League qualification ended on Sunday afternoon following a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta.

Following a number of injuries and suspensions, Walter Mazzarri was forced into a number of changes, with Kevin Bonifazi starting at right back, Afriyie Acquah in midfield, and Simone Edera up front.

The home side dominated the first half, and Toro were grateful for Salvatore Sirigu who made two good saves to deny Musa Barrow.

Atalanta took the lead eight minutes into the second half as Barrow turned provider for Remo Freuler to head home. Toro were level three minutes later as Simone Edera's excellent pass found Adem Ljajic who finished well past Etrit Berisha.

However, with twenty five minutes remaining, Atalanta regained the lead as Timothy Castagne crossed for Robin Gosens to score from close range.

Toro were unable to find an equaliser and are now seven points away from the final Europa League position and can start to look towards next season.

Forza Toro

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