Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Genoa 1-2 Torino

Torino won away at Genoa for the first time since 1981 as they ended the season on a high with a 2-1 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Despite rumours that Nicolas Burdisso may retire at the end of the season, the Argentine defender was left on the bench with Kevin Bonifazi being preferred. Elsewhere, Alex Berenguer came in to replace the injured Adem Ljajic, and Vanja Milinkovic-Savic made a rare start in goal.

Toro took the lead after half an hour, as Andrea Belotti cleverly cut the ball back for Iago Falque to score from close range.

Genoa had a number of half chances, with Iuri Medeiros going closest for the home side with a free kick.

Torino doubled their lead after fifty-eight minutes when Cristian Ansaldi crossed for the unmarked Daniele Baselli who side-footed home.

With ten minutes remaining, Goran Pandev reduced the deficit with a controversial goal, as it looked as though Cristian Molinaro had been fouled in the build up, but despite VAR interference, it was allowed to stand.

Moments later, Cristian Ansaldi was sent off after receiving a second yellow card for a foul on Stephane Omeonga. Pandev had a great chance to rescue a point in the dying minutes, but his attempted lob bounced off the top of the crossbar as Toro held on to all three points.

This victory, coupled with Sampdoria's defeat later on in the day, meant that Torino finished the season in 9th place for the second consecutive season.

Forza Toro

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