Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Udinese 1-1 Torino

Torino once again suffered a VAR controversy as Alex Berenguer had a goal wrongly disallowed in a 1-1 draw at Udinese.

With Ola Aina not fit enough to start the game, Berenguer started at left wing back, whilst Daniele Baselli was preferred to Tomas Rincon in midfield.

After twelve minutes, Toro had a goal disallowed when Berenguer headed past Simone Scuffet, but replays showed the Spaniard was onside. However, as referee Paolo Valeri had already blown his whistle, it was not possible to refer to VAR.

Lorenzo De Silvestri had a great chance to give Toro the lead, but he fired his shot wide of the far post.

Udinese took the lead just before the half hour against the run of play after a counter attack and Rodrigo De Paul's long range effort deflected off Nicolas N'Koulou and past Salvatore Sirigu.

Andrea Belotti should have equalised before half time, but the Toro captain was unable to connect with a volley when well placed.

Torino were on level terms four minutes after half time, when midfielder Soualiho Meïté scored his second goal for the club with an excellent left footed strike from outside the area.

Substitute Ola Aina had Toro's best chance to win the game, but he blazed his shot over the bar after a promising run, and the Granata had to settle for a point.

Forza Toro

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