Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Atalanta 2-3 Torino

Torino produced an impressive performance as they came from behind to beat Atalanta 3-2 and maintain their 100% start to the Serie A season.

Koffi Djidji replaced Bremer in the back three, whilst Alex Berenguer replaced the injured Simone Zaza as the main support for Andrea Belotti,

Toro had the first chance of the game as Daniele Baselli's clipped free kick found Armando Izzo at the far post, but his header was clawed off the line by Pierluigi Gollini.

However, the Granata did not have to wait long before taking the lead, as another Daniele Baselli set piece, this time a short corner, found Kevin Bonifazi, and the defender's bullet header went past a helpless Gollini.

Atalanta equalised fifteen minutes later as a flowing passing move culminated in a calm finish from Duvan Zapata. The Colombian almost scored a carbon copy of that goal just before half time, but this time, his shot went wide of the post.

Just ten minutes into the second half, Zapata did score again - this time a sensational solo effort as he ran from the half way line before hitting a powerful shot past Salvatore Sirigu.

However, Toro showed great character to equalise just three minutes later as Alex Berenguer exchanged passes with Soualiho Meite before curling home from a difficult angle.

With twenty five minutes remaining, Toro took the lead as another Daniele Baselli free kick caused havoc in the Atalanta defence and allowed Armando Izzo to head home at the far post.

Luis Muriel and Hans Hateboer both missed late chances to earn Atalanta a point, but Toro held on to claim a vital victory.

Forza Toro

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