Monday, 7 October 2019

Torino 0-0 Napoli

Torino kept their first clean sheet of the season as they earned a deserved point at home to Napoli on Sunday evening.

Lyanco replaced his suspended compatriot Bremer in defence, whilst Diego Laxalt and Sasa Lukic also started.

Salvatore Sirigu made the first save of the match, as he denied Fabian Ruiz's long range effort after good work from Sebastiano Luperto.

At the other end, Simone Verdi came close to scoring against his former team, but his strike could only find the side netting. Dries Mertens, who has an excellent goal scoring record against the Granata came close to adding to his tally, but his attempt to chip Sirigu went narrowly over the bar.

Cristian Ansaldi, who scored in Toro's last game against Parma almost made it two goals in two games, but his excellent volley from the edge of the area was well saved by Alex Meret.

In the second half, Toro came close once again, this time through captain Andrea Belotti's speculative overhead kick attempt. Napoli had a great chance to win the game through substitute Fernando Llorente, but the former Tottenham striker headed over the bar when well placed

The game ended goalless, and that was probably a fair result as neither side had done enough to win the game.

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