Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Roma 0-2 Torino

Torino produced their best performance of the season on Sunday evening, as they began 2020 with an impressive victory at Roma.

With Cristian Ansaldi and Bremer suspended, Lorenzo De Silvestri and Koffi Djidji came into the back five.

The Granata made a great start, and captain Andrea Belotti was only denied an early goal when Pau L√≥pez made an excellent save to tip his goal bound shot onto the post.

Lorenzo De Silvestri also had a great chance for Toro, and the former Lazio man should have done better with his header when well placed.

The home side came into the game, and Torino were once again thankful for Salvatore Sirigu who made excellent saves from Aleksandar Kolarov and then Lorenzo Pellegrini.

On the stroke of half time, Toro took a deserved lead thanks to their captain who fired a powerful shot past Lopez from a difficult angle.

Toro were continuing to create chances in the second half, and for the second time in the game, Lopez had to tip a shot from Belotti onto the woodwork - this time the bar.

Roma had a number of half chances to force an equaliser, but a combination of good defending and poor finishing kept Toro ahead.

With five minutes remaining, Torino were awarded a penalty after a VAR consultation when Chris Smalling clumsily handled the ball in the area. Belotti stepped up to convert and seal an important three points.

Forza Toro

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