Wednesday, 8 July 2020

Juventus 4-1 Torino

Torino lost their third consecutive game as they were heavily beaten 4-1 on Saturday afternoon by Juventus in the Derby Della Mole.

Moreno Longo surprisingly omitted both Nicolas Nkoulou and Tomas Rincon from the starting eleven, and it quickly looked to be a mistake.

The Granata were behind after only three minutes, as Paulo Dybala walzed his way through the Toro defence and his deflected shot beat Salvatore Sirigu.

Toro had reacted relatively well to that early set back but were then hit on the counter attack from their own corner and Juan Cuadrado doubled the home side's lead.

On the stroke of half time, Toro were awarded a penalty via VAR after Matthijs de Ligt was harshly adjudged to have handled Simone Verdi's long range shot. Andrea Belotti stepped up and converted the penalty to reduce the deficit.

The Granata were then denied an equaliser in the early stages of the 2nd half as Simone Verdi's goal was ruled out due to Andrea Belotti being offside when his effort had hit the bar.

With half an hour remaining, the game was effectively over as a contest after Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first free kick for the club.

In the dying stages of the match, substitute Koffi Djidji scored an own goal under no pressure to cap a day to forget for the Granata. 

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