Gleison Bremer gave Torino the lead and Andrea Belotti was denied what seemed to be a clear penalty, but Alexis Sanchez rescued a point for Inter in stoppages.

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Serie A Highlights: Torino 1-1 Inter

The Nerazzurri had to do without Marcelo Brozovic and Stefan de Vrij just days after their Champions League exit, despite winning 1-0 away to Liverpool. The pressure was on to keep up with leaders Milan, while Toro missed Dennis Praet, Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, Ola Aina, Pietro Pellegri, Mohamed Fares and David Zima.

Etrit Berisha plucked an Edin Dzeko strike out of the top corner, but Toro took the lead when Tommaso Pobega knocked down a curling corner and Bremer tapped in from four yards.

Andrea Belotti forced a save out of Samir Handanovic moments later, but Berisha did even better with a reaction save on Lautaro Martinez’s header from close range on a free kick.

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Hakan Calhanoglu’s free kick went past everyone and was heading into the far bottom corner until another desperate Berisha save.

There was controversy on 37 minutes when Andrea Ranocchia clearly caught Belotti’s foot on the way through to get the ball. The referee waved play on, but the surprise is that VAR did not even suggest an on-field review, as it seemed to be a clear penalty.

Rolando Mandragora hit a scorcher just wide from outside the box on the stroke of half-time, as Toro were in control.

Robin Gosens and Federico Dimarco were introduced for the second half and made a difference, as Vecino nodded a Dimarco free kick over the bar.

Koffi Djidji went off with a hamstring strain, Dimarco stung Berisha’s gloves on a Dzeko assist and the Bosnian turned a free header wide on Vecino’s cross from the right.

Torino had two massive chances to double their lead on the hour mark. First Josip Brekalo went on a strong run from the left to cut inside, eventually denied by a desperate Gosens block in the six-yard box, then on the resulting corner Armando Izzo’s header was palmed away by Handanovic.

Berisha got away with fumbling a cross, as Gosens turned over the empty net, while Arturo Vidal stung Berisha’s gloves and in the final minutes Dzeko turned a free header over from four yards.

Pobega almost got a second in stoppages, his header wide at the back post from Brekalo’s cross.

However, as we’ve seen so many times in recent years, Torino conceded a late goal to drop points. Juric was furious with Antonio Sanabria for losing it cheaply and from that move Dzeko laid it off for Alexis Sanchez’s angled drive, which went into the far bottom corner despite Berisha getting something on it.

Torino 1-1 Inter

Bremer 12 (T), Alexis Sanchez 93 (I)

11 thought on “Serie A | Torino 1-1 Inter: Sanchez snatches point amid controversy”
  1. Looks like good result for juve but needed to not give that 1 point, its can be very important :-/

  2. Inter will finish 4th at best the way they are playing.

    Inzaghi has lost the plot and can’t get the team back on track mentally, physically or tactically.

    Good thing they didn’t extend his contract yet.

  3. Hey guys, don’t look at this!!! Remember that PJANIC SECOND YELOW FOUL AGAINST INTER IN 2018!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Remember how OUTRAGEOUS that was!!!!!!!!! RUBENTUS!!!!!!!!
    Ps. Inter are pure, look away. Please, look away.

  4. Honestly the VAR is a joke and even more incompetent when handled by Italians. If that were against Milan or Juventus it would be a penalty all day long. But when you have Marotta making a quick phone call to the VAR control room everything is sorted out. That said Torino still have many brick layers in their team so it was no surprise that these losers choked. Juric deserves a better team as weak players like Sanabria cannot even do the basics right such as hold the ball up. As for Pobega no wonder he missed that sitter, after all he is owned by Milan who will choke again. That I can guarantee.

  5. Inter showed again just how costly a CL match can be. If by some chance there were still in the CL then Inter would have no chance of winning the league. But now with all the focus in the league I don’t think others have what it takes to actually win. For some reason players like Rano still plays for Inter and he gave away a penalty that could’ve been given in any other match. But another week another clear chances wasted by none other than Dzeko who is a gift for any defender who knows they just need to stay close to him since everyone knows he can’t run except Inzaghi of course.

  6. And once again this league and its referees gives Inter an armchair ride to the scudetto. On what planet is this not given as a penalty? Only in Italy where VAR and refereeing has become a joke. Hints of Marotta doing some dirty work behind the scenes as Moratti used to.

  7. Do not expect Fiorentina and Roma to do any favors as they always capitulate against Inter. The key game is Juventus at home, but something tells me PhD Max will adopt the 10-0-1. Just hoof it up to big Dusan and hopefully shut up shop for 88 minutes playing grandpa football.

  8. @Juvenesia, yes! You know AC Milan has cheated after that Kessie goal against Napoli (1 point), that Messias goal against Spezia (at least 1 point) and that Udinese handball goal against Milan, you get the point, your comment is barbaric at best. Yes, Inter got away with one yesterday, but when the likes of Orsato etc. are born in Juve, your comment is just wrong. Ridiculous in fact

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