Serie A | Torino vs. Salernitana: Granata get first victory

by | Sep 12, 2021 16:13

Torino got their first win of the campaign, crushing sorry Salernitana 4-0 despite Franck Ribery’s debut, but the visitors were also unlucky.

Both sides were still looking for their first points of the season and brought in new players on deadline day. David Zima got his debut, but Andrea Belotti joined Simone Zaza on the treatment table for Toro, while Franck Ribery was on the Salernitana bench.

Wilfried Singo saw his volley deflected at the back post, then his cross was flicked on only for Marko Pjaca to hit a fresh-air shot from six yards.

Cristian Ansaldi had the ball in the net with a fine lob, but he was flagged offside.

Salernitana also threatened, as after a Vanja Milinkovic-Savic error on Federico Bonazzoli, from the resulting corner Francesco Di Tacchio’s looping header thumped the far post.

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Instead, Torino went into the break 1-0 up, as another Ansaldi cross from the left found Antonio Sanabria’s header, out-jumping two defenders to steer it in at the back post.

Filip Djuric should’ve done better with his header at the far stick after Milinkovic-Savic was hesitant on the cross.

Once again, a wasted Salernitana opportunity was followed by a Toro goal, Bremer’s glancing header on another Ansaldi cross from the left.

Franck Ribery made his Salernitana debut, but as we saw repeatedly this season already, they lost intensity as the game wore on.

Torino took full advantage, as Tommaso Pobega scored on his Granata debut, firing in the rebound after Bremer’s failed volley.

Sasa Lukic then ran onto a long Alessandro Buongiorno pass, shrugged off a defender and beat Vid Belec one-on-one to round out the scoreline.

Torino 4-0 Salernitana

Sanabria 45 (T), Bremer 65 (T), Pobega 87 (T), Lukic 91 (T)

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