Josip Brekalo’s fantastic early strike proved enough for Ivan Juric’s Torino to stun Hellas Verona and push them all the way for ninth place.

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Serie A Highlights: Verona 0-1 Torino

Granata coach Ivan Juric faced his past in this head-to-head for ninth place. Marco Davide Faraoni and Wilfried Singo both sat out bans, with Antonin Barak, Antonio Sanabria and Alessandro Buongiorno injured.

Gianluca Caprari forced Etrit Berisha into a save with his legs at the near post, but Torino took the lead with a sensational strike. Josip Brekalo went down the left, cut inside past a defender and smashed a right-foot finish in off the underside of the crossbar from a tricky angle.

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Darko Lazovic tested Berisha twice, once at the back post and again with a ferocious but central strike.

Toro had a big chance straight after the restart, Lorenzo Montipò with the save on Andrea Belotti’s header and the David Zima follow-up, even if the defender was offside.

Pietro Pellegri thought he’d made it 2-0 late on after coming off the bench, but his strike from the edge of the box only thumped the upright.

Verona 0-1 Torino

Brekalo 19 (T)

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