In the standings, the grenades rise to eighth place with 49 points, while the yellow-blues remain 17th
Torino won 1-0 in Verona in the ‘lunch match’ of the 35th day of Serie A, played at the ‘Bentegodi’ stadium in the Verona city, thanks to a goal by Vlasic and climbed to eighth place in the standings with 49 points. A deserved success by the granata who created the best scoring chances both in the first half and in the second half, with Verona kept in the game by a great performance from Montipò. Gialloblù who are now third from bottom, level on points at 30 with Spezia.
THE MATCH – The landlords’ training choices are the ones anticipated: the only change compared to the victory in Lecce is the inclusion of Ngonge, who is preferred to Duda on the trocar. Among the guests of the former Juric and Ilic, however, it is Karamoh and Vlasic who act in support of Sanabria. It was the Croatian himself who decided the first half with a great goal from the edge of the area, which pierced the innocent Montipò after 29′.
Grenades are dangerous on other occasions with Vojvoda, first primed by a cross from Karamoh and then the protagonist of a solitary percussion. Verona, in addition to the difficulties in stinging, lost Magnani due to an injury, replaced in the 22nd minute by Coppola, who was excessively soft in marking Vlasic precisely on the occasion of the Croatian’s goal.
At the start of the second half, Zaffaroni makes two more changes, both forced: Dawidowicz and Verdi also stop, taken over by Cabal and Duda. Bad luck, however, raged on the Gialloblù: after 13′ the Slovak raised the white flag, giving way to Braaf. Despite the difficulties Ngonge had a great chance in the 57th minute, on a fine finish from Abildgaard, but was stopped at the climax by Singo’s tackle. After the rebound it is Lazovic who goes to the conclusion, chipping the post.
A quarter of an hour from the end it is Turin that comes close to knocking out. Played on the Milinkovic-Ricci axis, with the goalkeeper catching the insertion of his partner with a precise throw: the following stoppage from the former Empoli puts Hien out of action, but the conclusion – with Montipò beaten – ends sensationally wide.
Juric’s team ends with the regret of not having filed the practice sooner: in rapid succession Singo almost doubles twice, first with a right foot defused by Montipò, and then with a deflection of the thigh in the area that ends up a whisker high . Substitute Pellegri also tries, from a tight angle, and once again it’s the home goalkeeper who puts a patch on it. The last gasp is given by Braaf, who after a dribbling in good style wastes a great chance by shooting high from an excellent position.