Torino 0-1 Inter: Kondogbia’s first Nerazzurri goal makes the difference

Date:8th November 2015 at 2:39pm
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Inter beat Torino 1-0 at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday afternoon, with the Nerazzurri registering their seventh 1-0 victory of the season.

Geoffrey Kondogbia recorded his first goal for the Milan side with his 31st minute strike providing the difference between the two teams.

The first 30 minutes of the match saw both teams struggle to create chances on goal with a number of loose passes made on both sides.

However the 30th minute signalled a dramatic turn following Torino’s first corner of the match, when Marco Benassi produced a stunning curling effort on goal, beating everyone bar the crossbar.

In a cruel turn of fortunes, Inter were able to immediately respond just one minute later.

A Yuto Nagatomo free kick was headed on by Rodrigo Palacio towards an off-balance Kondogbia who was able to compose himself to give Inter the lead.

The goal produced a more open finish to the half with both sides producing half chances, with Torino having a half-hearted penalty appeal turned down despite Andrea Belotti’s protests.

Both sides started the second half as they finished the first, with Torino able to produce a number of chances though not causing any drastic saves from Samir Handanovic.

Within three minutes of entering the match, Maxi Lopez was causing Inter problems in the box, going down under a Juan Jesus challenge only for play to be waved on.

Torino continued to be the aggressor for the remainder of the match as the Granata went in search of a result.

In the 80th minute, Quagliarella expertly brought down a through-ball in the box, producing a strike which required quick hands by Handanovic to save at his near post.

Despite pressing the ball forward, Torino were unable to create any further meaningful chances on goal and were consigned to their fourth loss in six Serie A matches.

Meanwhile, the win provides the Nerazzurri with their third win in a row and they remain at the top of the Serie A table.


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