Date: 19th February 2021 at 10:36pm
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Davide Nicola picked up his first victory as Torino as the Granata beat Cagliari 1-0 at the Sardegna Arena on Friday night.

Eusebio Di Francesco’s side are now winless in 16 games in , their worst run since 2005, when they went 22 games without a win.

Likely because of the high stakes, the game lacked entertainment early on, and most of the best chances came towards half time, and they all fell to Cagliari.

, perfectly served by Gabriele Zappa inside the box, missed a great chance by failing to hit the ball from the spot while Giovanni Simeone missed the goal by a whisker with a header on the end of a corner.

The first shot on target of the game came after an hour of play with Salvatore Sirigu tipping a Joao effort over the bar.

A few minutes later, scared Sirigu with a backpass that took the goalkeeper by surprise. Luckily for Davide Nicola’s side, the pass wasn’t on target.

With 20 minutes to go, Torino had their first chance of the game: Sasa Lukic served Simone Zaza deep inside the box but his shot from a tight angle was deflected by Alessio Cragno.

With the game slowly edging towards a goalless ending, Gelson Bremer broke the deadlock with a free header on the end of a Rolando Mandragora corner.

His strike was a massive goal that allows Torino to put five points between themselves and the 18th place, occupied by Cagliari.