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Hart helps Torino to back-to-back home wins

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Joe Hart helped Torino secure back-to-back home victories in Serie A as they held on to beat Fiorentina.

Iago Falque put the hosts in front after 15 minutes as he burst clear down the right and picked out the bottom corner with a left-footed strike.

The striker then turned provider, sliding in Marco Benassi to finish one-on-one against Ciprian Tatarusanu.

England keeper Hart saved Borja Valero’s deflected strike but could not prevent Khouma Babacar’s late header.

The win follows last week’s 3-1 victory over Roma as Torino extended their unbeaten run to four games.

Elsewhere, AC Milan fought back from 3-1 down to beat Sassuolo 4-3 thanks to three second-half goals, including a stunning volley from 18-year-old Manuel Locatelli.

Line-ups

Torino

  • 21Hart
  • 7Zappacosta
  • 13Rossettini
  • 4LeandroBooked at 36mins
  • 23Barreca
  • 6Acquah
  • 18Valdifiori
  • 15BenassiSubstituted forBaselliat 88′minutes
  • 14FalqueSubstituted forMartínezat 73′minutes
  • 9Belotti
  • 31BoyéSubstituted forLjajicat 59′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Padelli
  • 5Bovo
  • 8Baselli
  • 10Ljajic
  • 11López
  • 16Gustafson
  • 17Martínez
  • 24Moretti
  • 25Lukic
  • 29De Silvestri
  • 30Aramu
  • 90Cucchietti

Fiorentina

  • 12Tatarusanu
  • 40Tomovic
  • 13Astori
  • 18SalcedoBooked at 80mins
  • 10BernardeschiSubstituted forBabacarat 68′minutes
  • 6SánchezBooked at 55mins
  • 5BadeljSubstituted forVecinoat 68′minutes
  • 31Milic
  • 72IlicicSubstituted forZárateat 45′minutes
  • 20Valero Iglesias
  • 9Kalinic

Substitutes

  • 1Lezzerini
  • 2Rodríguez
  • 4De Maio
  • 7Zárate
  • 8Vecino
  • 15Olivera
  • 16Tello
  • 17Diks
  • 19Cristóforo
  • 25Chiesa
  • 30Babacar
  • 97Dragowski
Referee:
Gianpaolo Calvarese

Match Stats

Home TeamTorinoAway TeamFiorentina
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home18
Away13
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Torino 2, Fiorentina 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torino 2, Fiorentina 1.

Foul by Nenad Tomovic (Fiorentina).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Antonio Barreca (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt blocked. Afriyie Acquah (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Matías Vecino.

Attempt blocked. Adem Ljajic (Torino) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Belotti.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Carlos Salcedo.

Davide Astori (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

Offside, Fiorentina. Borja Valero tries a through ball, but Khouma Babacar is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Daniele Baselli replaces Marco Benassi.

Attempt missed. Antonio Barreca (Torino) left footed shot from the left side of the box is just a bit too high.

Attempt saved. Josef Martínez (Torino) header from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Antonio Barreca with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Belotti (Torino) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Benassi.

Goal!

Goal! Torino 2, Fiorentina 1. Khouma Babacar (Fiorentina) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hrvoje Milic with a cross.

Attempt missed. Davide Zappacosta (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Afriyie Acquah.

Attempt blocked. Adem Ljajic (Torino) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Mirko Valdifiori.

Foul by Carlos Sánchez (Fiorentina).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Mauro Zárate (Fiorentina) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Mirko Valdifiori (Torino).

Booking

Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Josef Martínez (Torino) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Carlos Salcedo.

Attempt blocked. Adem Ljajic (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Belotti.

Foul by Matías Vecino (Fiorentina).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

Foul by Carlos Salcedo (Fiorentina).

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Josef Martínez replaces Iago Falque.

Attempt saved. Andrea Belotti (Torino) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Iago Falque with a cross.

Attempt missed. Hrvoje Milic (Fiorentina) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nikola Kalinic with a headed pass.

Borja Valero (Fiorentina) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Antonio Barreca (Torino).

goal

Source: BBC Football Read Original Article: Hart helps Torino to back-to-back home wins

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