TURIN – Europa League , gone of the playoff. Torino-Wolverhampton 2-3, goals: Bremer's own goal at 42 ′, Diogo Jota at 59 ′, Lorenzo De Silvestri at 60 ′, Raul Gimenez at 72 ′ and Andrea Belotti on 88 'penalty.
Torino lost at home to Wolverhampton and could seriously greet Europe in August. The team coached by Walter Mazzarri had started very well, even touching the goal net with the crossbar hit by N'Koulou but he collapsed psychologically after Bremer's own goal and in the long run he suffered the greatest athletic condition of the opponents. The Wolves are ahead in preparation as they have already played two championship days while our tournament has yet to begin.
After the own goal by Bremer, in the second half the Wolves doubled with Diogo Jota after a great game of Traore. Toro tried to get back into the game with De Silvestri but shortly afterwards Raul Gimenez scored the goal that shifted the qualifying speech from the English team. At the end, Belotti has earned and has transformed a penalty kick that makes the grenade defeat less bitter.
Now, in the return match that will be played in England in a week, Torino will need a real feat to pass the round and enter the Europa League group stage. The grenades will have to win with two goals difference , or they will have to win with a goal difference from 4-3 onwards or to repeat the 3-2 of the first leg and then play it on penalties. Difficult but not impossible.
Turin-Wolverhampton 2-3, Belotti keeps a hope burning.
Turin and Wolverhampton take to the field for the first leg of the Europa League playoffs, giving away a place in the group stage of the second European club competition.
The first chance of goal of the match was created at 12 ′ by Diogo Jota. The striker was left alone by the Turin defense and kicked safely but Sirigu passed and rejected his conclusion with his feet. At 20 ', Torino hits a crossbar with N'Koulou. Ansaldi's punishment, Izzo's counter-cross: ex-Marseille arrives with a great career but he hits the high wooden goal by Rui Patricio.
At 34 ', Simone Zaza was the protagonist of a dribble on two opponents but then shot to the stars with his left from a good position. At 36 ', Toro still close to scoring with Belotti. The grenade attacker centered and started a big right that came out of a whisper.
At 39 ', Rui Patricio must overcome to repel a close-range header from Armando Izzo. At 42 ', at the second thrust of the evening, the Wolves took the lead with an own goal by Bremer. On the development of a free kick in favor of the British, Saiss was anticipated by Bremer who scored an unlucky own goal in his goal. The first half ended on the score of one to zero for the Wolves but the Toro deserved at least one goal for the enormous amount of scoring opportunities created.
At 57 ', Simone Zaza went to the shot on an assist from Meité but his goal in the net ended at the bottom. At 59 ', the Wolves doubled with Diogo Jota. The Portuguese striker scored from two passes after a large number of Traore on Ansaldi. The former Barcelona defender missed Ansaldi and served a perfect cross to the Portuguese striker who could not make a mistake.
At 60 ', the Toro reopened the match with Lorenzo De Silvestri. Lukic recovered a good ball in midfield and served Ansaldi, the Argentine crossed and De Silvestri scored ahead. At 72 ′, Raul Gimenez closed the games with great personal action. The Mexican striker jumped dribbling Izzo and presented himself in front of Sirigu beating the Italian goalkeeper with an elusive left-footed shot. At 88 ', Belotti has earned and has transformed a penalty that keeps Torino in the game for the second leg. It's over, the Wolves won 3-2 on the Turin field.
Turin-Wolverhampton, the choices of the two coaches for the Europa League playoff.
Walter Mazzarri is playing the most important game of this preseason with a rather offensive tactical form. The grenades play at home and look for qualifying goals to compete in the second leg in England, with greater confidence.
Walter Mazzarri chose the 3-4-1-2 as a tactical module. Sirigu confirmed among the poles in defense of a backward package of three composed by Armando Izzo, N'Koulou and Bremer. To protect the defense, Walter Mazzarri chooses a large midfield, with four, with Ansaldi and De Silvestri on the outer lanes and Meité and Baselli in the middle of the field. Baselli has more defensive tasks while Meité is free to invent football.
Mazzarri has decided to field Berenguer as a midfielder behind the attacking pair formed by Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza. In the prepartita, the former Valencia striker expressed his satisfaction with the current period of form and made mea culpa for some performances last year that were not up to the situation:
"I started the season as well as the rest of the team. We have confidence in this race even if our opponents are very strong. I feel good and I feel great with Andrea Belotti. I take this opportunity to thank him because he has always been close to me, even last year when I could not get started… ”.
The official formations of Turin-Wolverhampton.
TURIN (3-4-1-2): Sirigu; Izzo, N'Koulou, Bremer; De Silvestri, Meité, Baselli, Ansaldi; Berenguer; Zaza, Belotti. Mazzarri All.
WOLVERHAMPTON (3-5-2): Rui Patricio; Vallejo, Coady, Boly; A. Traoré, Dendocker, Saiss, Joao Moutinho, Vinagre; R. Jimenez, Diogo Jota. Herds Nuno Espirito Santo.
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