Piatek’s penalty isn’t enough to save AC Milan from another defeat. Thanks to Belotti’s brace, Torino make a sensational second-half comeback.
There is still no light at the end of the tunnel. Piatek’s penalty isn’t enough as Torino complete a second-half turnaround in Turin. With three defeats and only two wins in the first five rounds of Serie A this is one of the weakest starts in the recent history of Milan.
The Rossoneri commanded the match in the first-half but Mazzari’s excellent substitution choices helped Torino complete a fantastic comeback. This was certainly AC Milan’s best performance so far and it’s a real pity that it lasted just 45 minutes.
Giampaolo’s decision o substitute Rafael Leao with Bonaventura proved costly. The young Portuguese striker, author of another very good performances, looked tired after one hour. But at a time when Torino were increasing their pressure it would have been better to replace him with Rebic rather than Bonaventura.
Milan created many chances throughout the match unfortunately Piatek was just a shadow of his former self tonight. Kessie too seemed tired and chaotic in midfield, not to mention the big opportunity he missed in the last minutes of the match. Overall, new signings, Leao, Bennacer and Hernandez showed that they deserve more space in Giampaolo’s lineup.
TORINO: Sirigu 7; Izzo 6,5, Lyanco 6, Bremer 6; De Silvestri 5,5, Baselli 6, Rincon 6, Aina 6; Verdi 5,5; Belotti7,5, Zaza 5,5.
AC MILAN: Donnarumma 5; Calabria 6, Musacchio 4,5, Romagnoli 6, Theo Hernandez 5,5; Kessie 5,5, Bennacer 5,5, Calhanoglu 5,5; Suso 5; Piatek 5,5, Leao 6,5.