Torino went from the abyss this Wednesday, when it was losing 0-2, to cling to the salvation zone in Serie A thanks to three goals in the final quarter of an hour (including a double from Zaza) that gave it a victory by 3 -2 against Sassuolo in a pending match.
Two goals from Domenico Berardi in the first half (minutes 6 and 38) put Torino on the ropes, but a double from Simone Zaza, who entered the last twenty minutes, and a goal from Rolando Mandragora changed everything for the team. Davide Nicola, who added his first victory at home after twelve games without a win.
The match was played this Wednesday after being postponed two weeks ago due to a coronavirus outbreak registered in the Torino squad, which got the approval of Serie A to play it on another date.
Zaza, former Valencia forward, took advantage of an assist from Paraguayan Toni Sanabria in minute 77 to restore hope to Torino and, after Mandragora’s draw in 86 and a great save from Turin goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, ex-Sevilla or Osasuna, sealed victory in added time.
It was when Zaza scored with a header after receiving a cross from Argentine Cristian Ansaldi and gave Torino a win that could change his season.
El Toribo is now 17th, outside the relegation zone, with 23 points, one more than the red zone. In addition, the garnet team must also play the game against Lazio, postponed last week always because of the coronavirus outbreak that it had in its squad. The Sassuolo is 8º ’. Cagliari, Parma and Crotone are the teams that are now in the relegation zone.