AC Milan silenced Torino, 1-2


TORINO posted a 2-1 win over AC Milan on Sunday night that extended Napoli’s lead at the top of Serie A to five points to give them their first league title in three decades.

Defending champions AC Milan enter this arena in Turin demanding a win to stay three points behind unbeaten Napoli.

Milan actually dropped to third place after Koffi Djidji and Aleksei Miranchuk scored twice in two first-half minutes to seal victory for Torino.

Stefano Pioli’s men were overtaken by Atalanta who are now one point clear of Milan thanks to a 1-0 win at home to Empoli in the match on the same day.

But this weekend’s big winner was Napoli, who played the day before so convincingly that it looked to be a team with increasing potential for the league title and could become its first title since 1990.

Torino had scored just two goals at home before this weekend’s clash but moved up to ninth after beating Milan in what was also their fifth win of the season.

Torino were briefly tensed after Junior Messias pulled one back for the visitors midway through the second half.

Torino were already 2-0 up at half-time thanks to goals from Koffi Djidji in the 35th minute and Aleksei Miranchuk two minutes later.

But the resilience of goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic and centre-back Alessandro Buongiorno saw Torino thwart Junior Messias to equalize for Milan.

Torino coach Ivan Juric was sent off for protesting strongly against a foul by the referee, but Torino managed to hold on to the lead until the game was over. (Ant/OL-13)

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