Torino’s impressive unbeaten streak at home stretched to six games, but they were left frustrated by a stubborn Salernitana defense in a 0-0 Serie A draw.
It’s not exactly “goals galore” at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino these days. Il Toro may be comfortably in the European race, but their games boast the league’s lowest goal tally: a meager 39. On the bright side, their defense is rock-solid, having conceded only 19 goals before this match – a record bettered only by the top two. Salernitana, rock-bottom in the standings, barely threatened in the first half.
Torino weren’t much sharper up front themselves, though. Antonio Sanabria’s weak header was their closest effort before halftime, and captain Ricardo Rodríguez’s injury just before the break didn’t help their attacking flow.
The second half saw a slight uptick in excitement. Salernitana finally had a couple of attempts, but neither troubled Torino’s keeper. At the other end, Torino came close through Ricci, Masina, and Linetty, whose volley marked the game’s first shot on target in the 67th minute!
Salernitana’s Boulaye Dia nearly snatched a winner, but Vanja Milinković-Savić stood firm. The final whistle blew on a frustrating stalemate.
Torino are tough to beat, losing just twice in their last 14 league games, but their lack of firepower could hinder their European ambitions. Salernitana, meanwhile, will be encouraged by their recent form, picking up four points from their last three games. This gives them a glimmer of hope in their fight against relegation.
Man of the Match: Samuele Ricci (Torino)