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Arkadiusz Milik Inspires Juve To Turin Derby Victory Over Torino

Polish striker Akadiusz Milik helped the Old Lady to a 2-0 victory over Torino to take bragging rights in the Turin Derby.

This result now leaves Juventus just four points off AC Milan who currently sit top of the table while Torino drop down to a disappointing 12th place.

This encounter got off to a rather slow start with Filip Kostic proving to be the only real attacking threat for Juventus down the left wing, however, his final ball was never good enough to cause Torino’s backline any problems.

As the second-half progressed, Torino’s midfield started to get a foothold on the game which allowed Raoul Bellanova to fire off a couple of efforts at Wojciech Szczesny.

The breakthrough finally came for Juventus in the 47th minute when a corner was swung in by Kostic and not claimed by his fellow countryman Vanja Milinkovic-Savic. A goalmouth scramble then ensued with Federico Gatti there to tuck home into an empty net from a couple of yards out.

It was almost a carbon copy for the second goal just after the hour mark as Milik rose above Milinkovic-Savic to head into the net after the goalkeeper struggled to claim another Kostic corner. 

Both Gatti and Milik had chances to notch braces with Gatti proving a nuisance at corners while Milik’s shot was too near the goalkeeper to cause any damage.

Torino never really got close in the second period except for an audacious Antonio Sanabria bicycle kick in the 90th minute which flew spectacularly close to the top corner. 

For Torino, they will once again come away from a game without scoring a goal which has been their downfall in recent seasons under Ivan Juric. For all the neat interplay and midfield dominance, they struggle to create clear-cut opportunities and in a competitive Serie A, they may struggle this term.

Meanwhile, Massimiliano Allegri will be delighted to come away with all three points from the Turin Derby once again. With Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa out injured, he will be pleased to see that other squad players can step up in the attacking phase when required. 

With Juventus playing in no European competition this season, they will hope that domestically they can challenge for the title and gritty performances like this one will be needed if they are to succeed.

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