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Serie A: Aina’s Torino Surrender Three-goal Lead In Draw Against Verona, Troost-Ekong Lose With Udinese

Serie A: Aina’s Torino Surrender Three-goal Lead In Draw Against Verona, Troost-Ekong Lose With Udinese

Super Eagles defender Ola Aina was in action for Torino who threw away a 3-0 goal lead to draw 3-3 away to Hellas Verona in the Serie A on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Aina started the game and played its entire duration.

Torino missed the chance to make it three straight Serie A wins following the disappointing draw.

The Turin-based club opened scoring in the 36th minute through Cristian Ansaldi before Alex Berenguer made it 2-0 on 55 minutes.


In the 61st minute Ansaldi got his second goal of the game to make it 3-0.

On 69 minutes Verona pulled a goal back through Giampaolo Pazzini, and with 14 minutes remaining, Valerio Verre scored to bring the scoreline to 3-2.

And in the 84th minute Verona completed their comeback thanks to Mariusz Stepinski.

The draw saw Torino now occupy eight position on 21 points in the Italian Serie A table.

A disconsolate Torino manager Walter Mazzarri said after the game: “I can’t believe we didn’t get the three points today. We were perfect until we were up 3-0. Then it’s difficult to explain what happened, we really threw the game away. I’m very angry.”

Ansaldi who netted a brace added : “There are no words to describe today’s match. We played great football until the 70th minute, then we tried to manage the advantage but we couldn’t manage to hold on to the win. It’s difficult to find the right words.”

In another Serie A game, Super Eagles defender William Troost-Ekong featured for Udinese who lost 3-1 away to Juventus.

A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo in the 9th and 37th minutes and a goal from Leonardo Bonucci on 45th minute, saw Juventus return to winning ways, after losing to Lazio.

Ignacio Pussetto got Udinese’s goal in the 90th minute.

The win move Juve temporarily to top of the Serie A log on 39 points, just a point ahead of second placed Inter Milan.

For Udinese they are in the 17th position on 15 points and two points off the drop zone.

By James Agberebi

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