Turin (Italy), Feb. 10, 2019 (Reuters/NAN) A goal from on-loan Chelsea defender Ola Aina earned Torino a 1-0 win in a roller-coaster Serie A encounter against Udinese on Sunday.
It was a match which featured two disallowed goals, a red card and a missed penalty kick.
Aina’s header put Torino in front after 31 minutes before Salvatore Sirigu saved Rodrigo De Paul’s second-half penalty kick, awarded after a video review.
It was the fifth spot kick the goalkeeper has stopped of the last seven he has faced in the league.
Udinese equalised, only for the goal to be chalked off for Kevin Lasagna being offside.
Also, Stefano Okaka’s late leveller was ruled out by the video assistant referee (VAR), again because of Lasagna being in an offside position.
Torino coach Walter Mazzarri was sent off for the fourth time this season for protests during the second half.
And Udinese defender Sebastien De Maio soon followed, when he was shown a second yellow card deep into 11 minutes of stoppage time.
However, the visitors came close again when a ricocheted goal line clearance came back off the crossbar.
Elsewhere in the league, a shock 1-0 win for 19th-placed Frosinone away to Sampdoria.
It helped Torino leapfrog Sampdoria into eighth place in Serie A, while Udinese remain one point clear of the relegation zone in 16th.
Meanwhile, Atalanta came from behind to beat SPAL 2-1 and move into fourth place, level on points with Roma and Lazio.
Sinisa Mihajlovic’s home debut as Bologna coach ended in a 1-1 draw with Genoa. (Reuters/NAN)
(Edited by Olawale Alabi)