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Sports News of Thursday, 21 December 2017


Midfield ace Afriyie Acquah marshals Torino midfield to oust Roma in Coppa Italia

Afriyie Acquah was effervescent in midfield as Torino beat AS Roma 2-1 on the road to reach the quarter-final of the Coppa Italia.

The Ghana midfielder lasted the entire duration and scored more marks for his tackles and passes.

Torino took the lead, as Roma were again very shaky on defending from a corner. Skorupski performed another miracle on Belotti’s totally free header but could do nothing on De Silvestri’s follow-up.

Just as Roma was pouring forward, Toro doubled their advantage with a long Alex Berenguer cross from the left going past Belotti for Edera’s header at the back stick.

With five minutes to go, Schick scored his first goal in a Giallorossi jersey after he controlled, spun round and fired the half-volley in to the near bottom corner from 12 yards.