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Misery in Turin: Torino vs Milan reactions

Another draw, another miserable away day

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The less said about this match the better.

It was a torrid affair with Milan generally, even with 11 men on the field, defending in their own half against a Torino side that could have been beaten. The team was uneasy right after kick off, as if they were aware of not only the poor away record, but also scared of Torino from recent history. This draw means that Milan has only won two away games out of a possible nine this season.

After three minutes, Glik took down Jeremy Menez in the box and Milan were awarded a penalty. There was argument if the contact was enough to warrant a penalty but regardless, Menez was able to bury the resultant kick easily and put Milan up 1-0. At this point, it genuinely looked like the team came to play but somehow, idiotically, a few minutes after taking the lead in a must win game, we started to defend as if it was the 89th minute.

Torino absolutely dominated the game after that point. They poured forward and it seemed like there was a goal-mouth scrambled every five minutes. Diego Lopez managed a spectacular save to deny Fabio Quagliarella and the post was responsible for denying Matteo Darmain. Speaking of Darmain, he was rampant throughout the game. He managed to get whatever he wanted every time he attacked. It was embarrassing that he almost became a winger in this game and was basically the owner of our right side.

Darmain was also responsible in forcing Mattia de Sciglio into a second yellow and a subsequent red card just before the half. It was a stupid foul to make as the half-time whistle blew immediately after that resultant free-kick but Darmain had been giving de Sciglio such a torrid time that if it didn't happen in that half, it was bound to happen in the second. Why Inzaghi didn't push one of the midfielders more to that side to help Mattia is beyond reason, he was struggling from the onset and Torino purposely attacked down his side for that reason.

Eventually, after a drab second half that included the usual --Muntari making bad passes, Menez losing the ball while being isolated-- Torino were able to equalize thanks to...Glik. The defender scored a tower header from a corner in the 81st minute to avenge his early penalty.

Truth be told, Torino had numerous chances to and should have won the game. Emiliano Moretti had a header that went just wide with Alessandro Gazzi almost converting it at the back post. Darmain hit the woodwork and Moretti again was unable to put in the rebound. Josef Martinez almost pulled the trigger in a would be goal after a through ball from Bruno Peres but Pablo Amero was able to pull off a last-ditch tackle to save our blushes. Quags and Marco Benassi went close again minutes within each other around the 72nd minute.

This draw still leaves us in 7th place, one point off a Europa league spot. Thankfully we were able to get a draw from it but the game should have been Torino's and the frustration from Milan's lack of cohesiveness continues to build. This isn't the most talented team but there's enough potential in it to qualify for Europe, only problem seems to be that there's no actual style of play in place.