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  • Updated: October 31, 2022

Serie A: Torino Stun AC Milan To Give Napoli Pace In Title Race

Serie A: Torino Stun AC Milan To Give Napoli Pace In Title R

Torino v AC Milan

Torino pulled off a shocking 2-1 win over AC Milan on Sunday which extended Napoli's Serie A lead to five points in their bid for a first league title in over three decades.

Reigning champions Milan needed a win in Turin in order to stay three points behind unbeaten Napoli but instead, they dropped down to third after Koffi Djidji and Aleksei Miranchuk netted twice in two first-half minutes to claim the win for Torino.

Stefano Pioli's side have been overtaken by Atalanta, who are one point ahead of Milan thanks to their 2-0 win at Empoli in Sunday's early match.

But the weekend's big winners are Napoli, who kicked off the action on Saturday with another avalanche of goals and look increasingly like a team that could bring the title to Naples for the first time since 1990.

Torino had scored just twice at home before this weekend but are up to ninth following their fifth win of the season, a match which nearly boiled completely over after Junior Messias pulled a goal back for the away side midway through the second half.

The hosts had looked comfortable after Djidji's 35th-minute header and a deflected strike from Miranchuk left Milan reeling.

But a shocking mix-up between goalkeeper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic and Alessandro Buongiorno -- plus what looked like a clear push from Messias -- allowed Milan's Brazilian to clip in his second goal of the season.

Torino coach Ivan Juric was sent off for his furious protests at no foul being given, but his team held out for a big win in his absence.

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Serie A 2022/2023 TABLE

Serie A
No Teams P Pts
1 Napoli 10 26
2 Atalanta 10 24
3 AC Milan 10 23
4 Roma 10 22
5 Lazio 10 21
Full Table

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