Atalanta 2-1 Torino

Joe Hart fails to reach a cross on his debut for Torino against Atalanta

England keeper Joe Hart made a mistake to concede an equalising goal and was then beaten by a penalty as his Torino debut ended in defeat at Atalanta.

Hart, on loan to the Italian club from Manchester City, failed to deal with a corner as he palmed the ball to Andrea Masiello to slot home for the hosts.

The 29-year-old was then beaten by Franck Kessie’s late spot-kick as Atalanta fought back to win 2-1.

It was their first Serie A victory of the season and Torino’s second loss.

Baptism of fire for ‘John Hart’

It was not the beginning to his Serie A career Hart would have wanted after being allowed to leave Etihad Stadium by new City manager Pep Guardiola.

His afternoon started badly when Torino got his name wrong on the team sheet.

Torino team sheet<!–

Things picked up when his team went in front through a well-struck Iago Falque free-kick eight minutes into the second half.

Up to that point, it had been a virtual watching brief for Hart, bar one smart low block in the first half.

But things went downhill just two minutes later when he tried to intercept a corner but failed to reach the ball properly and was left stranded as Masiello made it 1-1.

Hart had a chance to make amends when Atalanta were awarded a late penalty, but Kessie sent him the wrong way from the spot to earn the hosts their first points of the season.

Atalanta's Franck Kessie beats Torino's Joe Hart from the penalty spot<!–

Bad weekend for City keepers

Hart’s City career was ended – for now at least – by Guardiola replacing him for the opening three Premier League games with Willy Caballero before signing of Claudio Bravo from Barcelona.

Chile international Bravo made his City debut in Saturday’s 2-1 derby win over Manchester United at Old Trafford – but the 33-year-old produced a far from convincing performance.

However, Hart was unable to give critics of Guardiola’s decision to let him leave further ammunition at the start of his season-long stay in Italy.

He, and Torino, will hope things get better, starting with a home fixture against Empoli next Sunday (14:00 BST kick-off).

Joe Hart applauds the Torino fans<!–

Line-ups

Atalanta

  • 57Sportiello
  • 5Masiello
  • 3ToloiBooked at 53mins
  • 6Zukanovic
  • 25Konko
  • 19Kessié
  • 11FreulerSubstituted forRaimondiat 62′minutes
  • 27KurticSubstituted forGrassiat 65′minutes
  • 7D’Alessandro
  • 51PinillaBooked at 35minsSubstituted forPaloschiat 51′minutes
  • 10Gomez

Substitutes

  • 1Berisha
  • 2Stendardo
  • 4Gagliardini
  • 8Migliaccio
  • 13Caldara
  • 24Conti
  • 29Petagna
  • 37Spinazzola
  • 43Paloschi
  • 52Cabezas
  • 77Raimondi
  • 88Grassi

Torino

  • 21Hart
  • 29De Silvestri
  • 5BovoBooked at 3mins
  • 4Leandro
  • 3Molinaro
  • 15BenassiSubstituted forAcquahat 78′minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 18ValdifioriSubstituted forBoyéat 60′minutes
  • 8BaselliSubstituted forObiat 60′minutes
  • 14Falque
  • 11López
  • 17Martínez

Substitutes

  • 1Padelli
  • 6Acquah
  • 7Zappacosta
  • 13Rossettini
  • 20Vives
  • 22Obi
  • 23Barreca
  • 24Moretti
  • 30Aramu
  • 31Boyé
  • 92De Luca
  • 99Coppola
Referee:
Maurizio Mariani

Match Stats

Home TeamAtalantaAway TeamTorino
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home22
Away14
Shots on Target
Home3
Away7
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Atalanta 2, Torino 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Atalanta 2, Torino 1.

Booking

Afriyie Acquah (Torino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Torino).

Franck Kessié (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Alberto Paloschi (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alejandro Gomez.

Corner, Atalanta. Conceded by Cristian Molinaro.

Foul by Joel Obi (Torino).

Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rafael Toloi (Atalanta) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is too high following a set piece situation.

Foul by Leandro Castán (Torino).

Alberto Paloschi (Atalanta) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Leandro Castán (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alberto Paloschi (Atalanta).

Attempt missed. Iago Falque (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Iago Falque (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Franck Kessié (Atalanta).

Foul by Joel Obi (Torino).

Alberto Grassi (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Joel Obi (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Atalanta 2, Torino 1. Franck Kessié (Atalanta) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

Penalty conceded by Lorenzo De Silvestri (Torino) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Atalanta. Alejandro Gomez draws a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Alejandro Gomez (Atalanta) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Sportiello.

Attempt saved. Lorenzo De Silvestri (Torino) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Iago Falque with a cross.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Rafael Toloi.

Lucas Boyé (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta).

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Afriyie Acquah replaces Marco Benassi.

Foul by Lucas Boyé (Torino).

Andrea Masiello (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alberto Grassi (Atalanta).

Marco Benassi (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Iago Falque (Torino) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Joel Obi.

Attempt saved. Lucas Boyé (Torino) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Marco Benassi.

Attempt missed. Alberto Grassi (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Cristian Raimondi with a cross.

Attempt missed. Marco D’Alessandro (Atalanta) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Alejandro Gomez following a fast break.

Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maxi López (Torino).

Cristian Raimondi (Atalanta) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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