Torino and Bologna took up a point each after an Angelo Da Costa howler on Simone Verdi’s free-kick and Roberto Soriano’s equalizer. Rodrigo Palacio forced the first save from close range on an Emmanuel Vignato roll across the right, then, moments later, Matias Svanberg’s shot bounced off the top of the crossbar with Vanja Milinkovic-Savic stranded.
On his 27th birthday, Andrea Belotti wanted a penalty, but the referee judged that he and Lorenzo De Silvestri were tugging their shirts at each other.
Federico Bonazzoli went down with a thigh strain, making way for Simone Verdi, the former Bologna man. Verdi had the first real Toro chance, stinging Angelo Da Costa’s gloves at the nearest post, while Musa Barrow’s strike was with his fingertips over the bar.
The deadlock was broken in bizarre circumstances, as goalkeeper Da Costa somehow managed to knock Verdi’s free-kick back from six yards into his net with his foot. It was, however, allocated as a Verdi goal against his former club.
Bologna poured forward, but Svanberg’s effort was downplayed and somehow the follow-up to Rodrigo Palacio was wide. Some moments later, with a clever Emmanuel Vignato disguised pass, Soriano hit the outside of the boot and nutmegged Milinkovic-Savic to equalize.
Belotti had penalty appeals, but he still held Takehiro Tomiyasu’s jersey again, because it was deemed a joint foul by the referee and VAR.
Gary Medel made two excellent sliding tackles to avoid Belotti on the offensive, while Karol Linetty had to prevent Vignato from crossing the Palacio Cross.