06.03.2023 23:24 h

Karamoh's moment of brilliance gives Torino win

Yann Karamoh tiptoed past four Bologna defenders and poked the ball into the net to give Torino a 1-0 victory on Monday in the last Serie A game of the weekend.

In the evening's early match Nedim Bajrami crashed in a half volley in added time to crush a Cremonese comeback and give Sassuolo a 3-2 victory.

In Turin, Karamoh conjured a moment of magic in the 22nd minute of a dour game.

Forward Antonio Sanabria laid the ball back to Karamoh just inside the area.

The Franco-Ivorian sidestepped a first tackle, leaving the defender on the ground, squeezed between two more defenders and, as a fourth defender lunged, scuffed the ball into the corner of the goal from the edge of the six-yard box.

The victory lifted Torino to ninth a point and place behind Bologna.

In Sassuolo, the home team took the lead when Armand Lauriente whipped a free kick over the wall and under the bar in the 22nd minute.

The French winger's backheel set up Davide Frattesi to double the lead after 41 minutes.

Cremonese, who gained their first league victory of the season in the previous round, responded as half-time substitute Cyriel Dressers scored twice.

In the 62nd minute Nigeria's Dressers intercepted a bad pass and flipped the ball past goalie Andrea Consigli.

With seven minutes left, Dressers skipped round Consigli to level. Cremonese seemed on course for only their 13th point of the season.

In added time, Laurentie raced down the left and swung a cross to substitute Bajrami who was unmarked beyond the far post.

He steadied himself before blasting the ball back across the goal and into the net.

Sassuolo climbed to 13th with a 12-point cushion to the relegation places.

Cremonese remain second from bottom, above Sampdoria only on goal difference. The pair are nine points from safety.