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Aina helps Torino return to winning ways against Fiorentina

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Ola Aina, Torino

Ola Aina featured prominently as Torino returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory against Fiorentina in Sunday’s Serie A-game.

After losing against Inter Milan in their last outing, the Super Eagles star made key contributions to helping Walter Mazzarri’s men bounce back from the setback.

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Aina was introduced for Lorenzo De Silvestri in the 12th minute of the encounter after the 31-year-old picked up an injury.

The Super Eagles star delivered an impressive defensive performance in the match, making three tackles and had a 78% successful pass rate to help the Bull nick all three points.

Simone Zaza and Cristian Ansaldi gave the Turin outfit the lead before Martin Caceres scored a late consolatory effort.

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Ghana’s Kevin-Prince Boateng was not listed for the game while Algeria international and on-loan Leicester City winger Rachid Ghezzal featured for 51 minutes but could not help his side avoid the defeat.

The victory saw Torino climb to eighth on the Serie A table after gathering 20 points from 15 matches.

Aina will hope to start when the Bull slug it out against Hellas Verona in their next league game on December 15.


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