Bacca hits hat-trick in dramatic Milan win

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Carlos Bacca

Striker Carlos Bacca scored a hat-trick as AC Milan opened their Serie A season with a dramatic win over Torino.

The 29-year-old, who was linked with a move to West Ham in the summer, gave the hosts the lead before the break only for Andrea Belotti to equalise.

Bacca scored with a low strike and completed his treble with a penalty.

Daniele Baselli’s late goal made it 3-2 before home keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Belotti’s injury-time penalty after Gabriel Paletta was sent off.

Line-ups

Milan

  • 99Donnarumma
  • 20Abate
  • 29PalettaBooked at 90mins
  • 13Romagnoli
  • 31Antonelli
  • 33Kucka
  • 18Montolivo
  • 5BonaventuraSubstituted forBertolacciat 73′minutesSubstituted forPoliat 78′minutes
  • 8Fernández Saez
  • 70BaccaSubstituted forLuiz Adrianoat 87′minutes
  • 11Niang

Substitutes

  • 1López
  • 2De Sciglio
  • 7Luiz Adriano
  • 10Honda
  • 15Gómez
  • 16Poli
  • 21Vangioni
  • 22Vasconcellos Ferreira
  • 73Locatelli
  • 91Bertolacci
  • 93Ely
  • 96Calabria

Torino

  • 1Padelli
  • 29De Silvestri
  • 13RossettiniBooked at 35mins
  • 24Moretti
  • 3Molinaro
  • 6Acquah
  • 20VivesSubstituted forLópezat 58′minutes
  • 22ObiBooked at 61minsSubstituted forBaselliat 69′minutes
  • 17MartínezBooked at 26mins
  • 9Belotti
  • 10LjajicSubstituted forBoyéat 28′minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Leandro
  • 5Bovo
  • 7Zappacosta
  • 8Baselli
  • 11López
  • 15Benassi
  • 23Barreca
  • 28Ichazo
  • 30Aramu
  • 31Boyé
  • 65Gomis
  • 77Tachtsidis
Referee:
Antonio Damato

Match Stats

Home TeamMilanAway TeamTorino
Possession
Home51%
Away49%
Shots
Home11
Away20
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home10
Away10
Fouls
Home13
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Milan 3, Torino 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Milan 3, Torino 2.

Penalty saved! Andrea Belotti (Torino) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom right corner.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Gabriel Paletta (Milan) for a bad foul.

Penalty Torino. Andrea Belotti draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Gabriel Paletta (Milan) after a foul in the penalty area.

Cristian Molinaro (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luiz Adriano (Milan).

Offside, Torino. Daniele Baselli tries a through ball, but Andrea Belotti is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Daniele Baselli (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Emiliano Moretti (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Luiz Adriano (Milan).

Goal!

Goal! Milan 3, Torino 2. Daniele Baselli (Torino) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lorenzo De Silvestri with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Afriyie Acquah (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Luca Rossettini (Torino) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Josef Martínez with a cross.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Luca Antonelli.

Foul by Maxi López (Torino).

Juraj Kucka (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Andrea Belotti (Torino).

Gabriel Paletta (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Luiz Adriano replaces Carlos Bacca.

Attempt missed. Josef Martínez (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Andrea Belotti (Torino) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Andrea Poli (Milan).

Suso (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristian Molinaro (Torino).

Attempt missed. Maxi López (Torino) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josef Martínez with a cross.

Ignazio Abate (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Boyé (Torino).

Suso (Milan) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Afriyie Acquah (Torino).

Attempt saved. Daniele Baselli (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Luca Rossettini with a headed pass.

Attempt blocked. Daniele Baselli (Torino) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Riccardo Montolivo.

Attempt missed. Andrea Belotti (Torino) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Josef Martínez with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Milan. Andrea Poli replaces Andrea Bertolacci because of an injury.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Ignazio Abate.

Attempt blocked. Daniele Baselli (Torino) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrea Belotti.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Andrea Bertolacci (Milan) because of an injury.

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