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Soccer-Belotti off the mark with scissors kick in Torino win
August 27, 2017 / 6:41 PM / 3 months ago

Soccer-Belotti off the mark with scissors kick in Torino win

MILAN, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Torino forward Andrea Belotti got off the mark in style, scoring his first Serie A goal of the season with an outrageous scissors kick in their 3-0 win over Sassuolo on Sunday.

An eventful match also saw two penalties over-turned -- one for each side -- after consultations with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

Belotti, who scored 26 league goals last season and is one of the hottest properties in Italian football, opened the scoring in the 45th minute with a truly outstanding effort.

Nicolas N’Koulou flicked the ball over a defender, slipped it to Lorenzo De Silvestri who sent over a long cross to the far post where Belotti, with his back to goal, launched himself into the air and connected with a perfectly-executed overhead volley.

The 23-year-old Italy forward also set up the third when he slalomed through the Sassuolo defence for Joel Obi to score in the 88th minute. Adem Ljajic had added the second minutes earlier.

Torino were awarded a penalty just before the hour for handball by Paolo Cannavaro but the referee changed his mind after consulting the VAR and deciding that it was accidental.

Sassuolo were also awarded a penalty which was then revoked after the VAR spotted an offside late in the game. (Writing by Brian Homewood; editing by Susan Thomas)

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