START – The Torino shows up at the Rigamonti with the more classic 3-5-2: in defense Nkoulou returns, while in midfield it is Lukic who takes the place of the injured Baselli alongside Rincon and Meite. Fabio Grosso, at the first on the bench after the exoneration of Eugenio Corini, answers with Aye alongside Balotelli. And it is precisely the blue number 18 to create, at 4 ', the first dangerous action of the match: an offensive break on the right and a cross-shot which, however, does not find the deviation of any comrade. However, Turin is alive and gives good signals on the Verdi-Aina axis. And from a punishment kicked by Verdi from the edge of the Brescia area, the episode unlocks the game. Touch of Cistana's hand, which increases the volume of the body and deflects the sphere with the arm. There are some doubts, but not for Guida who immediately calls the penalty kick. From the spot goes Belotti, who makes no mistake: 0-1 Toro at 15 '.
AL 45 ′ – Brescia try to react, but it is still Turin that is hurting on the counterattack. Cistana, fresh from being called up by the National team, loses a bloody ball that he sends into the goal Lukic. The Serbian midfielder serves Belotti, but his shot is rejected by Mateju's arm. Guide, initially, grants the corner but then, recalled by the VAR, goes to review the images on the sideline. There is little doubt: a net penalty for Torino, the second in 9 ′. From the spot still Belotti, who kicks strong and central: at 25 'the Torino is ahead 0-2. After the penalty given, Mateju follows his afternoon-no to 41 ′: bad foul on Belotti at the edge of the penalty area and second inevitable yellow. Brescia closed the first half: under a man and two goals. Torino back in the locker room with confidence and a second time to play entirely in numerical superiority.