Cremonese miss out at Sassuolo, Torino beat Bologna

Torino have returned to winning ways by beating Bologna 1-0, hurting the latter's hopes of qualifying for Europe.

Yann Karamoh did brilliantly to latch onto Antonio Sanabria's cut-back in the 22nd minute and muscle his way through several Bologna players before slotting into the bottom left corner.

Torino's first win in four matches lifted them to a point behind the visitors, who had surprisingly beaten Inter Milan at the weekend to leave them dreaming of bigger things.

But Monday's defeat leaves them seven points behind Atalanta, who currently occupy sixth spot in Serie A, the final European qualifying place.

In the earlier game, Cremonese fought back from two goals down before falling to a stoppage-time winner in a 3-2 defeat at Sassuolo.

After beating high-flying Roma last Tuesday to record their first league success of the season, Cremonese was hoping to achieve back-to-back wins in Serie A for the first time since 1996.

That seemed unlikely when they found themselves 2-0 down by the break after Armand Lauriente fired in a free kick and then set up Davide Frattesi for a second with a delightful backheeled pass.

But coach Davide Ballardini sent on Cyriel Dessers after the interval and the Nigerian international got Cremonese back into the match in the 62nd when he ran onto a poor header from Sassuolo defender Martin Erlic and fired into the bottom right corner.

Dessers appeared to have earned the visitors a precious point when he levelled seven minutes from time, running onto a long goal kick and rounding Sassuolo keeper Andrea Consigli before firing into the bottom corner.

But it was another substitute who grabbed the headlines, Nedim Bajrami scoring a dramatic winner for Sassuolo in the second minute of added time following another assist by Lauriente.

The heart-breaking defeat leaves Cremonese nine points from safety with 13 games remaining.