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Torino beats Genoa 3-0 in Serie A relegation battle

Torino's Gleison Bremer celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic Stad...
Torino coach Moreno Longo gives instructions during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, Thursda...
Torino's Gleison Bremer, center, celebrates with his teammates Simone Zaza, right, and Andrea Belotti after scoring his side's opening goal during the...
Torino's Sasa Lukic celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic Stadium in Turin, ...
Torino's Andrea Belotti and Genoa's Davide Biraschi, left, vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic S...

Torino's Gleison Bremer celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic Stad...

Torino coach Moreno Longo gives instructions during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, Thursda...

Torino's Gleison Bremer, center, celebrates with his teammates Simone Zaza, right, and Andrea Belotti after scoring his side's opening goal during the...

Torino's Sasa Lukic celebrates scoring his side's 2nd goal during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic Stadium in Turin, ...

Torino's Andrea Belotti and Genoa's Davide Biraschi, left, vie for the ball during the Serie A soccer match between Torino and Genoa, at the Olympic S...

MILAN (AP) — Torino beat fellow struggler Genoa 3-0 in Serie A on Thursday to boost its hopes of avoiding relegation.

Bremer, Saša Lukić and Andrea Belotti scored to help Torino move eight points clear of the relegation zone.

Genoa remains in trouble as it is only one point above 18th-placed Lecce.

At the other end of the table, Inter Milan was looking to reignite its faint hopes of winning the Serie A title with a victory at bottom-place Spal later. A win would see Antonio Conte’s side move second, six points behind Juventus after the league leader was surprisingly held 3-3 at Sassuolo on Wednesday.

In Turin, the home side took the lead in the 32nd minute when Bremer headed in a corner from Simone Verdi.

The Torino defender had earlier headed a similar chance narrowly wide.

Lukić was brought on for Verdi in the 67th and he doubled Torino’s lead nine minutes later when he curled into the top corner from long range.

Belotti capped a good night for the home side in the final minute, scoring for the seventh straight match, with a powerful shot after intercepting a poor back pass from Genoa forward Goran Pandev.

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Updated : 2021-01-22 05:01 GMT+08:00