Belotti double inspires Torino comeback win over AC Milan

Milan (AFP) –


Skipper Andrea Belotti's quick-fire second-half double, including a sensational overhead kick in front of goal, sealed a 2-1 comeback win in Serie A over AC Milan on Thursday.

Polish striker Krzysztof Pi?tek had put AC Milan ahead from the spot after 18 minutes in the clash between midtable rivals in the Olympic Stadium.

But in four-minute spell, Belotti sealed all three points for Walter Mazzarri's side who had suffered back-to-back losses in their previous two games.

Torino move up to sixth in the table, six points behind leaders Inter Milan, with AC Milan dropping to 13th, following on from last weekend's 2-0 derby defeat.

Both northern Italian rivals were desperate to get back to winning ways with Milan going ahead early after a penalty awarded when Lorenzo De Silvestri fouled Rafael Leao.

Piatek -- third top scorer in Serie A last season with 22 goals -- stepped up to slot in the resulting penalty.

Belotti missed a chance to grab the equaliser just before the break sending the ball over when alone in front of goal, with Piatek also wasteful firing Alessio Romagnoli's perfect cross wide on 53 minutes.

But Torino piled on the pressure and it paid off with Belotti breaking through on 72 minutes with a blistering equaliser which left Gianluigi Donnarumma with no chance in the Milan goal.

And the 26-year-old added a second minutes later amid confusion in front of the Milan goal.

Belotti sent the ball through for Simone Zaza, but Donnarumma cleared with the rebound finding the Italy international again who finished off an acrobatic overhead kick into goal.

Milan missed two late chances to snatch a point with Franck Kessie hitting the ball wide while Piatek's header was cleared by Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu.