Bad day for Joe Hart at Torino

Joe Hart’s Torino lost to Atlanta away from home 2-1 in the Italian top flight.


Claudio Bravo, the new Manchester City goalkeeper, looked like one of the three stooges against Manchester United. Former Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart kept the mistakes to just one in his Serie A debut.

Torino took the lead through a spectacular Falque free kick early in the second half.

Hart, who was mostly a spectator in the first half, failed to deal with a corner early in the second. His outstretched hand couldn’t push the ball far enough away and it resulted in an open goal finish by Masiello to make it 1-1.  

Atlanta later won a penalty, with Kessié sending Hart the wrong way to score.    

It would be easy to consider Joe Hart’s debut a disaster but he did make seven saves including a very impressive double save.

What wasn’t impressive was that Torino got Hart’s name wrong, with his listed name John Hart.