Nigeria’s Torino full back Ola Aina was dropped from the starting line up in their goalless with Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico Grande on Sunday.
Aina has been ever present in coach Walter Mazzari’s starting eleven since arriving the Club at the beginning of last season, but was surprisingly omitted from the team that welcome Napoli on the night.
He however was later introduced into the game in the 83rd minutes at the expense of Sasa Lukic who was one yellow card away from receiving his matching order .
The 22 year-old’s introduction re-energised Torino’s defense as he helped to limit the influence of Napoli’s Jose Callejo on the game from the right flank.
However Aina and his partners did enough to Torino secure a point and clean sheet from the game in front of their 24,000 supporters in Turin.
The Walter Mazzari’s men remained 9th on the log with 10 points from seven games.