Sunday, 31 July 2011
Sappada Ritiro Review
Torino began their warm up for the new season with a fixture against their hosts for the fortnight, A.S.D Sappada, and began in convincing style. Whilst too much should not be read into Torino's 12-0 victory, due to the weakness of their opposition, but Mirco Antenucci and Nnamdi Oduamadi looked impressive as both scored hat tricks. Spare a thought for Torino's third choice goalkeeper Lys Gomis who kept goal for Sappada in an attempt to keep the match relatively competitive. By all accounts, despite conceding 12 times, he did a good job for Torino's opponents, and made numerous saves to keep the score down.
SAPPADA - TORINO 0-12 (0-5)
Sappada: Gomis, Hoffer, Massa, M.Piller, A.Fontana, Albore, Puicher, G.Fontana, De Zordo, Puntil, Piller, Roner. All.: Danieli.
Torino: Coppola (al 46' Morello), D'Ambrosio (al 46' Darmian), Di Cesare (al 46' Glik), Ogbonna (al 46' Pratali), Zavagno (al 46' Rubin), Vives (al 46' Basha), Iori (al 46' Zanetti), Stevanovic (al 40' Oduamadi, al 77' Chiosa), Bianchi (al 46' Verdi), Antenucci (al 46' Suciu), Sgrigna (al 46' Guberti). A disposizione: . All.: Ventura.
Arbitro: Fabrizio di Udine.
Marcatori: Antenucci 6', 16', 31', Sgrigna 22', Oduamadi 41', 59', 72', Verdi 46', 47', Suciu 74', rig., 82', Guberti 88'
Torino's second fixture was much more competitive as they faced Feltrese from the Eccellenza (Sixth Division) but again recorded a comfortable 3-0 victory, with Mirco Antenucci and Nnamdi Oduamadi continuing their fine form by again getting on the scoresheet, along with Simone Verdi.
FELTRESE PREALPI - TORINO 0-3 (0-1)
Feltrese Prealpi: Sgrò, Marin, Giazzon, Ferrara, Fin, Moretti, Da Riz, Strapazzon, Crestan, Argenta, Bressan. All.: Marchetti.
Torino: Coppola (al 46' Morello), Darmian (al 46' D'Ambrosio), Glik (al 70' Chiosa), Ogbonna (al 46' Pratali), Rubin (al 46' Zavagno), Vives (al 46' Oduamadi), Iori (al 46' Suciu), Verdi (al 46' Basha), Ebagua (al 70' Zanetti), Bianchi (al 46' Antenucci), Guberti (al 46' Sgrigna). A disposizione: - All.: Ventura.
Arbitro: Zancanaro di Treviso.
Marcatori: Verdi 34', Antenucci 76', Oduamadi 85'.
In their third fixture of the Ritiro, Torino faced a step up in quality, as they took on Taranto from the Lega Pro. Torino were made to fight hard in this match, but did eventually come out on top with a 2-1 victory. Rolando Bianchi, whose future at the club is still uncertain, opening the scoring with his first goal of the pre season campaign. Taranto equalised in the second half, but just seven minutes later, Torino regained the lead via Giulio Ebagua.
TARANTO - TORINO 1-2 (0-1)
Taranto: Bremec (al 46' Barasso), Sosa (al 46' Cutrupi), Di Bari (al 46' Giordano), Prosperi (al 46' Colombini), Antonazzo (al 46' Garufo), Di Deo (al 46' Giorgino), Vicedomini (al 46' Rizzi), Sabatino (al 46' Sciaudone), Russo (al 46' Rantier), Guazzo (al 46' Girardi), Chiaretti (al 46' Karvonen). All.: Dionigi.
Torino: Coppola (al 46' Gomis), D'Ambrosio (al 46' Darmian), Di Cesare (al 46' Glik), Ogbonna (al 46' Pratali), Zavagno (al 46' Rubin), Stevanovic (al 46' Oduamadi), Iori (al 46' Suciu), Vives, Guberti (al 46' Verdi), Bianchi (al 46' Sgrigna), Antenucci (al 46' Ebagua). All.: Ventura.
Arbitro: Aversano di Treviso.
Marcatori: Bianchi 36' (To), Girardi 72' (Ta), Ebagua 79' (To)
Torino's final game in the Dolomites was their toughest test as they played Serie A side Fiorentina, in a match that was broadcast live on Italian television. The first half was a disappointing spectacle (even by pre season standards) and the match was only livened up when a tackle by Guiseppe Vives almost sparked a not so 'friendly' brawl between the two sides. Torino improved in the second half, with substitute Nnamdi Oduamadi looking particularly impressive on the Left Wing, but the match ended 0-0.
Fiorentina: Boric (al 46' Neto), De Silvestri (al 46' Romulo), Natali (al 65' Nastasic), Gamberini, Pasqual (all'80' Piccini), Behrami (al 65' Salifu), Montolivo (all'80' Agyei), Munari (al 46' Lazzari), Cerci (al 65' Marchionni), Gilardino (al 46' Babacar), Jovetic (al 65' Ljajic). All.: Mihajlovic.
Torino: Coppola (al 46' Morello), Darmian (al 46' D'Ambrosio), Di Cesare (al 46' Glik), Ogbonna (al 46' Pratali), Zavagno (al 46' Rubin), Vives (al 65' Suciu), Iori (al 65' Zanetti), Stevanovic (al 46' Verdi), Antenucci (al 46' Sgrigna), Bianchi (al 46' Ebagua), Guberti (al 46' Oduamadi) All.: Ventura