Sunday, 18 September 2011

Torino V Brescia Preview

For the second consecutive week, Torino have to wait until Monday night to play their match, as they face high flying Brescia at the Stadio Olimpico.

The game against Brescia promises to be a tough one, as like Toro, they find themselves near the top of the Serie B table with 10 points from their opening four games.

After last Monday's last second victory against Vicenza, confidence in the Torino camp will undoubtedly be high. However, Toro were dealt a massive blow in mid week after Stefano Guberti injured his cruciate ligament in training, and the winger is expected to be out of action for at least six months. Fellow wingers Biagio Pagano and Juan Surraco have been included in the squad for the first time this season, however as both players are recovering from injuries, question marks remain regarding whether the players are match fit to play any part in the match.

The last time these two sides met was in the 2010 Serie B playoff final, and it was Brescia who emerged victorious over two legs to gain promotion to Serie A. Both of those games were fiery and controversial encounters, especially the first leg where Toro had a goal disallowed in the last minute, and Rolando Bianchi was continual provoked by the Brescia players throughout the match.

This video below gives a taster of what type of "defending" Brescia employed in order to try and stop Bianchi, and one wonders whether il capitano may have revenge on his mind on Monday night.

Forza Torino

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