Monday, 27 August 2012

Siena 0-0 Torino

Torino opened the new Serie A season with an uneventful goalless draw at Siena, a result that immediately cancels out the 1 point deduction given to the Granata before the campaign started.

Giampiero Ventura lined his team up in a 4-3-3 formation, with Giuseppe Vives joining new signings Matteo Brighi and Alessandro Gazzi in midfield. Captain Rolando Bianchi led the line up front, alongside familiar faces Alen Stevanovic and Riccardo Meggiorini.
football formations
Torino dominated possession in the early stages, and Riccardo Meggiorini had a half chance in the opening five minutes, but he dragged his shot wide of the post. With chances few and far between, the next opportunity arrived five minutes before half time, but Rolando Bianchi's low shot was tipped round the post by home keeper Gianluca Pegolo.

Torino's captain had another great chance at the beginning of the second half when Matteo Brighi's floated cross found him unmarked in the area, but Bianchi's header went well wide of the target. At the other end, Siena came agonisingly close to opening the scoring, but Gaetano D'Agostino's free kick rattled off the crossbar.

New acquisition Mario Santana made a positive impact after coming off the bench, and good work from him allowed Riccardo Meggiorini to get a shot at goal, but once again it was off target.

A draw was probably a fair result as although Torino dominated possession, they did not create enough clear cut-chances to deserve a victory. However, it was a reasonable start to their Serie A return, and they will certainly be looking for all three points at home to Pescara next week.

Forza Torino

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately not the 3 points we were hoping for, but at least we start with a clean sheet now. I was hoping to see a glimp of Sansone or Diop in the second half, but Sanatana wasn´t a bad surprise either.
    Saturday Pescara at home, I think that´s going to be a great match for the Torino fans :).