Friday, 11 January 2013

Torino V Siena Preview

Despite needing a number of players to improve the team, Torino have been surprisingly quiet since the transfer window re-opened - so the Granata fans will have to rely on the current squad to secure a vital three points against bottom of the table Siena.

However, the Toro squad is somewhat depleted, as five members of the first team are suspended - including key defenders Matteo Darmian and Kamil Glik. With Angelo Ogbonna also out through injury, the Granata defence looks particularly vulnerable, and forgotten man Pablo Caceres may even make his first start for the club at left back.

Siena are currently bottom of the league, but had they not been deducted six points at the start of the season - they would have been out of the relegation zone, and that therefore makes the recent sacking of coach Serse Cosmi seem somewhat harsh. The Tuscan side have had a similar problem to Torino, in that their main striker - Emanuele CalaiĆ² (who has now left to sign for Napoli) - has scored the majority of their goals (four), and that no other player has scored more than twice. This is also the case with Toro, although their main striker - Rolando Bianchi has scored six times this season.

Torino 1-1 Siena


  1. 2-0 to us, somehow.

  2. CalaiĆ² has gone to Napoli for €2.5m. Not us, surprise.

  3. Cheers - knew he was in talks with Napoli, wasn't sure it had gone through yet. I've slyly updated it.