Friday, 1 February 2013

Torino V Sampdoria Preview

Torino will look to continue their impressive start to 2013 when they face in-form Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico on Saturday evening.

New signings Jonathas and Ferdinando Coppola have been included in the Toro squad for the first time, but Belgian duo Dolly Menga and Nathan Kabasele miss out. Rolando Bianchi is again expected to start on the bench given the impressive form of Riccardo Meggiorini, which means Danilo D'Ambrosio should continue as captain.

Defender Angelo Ogbonna is close to recovering from his injury, and will play with the Torino Primavera side this weekend in order to improve his match sharpness.

Sampdoria have enjoyed an upturn in fortunes since the arrival of new coach Delio Rossi, and the last time they were in Turin, they incredibly beat Juventus 2-1 - despite only having ten men. I Blucerchiati come into this match off the back of a impressive 6-0 victory over Pescara, with Argentine striker Mauro Icardi scoring four times.

Torino 1-1 Sampdoria

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