Monday, 19 August 2013

Torino 1-2 Pescara

Torino were dumped out of the Coppa Italia after a disappointing 2-1 home defeat against Serie B side Pescara on Saturday evening.

The Granata included six debutants in their starting line up, as Daniele Padelli, Emiliano Moretti, Alexander Farnerud, Nicola Bellomo, Ciro Immobile and Marcelo Larrondo made their first competitive appearances for the club.

Argentine striker Larrondo almost gave Toro the lead in the first half, but he was unable to convert captain Kamil Glik's low cross. Just a minute into the second half, Pescara took the lead as Riccardo Maniero waltzed past Guillermo Rodriguez before rounding Daniele Padelli to score - although Emilliano Moretti would have been disappointed not to clear the ball off the line.

However, Torino were level less than ten minutes later when Larrondo fed his striker partner Immobile and he showed great composure to score against his former side. But Pescara only needed five minutes to regain the lead as Antonino Ragusa scored from outside the area with a powerful shot.

Substitutes Alessio Cerci and Migjen Basha both had half chances to take the game to extra time, but they couldn't convert them to spare Toro's blushes.

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