Torino made the ideal start to the new season, as goals from Matteo Brighi and Alessio Cerci gave them a 2-0 victory over Sassuolo on Sunday evening.
As expected the Granata lined up in a 3-5-2 formation, although there were a few surprises in Giampiero Ventura's line up as both Giuseppe Vives and Alexander Farnerud started in midfield.
Ciro Immobile showed some early signs of what Torino fans should expect from their new striker, as he ran from the half way line before shooting straight into the arms of away keeper Antonio Rosati. At the other end, new Toro stopper Daniele Padelli was tested by Sassuolo striker Simone Zaza.
Five minutes before half time, Toro took the lead when Immobile intellingently played the ball back to the edge of the area, and that allowed Matteo Brighi to drill home into the corner of the net.
The impressive Giuseppe Vives came narrowly close to doubling Torino's lead in the second half, but his long range effort went wide of the post. However, Toro didn't have to wait long to extend their lead, as just after the hour mark Alessio Cerci opened his account for the season as he scored a trademark 'Cerci' goal by cutting in on his left foot before curling a shot into the bottom corner.
Simone Zaza and Leonardo Pavoletti both had half chances to score a consolation side for Sassuolo, but it was infact Ciro Immobile who came closest to scoring a third goal as he hit the post from an acute angle.
Whilst this may have only been a victory against a newly promoted side, Torino showed a number of positive signs in this match, and although next Sunday's match at Atalanta will be a much tougher test - it is always good to start the season with three points.