Monday, 31 March 2014

Torino 2-1 Cagliari

Despite the absence of key players Emiliano Moretti and Ciro Immobile, Torino clinched a 2-1 victory over Cagliari on Sunday afternoon.

As expected Riccardo Meggiorini replaced Immobile, however Migjen Basha was suprisingly chosen in place of Moretti, with Nikola Maksimovic reverting to centre back.

Cagliari striker Nene had the first real chance of the game, but after turning Maksimovic, the Brazilian striker blazed over the bar. At the other end, Riccardo Meggiorni came close to scoring his first goal of the season but his effort went wide of the post.

On the stroke of half time, Torino took the lead as Alessio Cerci's teasing cross was met with a diving header from Omar El Kaddouri who scored his fourth goal of the season.

Meggiorini came close to extending Toro's lead with a left footed effort from distance, but his striker was tipped round the post by Vlada Avramov.

With 20 minutes left, the Granata did double their lead when Giuseppe Vives' through ball found Alessio Cerci in space and the Italian international calmy side footed the ball past Avramov.

Torino had a nervy last ten minutes to contend with when Nene's poweful header beat Padelli, but Toro were able to hold on to clinch a crucial victory.

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