Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Catania 1-2 Torino

Torino scored two goals in the last ten minutes to claim a deserved victory against relegation-threatened Catania on Sunday afternoon.

Panagiotis Tachtsidis was surprisingly preferred to Giuseppe Vives in midfield, but both Emiliano Moretti and Ciro Immobile were available again after suspension.

The home side took the lead after only two minutes, when an untimely slip from Emiliano Morett allowed Gonzalo Bergessio through to score. In a uneventful half, the only other piece of meaningful action occurred on the stroke of half time when Nikola Maksimovic mysteriously had a goal disallowed for an apparent foul by Alessio Cerci.

Toro thought they had an equaliser mid-way through the second half, but Kamil Glik was somehow denied at close range by Mariano Andujar. Alessio Cerci excited the away fans with another trademark run, but his finish was disappointing.

However, Torino finally got their equalised after Omar El Kaddouri's run and pass found substitute Alexander Farnerud in space, and the Swede finished calmly into the bottom corner. And just four minutes afterwards Toro scored a winning goal, when Riccado Meggiorini's flick on found Ciro Immobile whose shot found the corner of the net, with the aid of a deflection.

Catania had an outstanding chance to rescue a point in the dying moments, but Mariano Izco's free header was saved in sensational fashion by Daniele Padelli.

Forza Toro!

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