Monday, 2 February 2015

Torino 5-1 Sampdoria

Torino won their third game in succession with a 5-1 victory over Sampdoria at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday afternoon.

Giampiero Ventura made just the two changes from the side who conquered Inter at the San Siro as Bruno Peres and Cesare Bovo came into the starting eleven.

Toro took the lead after only fifteen minutes, when Alexander Farnerud's corner caused havoc and allowed former Samp striker Fabio Quagliarella to volley home from close range. Toro were awarded a penalty fifteen minutes later, when Matías Silvestre hauled down Kamil Glik in the area.

The home side have had issues from the spot this season, but Fabio Quagliarella fired past Emiliano Viviano to double the Granata's lead.

Twenty minutes into the second half, the result was put beyond any doubt when Marco Benassi's cross found Quagliarella completed his hat trick with a fine strike into the bottom corner.

Substitute Amauri scored his first league goal for the club when he converted Bruno Peres' cross at the second attempt as Toro incredibly went 4-0 up. That lead lasted for only two minutes however, as Pedro Obiang scored arguably the goal of the game as he flicked in Lorenzo De Silvestri's low cross.

However, there was still time for Toro to score again as Bruno Peres added another solo effort to his highlight reel as the wing back beat a number of defenders before curling a shot into the corner of the net.

This was an impressive performance from Toro, arguably their best of the season, as they made it an eighth game without defeat. With Toro quietly rising up the table, an improvement on last season's 7th placed finish may not yet be out of the question.

Forza Toro

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