Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Torino 4-1 Pescara

Despite going a goal behind, Torino progressed to the next round of the Coppa Italia after an impressive 4-1 victory against Pescara on Sunday evening.

Danilo Avelar, Afriyie Acquah and Daniele Baselli all made debuts for the Granata, whilst Maxi Lopez partnered Fabio Quagliarella upfront.

Visitors Pescara made a bright start, but took the lead in fortuitous circumstances when Michele Fornasier's header hit the post and then Toro keeper Salvador Ichazo before finding the back of the net.

However, Torino were level ten minutes later, with Daniele Baselli scoring a debut goal after a great assist from Fabio Quagliarella.

And it only took five more minutes for Toro to take the lead, and once again it was another new signing as Afriyie Acquah finished calmly despite his initial shot being blocked by the Pescara defender.

Midway through the second half, Torino added a third goal after a clever set piece routine allowed Maxi Lopez to tap home after Vincenzo Fiorillo could only parry Quagliarella's cross.

Venezuelan striker Josef Martinez was only on the pitch for a matter of seconds before he added a fourth goal with a fine individual effort.

Torino will now face either Catania or Cesena in the next round, and if they get through that game, they will face a tie against holders Juventus in the last 16.

Forza Toro

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