Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Torino 3-1 Fiorentina

Torino maintained their 100% record as for the third time this season they came from behind to win, with an impressive 3-1 victory against Fiorentina.

Toro only made two changes from the team who beat Frosinone as Giuseppe Vives and Josef Martinez came in for Alessandro Gazzi and Maxi Lopez.

The Granata made a slow start and were behind early on once again, as Nikola Kalinic's header was initially saved by Daniele Padelli but the rebound found former Bolton defender Marcos Alonso who tapped in.

Alonso then risked the wrath of the Curva Maratona by imitating a bull fighter in his celebration, a gesture which was deemed to be provocative by the referee and the Spaniard received a yellow card for his troubles. To Alonso's credit, he immediately issued an apology and stated that he never intended to offend the Toro supporters.

The home side were outclassed by the visitors in the first half and chances were limited, although Ciprian Tatarusanu did tip a Fabio Quagliarella header over the bar.

With twenty minutes remaining the Granata finally scored their equaliser as Emiliano Moretti pounced in the area following a corner and found the net with an excellent left footed volley.

And incredibly, a minute later, Toro were in the lead as Bruno Peres found Fabio Quagliarella who calmly slid the ball past Tatarusanu from a tight angle.

The result was put beyond any doubt with thirteen minutes remaining when Daniele Baselli skipped past Borja Valero and fired the ball into the top corner from fully thirty yards.

This was an impressive result against a strong Fiorentina side, although Giampiero Ventura will be worried by Toro's defensive frailties which have seen them concede early on in each of their three fixtures this season.

Forza Toro

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