Saturday, 13 August 2016

Torino v Pro Vercelli Preview

Torino will face Serie B side Pro Vercelli on Saturday evening in the Coppa Italia third round, in what will be Sinisa Mihajlovic's first competitive fixture in charge of the Granata.

There has been some controversy ahead of this game, as despite Mihajlovic stating that fellow Serbian Nikola Maksimovic would start the match, he was later not included in the squad. This has fuelled rumours that he could now be on his way to Napoli.

New signings Adem Ljajic, Lucas Boye, Sasa Lukic and Panagiotis Tachtsidis have all been included in the squad, as has Swedish midfielder Samuel Gustafson who only joined the club on Tuesday.

Pro Vercelli, who have been Italian champions on seven occasions - the last of which in 1921/22 - are coached by former Toro player and Primavera coach Moreno Longo. Longo has used these links with the Granata to sign youngsters Andrea Zaccagno and Claudio Morra on loan, whilst former Toro striker Dominque Malonga is also in their current squad.

Torino 2-0 Pro Vercelli

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