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Atleti Azzurri d'Italia (ATT 15,000) 30th September 2012 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Davide Massa

Atalanta Atalanta vs Torino Torino

Atalanta 1

G Denis (28)

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Torino 5

R Bianchi (pen 38, 76)
A Gazzi (62)
A Stevanovic (66)
D D'Ambrosio (73)

Torino enjoy big victory

Last Updated: 30/09/12 4:29pm

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Rolando Bianchi celebrates his goal for Torino.

Rolando Bianchi celebrates his goal for Torino.

Torino took full advantage of a spectacular collapse from Atalanta to claim their first away win of the Serie A season with a 5-1 success.

German Denis ensured a steady start for the hosts before Rolando Bianchi equalised from the penalty spot before half-time.

Alessandro Gazzi, Alen Stefanovic and Danilo D'Ambrosio all notched after the break, Bianchi completing the rout with his fourth goal of the season to lift promoted Torino up to sixth place.

It appeared that the first half would belong to the Bergamo side as Denis tested Jean-Francois Gillet with a fierce shot within 10 minutes.

Andrea Consigli did well to keep out a daisy-cutter from Gazzi at the other end but Atalanta soon managed to take the lead their early verve merited.

In the 28th minute, Denis danced on to a cute pass from Riccardo Cazzola to twist his body and comfortably beat Gillet.

Having dominated for much of the early exchanges, and unaware of what was to follow, Atalanta might have felt aggrieved when Torino equalised 10 minutes later.

Giacomo Bonaventura was pulled up for handball in the hosts' penalty box and Bianchi duly obliged from the spot.

Thomas Manfredini was withdrawn through injury shortly before the break but Colantuono was satisfied with his defence's efforts.

That would all change over the course of a torrid second period, though, as Torino systematically and brutally dismantled their opponents.

Angelo Ogbonna cleared the danger when Gillet mishit a clearance to Atalanta's Cristian Raimondi, with Giuseppe De Luca seeing his goal ruled offside, but the 45 minutes belonged to the visitors.

Gazzi nudged Giampiero Ventura's men into the lead as he beat Consigli from a corner in the 63rd minute.

Stefanovic rifled the ball home from distance three minutes later, following good work from Alessio Cerci, and Torino made it 4-1 in the 73rd minute.

With Atalanta's defence still in tatters, D'Ambrosio gratefully nodded past a stranded Consigli.

Bianchi completed Atalanta's humiliation only three minutes later, the home back line nowhere to be seen as the former Manchester City striker found the back of the net with a low drive.

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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 34 90
2 Roma 34 82
3 Napoli 34 68
4 Fiorentina 34 58
5 Inter Milan 34 56
6 Parma 34 51
7 AC Milan 34 51
8 Torino 34 49
9 Verona 34 49
10 Lazio 34 49
11 Atalanta 34 46
12 Sampdoria 34 41
13 Udinese 34 39
14 Genoa 34 39
15 Cagliari 34 36
16 Chievo 34 30
17 Sassuolo 34 28
18 Bologna 34 28
19 Livorno 34 25
20 Catania 34 23