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Italian Serie A

19th January 2014 - Kick off 14:00 Ref: Piero Giacomelli

Sassuolo Sassuolo vs Torino Torino


Torino 2

C Immobile (25)
M Brighi (48)

Torino take the victory

Last Updated: 19/01/14 5:27pm

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Ciro Immobile: On target for Torino

Ciro Immobile: On target for Torino

Ciro Immobile and Matteo Brighi were on the mark as Torino inflicted a 2-0 defeat on relegation-threatened Sassuolo, who were unable to build on their shock victory over AC Milan.

Sassuolo's 4-3 triumph over the seven-time European champions last Sunday ended a run of five successive defeats in league and cup but, rather than heralding a revival, it proved a false dawn as they slumped to another loss on Sunday.

Immobile opened the scoring in the 25th minute and Brighi added a second just after the break as Torino remained in seventh while leaving Sassuolo stuck in the bottom three.

That victory over Milan would have given Sassuolo a huge confidence boost and they began the better on Sunday with Jasmin Kurtic being denied by visiting goalkeeper Daniele Padelli before Raman Chibsah headed an Alessandro Longhi cross wide.

However, that bright start came to an end as they were hit by a clinical breakaway goal by Immobile, who stole possession on the halfway line, raced towards the area and then coolly dinked the ball over home keeper Gianluca Pegolo.

The hosts tried to respond before the break with efforts from Thomas Manfredini, Francesco Magnanelli and Domenico Berardi - the four-goal hero against Milan - but none of them were on target.

Berardi also tried his luck immediately after the restart but his shot went narrowly over, and within two minutes of that chance Torino had doubled their lead and Sassuolo were heading towards an 11th defeat of the campaign.

Pegolo got his finger tips to Alessio Cerci's curling shot from the right-hand side of the area but he could not get enough on the ball to take it away from danger, and Brighi slid in at the far post to turn the ball home.

Again Sassuolo attempted to fight back but the closest they came to getting on the scoresheet was Reto Ziegler's shot that was saved by Padelli.

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Italian Serie A

Italian Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 31 73
2 Lazio 31 58
3 Roma 30 57
4 Napoli 30 50
5 Sampdoria 31 50
6 Fiorentina 30 49
7 Genoa 30 44
8 Torino 30 43
9 AC Milan 30 42
10 Inter Milan 30 41
11 Palermo 30 38
12 Sassuolo 30 35
13 Chievo 30 35
14 Udinese 30 34
15 Empoli 30 33
16 Verona 30 33
17 Atalanta 30 29
18 Cesena 31 23
19 Cagliari 30 21
20 Parma 30 12