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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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Italy Serie A

Italy Serie A
Pos Team P Pts
1 Juventus 33 87
2 Roma 33 79
3 Napoli 33 67
4 Fiorentina 33 58
5 Inter Milan 33 53
6 Parma 33 51
7 Torino 33 48
8 AC Milan 33 48
9 Lazio 33 48
10 Verona 33 46
11 Atalanta 33 46
12 Sampdoria 33 41
13 Genoa 33 39
14 Udinese 33 38
15 Cagliari 33 33
16 Chievo 33 30
17 Bologna 33 28
18 Livorno 33 25
19 Sassuolo 33 25
20 Catania 33 20