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

Sassuolo Sassuolo vs Torino Torino

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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 28 67
2 Roma 28 53
3 Lazio 28 52
4 Sampdoria 28 48
5 Napoli 28 47
6 Fiorentina 28 46
7 Torino 28 39
8 AC Milan 28 38
9 Genoa 27 37
10 Inter Milan 28 37
11 Palermo 28 35
12 Udinese 27 33
13 Empoli 28 33
14 Sassuolo 28 32
15 Chievo 28 32
16 Verona 28 32
17 Atalanta 28 26
18 Cagliari 28 21
19 Cesena 28 21
20 Parma 26 9