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Stadio Olimpico (ATT 25,824) 31st August 2014 - Kick off 19:45 Ref: D Doveri

Torino Torino vs Inter Milan Inter

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Vidic sees Red in Inter draw

Last Updated: 31/08/14 10:50pm

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Nemanja Vidic is given his marching orders

Nemanja Vidic is given his marching orders

Nemanja Vidic's Serie A debut ended prematurely as the former Manchester United defender was shown a red card in Inter Milan's 0-0 draw against Torino, who missed a penalty at the Stadio Olimpico.

Marcelo Larrondo was guilty of missing the best chance of the night from the penalty spot in the 19th minute of the battle between two of Italy's Europa League qualifiers.

Vidic then saw his debut come to an end just moments before the end as ironic applause earned him a second yellow card in stoppage time, meaning he will miss the Nerazzurri's clash with Sassoulo.

While Vidic was making his debut for Inter, there was no sign of Alessio Cerci in the Torino squad with the Italy international on the verge of joining Atletico Madrid - the Spanish champions having announced a deal was in place on Monday night.

Instead, Fabio Quagliarella led the Torino attack with Larrondo chosen ahead of Paulo Barreto to partner him.

It was Quagliarella who earned Torino a penalty when he went down in the area under the challenge of Vidic, and the referee pointed to the spot, even though he could maybe have let play continue with Larrondo well placed to score.

Perhaps upset not to have had the chance to put the ball away on that occasion, Larrondo convinced regular penalty taker Omar El Kaddouri to let him take the spot-kick, but he lacked conviction with his effort and Samir Handanovic pushed the ball behind.

Inter had to wait until early in the second half for their first real opening of the match with Hernanes and Mauro Icardi combining well, but Torino responded well with Larrondo and Quagliarella both going close.

Inter coach Walter Mazzarri sent Pablo Osvaldo on to boost his attack, but the former Southampton forward was unable to make an impact on the game.

That was instead what Vidic did, learning the hard way what not to do in Serie A as his ironic applause towards the officials earned him his second yellow card of the night and a walk of shame off the Stadio Olimpico pitch, just seconds before the rest of the two sides followed.

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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

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