21.02.2014 17:32 - in: Serie A S

    Torino in the spotlight

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    A string of positive away results accompanies Juve’s Derby della Mole opponents into the fixture, the latest of which being an eye-catching 3-1 win over this season’s surprise package Hellas Verona

    Away form

    Although the Granata won’t make a shorter journey this season than their away trip to take on the Bianconeri, the cauldron they’ll enter at Juventus Stadium will be one of the most feisty.

    But they will no doubt take confidence from a particularly strong recent run of form on the road: Torino’s last three Serie A away games have produced a 2-0 win over Sassuolo, a solid 1-1 draw away at Clarence Seedorf’s Milan and most recently an impressive 3-1 victory against Hellas Verona at the Bentegodi.  

    Overall, Giampiero Ventura’s men approach the fixture with a perfectly symmetrical away record of four wins, four draws and four defeats, having netted 18 goals in the process.

    Last away match: Hellas Verona 1-3 Torino, Monday 17 February

    On Monday evening, Torino became the first team in the league this season to go on to beat the Gialloblu at the Bentegodi having previously gone behind.

    Once Luca Toni had dispatched a penalty, the hosts looked on course to chalk up another win at the ground that has been a difficult place to visit this season, not least for the Bianconeri.

    But then the Granata fightback began as Ciro Immobile was sent clean through and blasted the ball off-balance through the gap at Rafael’s near post.

    The next goal was an even sweeter strike, an Alessio Cerci rocket that curled beyond the reach of the Verona goalkeeper.

    Omar El Kaddouri’s third, the icing on the cake as the visitors ran away with it, didn’t quite have same power but still found its way into the corner from a very similar position.

    The success has taken Torino to seventh position in the Serie A table, neck and neck on 36 points with Verona and Parma.

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