SERIE A MATCH REPORT

Serie A Week 36 - 8 May 2013 (19.45 UK)
Torino 0 - 0 Genoa
Stadio Olimpico

The point ultimately suited both teams in this relegation battle that turned into more of a truce through fear of mutual destruction.

This was a bitter relegation dogfight, as only one point separated them and they were on the edge of the drop zone. Toro had one point from the last six rounds, while Genoa were on two straight wins, even though Ruben Olivera and Damiano Ferronetti were sidelined.

The Rossoblu wore black armbands after a container ship crashed into the control tower in the port in Genoa, killing at least seven people last night.

Rolando Bianchi curled just wide from distance, but Alessio Cerci went off with a muscular problem in the second half.

Sebastien Frey smothered a dangerous Valter Birsa free kick at the second attempt and in stoppages Paulo Vitor Barreto’s screamer from a tight angle skimmed the crossbar.


Torino: Gillet; Darmian, Glik, Ogbonna, Rodriguez, D’Ambrosio (Birsa 54); Basha, Vives, Brighi; Cerci (Barreto 58), Bianchi (Meggiorini 65)
Genoa: Frey; Portanova, Manfredini, Moretti; Cassani (Granqvist 46), Kucka (Tozser 70), Matuzalem, Rigoni, Antonelli; Bertolacci; Borriello (Floro Flores 73)
Ref: Rocchi