Spezia Calcio – Torino – Spezia Calcio secure all 3 points, after a win at the Stadio Alberto Picco

Home win for Spezia as Torino are unable to find the winning formula on Saturday
Spezia Calcio vs. Torino
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Spezia Calcio stunt Torino 4-1 on Saturday at the Stadio Alberto Picco. Spezia were looking for a victory following a disappointing 2-2 draw with Sampdoria in their previous game whilst Torino were beaten 7-0 in the previous match against AC Milan. Following today’s result, Spezia and Torino currently occupy 15th and 17th spots in the table, with 38 points and 35 points respectively after 37 matches.

The first half of the game started well for Spezia, with Riccardo Saponara opening the rout at the 19 minute mark. Spezia then netted once more and increased their lead thanks to a penalty goal from M’bala Nzola just before half-time, to take a 2-0 lead into half time.

The Bull staged a comeback in the second half, with a goal from Andrea Belotti, 55 minutes in. However, Spezia increased their advantage with another M’bala Nzola goal at the 74 minute mark to make it 3-1. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Martin Erlic, 84 minutes in with a final score of 4-1.

For Spezia, Leo Sena, Diego Farias, Nahuel Estevez and Martin Erlic, came on for Matteo Ricci, Kevin Agudelo, Tommaso Pobega and Riccardo Saponara. Torino replaced Simone Verdi, Wilfried Stephane Singo, Simone Zaza, Alessandro Buongiorno and Daniele Baselli with Mergim Vojvoda, Armando Izzo, Antonio Sanabria, Sasa Lukic and Tomas Rincon.

There were bookings for Kevin Agudelo, Tommaso Pobega and Diego Farias from Spezia. For Torino, Mergim Vojvoda, Tomas Rincon, Alessandro Buongiorno, Bremer and Simone Verdi saw yellow.

Spezia next face Roma and Torino are at home to Benevento.

Technical card:
Spezia Calcio: Jeroen Zoet, Salva Ferrer, Claudio Terzi, Ardian Ismajli, Riccardo Marchizza, Tommaso Pobega (Nahuel Estevez, min.69), Matteo Ricci (Leo Sena, min.57), Giulio Maggiore, Riccardo Saponara (Martin Erlic, min.77), M’bala Nzola and Kevin Agudelo (Diego Farias, min.58)
Torino: Salvatore Sirigu, Armando Izzo (Wilfried Stephane Singo, min.55), Bremer, Nicolas N`Koulou, Mergim Vojvoda (Simone Verdi, min.46), Sasa Lukic (Alessandro Buongiorno, min.63), Rolando Mandragora, Tomas Rincon (Daniele Baselli, min.78), Cristian Ansaldi, Antonio Sanabria (Simone Zaza, min.63) and Andrea Belotti
Stadium: the Stadio Alberto Picco
Goals: Riccardo Saponara (1-0, min. 19), M’bala Nzola (2-0, min. 42), Andrea Belotti (2-1, min. 55), M’bala Nzola (3-1, min. 74) and Martin Erlic (4-1, min. 84)

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