Torino left-back Cristian Molinaro is facing as long as six months out after damaging the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee against Empoli.
Torino’s Cristian Molinaro will undergo testing to determine the extent of a knee injury sustained on Sunday.
Join us for a full day of Serie A action, running from Udinese-Chievo through Torino-Empoli, Sassuolo-Genoa, the Derby d’Italia Inter v Juventus and Fiorentina-Roma.
Empoli boss Giovanni Martusciello was pleased with his side’s performance in their goalless draw at Torino.
Sassuolo continue to soar and end Genoa’s perfect start, Marco Borriello sank Atalanta at Cagliari and Crotone earned their first Serie A point.
It is reported that Maxi Lopez has seven weeks to lose seven kilos or he will be fined by Torino.
It’s the Derby d’Italia between bitter rivals Inter and Juventus, while Fiorentina v Roma and Sassuolo-Genoa also promise fireworks.
Andrea Belotti is back for Torino after his injury, but Maxi Lopez is left out after Coach Sinisa Mihajlovic ranted about his weight.
Sinisa Mihajlovic blasted Torino striker Maxi Lopez. “He’s injured because he’s overweight. It’s like he’s carrying a washing machine.”
Empoli Coach Giovanni Martusciello called for “the right mentality against a Torino side that has become much more attacking.”
Joe Hart came to Serie A, but his Torino teammate Andrea Belotti is courted by Premier League clubs Arsenal and Liverpool.
There are some very big games this weekend, including the vicious Derby d’Italia Inter-Juventus, Fiorentina-Roma rivalry, Napoli-Bologna and a fascinating Sassuolo-Genoa.
Gianluca Petrachi admits Press leaks would have scuppered Torino’s deal for Joe Hart, although the goalkeeper had already given the club “his word”.
Urbano Cairo admits the prospect of “fresh attention to Torino” partly contributed to Joe Hart’s arrival as the goalkeeper presented “a very important opportunity”.
The agent of Napoli midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini has explained how “we angered” Torino and rejected interest from Chinese clubs.
Joe Hart hits back at Graeme Souness “I don’t care what people say, I’m happy to be at Torino”.
Joe Hart says he’s “at Torino to improve” and “doesn’t understand” why more English goalkeepers don’t move to Serie A.
Torino goalkeeper Joe Hart admits “there are differences” between Serie A and the Premier League.
Empoli sporting director Marcello Carli reveals Torino tried to sign Riccardo Saponara this summer.
Torino President Urbano Cairo insists Joe Hart remains “a great goalkeeper” as his mistake against Atalanta was a case of “bad luck”.