Wednesday August 15 2012
Fiorentina, Torino and Catania tests

Fiorentina, Catania and Torino all secured confidence-boosting friendly wins in the lead-up to the season.

The Viola ran out with a 3-0 victory over Viareggio in the Sauro Iacopini memorial tournament.

Adem Ljajic continued his strong summer form with the opener from a free kick, followed by Haris Seferovic’s header and Andrea Lazzari thumping a screamer into the top corner.

New buys David Pizarro and Borja Valero combined well in midfield, though Alberto Aquilani was away on international duty.

Elsewhere, Torino beat local side Cheraschese 7-0 with Riccardo Meggiorini, Rolando Bianchi, Valerio Di Cesare, Simone Verdi, Giuseppe Vives and an Abou Diop brace on target.

Catania thrashed Taormina 10-1, although they had surprisingly gone behind early on.

The Elefantini turned it all around with Mirko Antenucci netting five goals by himself. Amidu Salifu, Adrian Ricchiuti, Nicolas Spolli, Sergio Almiron and Gonzalo Bergessio rounded out the result.