Sunday December 16 2012
Ventura on Genoa dogfight

Giampiero Ventura realises it is “a delicate duel with Genoa” this afternoon, as Torino try not to get sucked back into the relegation zone.

Going into this weekend, Toro are on 15 points and Genoa 12, although that does include a one-point penalty for the Granata.

“It is going to be a delicate duel with Genoa, but we are confident that we can go to Marassi and play our game,” said the Coach.

“We earned just one point from the terrifying run of fixtures against Roma, Fiorentina, Milan and Juventus.

“This game is going to be a tricky one for us, but a hugely important one for Genoa. Our position in the table had been really good, so it’s a shame we were unable to beat Fiorentina.”

Angelo Ogbonna is out until the New Year after hernia surgery, but Alessio Cerci is included despite reports of a blazing row with Coach Ventura last week.

Torino squad for Genoa: Bakic, Basha, Bianchi, Birsa, Brighi, Caceres, Cerci, D’Ambrosio, Darmian, Di Cesare, Gazzi, Gillet, Glik, Gomis, Masiello, Meggiorini, Rodriguez, Sansone, Santana, Sgrigna, Vives

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