Saturday April 6 2013
Pioli eager for Toro test

Bologna welcome Torino this evening and Stefano Pioli is looking beyond mere safety. “We’ve got to raise the bar.”

The Stadio Dall’Ara hosts the 19.45 UK time kick-off, click here for a match preview.

“These are two prestigious teams who have a lot of history behind them, but are also growing and improving today,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

“This game means a lot in terms of safety for both sides, because a win would bring us closer to that objective.

“We must do well to achieve it soon, because then we’ve got to raise the bar looking forward.”

Only one point separates the teams going into this game, as Bologna are on 36 and Torino 35.

“Torino are tough opponents, as they close down space and are good on the counter-attack, but we have to focus on getting points to continue our path.”

Marco Motta is suspended and Diego Perez injured, but Alessandro Diamanti returns from his one-match ban.