TORINO NEWS

Walter Mazzarri has apologised and taken the blame for Torino’s 2-1 defeat to Lecce. “Our performance missed the mark completely.”
Fabio Liverani claims attack is the best form of defence for Lecce after they held on to beat Torino 2-1.
Lecce survived a late VAR scare to stun Torino 2-1 away from home and pick up their first Serie A win for seven years.
Torino are without Nicolas Nkoulou against Lecce in Serie A this evening, while new signing Simone Verdi is a substitute.
Nicolas Nkoulou remains out of the squad and Simone Verdi is not yet ready for Torino’s Serie A match against Lecce this evening.
Angelo Ogbonna admits “I’m lucky to be here” after surviving a road accident 11 years ago but disagrees black players should avoid Italy.
Torino have brought Nicolas Nkoulou back from the cold after accepting the defender’s apology.
The referees for Serie A Week 3 are announced as Massimiliano Irrati will officiate the clash between Fiorentina and Juventus.
Antonio Conte is reportedly the highest-paid Coach in Serie A history on €11m per year at Inter, double the salary of second-placed Maurizio Sarri of Juventus.
Milan talent Gianluigi Donnarumma is the best performing goalkeeper in Europe’s top five leagues in 2019, with Torino’s Salvatore Sirigu in third place.
Torino President Urbano Cairo says ‘it’s time for Walter Mazzarri’s contract to be renewed’ and that fielding Italian players is ‘very important’ for Serie A clubs.
Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo is Serie A’s runaway highest earner on €31m a season, with Matthijs de Ligt and Romelu Lukaku already second and third.
Juventus spent €719m on transfer fees to assemble the squad, but Manchester City are the first club to surpass €1bn.
Armando Izzo admits he “didn’t expect to start” Italy’s Euro 2020 qualifier in Finland, but he hopes to “be back in future!”
Torino legend Ciccio Graziani maintains wantaway Nicolas Nkoulou should be “suspended for at least four years without pay.”
Torino are ready to offer Coach Walter Mazzarri a new contract holding him to the club until June 2023.
Lorenzo Pellegrini is expected to start for Italy against Teemu Pukki’s Finland in this evening’s Euro 2020 qualifier, with several defensive changes.
There are several potential changes for Italy in their Euro 2020 trip to Finland, including Lorenzo Pellegrini, Armando Izzo and Stephan El Shaarawy.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the fastest striker in Serie A this season, the Juventus star hitting peaks of 34.62km/h at the age of 34, behind only Kostas Manolas.
Ex-Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi has denied ever promising Nicolas Nkoulou a summer transfer.