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Friday September 22 2017
The Torino Project

Far from just a selling club, Torino have become a sporting and business model to follow, writes Greg Murray.

With the Derby Della Mole approaching, all eyes are on joint league leaders, and perennial winners, Juventus. However, across the other side of town, away from the headlines, the Old Lady’s weekend rivals Torino have been steadily building a team capable of bettering the draw they achieved in last year’s fixture. You can bet on their chances of upsetting the Bianconeri using the Paddy Power promotion code.

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Tuesday September 19 2017
Iago Falque in car crash

Torino striker Iago Falque is fortunately unhurt after crashing his car in Turin today, but the other driver has minor injuries.

The former Roma and Genoa forward saw his Porsche Cayenne smash into a Fiat Panda in Corso Galileo Ferraris, in the centre of Turin.

Iago Falque is unhurt, though his vehicle was totalled.

The driver of the Panda was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Toro play Udinese tomorrow evening in Serie A, but are without injured Afriyie Acquah, Joel Obi, Antonio Barreca and Kevin Bonifazi.

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Monday September 11 2017
Falque: If Toro sort out defence…

Iago Falque believes Torino will have a good season “if we can do well at the back” after his last-gasp winner at Benevento.

Falque’s injury-time finish sealed a 1-0 win for Torino to push them up to fifth in Serie A, but the winger was more enthused with the Granata recording their second clean sheet in three games.

“Benevento had a good game, these matches are tough,” he told Torino Channel.

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Sunday September 10 2017
Last-gasp Toro take Benevento

Torino rode their luck on several occasions and thanked Salvatore Sirigu, but stunned Benevento in stoppages with Iago Falque.

Salvatore Sirigu was the busier of the two goalkeepers at the Stadio Vigorito.

However, while the hosts wasted several promising counter-attacks and scoring opportunities, the Granata forwards were more clinical.

Deep into injury time, Adem Ljajic sent Iago Falque clear with an inspired assist for the 1-0 victory.

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Saturday September 9 2017
'Milan wanted Belotti in Niang deal'

Torino director Gianluca Petrachi confirms Milan tried to use M’Baye Niang as a bargaining chip for Andrea Belotti, “but the offer was unsuitable.”

The two clubs did eventually do business, Niang joining the Granata on transfer deadline day after weeks of tense negotiations.

“It was a bit of a soap opera,” confessed Petrachi on Torino Channel.

“He always wanted to join us, partly because of the bond he has with Sinisa Mihajlovic, and he even turned down an offer from Sampdoria.

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Sunday August 27 2017
‘Belotti often scores those’

Andrea Belotti’s Torino teammate Iago Falque is not surprised by the quality of his goal this afternoon.

The Granata frontman scored a sensational bicycle kick during today’s convincing 3-0 Serie A victory over Sassuolo.

However, Spaniard Falque says that such is the quality of the Italy forward that strikes like today’s are to be expected from him.

“He often scores these goals in training,” Falque commented. “It was a fantastic goal.”

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Tuesday May 30 2017
Games of the Season: Napoli 5-3 Torino

Week 17 saw Dries Mertens score four times, as Napoli came out on top in an eight goal thriller with Torino.

The Partenopei were looking to go above Milan into third, but were missing both Arkadiusz Milik and Kalidou Koulibaly.

It didn’t take long for Maurizio Sarri’s side to hit the front, as Mertens drilled the ball through a crowd of players after being set-up by Jose Callejon.

The little Belgian then won a penalty, having been floored by Antonio Barreca, and he stepped up to send Joe Hart the wrong way.

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Tuesday April 11 2017
Falque: ‘Come on Barca!’

Former Juventus and Barcelona winger Iago Falque is supporting the Blaugrana in tonight’s match.

The 27-year-old joined the Bianconeri from the Barça youth system in 2008, but failed to make the grade at either club and now represents Torino.

“Whenever a Spanish team is playing I always cheer for them, especially as Juve are our biggest rival,” Falque told Radio Onda Cero.

“I’ve made my career in Italy, I grew up here. Now I want to return to Europe with Toro.

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Friday March 31 2017
Torino target El Shaarawy

Torino are said to be considering a bid for Roma and Italian international winger Stephan El Shaarawy.

The Egyptian has suffered from a lack of playing time under Coach Luciano Spalletti, having only made 13 Serie A starts this term.

The two sides enjoy a good relationship, with Iago Falque and Adem Ljajic already having made the move from Rome to Turin.

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Friday March 17 2017
Falque: 'Belotti better than Icardi'

My teammate Andrea Belotti is 'better than Mauro Icardi', insists Torino winger Iago Falque.

Torino face Icardi's Inter on Saturday at 17:00 GMT, click here for a preview.

After revealing his thoughts on the passion of supporters in Italy over his native Spain, Falque went on to talk about those who have helped him through his varied career.

But which Coach has helped the most?

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