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Friday August 23 2019
Cairo issues Torino warning?

Urbano Cairo has appeared to warn that Torino will be forced to make sales if they do not qualify for the Europa League group stage.

Torino lost 3-2 at home in the first leg of their Europa League playoff with Wolves on Thursday night, and the club’s President refused to comment on Walter Mazzarri’s defensive view of the match.

“I don’t want to go into details and technical things, that’s for the Coach,” Cairo after the game.

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Friday August 23 2019
Toro mental gap with Wolves

Torino showed against Wolverhampton Wanderers that they lack the mentality at Europa League level, argues Vilizar Yakimov.

Ever since the draw decided paired Torino with Wolverhampton in the final round of the Europa League qualifications, it became clear that the Granata would have a tough time against Nuno Espirito Santo’s men.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Nuno: 'Torino tie far from over'

Wolves Coach Nuno Espirito Santo warns “it is far from being over” after their 3-2 victory away to Torino in the Europa League play-off.

The second leg will be at Molineux next Thursday to decide who goes into the group phase and it had seemed dead and buried until a late Andrea Belotti penalty.

"It is a close tie. It is not over, far from being over. We have to take on a very tough team,” said Nuno in his Press conference.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Mazzarri: 'Torino didn't deserve to lose'

Walter Mazzarri insists Torino “didn’t deserve to lose and dominated possession” against Wolves, but “we can still do it” in the Europa League play-off.

The Granata have a huge task ahead of them to turn this around after a 3-2 home defeat, as the second leg of this play-off is at Molineaux next Thursday.

It had seemed practically impossible at 3-1, but a late Andrea Belotti penalty left some hope.

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Thursday August 22 2019
EL: Torino lose Wolves thriller

Torino have a mountain to climb in the Europa League play-offs after their 3-2 first leg home defeat to Wolverhampton Wanderers.

This was the first leg in the play-offs to reach the Europa League group phase, after both went through two preliminary rounds. The decider will be at Molineaux on August 29 and a last-gasp Andrea Belotti penalty gives some hope.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Cairo: 'Torino could've had Ribery'

Torino President Urbano Cairo prepares for the Europa League showdown with Wolves, but claims “we could’ve signed Franck Ribery if we wanted to.”

The first leg of the Europa League play-off is tonight at 20.00 UK time, click here for the line-ups.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Zaza: 'Wolves are a bit strange'

Simone Zaza admits he’s turned over a new leaf at Torino this season and called Wolverhampton Wanderers “a bit strange for an English club.”

The first leg of the Europa League play-off is tonight at 20.00 UK time, click here for the line-ups.

“We all know Wolverhampton are a strong team, they are a bit strange for an English club, as they have so many Portuguese and Spanish players,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Line-ups: Torino v Wolves

Andrea Belotti and Simone Zaza lead the way as Torino host Patrick Cutrone’s Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Europa League play-off.

The first leg kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino at 20.00 UK time.

It is almost a complete sell-out for this match, including approximately 1,500 travelling Wolves supporters.

This represents the final hurdle on the way to the Europa League proper, having gone through two preliminary rounds against Debrecen (7-1 agg) and Shakhtyor Soligorsk (6-1 agg).

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Thursday August 22 2019
Probable line-ups: Torino-Wolves

Torino are expected to go with Simone Zaza and Andrea Belotti in a two-pronged attack against Wolverhampton Wanderers this evening.

A full house is set to dawn on the Olimpico Grande Torino this evening as the Granata prepare to witness their first serious European match since the last-16 clash with Zenit St Petersburg in 2015. 

However, Walter Mazzarri is likely to ring the changes in midfield, with Alex Berenguer and Daniele Baselli set to come in for Tomas Rincon and Sasa Lukic.

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Thursday August 22 2019
Portuguese ref for Torino-Wolves

Portuguese official Artur Soares Dias has been confirmed as the referee for Torino’s Europa League playoff first leg against Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Soares Dias is a UEFA elite referee and oversaw Inter’s 4-0 win against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League last season.

However, a Portuguese referee has caused Tuttosport ‘a great deal of agitation’ due to Wolves’ extensive links with the country.

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