Torino vs. Parma: Final score 1-3 in a tale of two Sansones

Claudio Villa

Gianluca Sansone was sent off, Nicola Sansone scored, and Torino fell to pieces.

Another Sunday match, another red card in Serie A. Torino's Gianluca Sansone was sent off in the 53rd minute, beginning a downward spiral for the home side that ended with a 3-1 victory for Parma. The win, their second straight, sends the ducali flying up the table into 7th place.

With the way the match started, you'd have put your money on Torino bagging at least a point. Mattia Darmian, Riccardo Meggiorini and Sansone himself all had chances inside the first ten minutes. On the other end, Amauri forced Jean-Francois Gillet into a save, but didn't do so well with his second attempt: the Brazilian send the ball into the stands rather than the empty goal.

The granata orchestrated their own demise in the second half. Sansone, already on a yellow, found himself sent off after picking up a second yellow for diving. Torino managed to keep their composure for 20 minutes, however, determined to hang on for a draw.

But Parma substitute Nicola Sansone broke through the Torino defense to score the first goal in the 72nd minute. Amauri compounded the home side's humiliation just a minute later, heading on the ball from Marco Marchionni.

Parma's third came in the 88th minute. Torino's defense fell apart, making way for Jonathan Biabiany. He pulled the ball back from the byline, sliding it over for Aleandro Rosi to tap in from close range.

Torino got a consolation goal in added time, but you have to think it really was no consolation at all. Migjen Basha put away Alessio Cerci's cross for a goal that meant absolutely nothing.

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