Viareggio Cup 2013: Day 5 Round-Up – Impressive Torino sail into next round, but Sampdoria fall to Argentinians
Torino continued their impressive goalscoring form with a 3-0 win over Deportes Concepcion to top Group 3 and advance to the next round of the competition.
The Granata won thanks to two penalties, one from Da Silva and the other from Giorgio Fumana.
Sampdoria did not mange to make it into the next round after they were beaten 3-1 by Argentinian side All Boys. The Blucerchiati were disappointing in attack and ultimately paid for this lack of efficiency.
Belgian side Anderlecht topped Group 4 and secured qualification with a 2-0 win over Reggina.
But the biggest surprise of the tournament so fat is Virtus Entella, who went through as one of the best second placed sides behind Inter in Group 2.
The Nerazzurri defeated Australian side Melbourne Phoenix 3-0 and, along with Torino, didn’t concede in the group stages of the tournament.
Juventus, who had already qualified drew 0-0 with Australians A.P.I.A Leichhardt. The Bianconeri laid siege to their opponents goal, but the tactics of having nine men behind the ball bore fruit.
It was similar to a performance from Leichhardt who also played in an ultra defensive manner to win a point against Juve.
Genoa, who started the tournament badly, advanced into the next round thanks to two consecutive victories. Parma joined them from Group 5 as another of the best second placed sides, and had Alberto Cerri to thank as it was his goal which proved decisive.
Norte America looked set for the next round, but Rappresentativa Serie D came from a goal down to win 2-1 and send the American side back home.
Alomg with Torino, Inter, Juventus, All Boys, Genoa, Anderlecht, Virtus Entella and Parma.