Historic night Torino at San Mames
Bilbao – Torino ensure a place in the last 16 of the Europa League after defeating Athletic Bilbao. Through victory in Bilbao’s headquarters, Il Toro carve a history.
A match at San Mames, Friday (02/27/2015) pm dawn, Torino home with a 3-2 victory. Thus, Fabio Quagliarella et al. escaped with a 5-4 aggregate of representatives of La Liga.
Torino involved exciting match against Bilbao. They lead through Quagliarella penalty in the 16th minute before Andoni Iraola returned a minute ahead of the break. But Torino back ahead when entering a pause after Maxi Lopez scored in first half injury time.
In the second half, Bilbao re-create the same powerful score to 2-2 goal by Oscar De Marcos in the 61st minute. Six minutes later, Matteo Darmian ensure Torino 3-2 victory.
This victory not only usher in Torino to the round of 16. With this result, Torino made history as the first Italian team to win at San Mames. Previously, the record of Italian teams that visit to San Mames is one draw and seven defeats.
“The team played with incredible ambition. Now we’ve made history. Our names will be written in the history books. We were the first Italian team to win at San Mames,” said allenatore Torino Giampiero Ventura in a press conference after the match as preached by the Italian Football.
“We have overcome difficult obstacles and we are happy. Naturally, there is tremendous pride for outstanding performances like that,” he asserted.