First win for Carpi, Chievo held by Verona

Carpi claimed an important victory over Torini in Saturday's Serie A action in Italy, while Chievo and Verona played out to a draw.

Saturday's Serie A round-up

Carpi secured their first Serie A victory of 2015 by beating Torino 2-1 at Stadio Alberto Braglia.

Coming into the game without a win from six matches, the newly promoted side took the lead on 55 minutes when Gabriel Silva's shot from the edge of the box hit the post and rebounded into the net off unfortunate goalkeeper Daniele Padelli.

Emiliano Moretti nearly levelled the scores for Torino shortly after but his header flew over the crossbar.

The home side doubled their lead in the 72nd minute when Marco Borriello's cross found Ryder Matos in the centre of the box, allowing the forward to head the ball home.

Only minutes later, Maxi Lopez scored from the spot after he had been fouled in the box by Igor Bubnjic to pull one back for Torino, but Carpi were able to hang on from there for the all-important victory.

Argentine Lucas Castro helped Chievo salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Verona thanks to a late header seven minutes from time.

In a match short on quality and excitment, Verona grabbed the lead after 72 minutes when Vangelis Moras glanced his header into the back of the net from a free kick.

But the home side would strike back 13 minutes later when Massimo Gobbi's beautiful lofted cross found the head of Castro, who rose high to nod home and level the scores.

Chievo had a couple of half chances late in the game to seal the victory, but they could not find the target and the two teams settled for a draw.


Carpi 2-1 Torino
Chievo 1-1 Verona