Joel Obi Shows Class With Another Serie A Goal For Torino In Win Over Cagliari

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Torino consolidated their position on the log of the Serie A with a comfortable 4-0 win away at fellow Serie A side Cagliari with Nigerian midfielder Joel Obi among the goal scorers.

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Fresh from starring for Nigeria in their two pre World Cup friendly against Poland and Serbia respectively, Obi was introduced in the 77th minute with his team 3-0 ‎up and he rounded up the win for them with the fourth goal.

Obi took up a striker’s position to score in the 88th minute tapping in from close range to add to goals from Iago Falque, Adem Ljajic, and Cristian Ansaldi as Cagliari fail to mount a challenge.

The goal increased his goal tally for the season to five goals from his role as a defensive midfielder in 19 Serie A games‎. His best ever goal return in a season since his professional debut in 2010 for Inter-Milan.

Already his form earned him a recall to the Nigerian team after a four years absence, and he is expected to make the provisional squad for the World Cup in Russia when the list is released by coach Gernot Rohr in May.

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