Serie A - Torino and Sampdoria in bore draw

Torino drew 0-0 with Sampdoria in bore draw befitting of two sides in lower mid-table of Serie A.

Chances were few and far between, as the hosts had the better of play in terms of possession and chances.

But Sampdoria restricted their hosts for a point which sees Torino stay 12th, three points clear of the Genoa-based side who lie one place below.

The visitors started livelier, as Daniele Gastaldello saw an effort deflected wide by Guillermo Rodriguez.

But the hosts soon took charge of the game, with Sergio Romero saving well from Alessio Cerci, and Paulo Barreto heading over.

Samp midfielder Andrea Poli almost scored an own-goal when he diverted Marco Icardi's cross wide, while Torino also went close when Kamil Glick forced a smart stop from Romero.

The visitors could have snatched a late winner when Gastaldello headed a Roberto Soriano corner wide, but a draw was a fair result for both sides.