Serie A: Torino put in a five-star display against Cesena to finish the season in ninth place.
Last Updated: 31/05/15 10:33pm
Torino put in a five-star display against Cesena on Sunday evening to finish the season in ninth place in Serie A and pile on the agony for their already-relegated opponents.
Goals from Josef Martinez, Maxi Lopez and Marco Benassi saw the hosts race into a 3-0 lead after just 31 minutes.
But things got worse still for Cesena as Emiliano Moretti added a fourth four minutes into the second half and Lopez capped a wonderful evening for the Granata in the 70th minute.
The 5-0 defeat was Cesena's 22nd loss of their cameo year in Serie A and they finished second bottom.
Toro at one point this season looked like they had the makings of a team that would qualify for the Europa League before they suffered a dip in form.
They went into the contest looking to bounce back from a 3-0 defeat at AC Milan and needed only 10 minutes to move in front.
Cesena goalkeeper Walter Bressan was unable to hold onto Giuseppe Vives' left-footed shot and Martinez headed in from close range for his first goal since February 7.
Toro struck again six minutes later when Martinez's powerful header from Matteo Darmian's cross hit the underside of the crossbar and Lopez tapped in the rebound.
The Granata made it 3-0 shortly after when Benassi got past his marker and drilled a right-footed strike from 25 yards to beat Bressan, who was rooted to the spot.
The visitors gave away another goal early in the second half when they failed to clear Vives' cross, leaving Moretti to head the ball past Bressan.
Cesena had their first chance of the game in the 51st minute when Franco Brienza struck the ball on target from 20 yards but Torino goalkeeper Salvador Ichazo came up with the save.
With 20 minutes remaining, Lopez got his second goal when Cesena defender Luka Krajnc's poor clearance from Bruno Peres' pass left the Argentinian with an easy tap-in.