The match started with Viola making a perfect start to the new campaign. Gaetano Castrovilli delivered home an exceptional assist of Federico Chiesa in order to secure a 1-0 triumph over Torino at the Stadio Franchi. It was exactly what Viola deserved. Not only this, but Salvatore Sirigu also managed to have extraordinary saves to keep the game scoreless until the 78th minute. The Viola made a feisty start to proceedings. They had Chiesa and Biraghi making hay down the quarters.
However, the first real chance dawned upon them in the 10th minute when Nicolas Nkoulou blocked Bonaventura's shot just yards from goal. As luck would have it, seven minutes later Christian Kouame en route just wide at the end of a fine team move.