Walter Novellino's first game in charge of Torino ended in heavy defeat.

Bologna thrashed Toro 5-2 and Novellino conceded afterwards: "We made life difficult for ourselves.

"We were mentally weak. We conceded goals from the penalty spot, on a corner and with a low ball. Not having any wide players, we didn't close them down properly."

It was a heavy blow for President Urbano Cairo, who recalled Novellino after firing him last season, but with this result Bologna leapfrog the Granata.

"I met the President after the game and clearly he is not happy. We didn't kid ourselves that the wind would change so drastically. Now we've got to work very, very hard."