Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Lazio 2-1 Torino

A goalkeeping error from the usually reliable Jean-Francois Gillet cost Torino a point away to Lazio on Sunday evening.

Alexander Farnerud was the surprising name on the Torino team sheet, as the Swedish midfielder had not made an appearance all season due to injury.

Toro were grateful to Gillet in the opening stages, when the Belgian keeper saved Antonio Candreva's shot which was heading for the bottom corner. However moments later the home side took the lead thanks to Lucas Biglia's excellent free kick.

Lazio could have doubled their lead, but the outstanding Candreva saw his shot hit the post from an acute angle. Toro almost scored an equaliser before half time, but despite an exquisite first touch, Alexander Farnerud blazed his volley over the bar.

However, Torino would get their equaliser at the start of the second half when Michael Ciani's attempted interception fell into the path of Farnerud who fired the ball past former Toro keeper Federico Marchetti.

However, just seven minutes later Gillet parried a long range Candreva free kick into the path of Miroslav Klose, and the German World Cup winner made no mistake to give Lazio all three points.

Forza Toro!

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