Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Torino 2-2 Lazio

Torino extended their unbeaten record to six games thanks to Adem Ljajic's injury time penalty against Lazio on Sunday afternoon.

Sinisa Mihajlovic kept faith with the same eleven who convincingly beat Palermo on Monday evening, as Toro looked for a fourth consecutive victory.

Toro started brightly and were ahead after only twenty minutes when Davide Zappacosta's excellent cross was headed home by the unlikely figure of Iago Falque.

Lazio should have been level when Keita Balde ran through on goal, but the Senegalese international put his shot wide under pressure from Leandro Castan.

Former Toro striker Ciro Immobile was heavily jeered by the home supporters who felt betrayed by the way he left the club in the summer, and he was denied an equaliser at the start of the second half by a good save from Joe Hart.

However, with twenty minutes remaining, Immobile scored the goal that seemed inevitable as he met Felipe Anderson's cross with a fine bicycle kick.

Mihajlovic made an attacking change in search of a winner as Maxi Lopez replaced Marco Benassi, but it was Lazio who were now looking the more dangerous side, and Hart made another good save to deny Danilo Cataldi.

However from the resulting corner, youngster Alessandro Murgia was left unmarked and the substitute headed home with only six minutes left.

Lucas Boy√© was sent on immediately as Toro ended the game with five attackers on the pitch, and were rewarded for their bravery when they were awarded a penalty following Marco Parolo's hand ball.

Adem Ljajic took the penalty and put it straight down the middle to earn Toro a share of the spoils, which in all honesty, was probably a fair result.

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