Sunday, 30 December 2018

Lazio 1-1 Torino

Torino made it to the half way point of the season with their unbeaten away record still in tact as they drew 1-1 with Lazio on Saturday afternoon.

As expected, Salvatore Sirigu and Koffi Djidji returned to the starting eleven, whilst Lorenzo De Silvestri was preferred to Ola Aina at right wing back.

Toro had the first chance of the game, but former Lazio man De Silvestri saw his header from Cristian Ansaldi's cross come back off the post.

At the other end, it was former Toro striker Ciro Immobile who almost opened the scoring, but he was denied by Salvatore Sirigu.

On the stroke of half time, Toro were awarded a penalty when Adam Marusic pushed Andrea Belotti in the area. Belotti stepped up to take the penalty, and his powerful effort did enough to beat Thomas Strakosha.

Torino should have doubled their lead early in the second half when the ball diverted into the path of an unmarked Lorenzo De Silvestri, but the wing back blazed his effort over the bar.

It did not take long for Toro to be punished for that miss, as just after the hour mark, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic equalised with a sensational long range effort.

It was proving not be De Silvestri's day as the defender hit the post again with a header, after first having a shot cleared off the line.

The game had an ill tempered ending as both Adam Marusic and then Soualiho Meïté saw red as both sides had to make do with a point.

Forza Toro

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