Torino 1-1 Lazio: Immobile penalty saves visitor's blushes

Torino 1-1 Lazio: Stoppage-time Ciro Immobile penalty saves visitor’s blushes after Marko Pjaca goal in torrid affair that saw Maurizio Sarri’s men struggle to create chances

  • Lazio managed to scrape a 1-1 draw away at Torino in a tight, physical game
  • Torino substitute Marko Pjaca scored the opening goal shortly after coming on
  • Lazio then won a 91st-minute penalty with Ciro Immobile scored for the draw 

Lazio scraped an injury-time draw against Torino thanks to Italy striker Ciro Immobile scoring a 91st-minute penalty. 

A dull stalemate was unlocked by Torino substitute Marko Pjaca, who scored the game’s opening goal deep into the second half.  

Pjaca came on in the 74th minute of a turgid affair, and promptly got on the end of of a Wilfried Singo cross to put Torino 1-0 ahead five minutes later. The Croatian was denied a second by a smart Pepe Reina save

Lazio secured a last-gasp 1-1 draw away at Torino thanks to a very late Ciro Immobile penalty

The two sides played out a drab match in which substitute Marko Pjaca (right) scored first

But after Vedat Muriqi was fouled in the penalty box, Immobile stepped up to secure the draw

An extremely dull first half saw Torino pick up three yellow cards and Lazio one as well

Torino 3-4-2-1: Milinkovic-Savic; Djidji, Bremer, Rodriguez; Singo, Pobega, Mandragora (Lukic 62), Aina (Ansaldi 62); Linetty (Rincon 74), Brekalo (Pjaca 74); Sanabria

Goals: Pjaca 76

Booked: Mandragora, Aina, Brekalo 

Subs not used: Berisha, Zima, Baselli, Verdi, Vojvoda, Warming, Gemello, Buongiorno   

Manager: Ivan Juric

Lazio 4-3-3: Pepe Reina; Hysaj, Acerbi, Felipe, Marusic (Lazzari 62); Alberto (Milinkovic-Savic 46), Cataldi (Leiva 70), Akpa-Akpro (Muriqi 79); Anderson, Immobile, Moro (Pedro 46) 

Subs not used: Strakosha, Patric, Escalante, Romero, Radu, Adamonis, Basic

Booked: Marusic, Milinkovic-Savic, Felipe

Manager: Maurizio Sarri

Lazio continued to struggle to put pressure on Torino until they won a penalty in stoppage-time, which Immobile duly dispatched.   

Vedat Muriqi was tripped in the box late on to allow Immobile to convert, minutes after the Italy striker hit the bar with a header. 

Four first-half bookings was the most notable aspect of a suffocating opening 45 minutes, in which both sides managed just one shot on target each. 

Things did not improve after the break. By the 70-minute mark Lazio had not managed a single attempt on goal in the second half, and had only mustered two in the entire match until then. 

Lazio are seventh in the standings with eight points, with Torino one point behind in 10th and Sampdoria 13th on five points. 

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