Italian Serie A
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Torino 1-1 Roma

Alessio Cercio for Torino

Roma's 100% start in Serie A ended when they were held at Torino in their 11th game of the season.

Dutchman Kevin Strootman put Roma ahead in the first half with a close-range finish.

But after the break Torino's top-scorer Alessio Cerci became just the second player to score against Roma this season to earn a deserved point.

Roma became the first team to win the opening 10 matches of a Serie A season when they beat Chievo 1-0 on Thursday.

They top the table by three points, but Napoli and Juventus kept the pressure on the league leaders with wins over Catania and Palma respectively on Saturday.

It looked like their record-breaking start to the campaign was going to continue as they dominated the opening 45 minutes against a Torino side winless in their previous six league matches.

But, without the injured Francesco Totti and Gervinho, the visitors always lacked that cutting edge that had seen them score 24 goals in 10 matches so far this season.

They did break the deadlock on 28 minutes when Strootman calmly stroked the ball past goalkeeper Daniele Padelli from 10 yards from Miralem Pjanic's low cross.

Roma's perfect start to the season had been built on a solid defensive platform but, without the suspended Leandro Castan, the visitors looked surprisingly fragile at the back.

And, after a bright to the second half, Torino took full advantage when top-scorer Cerci flicked Riccardo Meggiorini's cross into the net for his eighth goal of the season on 63 minutes.

The visitors pushed hard for a winner towards the end but were unable to create many notable chances and Torino celebrated a hard-fought point that keeps them 12th in Serie A.

Earlier on Sunday, Andrea Ranocchia became the first Italian to score for Inter Milan this season as they eased to a 3-0 win over Udinese.

Argentine Rodrigo Palacio had put Inter ahead, before Ranocchia volleyed in with just under half an hour gone. Ricardo Alvarez completed the scoring in stoppage time at the end of the game.

Inter are fourth, six points behind third-place Juventus.

Line-ups

Torino

  • 30Padelli
  • 36Darmian
  • 3D'AmbrosioBooked at 79mins
  • 4BashaBooked at 87mins
  • 25Glik
  • 24Moretti
  • 14Gazzi
  • 7El KaddouriSubstituted forBellomoat 75'minutes
  • 69Meggiorini
  • 11CerciSubstituted forMaksimovicat 90'minutes
  • 10BarretoSubstituted forImmobileat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bovo
  • 9Immobile
  • 17Masiello
  • 19Maksimovic
  • 23Gomis
  • 26Pasquale
  • 32Berni
  • 33Brighi
  • 63Bellomo

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13MaiconBooked at 90mins
  • 42Balzaretti
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17BenatiaBooked at 26minsSubstituted forMarquinhoat 73'minutes
  • 29Burdisso
  • 4BradleyBooked at 53mins
  • 6Strootman
  • 88BorrielloSubstituted forLjajicat 67'minutes
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forDodôat 88'minutes
  • 15Pjanic

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 3Dodô
  • 7Marquinho
  • 8Ljajic
  • 11Taddei
  • 18Caprari
  • 28Skorupski
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 35Torosidis
  • 46Romagnoli
  • 94Ricci
  • 96Di Mariano
Referee:
Luca Banti

Match Stats

Home TeamTorinoAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home14
Away12
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away5
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Torino 1, Roma 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Torino 1, Roma 1.

Booking

Maicon (Roma) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Maicon (Roma).

Danilo D'Ambrosio (Torino) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emiliano Moretti (Torino).

Attempt missed. Marquinho (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adem Ljajic.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Emiliano Moretti.

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Nikola Maksimovic replaces Alessio Cerci.

Foul by Nicolas Burdisso (Roma).

Ciro Immobile (Torino) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt saved. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Dodô replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

Booking

Migjen Basha (Torino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Migjen Basha (Torino).

Attempt saved. Adem Ljajic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Adem Ljajic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Emiliano Moretti (Torino).

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alessandro Gazzi (Torino).

Attempt missed. Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) header from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Miralem Pjanic with a cross.

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Torino).

Attempt saved. Danilo D'Ambrosio (Torino) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nicola Bellomo.

Booking

Danilo D'Ambrosio (Torino) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danilo D'Ambrosio (Torino).

Substitution

Substitution, Torino. Nicola Bellomo replaces Omar El Kaddouri.

Attempt blocked. Miralem Pjanic (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Miralem Pjanic (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Migjen Basha (Torino).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Marquinho replaces Mehdi Benatia because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Kevin Strootman (Roma) left footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Maicon with a cross.

Corner, Torino. Conceded by Daniele De Rossi.

Attempt blocked. Danilo D'Ambrosio (Torino) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Riccardo Meggiorini.

Offside, Roma. Kevin Strootman tries a through ball, but Mehdi Benatia is caught offside.

Alessandro Florenzi (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Alessandro Gazzi (Torino).

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