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Played
November 3, 2013 2:45 PM EST
Stadio Olimpico di Torino — Torino
Referee:‬ L. Banti‎
Attendance:‬ 16276‎
 
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Miralem Pjanic
Miralem Pjanic
AS Roma
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Torino 1-1 Roma: Cerci halts Giallorossi run

The capital club was going in search of its 11th straight win in Serie A this season but was forced into a share of the spoils in Turin.

Federico Balzaretti Alessio Cerci Torino Roma Serie A
AFP
Roma's run of 10 straight wins at the start of the season came to an end as it drew 1-1 away to Torino.

Rudi Garcia's men were chasing Tottenham's European record of 11 victories from the beggining of the campaign, set in 1960-61, at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino, and things were going to plan when Kevin Strootman gave them a half-time lead.

However, Alessio Cerci struck for the hosts after the break to ensure his side left with a well-deserved point.

The beginning of the match was a drab affair, but as time wore on Roma came closer and closer to breaking the deadlock, with set pieces proving a particularly big threat.

Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Boriello, the former with an ambitious volley, the latter with a header, both hit the top of the net following corners before the breakthrough arrived.

After Torino failed to clear its lines, the ball was worked to Miralem Pjanic, who picked out Strootman brilliantly, and the Dutch midfielder tucked the ball home emphatically.

However, rather than kicking on and taking the game by the horns, Roma eased off following the opener, allowing the hosts more and more of the ball.

Cerci already had sent a free kick in a decent position over the bar when he forced a great save from Morgan De Sanctis in the Roma goal with a bending shot from distance.

Torino pressed, but was ultimately unable to get back on level terms before the break.

Proceedings after halftime were much the same as the end of the first half and De Sanctis was once again called into action to deny Riccardo Meggiorini, who met a fantastic high ball into the box with a volley that was beaten away by the veteran keeper.

However, it was not long before Giampiero Ventura's men got their deserved equaliser. Once again, Meggiorini found space on the left wing and squared it to Cerci, who duly steered it into the back of the net.

The equalizer spurred Roma into life and the Giallorossi soon went in search of another goal, with Nicolas Burdisso heading narrowly over from a header and Maicon having a tame appeal for a penalty turned down.

However, in the end, the team could not craft a true chance and its winning start to the season came to an abrupt end.


Torino

30
Daniele Padelli
Goalkeeper
3.50
-
3.50
24
3.00
25
Kamil Glik
Defender
3.00
36
Matteo Darmian
Defender
3.00
4
Migjen Basha
Midfielder
87′
2.50
11
Alessio Cerci
Striker
63′ 90′
4.00
14
Alessandro Gazzi
Midfielder
3.00
7
Omar El Kaddouri
Midfielder
75′
3.00
10
2.50
69
3.50

AS Roma

3.50
26
3.50
13
Maicon
Defender
93′
2.00
17
3.00
-
3.00
42
2.50
4
3.50
6
3.50
15
Miralem Pjanic
Midfielder
28′
3.50
16
3.00
24
3.00
22

Substitutes

23
Lys Gomis
Goalkeeper
 - 
32
Tommaso Berni
Goalkeeper
 - 
17
 - 
19
 - 
5
Cesare Bovo
Defender
 - 
-
 - 
26
 - 
-
Matteo Brighi
Midfielder
 - 
8
 - 
-
Nicola Bellomo
Midfielder
75′
 - 
9
3.00

Substitutes

 - 
1
Bogdan Lobonţ
Goalkeeper
 - 
28
 - 
3
Dodô
Defender
88′
 - 
33
Tin Jedvaj
Defender
 - 
35
 - 
46
3.00
-
Marquinho
Midfielder
73′
 - 
11
Rodrigo Taddei
Midfielder
 - 
94
Federico Ricci
Midfielder
3.50
8
 - 
99
 - 
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Results
 
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Ciro Immobile Ciro Immobile
Striker
Torino
19 0
Carlos Tévez Carlos Tévez
Striker
Juventus
18 1
Gonzalo Higuaín Gonzalo Higuaín
Striker
Napoli
17 5
Luca Toni Luca Toni
Striker
Hellas Verona
17 2
Rodrigo Palacio Rodrigo Palacio
Striker
Inter
15 0