AS Roma squeeze past Torino despite comeback

Roma blew a 2-0 lead, but Stephan El Shaarawy secured all three points a 3-2 victory over Torino who had mounted a two-goal comeback to end their away undefeated run in Serie A.

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Italian teenage sensation Nicolo Zaniolo scored the opener from a free-kick cut-back by Federico Fazio to score after his first attempt was parried by Salvatore Sirigu, but got the rebound and dug out from a crowd of players.

 El Shaarawy a sUbstitute for Cengiz Under was pivotal to the second as he was sent through on goal but t was brought down by Sirigu for a penalty converted by Aleksandar Kolarov.

Toro came back with two goals with Tomas Rincon  finish into the far bottom corner from the edge of the box after Andrea Belotti shot was charged down and fell to the former Juventus midfielder to reduce the deficit

Walter Mazzarri side completed the comeback through Christian Ansaldi volley from the edge of the box that went under Parigini’s and nestled into the back of the net.

Eusebio Di Francesco side pulled the winner through Lorenzo Pellegrini’s no-look pass to El Shaarawy steer the ball from the left side of the box to score the winner with Kolarov goal chalked off for offside and Belotti wasting a chance pulling his sliding effort wide.


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