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Torino 1-1 Roma

By Andy CryerBBC Sport
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 forde Mattos Filhoat 73'minutes
  • 29Burdisso
  • 4BradleyBooked at 53mins
  • 6Strootman
  • 88BorrielloSubstituted forLjajicat 67'minutes
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forPires Ribeiroat 88'minutes
  • 15Pjanic

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 3Pires Ribeiro
  • 7de Mattos Filho
  • 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

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Torino 1, Roma 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Torino 1, Roma 1.

  3. Booking

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

  4. Post update

    Foul by Maicon (Roma).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Emiliano Moretti (Torino).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Emiliano Moretti.

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Torino. Nikola Maksimovic replaces Alessio Cerci.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Nicolas Burdisso (Roma).

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

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

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Dodô replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

  15. Booking

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

  16. Post update

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

  17. Post update

    Foul by Migjen Basha (Torino).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    Foul by Emiliano Moretti (Torino).