Title-chasing Lazio hit back again to sink Torino

Title-chasing Lazio hit back again to sink Torino

Serie A's leading scorer Ciro Immobile was on target again as Lazio came from behind for the second match in a row to beat Torino 2-1 on Tuesday and keep up the pressure on leaders Juventus.

Serie A - Torino v Lazio
Soccer Football - Serie A - Torino v Lazio - Stadio Olimpico Grande Torino, Turin, Italy - June 30, 2020 Lazio's Marco Parolo celebrates scoring their second goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

TURIN, Italy: Serie A's leading scorer Ciro Immobile kept up his goal a game average as Lazio came from behind for the second match in a row to beat Torino 2-1 away on Tuesday and maintain the pressure on leaders Juventus.

Immobile gave away a penalty in the fifth minute which was converted but made amends by equalising at the start of the second half for his 29th league goal in as many appearances this season before Marco Parolo gave the Rome side another gutsy win.

Second-placed Lazio, who hit back to beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Saturday, have 68 points from 29 games, one behind reigning champions Juve who were playing at Genoa later on Tuesday.

Immobile was initially the villain when Nicolas Nkoulou's header hit his outstretched arm and Torino captain Andrea Belotti gave the hosts an early lead from the spot.

The 30-year-old also wasted a chance to level in the 22nd minute when he fired over from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic's pass as Lazio, missing coach Simone Inzaghi through suspension, penned Torino back in their own half.

Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi had a goal chalked out for offside just before halftime but the visitors finally broke through two minutes into the second half when Immobile equalised with a clinical finish from Luis Alberto's incisive pass.

Lazio kept pressing relentlessly and were rewarded in the 73rd minute. Milinkovic-Savic saw a shot blocked by goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu but Torino failed to clear the ball properly and it fell to Parolo who scored with a deflected shot.

(Writing by Brian Homewood; Editing by Toby Dvis and Ken Ferris)

Source: Reuters

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