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Torino vs. Lazio – Football Match Report – June 30, 2020 – ESPN

Get a report of the Torino vs. Lazio 2019-20 Italian Serie A football match.
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Ciro Immobile and Marco Parolo deliver at Torino to keep Lazio in the Scudetto race. Watch Serie A on ESPN+. (1:51)

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.

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Immobile was initially the villain when he conceded a penalty for handball in the fifth minute and Torino captain Andrea Belotti put the hosts in front.

Yet Immobile made amends two minutes into the second half when he equalised with a clinical finish from Luis Alberto‘s pass for his 29th league goal of the season.

Second-placed Lazio, who hit back to beat Fiorentina 2-1 on Saturday, then repeated the trick with Marco Parolo‘s 73rd-minute winner, leaving them with 68 points from 29 games.

“The team showed a spirit of sacrifice, especially the attackers,” said Lazio assistant coach Massimiliano Farris, standing in for Simone Inzaghi who was suspended after being sent off in their previous game.

“We built well throughout the game and our quality came through. We’ve overturned two hazardous games which weren’t easy. The lads are up for it, especially from a mental point of view.”

The only sour note for Lazio was a yellow card for Immobile, who will miss their next game against AC Milan to end his ever-present record.

Earlier, Immobile 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 half-time but the visitors finally broke through two minutes into the second half when Immobile equalised.

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.

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