Roma stays unbeaten with Torino stalemate
Turin, Italy (SportsNetwork.com) - AS Roma surrendered a first-half lead, but managed to keep their unbeaten record intact after battling Torino to a 1-1 draw on Sunday at the Stadio Olimpico di Torino.
Roma entered the match with 10 wins from their first 10 Serie A matches and grabbed the lead early on when Kevin Strootman fired the club in front in the 28th minute.
But the hosts clawed back to level terms in the second half when Alessio Cerci buried his eighth goal of the season in the 63rd minute of play.
Both teams took some risks looking for a winning goal, but it never materialized and the clubs settled for a share of the points.
Roma remains on top of Serie A with 31 points, while Torino sits in 12th place with 12 points.
Inter Milan extended its unbeaten streak to four games on Sunday with a comfortable 3-0 victory at Udinese to return the Nerazzurri to the top four.
Goals from Rodrigo Palacio and Andrea Ranocchia in the opening 30 minutes had Inter in control and Ricardo Alvarez added a third goal in stoppage time to cap the win.
Sassuolo claimed its second win of the campaign in dramatic fashion as Domenico Berardi completed his hat trick with a penalty kick in the 88th minute to lift the team to a 4-3 victory at Sampdoria.
Genoa got second-half goals from Juraj Kucka and Alberto Gilardino to secure a 2-0 win at Lazio, while Livorno topped Atalanta, 1-0, with a goal in the 11th minute from Paulo Betanin.
Hellas Verona continued its good run of form with a 2-1 win over Cagliari, giving the club five wins from its last six games to reside in fifth place.
11/03 16:48:41 ET