Washington, Nov 4: AS Roma’s hopes of a record-extending 11th successive Italian Serie A victory were thwarted by a team that had not won in six matches, as they drew 1-1 against Torino on Sunday.
According to CNN, Torino’s streak was stretched to seven by the 1-1 draw, which gave Turin rival Juventus a boost in its bid to win a third successive title.
The result left league leader Roma three points clear of Juventus and Napoli, who both won on Saturday, the report said.
The capital club, seeking a first title since 2001 under the guidance of new French coach Rudi Garcia, seemed on course for another routine win when Dutch midfielder Kevin Strootman fired a 28th-minute opener, the report added.
However, Torino hit back in the 63rd minute through striker Alessio Cerci, whose eighth league goal this season, the second best behind Fiorentina’s Giuseppe Rossi, moved his team up to 12th place, the report further said.
It was only the second goal scored against Roma in the top flight this season, the other being by Parma in September, according to the report. (ANI)