Lazio vs Torino: Post Match Review
Lazio continued their impressive form in Serie A by handing Torino a thumping, the Biancocelesti eventually running out 4-0 winners at the Stadio Olimpico.
Felipe Caicedo had the first clear cut chance of the night, the Ecuadorian was played in on goal by Luis Alberto. His shot drifted agonisingly past the left hand post.
On the 23rd minute Danilo Cataldi on free-kick duty attempted to strike a set piece, his effort did not trouble Torino’s Salvatore Sirigu.
Francesco Acerbi scored a candidate for goal of the season on the 25th minute, the Italian scored an absolute screamer from 35 yards after receiving a ball from Milinković-Savić. 1-0.
Lazio extended their lead on the 33rd minute, leading goalscorer Ciro Immobile was played in on goal from an early pass by Luis Alberto. The Lazio hitman raced to the edge of the Torino box before drilling the ball past Sirigu at his near post. 2-0.
Torino came out firing in the second half, Soualiho Meïté testing Thomas Strakosha whose effort fell to Andrea Belotti; his effort hitting the crossbar.
On the 68th minute, Caicedo was brought down by Nicolas Nkoulou in the box, the Cameroonian recieving his second booking of the night. Immobile stepped up and slotted the penalty away, taking his goal tally for Lazio to ninety-nine. 3-0.
In the final minute of the game Alberto delivered an in-swinging corner which was flicked on by Belotti, the final touch by the Italian was enough to take the ball past his own keeper. 4-0.
Lazio vs Torino: Statistical Analysis
After 10 rounds of the 2019/20 Serie A season, Lazio find themselves in 5th place, they have the most clean sheets (4), second best goal difference (12), second most goals scored (22), and the second least goals conceded (10) in Italy. (@S_K_Moore)
There were some influential performances from the likes of players such as Danilo Cataldi, the midfielders performance will certainly have done him no harm as the Italian looks to secure his place in the Lazio side ahead of Lucas Leiva.
Patric was another player who really caught the eye against Torino, the Spaniard looked composed on the ball, completing 89 percent of his passes on the night. If he can continue to perform to this level Simone Inzaghi will have no option other than including him in his team.
Luis Alberto again showed his importance to his Lazio side, few will argue with the fact that when the Spaniard is on his game Lazio will likely come away with three points. Alberto was a menace to Torino’s defensive unit, playing seven key passes throughout the game, two of which lead to goals.
Lazio vs Torino: Man of the Match
King Ciro claims the Man of the Match award for his performance against Torino, the Italian leads the race for the Capocannoniere with his 12 goals, four more than his closest rival Luis Muriel. Immobile proved once again that if he is presented with a chance it is likely to lead to one outcome. Three shots against Torino, two goals.