Roma claims hard-fought 3-2 win over Torino in Serie A

Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov (2L) jubilates with his teammates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match AS Roma vs Torino FC at the Olimpico stadium in Rome, Italy, Jan. 19, 2019. EPA-EFE/RICCARDO ANTIMIANI

ROME.- AS Roma earned a 3-2 win over visiting Torino in a Serie A contest held at Stadio Olimpico Saturday.

With the win, Roma provisionally climbed into the fourth spot in the table with 33 points, while Torino remained in the ninth place with 27 points, pending the remaining matchday 20 encounters.

Young midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo opened the scoring for Roma at the quarter-hour mark, while Serbia veteran defender Aleksandar Kolarov doubled the capital’s team lead from the penalty spot in minute 34.

After the break, Venezuela defender Tomas Rincon pulled one back for Torino six minutes into the second half, while his Argentine teammate Cristian Ansaldi drew levels in the 67th minute.

Just six minutes later, Roma’s forward Stephan El Shaarawy scored his side’s 3-2 winner.

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