Roma 1-1 Torino: Nemanja Matic rescues Giallorossi at the death

AS Roma's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic celebrates after scoring an equalizer during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Rome and Torino on November 13, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)
MatchDay 20
Serie A 2022-23
29-01-2023 19:45
Napoli
NAP
Roma
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Roma narrowly avoided their second defeat in three matches this afternoon but were saved by veteran midfielder Nemanja Matic—whose goal at the death secured a 1-1 home draw against Torino.

It marked the Serbian's first goal for the club which couldn't have come in finer fashion or at a better time. 

The ex-Manchester United man delivered a stunning finish off a Paulo Dybala rebound, firing the ball into the bottom corner of Torino's goal from just outside the area.

His goal came after a series of mind-boggling episodes from Roma that included Jose Mourinho being sent off and striker Andrea Belotti missing a 92nd minute penalty shot, which hit the post and went out.

It capped off an action-packed second half to the game after both sides underwhelmed in the opening 45 minutes. 

After the break, Ivan Juric's men took the lead when midfielder Karol Linetty headed the ball beyond Rui Patricio in the 55th minute to open the scoring.

Roma had a chance to equalise just minutes later when Nicolo Zaniolo's superb free kick failed to find a teammate to direct the ball towards goal.

The capital club continued searching for an equaliser and tide shifted once Mourinho chose to bring on top scorer Paulo Dybala for his first action in over a month since suffering a quadriceps strain in early October against Lecce. 

La Joya made an immediate impact as the Granata couldn't stop the ex-Juve man from getting into dangerous positions.

Player statistic

2nd half
    48' Yellow card Alessandro Buongiorno
Mady Camara Yellow card 53'    
    55' Goal Karol Linetty
(Assist: Stephane Singo)
Paulo Dybala Yellow card 86'    
Benjamin Tahirovic Yellow card 89'    
Andrea Belotti Missed penalty 90'    
Nemanja Matić Goal 90+4'    
    90+5' Yellow card Valentino Lazaro

Match statistic

48
Possession
52
13
Total shots
10
4
Shots on target
2
5
Shots off target
4
4
Blocked shots
4
13
Fouls
10
7
Corners
Offsides
1
Roma
Torino

Starting lineups

1
Goalkeeper
6
Defender
23
Defender
3
Defender
19
Defender
4
Midfielder
70'
62
Midfielder
46'
20
Midfielder
54'
59
Midfielder
70'
22
Attacker
9
Attacker
70'
32
Vanja Milinković-Savić
Goalkeeper
4
Alessandro Buongiorno
Defender
51'
6
David Zima
Defender
26
Koffi Djidji
Defender
27
Mërgim Vojvoda
Defender
30'
59
Aleksey Miranchuk
Midfielder
81'
77
Karol Linetty
Midfielder
16
Nikola Vlasic
Midfielder
28
Samuele Ricci
Midfielder
19
Valentino Lazaro
Midfielder
9
Antonio Sanabria
Attacker
80'

Substitutes

7
Midfielder
24
Defender
14
Attacker
17
Defender
63
Goalkeeper
65
Midfielder
52
Midfielder
99
Goalkeeper
92
46'
8
Midfielder
54'
11
Attacker
70'
21
Attacker
70'
68
Midfielder
70'
36
Matthew Garbett
Midfielder
11
Pietro Pellegri
Attacker
89
Luca Gemello
Goalkeeper
1
Etrit Berisha
Goalkeeper
23
Demba Seck
Attacker
2
Brian Bayeye
Midfielder
7
Yann Karamoh
Attacker
14
Emirhan Ilkhan
Midfielder
94
Ange Caumenan N’Guessan
Defender
17
Stephane Singo
Defender
30'
13
Ricardo Rodríguez
Defender
51'
21
Michel Adopo
Midfielder
80'
49
Nemanja Radonjic
Attacker
81'
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