Roma leapfrogged Milan and Inter to go third in the Serie A table after defeating Torino 1-0 this evening.
Jose Mourinho’s men suffocated the hosts to secure all three points and take advantage of the Rossoneri, Nerazzurri, and Atalanta all dropping points before kick-off.
The Giallorossi struck early on when they were awarded a penalty decision. Referee Andrea Colombo ruled Torino defender Perr Schuurs handled the ball when he slid and attempted to block a shot from Nicola Zalewski.
Paulo Dybala ultimately scored from the spot and calmly slid the ball past Toro shot-stopper Vanja Milinkovic-Savic in the 8th minute.
Down early, the Granata tried to strike back right away but midfielder Samuele Ricci had his shot blocked. Intent on finding a goal, the hosts had difficulties breaking down the Giallorossi and entered the break at a deficit.
Little changed in the second half for Ivan Juric’s men. Attacking trio Nemanja Radonjic, Aleksei Miranchuk, and Tonny Sanabria didn’t find any space behind the Giallorossi’s backline of Gianluca Mancini, Chris Smalling, and Diego Llorente.
Making his second consecutive start, Llorente put in a superb performance in a bid to make his loan to the club permanent.