The posts of the Roman Olympic stadium, which repelled a penalty taken by Ciro Immobile in 83 ‘and a shot by Manuel Lazzari in 94’, allowed Torino to leave with a point from his visit to Lazio (0-0) on Tuesday and achieve mathematical permanence in Serie A one day in advance.
In a pending match played on Tuesday after being postponed in March due to a coronavirus outbreak in Turin, a great performance from goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and the help of wood allowed the Turin team to maintain the category and officially decreed the relegation of Benevento, third to last In the table,
The point that condemns Benevento
Torino, with the Argentine Cristian Ansaldi, the Venezuelan Tomás Rincón and the Paraguayan Toni Sanabria as headlines, remains in seventeenth place with 36 points, four more than Benevento, with whom they will face on the last day in a match already without transcendence.
Benevento accompanies Parma and Crotone, which have already declined mathematically in recent weeks.
Despite the fact that Lazio, sixth, no longer had objectives in the table, they gave everything in search of the three points. In fact, Simone Inzaghi, a lacial coach, is the brother of Benevento coach Filippo Inzaghi, and a win on Tuesday could keep his family member alive.
Goal annulled and two posts
However, the referee annulled a goal by Ciro Immobile in the first half due to an alleged push to Cameroonian Nicolas Nkoulou and the posts denied Immobile’s target, from the penalty spot on 83 ‘, and Lazzari, with a header in the last breath.
Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi also had a great opportunity with 25 minutes remaining, but forgave it with his left leg.
Torino defended themselves with maximum commitment and, in one of their few opportunities, shook the wood with a shot from Sanabria.