SCOTT PETERSON - Monday, April 15, 2013
Michael Bradley started and went the distance for Roma, who knocked of Torino continue their push for Europe next season.
Bradley got the nod in place of Danielle de Rossi, who was out due to injury; Francesco Totti also started on the bench.
Roma came close to opening the scoring in the fifth minute as Simone Perrotta whipped in a cross from the right that narrowly missed Paolo Osvaldo's craning neck.
The guests from the capital must have thought they had scored in the 16th minute after Dodó found a wide open Erik Lamela right in front of goal, but the Argentine striker skied it over the bar.
Osvaldo did open the scoring for the Giallorossi in the 22nd minute, placing a looping header past Belgian keeper Jean Gillet.
Torino pulled level in the 31st minute as Roberto Bianchi muscled his way past Roman defender Nicolas Burdisso and blasted past Maarten Stekeleburg.
Lamela, just like Osvaldo before him, redeemed himself in the 60th minute by putting Roma back in front on an exquisite left-footed strike from distance that turned Gillet to a spectator.
The three points coupled with Inter's 2-0 loss to Cagliari puts Roma in a temporary tie for fifth with Lazio, pending the outcome of Monday's affair between Lazio and Juventus.
Up next for Roma is an Italian cup tie versus Inter on Wednesday, while their next match in the Serie A is a home match versus Pescara.