Torino's draw at Lazio earns vital point to avoid relegation

  • Torino's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, right, in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Torino, at Rome's Olympic stadium, Italy, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Fabrizio Corradetti/LaPresse via AP)

    Torino's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu, right, in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Torino, at Rome's Olympic stadium, Italy, Tuesday, May 18, 2021. (Fabrizio Corradetti/LaPresse via AP) Associated Press

 
 
Updated 5/18/2021 5:58 PM

ROME -- Torino ensured it will remain in Serie A next season after playing Lazio to a 0-0 draw that also confirmed Benevento's relegation on Tuesday.

Lazio top scorer Ciro Immobile hit the post in an 84th-minute penalty and Manuel Lazzari's header late in injury time also hit the woodwork. The match had been rescheduled from earlier this season due to a coronavirus outbreak.

 

Torino now holds a four-point lead over 18th-place Benevento with one game remaining. Benevento, Crotone and Parma will play in the second division next season.

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