Lazio fell to a humiliating 3-0 defeat against newly-promoted Torino in today’s surprising summer friendly.
New Coach Vladimir Petkovic is working his team hard, but it is enough to cause concern among fans, especially after Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to Siena.
After only 10 minutes of play, Torino took control in Auronzo di Cadore, where both squads are training.
Alessandro Sgrigna broke the deadlock by volleying in an Alen Stevanovic cross from the left, then moments later Rolando Bianchi added a second by bursting through a distracted Lazio defence.
Mauro Zarate tried to get the Biancocelesti back into it with a free kick, but Jean-Francois Gillet performed a crucial save, while Antonio Candreva hit the bar from another set play.
Torino made it 3-0 thanks to 18-year-old Abou Diop, who was allowed to surge up the left flank undisturbed.
Lazio 0-3 Torino
Scorers: Sgrigna 17, Bianchi 20, Diop 70
Lazio: Marchetti (Carrizo 56); Garrido (Scaloni 67), Biava (Cana 56), Dias, Konko; Lulic (Zauri 67), Ledesma (Gonzalez 56), Candreva, Mauri (Onazi 56); Rocchi (Hernanes 56), Zarate (Kozak 67)
Torino: Gillet (Gomis 46); Darmian, Glik, Ferronetti (Migliorini 32), S Masiello (Barbosa 46); Vives (Basha 46), Gazzi; Sansone (Pagano 60), Sgrigna (Meggiorini 46), Bianchi (Diop 46), Stevanovic (Verdi 46)