Togni free-kick lifts Pescara to late 2-1 win over Catania

(Sporting Alert) — Romulo Eugenio Togni scored a fantastic free-kick with the last play of the game to give Pescara a 2-1 win over Catania and moved out of the relegation zone in the Italian Serie A Friday.

With the game destined for the draw, Pescara was awarded a free-kick just outside the penalty area and Togni expertly guided the resulting set-piece past Mariano Andujar  for the win at the Stadio Adriatico.

Earlier, Mervan Celik gave the home side a 23rd minute lead, but Catania pulled a goal back ten-minutes before the half-time whistle when Pablo Barrientos slotted past Mattia Perin to even things up.

Both teams had several chances to win the game, but it was Brazilian midfielder Togni and Pescara, who grabbed the late winner.

After the final whistle, Togni fell to the pitch in tears as he sees his team moved out of the relegation zone and up to 15th.

It was also a happy moment for Pescara boss Cristiano Bergodi, who raced up and down the pitch after the winning goal.

Catania remains eighth with 25 points.

Pescara (4-3-1-2): 77. Mattia Perin, 14. Antonio Balzano, 88. Christian Terlizzi, 5. Marco Capuano, 11. Francesco Modesto, 20. Matti Lund Nielsen, 21. Romulo Eugenio Togni, 8. Birkir Bjarnason, 17. Vladimir Weiss, 9. Elvis Abbruscato, 10. Mervan Celik.

Catania (4-3-3): 21. Mariano Andujar, 22. Pablo Alvarez, 6. Nicola Legrottaglie, 3. Nicolas Spolli, 12. Giovanni Marchese, 13. Mariano Izco, 10. Francesco Lodi, 4. Sergio Almiron, 19. Lucas Castro, 17. Alejandro Gomez, 28. Pablo Barrientos

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