MILAN (AP) — Roma's record 10-game winning streak to start the Serie A season came to an end Sunday as it was held to a 1-1 draw by Torino, thanks to an equalizer by its former player Alessio Cerci.
Roma was the first Italian club to win its opening 10 matches but fell one game short of equaling the best start in any of the top five European leagues, set by English club Tottenham in 1960-61.
Roma moved three points above Juventus and Napoli, who play each other next week. Inter Milan and newly-promoted Hellas Verona are nine points behind.
Roma took the lead in the 28th minute when Federico Balzaretti found Miralem Pjanic on the left side of the area and he cut it back for Kevin Strootman to volley home. But Torino leveled shortly after the hour mark when Riccardo Meggiorini stole the ball off Mehdi Benatia and crossed for Cerci to sidefoot in from close range.
It was only the second goal Roma had conceded all season.
Earlier, Inter recorded a dominant 3-0 victory at Udinese, while teenage forward Domenico Berardi scored a hat trick to help Sassuolo beat 10-man Sampdoria 4-3, and Lazio fell to a surprise 2-0 defeat at home to Genoa.
Verona won 2-1 against Cagliari for its sixth consecutive home win.
LONDON (AP) — Everton and Tottenham wasted a chance to take sole possession of second place in the Premier League by playing to a 0-0 tie Sunday.
First-place Arsenal leads by five points, with Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham sharing second. Everton is among three clubs another point back.
Cardiff beat rival Swansea 1-0 in the first Welsh derby in the top tier of English soccer. The game in Wales was played amid a heavy police presence because this rivalry has been blighted by fan violence in recent years.
Swansea fans had to travel to the match on special buses that had a police escort. The fans did not receive their game tickets until they were aboard one of the buses. There did not appear to be serious trouble at the game.
The lone goal came when Steven Caulker took Craig Bellamy's corner kick and scored off a header in the 62nd minute, lifting Cardiff above Swansea in the bottom half of the standings. Swansea was reduced to 10 men in second-half stoppage time when goalkeeper Michel Vorm was given a red card.
With second place up for grabs after defeats on Saturday for Chelsea and Liverpool, the Everton-Tottenham match failed to meet expectations, with neither goalkeeper genuinely tested.
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris, however, was knocked unconscious after his head collided with the knee of Romelu Lukaku in the 77th minute. It appeared he was about to be substituted but the France captain chose to play despite medical personnel advising him to leave.