Simone Zaza scored twice, including a last-ditch winner, to help relegation-threatened Torino deliver a late fightback from two goals down and beat Sassuolo 3-2 in their rearranged Serie A match.
The Italian international headed home the winner in stoppage time on Wednesday afternoon and was then surrounded by the Torino players and coaching staff, who rushed onto the field to hug him.
Visiting Sassuolo were 2-0 up with 13 minutes remaining after Domenico Berardi’s first-half double but Zaza pulled one back for Torino and Rolando Mandragora netted the equaliser 10 minutes later.
The victory enabled Torino to move out of the relegation zone, a point above the bottom three having played a match less than the teams around them.
The match was rearranged from last month because of a number of coronavirus cases in the Torino squad.
Sassuolo took the lead when Filip Duricic found Francesco Caputo with a chipped pass and he touched it on for Berardi to fire past Salvatore Sirigu in the sixth minute.
Berardi doubled his tally shortly before halftime with a powerful volley from a tight angle.
Torino pulled one back in the 77th when Antonio Sanabria headed on Andrea Belotti’s pass for Zaza to fire into the bottom right.
And the hosts levelled shortly after as Amer Gojak’s deflected shot was parried by Andrea Consigli but Mandragora was there to tap in the rebound.
Sirigu pulled off a stunning save to deny Pedro Obiang before Zaza headed Cristian Ansaldi’s cross into the bottom right corner in the second minute of stoppage time.