Super Eagles full-back, Ola Aina wrapped up his loan deal with Torino in style as he picked up the man of the match award in their 3-1 home win over Lazio, AOIFootball.com reports.
Playing in what could potentially be his last game at the Stadio Olimpico, the on-loan Chelsea wing-back started his 22nd league game of the season as Torino hoped for a final day miracle to clinch a Europa League spot.
After a goalless first 45 minutes, the host took the lead six minutes into the second half when a powerful long throw from the Nigerian flew past everyone in the box before reaching the legs of forward Iago Falque who fired home for 1-0.
Serbian midfielder Saša Lukić doubled Torino’s lead two minutes later before Ciro Immobile reduced the deficit six minutes after the hour mark to make it 2-1.
Aina then made a last ditch clearance to preserve his side’s lead before a late strike ten minutes from time from Lorenzo De Silvestri ensured Torino finished 7th, just three points off Roma who picked the final European qualification slot.
The Nigerian earned a game rating of 8.6 for his efforts, making 3 key passes, creating 2 big chances, winning 8 duels and also making one last man tackle which could have resulted to his side conceding a second goal.