Italian Serie A
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Lazio 0-2 Roma

Kevin Strootman celebrates after giving Roma the lead against Lazio
Roma have won seven of their last nine Serie A games

Roma moved four points behind Serie A leaders Juventus after beating Lazio in a controversial Rome derby.

Kevin Strootman dispossessed Lazio defender Wallace inside the area before firing his side ahead.

Unused Lazio substitute Danilo Cataldi was sent off moments later after pulling Strootman's shirt as the Roma player was celebrating his goal.

Radja Nainggolan sealed the points at the Stadio Olimpico after beating Federico Marchetti from 25 yards.

Rome derby
Players and substitutes from both sides had to be separated after Roma took the lead

Roma move back up to second in the table after AC Milan had earlier leapfrogged them with a 2-1 win over Crotone.

There was no shortage of incident as Roma beat their city rivals for the fourth successive game in Serie A.

With the game goalless, Roma thought they had won a penalty when the referee pointed to the spot after Bruno Peres went down inside the area.

After a short delay the official changed his mind and awarded a free-kick just outside the area. Replays clearly showed the Brazilian defender had slipped.

The red card for Cataldi, who was warming up on the sidelines, came after he reacted to Strootman appearing to throw water in his face.

Lazio had the better chances in the first half, Ciro Immobile blazing two good opportunities over the bar.

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Thousands of Roma fans stayed away from the derby in protest at security measures

Former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko had a header from six yards brilliantly saved by Marchetti when the game was goalless.

Lazio are fifth in the table on 28 points, four behind Roma and eight behind Juventus, who beat Atalanta 3-1 on Saturday.

The derby was again played out in front of thousands of empty seats as a large number of Roma fans protested against security measures.

Line-ups

Lazio

  • 22Marchetti
  • 8BastaSubstituted forGabarrón Gilat 80'minutes
  • 13Fortuna dos Santos
  • 26Radu
  • 19LulicBooked at 70mins
  • 16ParoloBooked at 79mins
  • 20BigliaBooked at 29minsSubstituted forLombardiat 80'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 21Milinkovic-Savic
  • 10Felipe Anderson
  • 17Immobile
  • 14KeitaSubstituted forKishnaat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Strakosha
  • 2Hoedt
  • 3de Vrij
  • 4Gabarrón Gil
  • 5Cataldi
  • 6J Lukaku
  • 7Kishna
  • 9Djordjevic
  • 15Jacinto Quissanga
  • 25Lombardi
  • 55Vargic
  • 96Murgia

Roma

  • 1Szczesny
  • 2RüdigerBooked at 51mins
  • 44Manolas
  • 20Fazio
  • 33Emerson
  • 16De Rossi
  • 13da Silva PeresBooked at 84minsSubstituted forNunes Jesusat 90+3'minutes
  • 6StrootmanBooked at 67mins
  • 4Nainggolan
  • 8Perotti
  • 9Dzeko

Substitutes

  • 3Nunes Jesus
  • 7Iturbe
  • 10Totti
  • 15Vermaelen
  • 17Seck
  • 18Lobont
  • 19Alisson
  • 21Mário Rui
  • 30Santos da Silva
  • 92El Shaarawy
Referee:
Luca Banti
Attendance:
40,000

Match Stats

Home TeamLazioAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home11
Away7
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home21
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Lazio 0, Roma 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lazio 0, Roma 2.

Booking

Cristiano Lombardi (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Cristiano Lombardi (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Juan Jesus replaces Bruno Peres.

Diego Perotti (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ciro Immobile (Lazio).

Attempt missed. Patric (Lazio) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Senad Lulic following a corner.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Antonio Rüdiger.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Patric (Lazio).

Offside, Lazio. Felipe Anderson tries a through ball, but Cristiano Lombardi is caught offside.

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Felipe Anderson (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Kevin Strootman (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Marco Parolo (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Ricardo Kishna replaces Keita.

Booking

Bruno Peres (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Daniele De Rossi (Roma).

Keita (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Patric replaces Dusan Basta.

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Cristiano Lombardi replaces Lucas Biglia.

Booking

Marco Parolo (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Emerson (Roma) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Marco Parolo (Lazio).

Foul by Radja Nainggolan (Roma).

Felipe Anderson (Lazio) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Lazio 0, Roma 2. Radja Nainggolan (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniele De Rossi.

Attempt missed. Marco Parolo (Lazio) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Senad Lulic.

Attempt missed. Bruno Peres (Roma) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Radja Nainggolan with a cross.

Attempt missed. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Senad Lulic (Lazio).

Booking

Senad Lulic (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Radja Nainggolan (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Senad Lulic (Lazio).

Foul by Kostas Manolas (Roma).

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 4th December 2016

  • LazioLazio0RomaRoma2
  • AC MilanAC Milan2CrotoneCrotone1
  • PescaraPescara1CagliariCagliari1
  • SampdoriaSampdoria2TorinoTorino0
  • SassuoloSassuolo3EmpoliEmpoli0
  • FiorentinaFiorentina2PalermoPalermo1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Juventus15120332131936
2Roma15102335161932
3AC Milan1510232719832
4Napoli1584327151228
5Lazio1584327161128
6Atalanta159152417728
7Torino1574431191225
8Fiorentina146532216623
9Sampdoria156451920-122
10Inter Milan156362221121
11Cagliari156272332-920
12Genoa135441715219
13Chievo145361416-218
14Sassuolo155282026-617
15Bologna144461421-716
16Udinese144371823-515
17Empoli15249724-1710
18Pescara151591227-158
19Crotone1513111229-176
20Palermo1513111129-186
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