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Lazio 3 – Roma 2- The White and Sky Blues triumph over Giallorossi at the Stadio Olympico

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Roma on away loss to Lazio at the Stadio Olympico on Sunday. Lazio wanted to continue adding points after a 1-1 draw against Torino while Roma were looking to extend their winning run after a 1-0 victory against Udinese. After today’s result, Lazio are currently 6th with 11 points from 6 matches, while Roma sit in 4th, with 12 points from 6.

The White and Sky Blues started strongly in the first half, with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic giving Lazio the lead, 10 minutes in. The momentum was now with Lazio, who then scored again through a goal from Pedro, 19 minutes in to establish a 2-0. However, Giallorossi hit back though just before half-time, with a goal from Roger Ibanez to see out the first half 2-1.

Lazio continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, thanks to Felipe Anderson finding the net after 63 minutes. In the end though, Roma at the 69 minute mark pull-back following a Jordan Veretout goal, leaving the final score at 3-2.

For Lazio, Danilo Cataldi, Jean Akpa and Vedat Muriqi, came on for Lucas Leiva, Luis Alberto and Ciro Immobile. Roma brought on Eldor Shomurodov, Carles Perez, Chris Smalling and Nicola Zalewski, to replace Stephan El Shaarawy, Nicolo Zaniolo, Matias Vina and Rick Karsdorp.

There were bookings for Lucas Leiva and Danilo Cataldi from Lazio, and Rui Patricio, Bryan Cristante, Matias Vina and Jordan Veretout, for Roma.

Lazio will next play Bologna away, with Roma facing Empoli at home.

Technical card:
Lazio: Pepe Reina, Adam Marusic, Luiz Felipe, Francesco Acerbi, Elseid Hysaj, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Lucas Leiva (Danilo Cataldi, min.61), Luis Alberto (Jean Akpa, min.66), Pedro, Ciro Immobile (Vedat Muriqi, min.90) and Felipe Anderson
Roma: Rui Patricio, Rick Karsdorp (Nicola Zalewski, min.83), Roger Ibanez, Gianluca Mancini, Matias Vina (Chris Smalling, min.82), Nicolo Zaniolo (Carles Perez, min.77), Jordan Veretout, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Bryan Cristante, Stephan El Shaarawy (Eldor Shomurodov, min.64) and Tammy Abraham
Stadium: the Stadio Olympico
Goals: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (1-0, min. 10), Pedro (2-0, min. 19), Roger Ibanez (2-1, min. 41), Felipe Anderson (3-1, min. 63) and Jordan Veretout (3-2, min. 69)

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