ROME – Serie A, twenty-first day. Roma-Lazio 1-1, goals: Edin Dzeko at 25 'and Francesco Acerbi at 34' .
The derby is an unpredictable game. Many would have expected a domination of Lazio and instead it was not so. Roma played better, created thirty scoring chances against just four of Lazio, scored a goal, hit a post, wasted numerous scoring chances and was eventually condemned by a goalkeeper's duck on the result of parity. It should also be said that the Roma goal was born from a Strakosha duck, but then the Albanian goalkeeper was able to redeem himself with some great saves on Dzeko.
In the second half, the referee had awarded a penalty to the Giallorossi for a contact between Patric and Kluivert in the penalty area of Rome but then he removed it after consulting the var. Thanks to this point, Roma returns alone to fourth place, the last useful to qualify for the next Champions League. Lazio, however, remains third, minus two from Inter and minus five from Juventus.
Roma-Lazio 1-1, the match report.
Roma faced the derby with 4-2-3-1 with Pau Lopez; Santon, Mancini, Smalling, Spinazzola; Veretout, Cristante; Under, Pellegrini, Kluivert and Dzeko. Fonseca made both Kolarov and captain Florenzi start from the bench.
Lazio responded to Roma with the 3-5-2 with Strakosha; Luiz Felipe, Acerbi, S.Radu; Lazzari, Milinkovic, Leiva, Luis Alberto, Lulic; Correa and Immobile. No surprise in the eleven owner of S.Inzaghi. The match was directed by referee Calvarese from Teramo.
Rome close to scoring in the 13th minute, Smalling's bank for Mancini, Cristante's pass, a sure-footed shot by the ex-Atalanta footballer ended out of a breath with a decisive detour. Roma lead 25 ', launch of Cristante, wrong exit of Strakosha, who also collides with Radu, and a winning header by Edin Dzeko.
Rome close to doubling on 27 '. Under kicks on goal at the end of a counterattack well orchestrated by the Giallorossi, the defense rejects, the ball arrives at Dzeko who takes a sure shot but Acerbi miraculously rejects in the corner.
Lazio draw at 34 ', ugly mess by Pau Lopez. Santon sent the ball back, Pau Lopez tried to keep it on the field but in fact gave the ball to Acerbi who scored with an empty goal. Were there any doubts after Santon's header, had the ball gone or not? Not completely according to the referee Calvarese who then assigned the goal to the biancocelesti.
At 43 ', Lorenzo Pellegrini started a sudden right, the ball ended its run on the pole in Strakosha beaten. The first half ended on the result of one by one, Acerbi replied to Dzeko. Rome close to doubling in the 47th minute, a cross from the left of Spinazzola and a sure blow to Veretout's exit by a whisker.
Penalty awarded to Roma in the 49th minute due to a foul by Patric against Kluivert on a cross from the right by Cengiz Under. The referee, after assigning it, decided to go and review the episode in the var. After reviewing the action, the referee Calvarese decided to take the penalty from Roma.
At 68 ', Dzeko went to the shot after a handful of Strakosha but the Albanian goalkeeper managed to reject his goal conclusion with the face. At 72 ', Kluivert received the ball from Under but he kicked badly from the edge of the Lazio penalty area. It is over, Rome – Lazio ended on the result of one by one.
Source: Blitz Quotidiano