Lazio thump Roma in Derby to remain in contention for champions league

2 March 2019 22:51 GMT

Lazio enhanced their chances of a Champions League position with a thumping 3-0 win in the Rome Derby over AS Roma at the Olimpico stadium in the Serie A.

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Lazio who were missing several players with star striker Ciro Immobile on the bench but his replacement Felipe Caicedo opened the scoring on 12 minutes running to a slipped in a pass from Joaquin Correa rounded the keeper one-on-one to slot in the back of the net.

Roma were punished in the 73rd minute after Federico Fazio conceded a penalty bringing down Correa and the second half substitute Immobile rifled in the second for Aquile.

Danilo Cataldi added the third from a strike from outside the box after taking a pass from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic before Aleksandar Kolarov was given his marching orders.

Lazio head coach Simone Inzaghi speaking after the 3-0 win over AS Roma:This match can give a lot of enthusiasm, we kept a lot of it, we prepared it in three and a half days, to the boys applauding for having given a special evening to the fans: they have to enjoy it because victories of this kind remain in the club’s history”. He told DAZN.

“We have shown to have been superior to Milan and Rome in this week.” In the last month we had eleven injured players. in Genoa and in the double comparison with Sevilla: with the full pink we would be attached to the Champions League but we will play it until the end “. 

Finally a joke about the presence of his brother Filippo, lucky charm at the Olimpico: ” I’ll ask him to stay longer, today is our mother’s birthday, I could not give her a better gift”.

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