Roma lost to Lazio in a five-red card match

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Roma lost to Lazio in a five-red card match 2
Roma lost to Lazio in a five-red card match 2

The inherently tense derby della Capitale heated up even more yesterday, because this was a confrontation for the top 4, when the gap between Lazio and Roma was only two points.

In this match, Lazio was without key striker Ciro Immobile due to injury, Matias Vecino was suspended, while Ivan Provedel could play despite having flu symptoms.

Pedro (blue shirt) in a finishing situation before Pellegrini could close in the match at Olimpico Stadium, Rome on March 19.

The derby was balanced with opportunities divided equally between the two teams, and the turning point came in the 32nd minute. Roger Ibanez caught a foul ball in the midfield and then blocked Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and received a second yellow card.

This red card made the derby very hot at the end of the first half.

In the second half, with the advantage, Lazio dominated and took the lead in the 65th minute. Felipe Anderson passed with one touch to Zaccagni, who ran down the left wing, entered the penalty area, then placed his heart in the far corner to defeat goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

Roma lost to Lazio in a five-red card match

Zaccagni’s goal for Lazio in the 65th minute. Photo: AFP

Exactly two minutes later, Roma put the ball into Lazio’s net.

The derby was still very hot even after the final whistle, when Roma’s Bryan Cristante and Lazio’s Adam Marusic received red cards.

In the first leg in November 2022, Lazio also defeated Roma 1-0 thanks to Felipe Anderson.

The 1-0 victory helped Lazio rise to second with 52 points, 19 points behind top Napoli, while Roma remained in fifth place with 47 points.

Roma lost to Lazio in a five-red card match

Cristante received a red card right after the final whistle.

Coach Maurizio Sarri dedicated the victory to the fans, admitting he was happy that the duo Mattia Zaccagni and Nicolo Casale were not called up to the Italian team for the Euro 2024 qualifiers later this month.

Meanwhile, midfielder Alessio Romagnoli sarcastically said to his opponent: `I dreamed of a debut like this in a derby. There will not be a third derby this season, right? We know Roma will play like that.`

On the opposite side, Roma members continued not to respond to the media both before and after the match.

Roma lost to Lazio in a five-red card match

Lazio 1-0 Roma

Main developments in the match Lazio 1-0 Roma on March 19.

Squad:

Lazio: Provedel, Romagnoli, Casale, Hysaj, Marusic, Cataldi, Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic, Anderson, Zaccagni (Cancellieri 81), Pedro (Basic 81).

Roma: Patricio, Smalling, Ibanez, Mancini, Wijnaldum (Matic 67), Cristante, Spinazzola, Zalewski, Belotti (Abraham 67), Pellegrini (Solbakken 84), Dybala (Llorente 46, El Shaarawy 78).

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