• Sat. Oct 23rd, 2021

Roma triumph in the derby, Mkhitaryan and Pedro stretch Lazio


May 15, 2021

Roma redeems the knockout of the first leg and wins the return derby beating Lazio 2-0. The goals of Mkhitaryan and Pedro decide the match at the Olimpico. The Giallorossi also thank the goalkeeper Fuzato protagonist of some decisive interventions. With this knockout the biancocelesti definitively come out of the race for a place in the Champions League, while Fonseca’s team, in the first derby won in 4 attempts, practically puts seventh place and qualification in the Conference League in the safe. A balanced start with the two teams canceling each other out without creating scoring chances. In the second half of the first fraction, the biancoceleste team is seen first and at 26 ‘goes close to the advantage. Grave lightness of Ibanez who loses a bloody ball in the area on the pressure of Milinkovic-Savic: the Serbian puts in the middle Luis Alberto, right with a sure shot saved by the excellent intervention of Fuzato. At half an hour the Giallorossi response with a header from Dzeko, on a cross from Peres, which ends on the side. At 35 ‘Luis Alberto pocketed for the cut of Milikovic-Savic: lob in the running of the Serbian on the exit of Fuzato and ball on the bottom. At 42 ‘Fonseca’s team unlocks the match. Wonderful play by Dzeko who overtakes Acerbi in the strait and puts in the middle from a tight angle: the ball is perfect for the Armenian’s tap-in who signs the 1-0. Lazio fails to replicate and Roma close to doubling in the 12th minute of the second half. El Shaarawy escapes on the left and puts in the middle for Cristante, control with the chest and volley a little high. At 18 ‘dangerous Dzeko with a poisonous left that slips a breath on the bottom. Inzaghi’s team wakes up from their torpor only at half an hour when Immobile touches on par. Shot of the heel of the biancoceleste striker and great reflex of the Giallorossi goalkeeper who thwarts the threat. At 33 ‘Pedro, who had entered Pellegrini’s place a few minutes ago, doubles with a great play: the Spaniard wins a ball on the frontline and invents a winning left foot from distance that leaves no chance for Reina. At 43 ‘Lazio is also in ten for the expulsion of Acerbi for a double yellow card.