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Lazio 3-2 Roma: Derby win eases the pressure on Maurizio Sarri


Lazio 3-2 Roma: Jose Mourinho’s side suffer derby pain despite being awarded bizarre penalty as Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Ciro Immobile and Felipe Anderson strike to ease the pressure on Maurizio Sarri











Lazio ended a four-match winless run by beating AS Roma 3-2 in an exhilarating Rome Derby on Sunday, sending Maurizio Sarri’s side into the top six in Serie A.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic headed in the opener before Pedro scored against his former club to double Lazio’s lead and become the third player to score for both teams in the capital derby, after netting for Roma in this fixture in May. 

Roger Ibanez pulled one back for Jose Mourinho’s side before the break but Felipe Anderson restored a two-goal advantage for Lazio in the second half. 

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic headed in the opener for Roma in the 10th minute

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic headed in the opener for Roma in the 10th minute

Jordan Veretout converted a controversial penalty to keep alive Roma’s hopes but veteran goalkeeper Pepe Reina produced two excellent saves to deny the Giallorossi an equaliser. 

Lazio climbed to sixth place on 11 points, one point behind fourth-placed Roma.  

Roger Ibanez (left) pulled one back for Jose Mourinho's side before the break

Roger Ibanez (left) pulled one back for Jose Mourinho’s side before the break

Winger Felipe Anderson restored a two-goal advantage for Lazio in the second half

Winger Felipe Anderson restored a two-goal advantage for Lazio in the second half

VAR upheld the Roma penalty despite Zaniolo appearing to kick the Lazio defender

VAR upheld the Roma penalty despite Zaniolo appearing to kick the Lazio defender 



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