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Roma thrashes Lazio 3-1 in Serie A


Roma beat cross-town rival Lazio 3-1 on Saturday to win the Italian league's Rome Derby here at the Stadio Olimpico.
This victory against Lazio has re-launched Roma's ambitions in the 2018-2019 Serie A season, coming on the heels of the 4-0 win against Frosinone on Wednesday that snapped a one-month winless drought, reports Efe news.
Lazio dominated the first 20 minutes, but Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini opened the scoring for Roma in the last minute before first-half stoppage time, just eight minutes after taking the field.
Italy striker Ciro Immobile netted the equalizer for Lazio seven minutes after the hour mark.
The Eagles' joy was short-lived, with Serbia defender Aleksandar Kolarov giving Roma the lead again in the 71st minute.
With four minutes to go, a header from Argentina centre back Federico Fazio secured Roma's third victory this season.
Roma provisionally holds the fifth spot in the Serie A standings with 11 points, while Lazio is in fourth place with 12 points, pending the remaining clashes.

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First Published: Sep 29 2018 | 9:26 PM IST

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