Bragging rights in the Italian capital belong to SS Lazio, who secured a 1-0 victory over city rivals AS Roma to climb above their arch enemies and into third in Serie A.
With home advantage essentially null and void given both teams use the Stadio Olimpico as their home ground, Lazio perhaps sensed a chance to avenge their UEFA Europa League elimination from midweek.
Roger Ibañez was caught in possession in his own box by Pedro, and Felipe Anderson was on hand to pick up the pieces and slot home to break the deadlock.
Roma may feel a little bit hard done by that they didn’t play out the last half-hour against 10 men, as Danilo Cataldi surprisingly got away scot-free with a boot that was planted on the head of Abraham.
Victory could’ve been more handsome for Lazio, but Anderson was denied a second of the afternoon by a flying Rui Patrício save.
Despite two strikes in the dying moments in last week’s victory against Hellas Verona, there was no late drama for Roma today, who slumped to just a third defeat in 25 Serie A outings as hosts against Lazio.