Roma, 10-man Lazio fight to goalless draw in Rome derby
Lazio 0 - 0 Roma

Roma, 10-man Lazio fight to goalless draw in Rome derby

15/04/2018

Lazio and Roma responded from differing European fortunes in midweek by playing out a goalless draw in the Rome derby.

Lazio suffered a woeful 4-1 Europa League defeat which saw them crash out to Red Bull Salzburg 48 hours after Roma produced a brilliant comeback to knock Barcelona out of the Champions League.

There was nothing to separate them in a tense derby, despite a late red card for Lazio's Stefan Radu, at the Stadio Olimpico as both teams moved to 61 points with Lazio ahead of their neighbours in the Serie A table on goal difference.

There was always a danger that Roma might have a hangover after their unbelievable effort to usurp Barca and Lazio had a golden chance to go ahead early on.

Some slack defending allowed Marco Parolo to sneak in, but he smashed a first-time effort well over the crossbar in the seventh minute.

It was the Giallorossi who had the best chance of the first half as Bruno Peres found time and space in the area, but his low shot across goal hit the post and went to safety.

Neither side took the game by the scruff of the neck and they traded opportunities throughout the second period.

Edin Dzeko fired over from 20 yards for Roma while 27-goal striker Ciro Immobile rolled an effort just wide from a tight angle at the other end in the 65th minute.

Lazio were forced to play the final 12 minutes with 10 men after Radu was shown a second yellow card for a cynical foul on Cengiz Under, but the hosts were inches away from taking the lead moments later.

Lucas Leiva knocked the ball down and Adam Marusic seemed prime to score until Stephan El Shaarawy's tackle deflected it wide.

In the end Lazio were lucky to take anything from the game as Roma almost won it in time added on as Dzeko twice came close.

First the former Manchester City forward saw a header brilliantly saved by Thomas Strakosha and then from a cross from the other side he sent another header crashing into the crossbar.

Related news

Gonzalo Higuain scores his first for AC Milan in draw with Cagliari

Gonzalo Higuain scores his first for AC Milan in draw with Cagliari

Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal for AC Milan to earn them a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.

Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought as Juventus beat Sassuolo to continue winning run

Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought as Juventus beat Sassuolo to continue winning run

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 2-1 to continue their perfect start to the Serie A season.

Lorenzo Insigne goal helps Napoli exact revenge on Fiorentina

Lorenzo Insigne goal helps Napoli exact revenge on Fiorentina

Napoli exorcised some of the ghosts of last season by beating Fiorentina 1-0 in Serie A action on Saturday.

Federico Dimarco strikes as Parma edge out-of-form Inter Milan at San Siro

Federico Dimarco strikes as Parma edge out-of-form Inter Milan at San Siro

Just three years after going bankrupt, Parma returned to winning ways in Serie A with a surprise 1-0 win over Inter Milan at San Siro.

Napoli humbled at Sampdoria after Ancelotti tinkers

Napoli humbled at Sampdoria after Ancelotti tinkers

Serie A title hopefuls Napoli were thumped 3-0 at Sampdoria on Sunday after coach Carlo Ancelotti tinkered with the team, dropping captain Marek Hamsik and forward Jose Callejon.

Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score again as Juventus edge Parma

Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score again as Juventus edge Parma

Cristiano Ronaldo was left waiting for his first Juventus goal after drawing another blank as the titleholders won 2-1 at Parma in Serie A on Saturday to maintain their 100 percent record.

Radja Nainggolan scores on debut as Inter claim first league win of season

Radja Nainggolan scores on debut as Inter claim first league win of season

Radja Nainggolan scored on his delayed Inter Milan debut to set them on the way to their first win of the season on Saturday as they beat Bologna 3-0 away in Serie A.

Patrick Cutrone scores late, VAR disallows two goals in eventful AC Milan win

Patrick Cutrone scores late, VAR disallows two goals in eventful AC Milan win

A late stoppage-time goal by substitute Patrick Cutrone gave AC Milan a 2-1 home win over Roma in an electrifying Serie A clash on Friday and eased the pressure on manager Gennaro Gattuso.

Troubled Inter Milan squander two-goal lead in Torino draw

Troubled Inter Milan squander two-goal lead in Torino draw

Inter seemed to be in absolute control, but fumbled a 2-0 lead and risked losing the game against a plucky Torino.

RELATED NEWS

Gonzalo Higuain scores his first for AC Milan in draw with Cagliari
Cagliari 1 - 1 AC Milan

Gonzalo Higuain scores his first for AC Milan in draw with Cagliari

Argentina forward Gonzalo Higuain scored his first goal for AC Milan to earn them a 1-1 draw at Cagliari.

Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought as Juventus beat Sassuolo to continue winning run
Juventus 2 - 1 Sassuolo

Cristiano Ronaldo ends goal drought as Juventus beat Sassuolo to continue winning run

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first goals for Juventus as they beat Sassuolo 2-1 to continue their perfect start to the Serie A season.

Lorenzo Insigne goal helps Napoli exact revenge on Fiorentina
Napoli 1 - 0 Fiorentina

Lorenzo Insigne goal helps Napoli exact revenge on Fiorentina

Napoli exorcised some of the ghosts of last season by beating Fiorentina 1-0 in Serie A action on Saturday.

Federico Dimarco strikes as Parma edge out-of-form Inter Milan at San Siro
Inter Milan 0 - 1 Parma

Federico Dimarco strikes as Parma edge out-of-form Inter Milan at San Siro

Just three years after going bankrupt, Parma returned to winning ways in Serie A with a surprise 1-0 win over Inter Milan at San Siro.

Napoli humbled at Sampdoria after Ancelotti tinkers
Sampdoria 3 - 0 Napoli

Napoli humbled at Sampdoria after Ancelotti tinkers

Serie A title hopefuls Napoli were thumped 3-0 at Sampdoria on Sunday after coach Carlo Ancelotti tinkered with the team, dropping captain Marek Hamsik and forward Jose Callejon.

Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score again as Juventus edge Parma
Parma 1 - 2 Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo fails to score again as Juventus edge Parma

Cristiano Ronaldo was left waiting for his first Juventus goal after drawing another blank as the titleholders won 2-1 at Parma in Serie A on Saturday to maintain their 100 percent record.

Radja Nainggolan scores on debut as Inter claim first league win of season
Bologna 0 - 3 Inter

Radja Nainggolan scores on debut as Inter claim first league win of season

Radja Nainggolan scored on his delayed Inter Milan debut to set them on the way to their first win of the season on Saturday as they beat Bologna 3-0 away in Serie A.

Patrick Cutrone scores late, VAR disallows two goals in eventful AC Milan win
AC Milan 2 - 1 Roma

Patrick Cutrone scores late, VAR disallows two goals in eventful AC Milan win

A late stoppage-time goal by substitute Patrick Cutrone gave AC Milan a 2-1 home win over Roma in an electrifying Serie A clash on Friday and eased the pressure on manager Gennaro Gattuso.

Troubled Inter Milan squander two-goal lead in Torino draw
Inter 2 - 2 Torino

Troubled Inter Milan squander two-goal lead in Torino draw

Inter seemed to be in absolute control, but fumbled a 2-0 lead and risked losing the game against a plucky Torino.