ROME (AP) Lazio revived its possibilities of staying within the Champions League by convincingly beating third-placed Roma 3-0 in a Serie A derby on Friday.
Luis Alberto scored twice and Ciro Motionless additionally discovered the goal as Lazio managed all through.
Lazio moved as much as seventh place, two factors behind fourth-placed Juventus, which faces a difficult go to to Inter Milan on Sunday; and three factors behind Roma, which noticed its title hopes fade.
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It was a 3rd straight league win for Lazio, which faces Bayern Munich within the Champions League subsequent month.
“This season it was a bit extra necessary than regular, as a result of we weren’t doing as properly in Serie A as we wished,” Luis Alberto mentioned of the derby. “We improved an incredible deal, and we confirmed that within the derby.”
It matched Lazio’s largest margin of victory over Roma in Serie A, having additionally gained the derby 3-0 in March 2019 and December 2006.
Motionless opened the scoring 14 minutes in by finishing a counterattack when Roma defenders Chris Smalling and Ibanez each slipped to the bottom.
Lazio doubled the lead 9 minutes later when Ibanez was once more left on the bottom following robust play from Manuel Lazzari, who arrange Luis Alberto for a transparent look.
Motionless threatened all through but it was Luis Alberto who sealed it with a shot round a defender into the far nook within the 67th.
In a match often marked by colourful fan choreography, no spectators have been allowed contained in the Stadio Olimpico because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Alberto leads Lazio to 3-0 Derby della Capitale win over Roma initially appeared on NBCSports.com