(Adnkronos) – Lazio beat Roma 1-0 in the derby valid for the 27th day of Serie A 2022-2023. The Biancocelesti won the derby thanks to a goal by Zaccagni, who scored in the 65th minute. The formation coached by Sarri rises to 52 points. Mourinho’s Giallorossi, outnumbered for an hour given the expulsion of Ibanez in the 32nd minute, remain firm at 47.
THE MATCH – The first attempt in attack was by the Biancoceleste, with a shot from Luis Alberto who missed the goal from distance. The match is outlined with a clear script: Lazio ball possession, Giallorossi covered. Sarri’s formation tries to trigger Felipe Anderson first and then Zaccagni: no real danger for Rui Patricio. On the other hand, Wijnaldum does not see the goal from distance and Belotti’s header is a phone call. The first 25 minutes, without thrills, slip away.
The first breakthrough of the match comes in the 32nd minute. Ibanez, negative protagonist in the first leg with a bad performance, is already booked and gets his second yellow card for a foul on Milinkovic-Savic: expulsion and Roma in 10. The match becomes even more angular, the referee Massa must restore calm in more than one occasion. At 40′, in particular, tension between Zaccagni and Mancini. We see little football, the 0-0 at the end of the first half is inevitable.
At the start of the second half, Roma tried to show up in the opposing half. The Giallorossi try to push despite the numerical inferiority. The first goalkeeper to get his gloves dirty, however, was Rui Patricio, who deflected Luis Alberto’s powerful right foot in the 53rd minute. Lazio’s pressure increases, in the 62nd minute Rui Patricio has to come out to close on Pedro, triggered by Luis Alberto.
In the 65th minute, the biancocelesti break through: suggestion from Felipe Anderson, Zaccagni thanks and signs the 1-0 with a precise right foot. The lead seems to hold out for a hundred seconds. Roma reacts and Casale lends them a hand: Provedel rejects Mancini’s header, Casale deflects the ball into his own goal after Smalling’s tap-in. However, the 1-1 was canceled due to Smalling’s offside taken over by the Var. Mourinho’s team showed up with a cross-shot from Spinazzola and with an inaccurate right foot from Pellegrini: too little to avoid defeat, the derby was won by Lazio.