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Summary

  1. Roma strengthen Champions League hopes with easy win
  2. Nine wins in 10 Serie A games for Roma
  3. Lazio have Wesley Hoedt sent off
  4. Fans boycott Derby della Capitale

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By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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So, the bragging rights in Rome belong to Roma as they hammer Lazio in the Derby della Capitale. Many thanks for your company. Standby for a big week of Champions League action. Until next time...

Strength to strength

Roma's season goes from strength to strength.

Luciano Spalletti's side have won nine of the last 10 Serie A games.

It's not going to be enough to catch leaders Juventus but they are in terrific form with seven matches remaining. 

FULL-TIME - Lazio 1-4 Roma

Roma strengthen their hopes of playing in next season's Champions League after a comprehensive derby win over Lazio. 

RED CARD - Wesley Hoedt (Lazio)

Lazio 1-4 Roma

Nightmare end for Lazio. They're getting hammered by their fierce rivals and now they will finish with 10 men after Wesley Hoedt is sent off for a second yellow card.

Lazio 1-4 Roma

Roma legend Francesco Totti is not going to get on the pitch. 

Will the 39-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, appear in another Derby della Capitale?

He's laughing and joking on the bench as the celebrations begin for Roma.

Lazio 1-4 Roma

Six minutes of added time.

Lazio 1-4 Roma

There wasn't too many fans inside the Stadio Olimpico to start with but there's a wave of sky blue shirts heading for the exits now.

Roma have out-fought, out-muscled and out-witted their fierce rivals to win the Rome derby.

GOAL - Lazio 1-4 Roma

Diego Perotti

Roma are really rubbbing salt into Lazio's wounds now.

Shocking defending as several sky blue shirts back off as Diego Perotti drives at the Lazio goal before firing low into the net. 

Lazio 1-3 Roma

Wojciech Szczesny owes Alessandro Florenzi a beer. 

Szczesny's glaring error let Lazio back into this but  Florenzi's goal has surely settled this derby.

GOAL - Lazio 1-3 Roma

Alessandro Florenzi

All over as Alessandro Florenzi breaks the hearts of Lazio's fans.

A Roma corner is only half cleared and Florenzi, playing at right-back, sticks out a leg to bend the ball beyond Federico Marchetti.

Lovely goal.

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Lazio 1-2 Roma

Those fans that opted to boycott this...they're missing a terrific finale. Frantic stuff in Rome.

Lazio 1-2 Roma

Roma have gone to pieces since going 2-0 ahead. Lazio did nothing for 60-odd minutes but have dominated since.

Is there going to be a final twist in the final 10 minutes?

GOAL - Lazio 1-2 Roma

Marco Parolo

Perhaps that's why Arsene Wenger decided to send Wojciech Szczesny out on loan! The keeper makes a total mess trying to intercept a cross for Miroslav Klose, and Parolo Marco slides in to score. Game on.

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Lazio 0-2 Roma

Players dropping likes flies all over the pitch.

There's still another 15 minutes or so to go but Roma are already starting to run down the clock. 

Lazio 0-2 Roma

For the first time Lazio are giving this a good go. They've come alive since falling 2-0 behind but have they left it too late?

HITS THE WOODWORK

Lazio 0 -2 Roma

Can Lazio mount a fightback?

Encouraging signs from the hosts as Wesley Hoedt heads against the bar from a corner before Wojciech Szczesny gets a vital finger-tip to Marco Parolo's header.

GOAL - Lazio 0-2 Roma

Edin Dzeko

He's only been on the pitch a couple of minutes but has Edin Dzeko won the Derby della Capitale for Roma?

Diego Perotti lets fly from distance - his effort bounces off the upright and into Dzeko's path, but he keeps his cool to sweep home the rebound.

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SUBSTITUTION

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Roma react to Lazio's changes by making one of their own - former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko comes on for goalscorer Stephan El Shaarawy.

SUBSTITUTION

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Lazio need to do something quickly. There's only one goal between the teams but they really don't look like getting back into this.

Boss Stefano Pioli turns to World Cup winner Miroslav Klose and forward Keita who come on for Matri and Candreva.

Szczesny to stay?

Lazio 0-1 Roma

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Wojciech Szczesny suggested before the game he could stay at Roma next season rather than settle for a place on the Arsenal bench.

The 25-year-old Polish keeper has started 27 Serie A games since moving to Italy's capital on loan before the start of the season.

"Will I stay at Roma? For me, football always comes first,” said Szczesny on Roma Radio. “I have the confidence of everyone here.

“When you have the trust of your team-mates, the coach and the fans, as well as playing every Sunday, then that can only be for the best."

CLOSE!

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Another chance for Roma and it's a terrible miss by Mohamed Salah who blazes over from close range. They should be two or three up by now. Will these misses prove costly?

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Wojciech Szczesny has hardly been troubled in the Roma goal. That's how poor Lazio have been going forward. 

CLOSE!

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Almost a howler by Lazio keeper Federico Marchetti who just about does enough to scramble clear a low cross-shot by Lucas Digne.

Lazio 0-1 Roma

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Imagine Anfield half empty for a Merseyside derby. Or thousands of empty seats at White Hart Lane for Tottenham against Arsenal. 

That's what it's like in the Stadio Olimpico right now. And it's derby day in Rome!

KICK-OFF

Lazio 0-1 Roma

As it stands, Roma are four points behind second-placed Napoli. Lazio are Serie A's draw specialists. They'll have to up their game if they are to haul themselves back into this. We're back under way.

Napoli blow it

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Big news at the top of Serie A where Napoli's title hopes are all but over after losing 3-1 at Udinese to leave them six points behind Serie A leaders Juventus with only seven rounds remaining.

To add to Napoli's misery Sunday, top goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain was sent off following two bookings. The Argentina international had to be dragged off the pitch by fellow players and was clearly upset. 

Bale's best game for Real?

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"Gareth Bale produced a man-of-the-match performance and was his team's most dangerous player all night, regularly troubling Barca with his powerful running. He was unlucky to see a header disallowed for a supposed push and picked out Cristiano Ronaldo with a deep cross for the winner. Maybe his best game for the club."

Barcelona v Real Madrid: How the players rated in El Clasico

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It's fair to say the Rome derby has yet to deliver the same drama as El Clasico managed on Saturday. Real Madrid, despite being reduced to 10 men, won 2-1 to end Barcelona's 39-match unbeaten run.

"This can be a turning point. It is very important, for the rest of season, for our spirit," said Real boss Zinedine Zidane.

It was an emotional night at the Nou Camp, as Barcelona paid tribute to their iconic former player and manager Johan Cruyff, who died of cancer on 24 March, aged 68.  

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HALF-TIME - Lazio 0-1 Roma

No doubt about it, the better team is ahead. Lazio are fortunate not to be further behind. Their boss Stefano Pioli has already been spoken to by the referee and he looks furious as he heads for the home dressing room. I wouldn't want to be wearing a sky blue shirt right now.

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CLOSE!

Lazio 0-1 Roma

A sublime solo effort from Radja Nainggolan as he runs at the Lazio defence before dispatching an effort which curls just wide. That was the Belgium international at his very best.

YELLOW CARD

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Radja Nainggolan waves an imaginary card in the referee's direction after he crashes to the ground under a challenge. The official is not impressed and Roma have their first yellow card.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Lazio 0-1 Roma

A rare moment of skill almost brings Roma their second goal, Miralem Pjanic's delicious curling effort from outside the area crashing against the bar with keeper Federico Marchetti rooted to the spot.

YELLOW CARD

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Perhaps Biglia is frustrated at his miss but moments after his free-kick he chops down Stephan El Shaarawy. It's 3-0 to Lazio in terms of yellow cards. Roma are ahead in the one statistic that really counts. 

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Lazio are gifted a great chance just outside the area when Seydou Keita shoves Antonio Candreva to the ground just outside the area. 

Up steps skipper Lucas Biglia but it clears the bar. That sums up the story of Lazio's half.

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Rizpey: Stephan El Shaarawy had as much space as the crowd! Terrible marking.

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Remember Ravel Morrison?

The former Manchester United and West Ham midfielder, 23, has been on the books at Lazio since last summer but has not made a first-team appearance since featuring in a Europa League tie on 10 December.

YELLOW CARD

Lazio 0-1 Roma

Two quick yellow cards for Lazio, who are frustrated and tetchy.

After Patric is booked for bringing down Diego Perotti. Antonio Candreva is booked for dissent.  

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Lazio 0-1 Roma

Lazio's defence appears to be half asleep as Mohamed Salah manages to get round the back of the Lazio defence but there is no one there to get on the end of his cross. It's one way traffic.

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Lazio 0-1 Roma

These were the scenes outside the Stadio Olimpico before the game. Both sets of fans appear to be on their best behaviour inside the ground.

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Lazio 0-1 Roma

That's really livened things up in the sparsely populated Stadio Olimpico. Roma thoroughly deserve the lead. They're started really well as they chase a Champions League spot.

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