Italian Serie A
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Lazio 0-0 Roma

Francesco Totti

Roma missed the chance to close the gap on leaders Juventus after their three-match winning streak in Serie A ended with a draw against city rivals Lazio.

Gervinho had a close-range effort ruled out for a marginal offside as Roma remained nine points behind Juventus in second place.

Francesco Totti also shot over the bar, before substitute Michel Bastos had a low cross hacked clear.

Lazio threatened on the break, with Alvaro Gonzalez shooting over the bar.

No player has scored more league goals in the Rome derby than Totti, but the 37-year-old was unable to find a 10th goal in this fixture on a day Juventus lost a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 at Verona.

Roma fans

Roma have a game in hand after last week's home match against Parma was abandoned because of torrential rain, but they will know an opportunity was missed.

Their last defeat was a 3-0 reverse at Juventus at the turn of the year, and the Giallorossi had scored 10 times in their three consecutive league wins since.

Roma started well as they looked to complete the league double over their neighbours, with Alessandro Florenzi volleying over as smoke from flares lit on the terraces engulfed the pitch.

Former Arsenal man Gervinho then thought he had scored his sixth goal of the season after Maicon's 20-yard shot was parried, but the offside flag stopped his celebrations.

And Totti went close with a powerful shot from distance, before Gervinho curled over when he should have done better.

Lazio fans

But Lazio have been revived by the return of Edoardo Reja as coach and are unbeaten in six league matches since his appointment.

And, in a half swinging from end to end, they almost took the lead as Gonzalez shot over after a sweeping counter-attack.

Roma came on strong after the break, with Gervinho having a shot saved, Miralem Pjanic shooting wide and the impressive Totti dipping a strike over the bar.

Seemingly content with the draw, Lazio sat back as Roma struggled to break them down, but Bastos should have done better when he raced clear only to have his low cross cleared with two team-mates waiting to tap home.

Napoli's 3-1 home win over AC Milan means Rafa Benitez's side are only four points adrift of Roma.

Line-ups

Lazio

  • 1Berisha
  • 29Konko
  • 26Radu
  • 24Ledesma
  • 20Biava
  • 3Goncalves Dias
  • 19LulicBooked at 38mins
  • 15GonzálezSubstituted forOnaziat 79'minutes
  • 11Klose
  • 87CandrevaBooked at 64mins
  • 14KeitaSubstituted forMauriat 45'minutesBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 2Ciani
  • 4Crecco
  • 6Mauri
  • 7Felipe Anderson
  • 17Pereirinha
  • 21Kakuta
  • 22Marchetti
  • 23Onazi
  • 27Cana
  • 28Perea
  • 39Cavanda
  • 95Strakosha

Roma

  • 26De Sanctis
  • 13Maicon
  • 35Torosidis
  • 16De Rossi
  • 17BenatiaBooked at 19mins
  • 5Castan da Silva
  • 15PjanicSubstituted forLjajicat 79'minutes
  • 6StrootmanBooked at 90mins
  • 10TottiSubstituted forDestroat 83'minutes
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forBastosat 65'minutes
  • 27Yao Kouassi

Substitutes

  • 1Lobont
  • 2Toloi
  • 8Ljajic
  • 11Taddei
  • 20Bastos
  • 22Destro
  • 28Skorupski
  • 33Jedvaj
  • 44Nainggolan
  • 46Romagnoli
  • 94Ricci
  • 95Mazzitelli
Referee:
Daniele Orsato

Match Stats

Home TeamLazioAway TeamRoma
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home3
Away14
Shots on Target
Home0
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away6
Fouls
Home20
Away10

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Lazio 0, Roma 0.

  2. Booking

    Kevin Strootman (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

  3. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Lazio 0, Roma 0.

  4. Post update

    Vasilis Torosidis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Mauri (Lazio).

  6. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Abdoulay Konko.

  7. Post update

    Dangerous play by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

  8. Post update

    Senad Lulic (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Abdoulay Konko.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

  11. Post update

    Miroslav Klose (Lazio) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Francesco Totti.

  13. Post update

    Daniele De Rossi (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Stefano Mauri (Lazio).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Lazio. Ogenyi Onazi replaces Álvaro González.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Roma. Adem Ljajic replaces Miralem Pjanic.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Roma. Conceded by Giuseppe Biava.

  18. Post update

    Morgan De Sanctis (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by André Dias (Lazio).

  20. Post update

    Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 9th February 2014

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