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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

Match ends, Lazio 0, Roma 0.

Booking

Kevin Strootman (Roma) is shown the yellow card.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Lazio 0, Roma 0.

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

Foul by Stefano Mauri (Lazio).

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Abdoulay Konko.

Dangerous play by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

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

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Abdoulay Konko.

Foul by Kevin Strootman (Roma).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Mattia Destro replaces Francesco Totti.

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

Foul by Stefano Mauri (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Lazio. Ogenyi Onazi replaces Álvaro González.

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Adem Ljajic replaces Miralem Pjanic.

Corner, Roma. Conceded by Giuseppe Biava.

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

Foul by André Dias (Lazio).

Foul by Miralem Pjanic (Roma).

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

Foul by Francesco Totti (Roma).

Giuseppe Biava (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Francesco Totti (Roma) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Vasilis Torosidis.

Corner, Lazio. Conceded by Michel Bastos.

Booking

Stefano Mauri (Lazio) is shown the yellow card.

Francesco Totti (Roma) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by André Dias (Lazio).

Michel Bastos (Roma) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Dangerous play by Cristian Ledesma (Lazio).

Substitution

Substitution, Roma. Michel Bastos replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

Booking

Antonio Candreva (Lazio) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Antonio Candreva (Lazio).

Foul by Maicon (Roma).

Miroslav Klose (Lazio) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Leandro Castán (Roma) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Stefano Mauri (Lazio).

Attempt missed. Gervinho (Roma) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kevin Strootman.

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Sunday 9th February 2014

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