Luis Alberto scores twice as Lazio stun Roma 3-0 in Rome Derby

Lazio 3-0 Roma: Hosts earn the bragging rights in Rome derby as former Liverpool man Luis Alberto scores twice after Ciro Immobile’s opener to seal thumping win over bitter rivals at the Stadio Olimpico

  • Roma remain six points behind Serie A leaders AC Milan in emphatic defeat
  • Lazio move up to seventh with third straight victory, three points behind Roma
  • Ciro Immobile opened the scoring for his 12th league goal of the season 
  • Luis Alberto scored either side of half-time to cap a memorable night for Lazio 

Two goals from Luis Alberto helped Lazio earn a 3-0 victory over third-placed AS Roma in the city derby on Friday, with Simone Inzaghi’s side up to seventh after a third Serie A win in a row.

Lazio made a lightning start and went ahead after 14 minutes, with Ciro Immobile capitalising on a woeful error from Roger Ibanez to score his 12th league goal of the season.

Roma looked stunned as Lazio kept committing plenty of players forward, and the pressure told as Luis Alberto swept home a well-taken second in the 23rd to double the advantage.

Former Liverpool winger Luis Alberto scored a goal in each half as Lazio thrashed Roma 3-0

After the break, Roma still offered little in attack and Luis Alberto’s second put the game to bed in the 67th minute and made sure of a win that takes Lazio two points off the top four on 31 from 18 games before the rest of the weekend matches.

Roma remain in third place on 34 points, three behind second-placed Inter Milan and six adrift of leaders AC Milan, after their first defeat in their last five league games. 

It was an impressive victory for Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi – their third victory in a row

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