Il Derby della Capitale takes place in the city of Rome between SS Lazio and AS Roma on Friday. We have tonight’s player ratings.
We all remember the old days in which AS Roma dominated over Lazio in the Rome Derby, those days seem long gone. Simone Inzaghi’s squad has been playing on a consistent level over the last couple of seasons and they own the capital. Tonight, they proved they are one of Italy’s most interesting squads with a 3-0 victory against Roma. Olympic Stadium in Rome is shared by both clubs but Lazio was considered the local today.
The first half started with a defensive mistake from AS Roma’s defenders that allowed Ciro Immobile to score another goal this season. With tonight’s opener, he reached 17 and 3 assists in 20 matches played so far. It’s safe to say that the Golden Shoe winner from last season is amongst the top players in European football today.
Luis Alberto also crashes the party.
But Lazio doesn’t only have Ciro Immobile as one of the main stars this season. Spaniard playmaker Luis Alberto scored a beautiful brace that gave Lazio a comfortable win. The first goal came in the first half but he got it with some help from VAR, who refused to call a clear offside.
However, the Sevilla product’s striking skills were in full effect during both goals. He has the kind of strike that only skilled playmakers possess. In the second half, Alberto scored another goal with a similar style in order to give Lazio their smashing win. With these three points, Lazio gets to 31 Serie A units and remains hopeful of getting to Champions League positions.
SS Lazio: Reina (7), Radu (7), Acerbi (8), Marusic (7), Felipe (8), Leiva (7), Alberto (9), Lazzari (7), Milinkovic (7), Caicedo (7), Immobile (8).
Bench: Escalante (7), Akpro (6), Patric (6), Hoedt (6), Muriqi (5).
AS Roma: Lopez (5), Smalling (3), Spinazzola (4), Karsdorp (5), Mancini (5), Ibanez (5), Mkhitaryan (4), Veretout (5), Pellegrini (5), Villar (5), Dzeko (5).
Bench: Pedro (5), Cristante (5), Mayoral (5), Peres (5).
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