Roma defeated Lazio 3:0, to claim all three points in the Rome derby, a brace from ex Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and a delightful free kick from Lorenzo Pellegrini.
This was the Mourinho masterclass we envisioned when Roma landed The Special One last spring. Roma were playing with pride, purpose, and aggression—and it was a joy to watch.
The Giallorossi played their best football so far under the special one, and what a way and time to be ruthless
than in the Stadio Olimpico against your fiercest rivals Lazio.
The man of the moment Tammy Abraham got the first goal,with the games first real opportunity on the first minutes, Lorenzo Pellegrini’s corner almost caught out Thomas Strakhosha with the ball hitting the bar and falling kindly for the in-form Abraham who had the simplest of task, guiding the ball with his thighs into the back of the net.
As Roma who got the first goal in the reverse fixture, looked to ban away memories of the draw held their defensive shape and restricting Lazio passing the ball around without penetration.Ciro Immobile tried to pull his side back into the game with some excellent positional play known of the Italian but Ibanez was very solid at the back thwarting the striker everytime he was on the ball.
Roma got the second goal on the 22nd minute as Mikitaryan found Karsdorp in arces of space who had made an over-lapping run down the right, he wiped in a delightful cross and there was red hot Tammy Abraham on hand to force in his sides second- and his 23 goal in all competition this season.
The Biancocelesti would get their first shot on target on the 38th minute when Luis Alberto curled his shot into the waiting arms of fomer Wolves goalkeeper Rui Patricio.
The final nail on the coffin for Lazio came through Roma captain Lorenzo Pellegrini, the Italian midfielder curled an unstoppable Free kick over the wall and into the top right hand corner of the net,Thomas Strakhosha although got a finger tip to the ball but couldn’t prevent the ball from nestling into the goal
Lazio attackers were Sluggish throughout the first half they did improve in the second half but Rui Patricio was always on hand to repel any of their efforts, the in effective Felipe Anderson and Lucas leiva were replaced just past the hour mark by Mauricio Sari.
Mikitaryan almost made it four-nill moments later seeing is curling shot hit the under side of the bar.
Tammy Abraham almost secured his hat-trick in the 67th minute, finding his self on a one-v-one situation but Thomas Strakhosha came off his line to close the angle on the England international who could only squeeze his shot wide off the post.
Mourinho would turn to his bench to bring on Edouard Bove for the excellent Lorenzo Pellegrini who was applauded by the Roma fans.Big win for Roma and Jose Mourinho in the Deby Della Capital finishing the game with three goals, three points and a clean sheet.