TOP FORM TAMMY ABRAHAM SCORES TWO TIMES AS ROMA BEAT LAZIO IN ROME DERBY.
Stadio Olimpico, Serie A – Roma 3 (Abraham 1′, 22′, Pellegrini 40′) Lazio 0.
An inspired Tammy Abraham fired Roma into the Europa League spot with a brace against Lazio in a 3-0 derby win.
Roma took the lead in the opening minute when Abraham stabbed home from close-range. He was in the right place at the right time to pounce on a loose ball from a dangerous inswinging corner that Thomas Strakosha failed to clear.
The England international doubled the hosts’ lead a little over 20 minutes later when he finished off a well worked Roma move, firing the ball in at the back post. Henrikh Mkhitaryan slipped a ball through to Rick Karsdorp who had made a great overlapping run, and managed to find Abraham at the back post for the goal.
Lorenzo Pellegrini stretched Roma’s lead to three in spectacular fashion, guiding a free-kick into the top-right corner from 30 yards out.
Lazio tried hard in the second period to break down the well structured Roma defence, but it proved to be too difficult as they hardly troubled Rui Patricio for the remainder of the game.
The hosts managed to see out the 3-0 lead and take maximum points off their rivals.