Roma 3 Lazio 1: Kolarov stunner helps claim the bragging rights

Lorezno Pellegrini, Aleksandar Kolarov and Federico Fazio were on target as Roma ran out 3-1 winner over city rival Lazio in Serie A.

Roma beat Lazio 3-1 in Serie A, with Aleksandar Kolarov scoring a stunning free-kick   -  Getty Images

Aleksandar Kolarov scored a stunning free-kick as Roma ran out 3-1 winners against Lazio in an enthralling Derby della Capitale in Serie A.

In a frantic encounter at the Stadio Olimpico, Kolarov curled in a wicked strike in the 71st minute, cancelling out Ciro Immobile's equaliser four minutes earlier.

Lorezno Pellegrini's clever backheel had nudged the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time, with Roma having survived a glut of early Lazio pressure before Edin Dzeko and Stephan El Shaarawy squandered gilt-edged chances.

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On a five-match winning streak heading into Saturday's encounter, Lazio rallied in the second half and Immobile took advantage of Federico Fazio's error to restore parity in the 67th minute.

But, Roma were soon back in front - Kolarov whipping a powerful free-kick into the bottom-right corner. Roma was not finished there, however, and Fazio atoned for his earlier mistake when he headed home four minutes from time to secure the spoils.

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