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Roma claims the honors in derby win over Lazio

Roma maintained its perfect start to the Serie A season on Sunday by securing its biggest win of the campaign, a 2-0 derby victory over Lazio.Federico Balzaretti broke a scoreless deadlock in the 63rd for Roma, while Adem Ljajic converted a penalty kick deep into stoppage time after Lazio's Andre Dias had been sent off nine minutes from time.Roma had failed to beat Lazio in its last five attempts, including a 1-0 defeat in the Coppa Italia in May.However, the Giallorossi moved to the top of the league with the win, handing Lazio its second defeat of the season.Roma was fortunate not to go behind to an own goal early in the second half when a corner kick was redirected off his own crossbar by defender Leandro Castan.Balzaretti clipped the post with a shot from 30 yards, but he found the net shortly after by volleying home Francesco Totti's corner kick.Dias was then sent off in the 81st when he brought down Totti as the last man, and Ljajic sealed the win late on as he was brought down b...

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