De Rossi leads Roma to victory over Lazio in first Rome derby

Former Roma captain Daniele De Rossi claimed victory his first capital derby as a coach to end his team's dismal run in the Derby della Capitale, thanks to a 1-0 win over Lazio Saturday.

Roma hadn't won or scored in the derby since a victory in March 2022. That was followed by three losses and a draw, including an Coppa Italia defeat in January that effectively cost coach Jose Mourinho his job.

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Lazio had an even newer coach after Igor Tudor took over last month.

Gianluca Mancini scored the only goal shortly before half-time when he headed in a Paulo Dybala corner.

Gianluca Mancini celebrates Roma's win over Lazio.
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Stephan El Shaarawy also hit the post for Roma in the second half, and Daichi Kamada had what would have been an equalizer ruled out for offside.

Roma and England forward Tammy Abraham was brought on with nine minutes remaining for his first appearance since tearing a cruciate ligament in the final match of last season.

Fifth-placed Roma moved to within two points of Bologna and nine above Lazio, in seventh.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.