Roma beat Lazio 2-0 to extend their perfect start to the Serie A season with four wins in as many matches. The derby win was especially sweet after Roma's loss to Lazio in last season's Coppa Italia final — a match in which defender Federico Balzaretti did not play well and was tormented for it. But this time Balzaretti was a hero as he scored Roma's first goal in the 63rd minute and the emotions of the moment proved overwhelming for him.
From Football Italia:
“I felt such incredible joy and emotion,” he told Mediaset and Roma Channel. “This doesn’t happen every day. I tend to score once every four years, so to do it in the Derby... So much went through my head at that moment.”
Once Balzaretti dried his eyes and the final whistle blew, it was time for lighter and giddier celebration for the team.
Except for Daniele De Rossi, who celebrates with his unique brand of furious humping.
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