The Giallorossi were comfortable victors and went ahead as Edin Dzeko showed great strength to break into the box and set up Mkhitaryan, before a fine Pedro goal after the break secured the bragging rights.
Dzeko’s dominance up front caused plenty of trouble for Lazio’s defence and Francesco Acerbi was dimissed late on for a second yellow card after fouling the Bosnian.
Fuzato 7; Karsdorp 7, Mancini 6.5, Ibanez 5.5 (’38 Kumbulla 6.5), Peres 6 (’46 Santon 6); Darboe 7, Cristante 6; Mkhitaryan 6.5, Pellegrini 6 (’72 Villar 6), El Shaarawy 6.5 (’72 Pedro 7); Dzeko 8 (’89 Mayoral N/A)
Player of the match: Edin Dzeko
The veteran striker was a handful throughout and provided a wonderful assist for Mkhitaryan as he forced his way past Aberbi and into the box. Dzeko then prompted the Lazio defender into a second offence late on, whilst he came close to scoring with some good efforts.