Lazio’s Francesco Acerbi had a tough night for the Biancocelesti as they fell to their rival AS Roma 2-0 in the latest installment of the Derby della Capitale.
The 33-year-old played 87 minutes for Lazio and had a hand in helping concede the first goal, minutes before halftime.
At the 42-minute mark, Edin Džeko would get by Acerbi, and the 35-year-old placed a cross that resulted in Henrikh Mkhitaryan putting the ball in the back of the net.
Losing that duel highlighted the bad night Acerbi had in that department, as he went four for ten in both aerial and ground duels.
That wasn’t the only part of Acerbi’s difficult fixture, as, at the 87th minute, the defender would receive his second yellow card, resulting in a red card.
Sky Sport football pundit Stefano De Grandis stated on the broadcast (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) that Acerbi holds a significant amount of the blame for Roma’s victory over Lazio.
For both Lazio and Roma, the derby is important. Acerbi handed Roma the victory with a presumptuous move. It was Dzeko in attack, not some kid from the Primavera. He should have put the ball out for a corner on the first goal.