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Lazio vs. Roma, Coppa Italia: Lineups & Game Thread

Another consequential derby is upon us, this time with a spot in the Coppa Italia semifinals on the line!

Football, Italian Serie A: AS Roma vs Atalanta BC Photo by Elianton/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

Not that a Roma-Lazio match needed further hype, but today's matchup, the 170th rendition of the Derby della Capitale, takes on a special tone as victory means the winner advances to the semifinals of the Coppa Italia, where they'll square off against the winners of the Juventus-Frosinone fixture. In eight prior Coppa contests against Lazio, the capital clubs have shared the spoils with four wins apiece, and one would imagine an untold number of yellow and red cards.

For an increasingly fatigued Roma side, this is but one of four critical matches (plus one Saudi Arabian friendly) they'll face before the end of January. Scheduling concerns aside, it's been nearly two years since Roma defeated Lazio, so we'll take a win and go home happy, right?

The lineups are in, so let's get to work!