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Hernanes scores in derby, misses penalty

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Lazio midfielder Hernanes scored a superb first-half goal then turned villain by missing one penalty and giving away another in a pulsating 1-1 derby draw with AS Roma on Monday.

Thirty-six-year-old forward Francesco Totti converted Roma's penalty but his side missed out on a win when Erik Lamela contrived to head over from two meters with the goal at his mercy late in the game. Lazio, who won the previous three Rome derbies, played the last 20 minutes with 10 men after Giuseppe Biava was sent off for a second bookable offense. The match was preceded by fan violence and police said two people were stabbed when rival groups of fans clashed in the city. Television pictures showed police in riot gear scuffling with a group of supporters who threw rocks and bottles near the Stadio Olimpico. Rome mayor Gianni Alemanno said that businesses in the area around the stadium had been forced to close during the clashes. Fifth-placed Lazio, seven points adrift of a Champions League playoff place, dominated the first half and Hernanes put them ahead with a superb effort in the 16th minute, cutting inside a defender and scoring in the top corner from 25 meters.

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