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(VIDEO) The Day the Curva Sud Deserted the Rome Derby for Testaccio

It’s 1pm on a spring Sunday in Italy. Across the country, weekend cooks are tossing stiff stalks of pasta into steaming pans of water and inviting smaller family members to set the table or change the channel; others are strolling to a trattoria, heading for brunch, or coming back from church. In yet other households,…

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Testaccio braces itself for the Coppa Italia final

Roma plays Lazio in the Coppa Italia final tonight, and the district of Testaccio is bracing itself for a particularly poignant clash. The TIM Cup has brought together the city’s fiercest rivals for the final match, taking place at 18.00 in the Stadio Olimpico.  Extra police are on standby after the stabbings that took place…

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Tonight: The Rome derby, where drama is never very far away

It’s not particularly usual for a Serie A match to be played on a Monday evening, but this isn’t an ordinary encounter. The Roma-Lazio derby, taking place tonight at the Stadio Olimpico, is a fixture which always courts controversy. Rescheduled due to Lazio’s European adventures, only three points currently separate the sides, with the Biancoceleste…

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