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Derbys rarely live up to hype, Derby della Capitale no different

Francesco Totti scored two goals over the weekend to break his scoreless streak against Roma's city rivals Lazio. (Courtesy Ryu Voelke)

By Jonathan Gold

A lot of complete trash gets written about rivalry games. See if any of this sounds familiar: “Oh, the form book goes out the window when these two teams meet!” “You’d have to say it would pretty much make their season to beat these hated rivals!” “It’s always a tempestuous affair when these two teams meet!”

Ugh. What a great way to ruin a game as brilliant as the recent Rome derby. Nevertheless.

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