Arsenal versus Tottenham is one of those few rivalries that rarely disappoint and that was the case at the Emirates on Sunday. This North London derby had everything, goals, a comeback, an imminent boil-over, quality, mistakes and theatre. In the end, nobody will grudge the Gunners their 4–2 win. The game also highlighted that while one team is on the ascendancy, the other is at a risk of stagnating.
Roma and Lazio have one of the most emotional football rivalries in Serie A. The first derby of the Rome-based competition between the two teams occurred on 8 December 1929. Roma won 1-0 on a goal by Rodolfo Volk. Lazio’s first win, which happened on 23 October 1932, ended with a score of 2-1. The teams have met a total of 176 times.
Known by many names, including the Derby della Capitale and the Rome Derby, it is a sometime bitter intercity rivalry that has been marked by fans engaging in name-calling, racism, and other types of offensive behavior. The seeds of this enmity go back to when Roma was founded in 1927.