Jose Mourinho and Lazio president pulled apart as Roma boss gets involved in dressing room row after derby clash

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  • Mourinho watched match from team bus
  • Went to dressing room and clashed with Lotito
  • Tiago Pinto had to separate duo

WHAT HAPPENED? Mourinho was banned from the touchline for the derby game, which his team lost 1-0. After watching the match on the team bus, the Portuguese coach went to the dressing room to find Gianluca Mancini and Lazio's Alessio Romagnoli in a tussle, according to Forza Roma. Lotito tried to separate the pair, but he and Mourinho ended up going at each other, with Roma director Tiago Pinto trying to restore calm.

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THE BIGGER PICTURE: The chaos was a fitting end to a frantic encounter at Stadio Olimpico, which saw Roma player Ibanez sent off with two yellow cards just 32 minutes into the tie. Lazio went on to find a second-half winner through Mattia Zaccagni that saw them move up to second in the Serie A table. However, there was more drama after the final whistle as Lazio's Adam Marusic and Roma star Bryan Cristante were both shown red cards for their roles in a fight.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Mourinho was already serving a two-game suspension for a row with a fourth official during his team's recent loss to Cremonese. The ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss may face further disciplinary action following the latest controversy.

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Bryan Cristante Alessio Romagnoli Lazio Roma 2022-23Getty

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WHAT NEXT FOR ROMA? Mourinho's team are without a win in their last three matches and will hope to turn that form around when they face Sampdoria on April 2.