AS Roma's Aleksandar Kolarov celebrates with his team-mates after scoring from the penalty spot during their Rome derby against SS Lazio at the Rome Olympic Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Claudio Peri/AP

ROME – Luis Alberto’s second-half equaliser earned SS Lazio a 1-1 draw with AS Roma in a fast and furious Rome derby in Serie A on Sunday.

Aleksandar Kolarov’s 17th-minute penalty put Roma ahead in the Italian capital amid a flurry of chances with Lazio hitting the post three times and Roma twice inside the opening half hour.

Simone Inzaghi’s side looked the more threatening and levelled on the hour mark through Alberto’s strike.

But they were denied by the frame of the goal again when substitute Marco Parolo hit the crossbar late on, before Manuel Lazzari thought he'd scored the winner in stoppage-time, only for the effort to be ruled out for offside in the build-up.

The result left Lazio on four points ahead of their trip to SPAL after the international break, while Roma have picked up two points from their opening two games and host Sassuolo next.

Reuters