Racism, bitter local rivalry and dissatisfaction with their own teams will provide a combustible mix in the first-ever Italian Cup final featuring neighbours AS
The Coppa Italia will be a Roman derby for the first time in history as AS Roma beat Inter Milan 3-2.
Roma defender Federico Balzaretti is a doubt for Monday’s derby against Lazio after he missed training on Thursday.
Roma dropped to seventh in Serie A as they were held to a 1-1 draw by a stubborn Internazionale side at Stadio Olimpico.
Erik Lamela scored twice as Roma completed a 4-2 win over AC Milan in the final Serie A match of the year at the Stadio Olimpico.
Midfielder Daniele De Rossi paid the price for being sent off in the Rome derby for punching an opponent as he was left out of the Italy squad.
Massimiliano Allegri has the full support of Milan president Silvio Berlusconi and all the board, says vice-president Adriano Galliani.
Antonio Cassano was again left out as Italy coach Cesare Prandelli named his squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers.
Juventus extended their unbeaten league run to 45 matches following a comfortable 4-1 victory over AS Roma at the Juventus Stadium.
Italy have omitted both first-choice Euro 2012 strikers Antonio Cassano and Mario Balotelli for this month's World Cup qualifiers.
Jermain Defoe came off the bench to score the winner for England in a 2-1 victory over their Euro 2012 conquerors Italy in a friendly.
Federico Balzaretti is eyeing a move to Roma but the Giallorossi have been told to match bids from Milan and Napoli for the Italy defender.
Italy defender Federico Balzaretti says that after impressing at Euro 2012 he will consider a move to Paris Saint-Germain.
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