Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic was delighted with their derby triumph over AS Roma.

Lazio beat arch rivals Roma 3-2 under driving rain at the Stadio Olimpico after Daniele De Rossi saw red in the first half.

"At the final whistle it was a wonderful feeling," smiled Petkovic on Sky Sport Italia.

"We did well to work as a team and were able to interpret the match, even if it meant playing long balls.

"In terms of mentality and effort, we proved all of our quality. We paid for some debatable incidents, such as their goal and Stefano Mauri's red card which I thought was unfair, but we did well to get a positive result anyway."