Lazio playmaker Stefano Mauri has hailed the manner of victory over AS Roma.

Mauri made a substitute appearance in the game after recovering from injury, but he thinks that the key contribution on the night came from the home fans.

"I want to take this opportunity to thank the supporters, especially those in the Curva Nord," said the former Brescia player.

"They encouraged and charged us up for the entire game, even when we were losing and couldn't equalise.

"We were able to give our fans an immense joy and we were also finally able to take back this city…"