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Lazio win over Novara marred by racist and anti-semitic chants

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Lazio's 4-1 win over third division side Novara in the Coppa Italia was overshadowed by racist and anti-semitic chants at the Stadio Olimpico.

The chanting reportedly came from a small section of the crowd in the North End of the stadium and was also aimed at police who had clashed with fans on Wednesday at Piazza della Liberta in the capital when celebrations to mark Lazio's 119th anniversary turned violent.

Ciro Immobile scored twice as the Serie A side secured their place in the quarter-finals of the competition.

Novara goalkeeper Elia Benedettini saved Immobile's 20th-minute penalty, but the Lazio forward scored from the rebound, adding a second 15 minutes later for his 13th goal in all competitions this season.

Lazio, who last won the Coppa Italia back in 2013, will next play either Inter Milan or Benevento in the next round.

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