LAZIO ultras were involved in ugly scenes with local police ahead of their Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta.
Masked thugs torched a police car, threw flares and tossed around crowd control barriers in ugly scenes before the showpiece final.
Many of the most violent offenders wore hoods and baseball caps with scarves over their faces, while some even wore helmets in preparation for pre-match rioting.
The ultras threw stones, bottles and other objects while authorities responded by firing water at them.
Two policemen had to be taken to be taken to hospital as a result of smoke inhalation, while five fans were arrested.
Lazio even went on to win the final 2-0 in the end, thanks to late goals from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Joaquin Correa.
It was the first time the Biancocelesti have won the trophy since 2013 and the seventh time in their history, as well as the first major trophy won by manager Simone Inzaghi outside the Supercoppa.
After the match, supporters dived into the fountain at Piazza del Popolo and climbed up the ancient sculptures carrying sky blue flags and scarves to cheer on the victory.
Atalanta were heartbroken after conceding two late goals, and they are now without a trophy since they clinched the Coppa Italia in 1963.
There are still two rounds of the Serie A season to go, with Lazio set to miss out on the European places down in eighth, while Atalanta can qualify for the Champions League with one win in two, as AC Milan sit three points behind them.
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