AS Roma was pushed to 5th place, making it difficult to advance to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL).
Roma lost 1-3 to Atalanta in the 31st round of Serie A in the 2022-23 season held at the Gevis Stadium in Bergamo, Italy on the 25th at 3:45 am (Korean time). With this, Roma remained in 5th place with 56 points, while Atalanta were in 7th place with 52 points.
Atalanta used a 3-5-2 formation. Zapata, Pasalic, Melle, Ederson, The Rune, Cope Mayners, Zappacosta, Toloi, Jim City, and Scalvini started and Sportiello kept the goal. Against this, Roma chose a 3-4-2-1 formation. Abraham, Solbakken, Pellegrini, Zalevski, Cristante, Beauvais, Celique, Ibanez, Llorente and Mancini started and Patricio wore the goalkeeper’s gloves.
[First half] Pasalici’s first goal…Atalanta ahead
A tense flow continued from the beginning. Atalanta had Zapata at the forefront, and Roma had Abraham in a competition with the opponent’s defense. In the middle of the first half, Roma started to drive. In the 33rd minute of the first half, Abraham tripped over the Atalanta defense, but the penalty kick was not declared.
But the opening goal was for Atalanta. In the 39th minute of the first half, Abraham lost the ball in his own half, and Pasalich finished the cross with Zapata’s left foot to the center with a volley shot.
Roma tried to equalize. In the 46th minute of the first half, Solbakken endured and gave it up, and Abraham hit it with his right foot, but it floated over the goal. The first half ended with Atalanta leading 1-0.
[Second half] Fatal mistake by Patricio…2-1 → 3-1 Atalanta wins
Roma pushed ahead with the start of the second half. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Abraham received a cross and attempted a header shot, but it missed again. Then, in the 11th minute of the second half, Rune hit the ball that flowed out in front of the penalty box with his left foot, but it flew high.
Roma made a lot of changes. Mourinho put in Matic, Spinachola, Dybala and El Sharawi in the 19th minute of the second half. However, Atalanta also aimed for a key goal. In the 24th minute of the second half, Pasalich hit a shot from outside the penalty box, but it missed the goal.스포츠토토
In the end, Atalanta scored an extra goal. In the 29th minute of the second half, in Atalanta’s corner kick situation, Patricio blocked Palomino’s header, but Toloi finished the ball with his right foot. Roma scored a late comeback goal. In the 38th minute of the second half, Pellegrini finished the ball with his left foot after Belotti gave it to him with his back foot.
However, Atalanta immediately responded. It was Patricio’s fatal mistake. In the 39th minute of the second half, Atalanta scored right after conceding a comeback goal. Patricio failed to properly catch Atalanta’s backspace pass, and Cope Meiners pushed it into the empty goal. In the 43rd minute of the second half, Pellegrini’s free kick hit the post and Roma suffered bad luck. The match ended in a 3-1 victory for Atalanta.