(Adnkronos) – Atalanta wins 1-0 at Roma in the match of the seventh day of Serie A 2022-2023 and rises to first place in the standings with 17 points. Roma, without the bruised Dybala and with Mourinho expelled, remain at 13 points.
Roma-Atalanta 0-1, the highlights of the match (Video)
THE MATCH – The tile for the Giallorossi comes just before the start of the match, with Mourinho losing the man in better shape, with Dybala forced to forfeit due to a muscle problem. Injury that is added to that of Karsdorp, out for a meniscus injury. For this reason the Giallorossi coach chooses Abraham to rule the attack, behind him Pellegrini and Zaniolo, Matic and Cristante in the median, Celik and Spinazzola outside. While Gasperini’s choices see Hojlund as the only striker, Ederson and Pasalic in support. Out Zapata and Muriel on the bench, with Scalvini preferred to Okoli in defense.
Atalanta already at 8 ‘is forced to make a forced change: bad blow to the face for Musso after the clash with Demiral, the second goalkeeper Sportiello enters. The first half is very tactical with the two teams careful not to immediately restart. At 29 ‘Cristante tries with his right kick from distance, but the ball ends on the side. At 32 ‘Ibanez tries, again from outside the box, but Sportiello saves in two halves. At the first shot, Atalanta scores: in the 35th minute Hojlund’s suggestion for Scalvini who from the edge of the right-hand area beats Rui Patricio with an angled shot.
Roma’s reaction is angry and at 41 ‘Pellegrin’s launch for Abraham who appears only in front of Sportiello but does not find the door, finishing just to the side. A minute later Sportiello again protagonist with an effective low exit that closes the mirror of the door to Ibanez. At 45 ‘Matic’s low cross and Abraham’s deviation from close range, but Sportiello denies him the goal with a great instinctive intervention.
Roma started strong even at the beginning of the recovery. At 56 ‘duel between Zaniolo and Okoli, mutual deductions: Roma ask in vain for the penalty. Furious protest by Mourinho who is expelled. At 58 ‘still spirits on, with Zaniolo falling in the area, but the referee still punishes the Giallorossi player and whistles a foul in attack.
Roma press and Gasperini’s team makes a comeback: in the 61st minute Muriel puts Ibanez at the center and Abraham who is on the goal line avoids an own goal. The Giallorossi continue to push and in the 68th minute Ibanez’s header from Pellegrini’s corner comes out a little. Roma also tries from distance with Pellegrini, Zaniolo and Abraham but without success. Mou sends Belotti on the field first and then Shomurodov who eats the same at 87 and 88 ‘before heading after a number of Zaniolo and then choking a right from the edge. At 91 ‘Shomurodov again enters the area, does not kick but sorts for Belotti, and the closure of Hateboer is decisive.