Roma 0-1 Atalanta, Mourinho’s men wasteful in home defeat

AS Roma's British forward Tammy Abraham reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Italian Serie A football match between AS Roma and Atalanta Bergamo on September 18, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Rome. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP) (Photo by ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP via Getty Images)
18-09-2022 16:00
MatchDay 7
Atalanta
Atalanta
Roma
Atalanta

Starting lineups

1
Goalkeeper
6
Defender
23
Defender
87'
37
3
Defender
19
Defender
4
Midfielder
7
Midfielder
8
Midfielder
67'
22
Attacker
9
Attacker
79'
1
Juan Musso
Goalkeeper
8'
42
Giorgio Scalvini
Defender
46'
33
Hans Hateboer
Defender
3
Joakim Maehle
Defender
28
Merih Demiral
Defender
2
Rafael Tolói
Defender
13
Éderson
Midfielder
88'
88
Mario Pasalic
Midfielder
74'
15
Marten de Roon
Midfielder
7
Teun Koopmeiners
Midfielder
17
Rasmus Höjlund
Attacker
46'

Substitutes

17
Defender
63
Goalkeeper
65
Midfielder
52
Midfielder
62
Midfielder
99
Goalkeeper
20
Midfielder
73
Midfielder
11
Attacker
67'
14
Attacker
79'
59
Attacker
87'
93
Brandon Soppy
Defender
31
Francesco Rossi
Goalkeeper
10
Jeremie Boga
Attacker
22
Matteo Ruggeri
Defender
9
Luis Muriel
Attacker
46'
5
Caleb Okoli
Defender
46'
11
Ademola Lookman
Attacker
74'
57
Marco Sportiello
Goalkeeper
8'
18
Ruslan Malinovskyi
Midfielder
88'

Roma suffered their second league defeat of the season this evening in front of a packed Stadio Olimpico.

The Giallorossi fell 1-0 to Atalanta with Giorgio Scalvini’s goal proving enough for La Dea to grab all three points in an important away win.

Playing without star-man Paulo Dybala, who was injured during the pre-game warmup, Roma created plenty of goalscoring chances. Tammy Abraham, Nicolo Zaniolo, and Eldor Shomurodov each had golden opportunities to get on the scoresheet but failed to find the back of the net.

On the other side Gian Piero Gasperini’s side barely created anything but only needed to bury their one and only chance to secure the victory.

Teenage defender Giorgio Scalvini to put the ball past Rui Patricio and into the bottom corner late in the first half to grab the only goal of the match.

Roma came close to leveling the score in the final moments when Andrea Belotti sent Eldor Shomurodov running through on goal. However, the ex-Genoa man couldn’t find the target.

Highlighting their wastefulness, the Giallorossi ended the affair with an expected goals (xG) of nearly 3 compared to Atalanta’s 0.15.

The capital club now enter the international break sitting 6th in the Serie A table with 13 points while Atalanta remain unbeaten and go top with 17 points.

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