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Roma 1-3 Atalanta: Giallorossi fall out of top four in Mourinho’s 100th match in charge

BERGAMO, ITALY - APRIL 24: Mario Pasalic of Atalanta BC and Edoardo Bove of AS Roma battle for the ball during the Serie A match between Atalanta BC and AS Roma at Gewiss Stadium on April 24, 2023 in Bergamo, Italy. (Photo by Emilio Andreoli/Getty Images)
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Roma’s aim to return to the Champions League following a five year absence just became more difficult. 

In what was Jose Mourinho’s 100th match in charge with the club, the Giallorossi fell flat against Atalanta, losing 3-1 in Bergamo this evening. 

The defeat drops Roma out of the top four down to fifth in the Serie A table, outside of the Champions League places but level on points with Milan, who they face on Saturday evening.

It was undoubtedly going to be a difficult fixture after their qualification to the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, a clearly fatigued Roma couldn’t match the host’s energy level. 

After holding on for nearly 40 minutes, a late first half goal from Mario Pasalic gave La Dea a lead entering the break.

Hoping for a response, Jose Mourinho threw Paulo Dybala on midway through the second half. However, ex-Roma defender Rafael Toloi would double La Dea’s lead in the 74th minute. 

Captain Lorenzo Pellegrini added a consolation goal ten minutes later but it was immediately canceled out by Teun Koopmeiners, who scored Atalanta’s third and final goal of the game. 

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