AS Roma lost their autonomy in the top 4 race after experiencing their latest defeat in Serie A.
It was not until the end of the first half, specifically in the 39th minute, that the match between Atalanta and AS Roma saw the first goal. Atalanta broke the deadlock thanks to Mario Pasalic’s spectacular volley after a clever run and pass from Duvan Zapata.
Atalanta doubled the lead in the 74th minute. Rafael Toloi took advantage of the opportunity to strike on stripping successfully after goalkeeper Rui Patricio denied a header earlier. AS Roma refused to give up and teachers and students Jose Mourinho found a goal to shorten the gap.
84 minutes in, Lorenzo Pellegrini opened fire with a delicate finish into the bottom corner of the goal after a run from the middle of the field to the edge of the box. However, the representative of the Italian capital continued to be humiliated because Atalanta had the third goal.
A minute later, Teun Koopmeiners scored after Patricio fumbled for a sloppy catch. The Portuguese goalkeeper to vomit the ball right at the feet of Koopmeiners and the home team’s number 7 easily scored.
Atalanta raised hopes of reaching the top 4 with a 3-1 home win over Roma. Teachers and students Gian Piero Gasperini have 52 points and are in 7th place.
Meanwhile, the defeat caused Mourinho and his students to fall out of the top 4. They own 56 points, equal to the same goal difference as Milan, but can only rank 5th in Serie A because they have scored fewer goals.