Serie A Standing BEFORE the game:
AS Roma, 4th position with 27 points and a positive goal difference of +14
Atalanta, 10th position with 18 points and a negative goal difference of -2
What a blow for Roma falling at the Olimpico Stadium! We might consider this home defeat a total disaster considering that Roma needed to win to get closer to the top 2 positions of the Serie A. Yet, it’s a miracle for Atalanta who were not favorites to win the game, but grabbed the full 3 points. Not to mention the disappointment of Roma fans even whistling, protesting….
What’s going on with Roma? Not to mention that Roma fans still remember the chaotic defeat at Camp Nou with Barcelona defeating Roma with the humiliating result 6-1.
Atalanta opening the score in the 40th minute with forward Alejandro Gomez defeating AS Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis with a right footed shot in the top right corner.
Referee Calvarese gives a red card to Roma defender Maicon in the 81st minute after a foul on forward Alejandro Gomez. Things go bad for Roma because Atalanta forward German Denis converts the penalty defeating goalkeeper De Sanctis with a right footed shot in the center. Roma remained with 10 players and losing the game…
Two minutes after, Referee Calvarese gives a red card to Atalanta defender Gugielmo Stendardo after getting a second yellow card. Now, Roma and Atalanta even playing with 10 players each.
Just towards the end, Referee Calvarese giving a red card to Atalanta midfielder Alberto Grassi in the 93rd minute.
Roma will have to regroup and change strategy for the next game. Roma are playing Serie A Week 15 against Torino at the Olimpico di Torino Stadium in Turin.
Here is AS ROMA official starting lineup by coach Rudi Garcia:
AS ROMA (4-3-3) De Sanctis; Florenzi, Manolas, Castan, Digne; Pjanic, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Iturbe, Dzeko, Iago
Here is ATALANTA official starting lineup by coach Edy Reja:
ATALANTA (4-3-3) Sportiello; Raimondi, Paletta, Stendardo, Brivio; Grassi, Cigarini, Kurtic; Moralez, Denis, Gomez
Stats BEFORE the game. Top scorer for AS ROMA: Miralem Pjanic and Gervinho with 6 goals each
Top scorer for ATALANTA: Alejandro Gomez and Mauricio Pinilla with 3 goals each
|Pjanic, Miralem||6||3||Gomez, Alejandro|
|Salah, Mohamed||5||1||Denis, German|
|Dzeko, Edin||3||1||Moralez, Maxi|
|Florenzi, Alessandro||2||1||Stendardo, Guglielmo|
Stats. Here are the last 3 games of AS ROMA: 1 win, 1 draw, 1 lost
|24/11/15||UCLG||Barcelona – Roma||6:1||Matchday 5|
|21/11/15||SA||Bologna – Roma||2:2||Round 13|
|08/11/15||SA||Roma – Lazio||2:0||Round 12|
Here are the last 3 games of ATALANTA: 1 draw, 2 lost
|22/11/15||SA||Atalanta – Turin||0:1||Round 13|
|07/11/15||SA||Milan – Atalanta||0:0||Round 12|
|01/11/15||SA||Bologna – Atalanta||3:0||Round 11|
Photos of the match AS Roma vs Atalanta courtesy of asroma.it
AS Roma 0 – 2 Atalanta
Sunday 29 November 2015
Olimpico di Roma Stadium
Assistants: DE PINTO – STALLONE
Fourth Offical: MARZALONI
Goals: 40′ Alejandro Gómez (A), 82′ Germán Denis (A) (pen)
Official lineups – formations:
AS ROMA (4-3-3) De Sanctis; Florenzi (70′ Maicon), Manolas, Castan, Digne; Pjanic, De Rossi, Nainggolan; Iturbe (83′ Torosidis), Dzeko, Iago (62′ Sadiq)
Subs not used: (Szczesny, Gyomber, Rudiger, Emerson, Vainqueur, Uçan, Keita, Di Livio, Tumminello).
Coach: Rudi Garcia.
ATALANTA (4-3-3) Sportiello; Raimondi, Paletta, Stendardo, Brivio; Grassi, Cigarini (72′ Migliaccio), Kurtic (84′ De Roon); Moralez, Denis, Gomez (89′ Cherubin)
Subs not used: (Bassi, Radunovic, Masiello, D’Alessandro, Estigarribia, Conti, Monachello).
Coach: Edy Reja.
Sent off: 81′ Maicon (R), 87′ Guglielmo Stendardo (A), 93′ Grassi (A)
Booked: Cigarini, Torosidis, Sportiello
|AS Roma||Match Stats||Atalanta|
|17(3)||Shots (on goal)||4(3)|