It had to be a former Atalanta player, Bryan Cristante, who scored this Thursday the goal that prevented the defeat of Roma against those of Bergamo, who suffered in the first person that football maxim according to which he who forgives usually pays (1 -1). And Atalanta not only went ahead but had many occasions to sentence the Olympic game. A victory would have also allowed Gian Piero Gasperini’s men to place second in Serie A. But they had to be confirmed with a point against a Rome with many casualties, including that of ex-Barcelona player Pedro.
But the expulsion of Robin Gosens in 69 ‘completely changed a game that completely dominated Atalanta. With numerical superiority in the field, Roma, which will play the first leg of the Europa League semifinals against Manchester United next Thursday, April 29, went to more, went on to command, leveled the score thanks to Cristante and was even able to win.
A shot from Edin Dzeko crashed Gollini off the post. And with time almost finished Dzeko connected a header that went over the goal. As a deflector, a kick from Borja Mayoral came out, who entered in the 85th minute. And Gollini made a great save at the end after a shot by former Barcelona player Carles Pérez. Roma also finished with ten after the red card that Roger Ibáñez saw in discount, at 95 ‘, for his second yellow card, after a tackle on Freuler.
Atalanta advanced in the 26th minute thanks to a goal from Ruslan Malinovsky, who took advantage of an assist from Duván Zapata. From there, Gasperini’s men had many opportunities to increase their advantage, although they crashed against a good Pau López under the sticks and lacked precision. At the end of the match, Luis Muriel had a new opportunity, but again the ball went wide.
By game until he was left with ten, Atalanta could win and clearly. But Roma was able to react and, after a breakthrough and a powerful shot with the right, Cristante avoided the defeat of Paulo Fonseca’s team. The ‘giallorossi’ are seventh, 10 points from the Champions zone. His dream, to play it by winning the Europa League. Atalanta is 3rd, 11 points behind the leader Inter.