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  • Updated: April 25, 2023

Serie A: Roma Drop From UCL Spot As Atalanta Claim Home Win

Serie A: Roma Drop From UCL Spot As Atalanta Claim Home Win


In a dramatic turn of events, Roma were knocked out of the top four in Serie A by the slimmest of margins after suffering a 3-1 defeat to Atalanta in Bergamo on Monday.

Jose Mourinho's 100th game as Roma coach ended in disappointment as his club lost their coveted Champions League spot on goals scored.

Just days ago, Roma were comfortably sitting in third place in Serie A but Juventus jumped ahead after their 15-point penalty was suspended.

On Sunday, Milan's win at Lecce further tightened the competition for the top four.

Atalanta took the lead with a well-executed volley from Mario Pasalic after 31 minutes, and Rafael Toloi added a second goal from a corner in the 74th minute.

Roma showed resilience in the second half, with Lorenzo Pellegrini scoring off the post in the 83rd minute to give them hope.

However, their hopes were short-lived as a handling error by Roma goalkeeper Rui Patricio gifted a goal to Dutch midfielder Teun Koopmeiners just seconds later.

With only seven games left to play, Atalanta remains in the top-four race, four points behind Milan and Roma.

The pressure is now on for Roma as they prepare to face Milan in a crucial match on Sunday, hoping to regain their spot in the coveted Champions League positions.

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Serie A
No Teams P Pts
1 Napoli 10 26
2 Atalanta 10 24
3 AC Milan 10 23
4 Roma 10 22
5 Lazio 10 21
Full Table



Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio, commonly referred to as Atalanta, is an Italian football club based in Bergamo, Lombardy. The club plays...

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