In the 2022-2023 season, Roma ushered in the 7th round of Serie A against Atalanta at home . The 18-year-old defender of the visiting team Alexandria’s 18-year-old defender Giorgio Scalvini scored the only goal of the game. The first goal he has contributed since then ended in a 0-1 loss to Atalanta.
In the 35th minute of the first half, 19-year-old striker Rasmus Hoylund received the ball from the edge of the penalty area on the right, cut in skillfully and evaded the defense and passed diagonally to the 18-year-old Scalvini who rushed into the penalty area. Scalvini made a low shot from 20 yards into the right bottom corner of the goal when the opponent was too late to defend, helping the visiting team Atlanta take the lead 1-0.
Roma missed a couple of chances in the first half, with less than five minutes left until the break, Roma’s 24-year-old striker Tammy Abraham intercepted a pass with his chest in the box and pushed a shot straight into the net, but The ball missed the left post. Then the 23-year-old midfielder Ibáñez fired into the net but was brilliantly saved by the 30-year-old goalkeeper of the visiting team, Marco Sportiero.
In the 57th minute of the second half, the 23-year-old midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo of the home team was pushed down in the penalty area of the visiting team when the offense and defense were grabbing the ball, but the referee called Roma a foul first and awarded the penalty kick to the visiting team, which made Roma. Coach Jose Mourinho protested the decision to the referee in anger. At the same time, he argued with the referee and strongly rejected the visiting team’s penalty, and then the Roma coach was sent a red card by the referee and was ejected.
In the 60th minute, when Atlanta entered the penalty area of Rome, the home team’s players made a mistake and almost sent an own goal in advance. Fortunately, Abraham saved the ball in front of the goal.
Then in the 88th minute, Roma’s 27-year-old substitute striker Eldo Shomerodov received a pass from the right at the last crucial moment, but he jumped and tried to head the ball wide of the goal. At the end of the game, Roma lost to the visiting team Atlanta 0-1 in the final match, ranking sixth in the Serie A standings with a record of 4 wins, 2 losses and 1 draw. Atalanta ranked second with an unbeaten record of 5 wins and 2 draws, topped by Napoli who accumulated 10 goal difference.
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