Atalanta crushes Roma on the road at the Stadio Olimpico. The giallorossi lost another match after having played a horrible first half and a mediocre second 45 minutes.
Roma’s bad period goes ahead. Di Francesco‘s men suffered another defeat extending to four matches their inability to win. Gasperini‘s crew put the match in his favor from the beginning. The nerazzurri needed just 19 minutes to score two goals and trigger Roma’s crisis. Although the referee left Atalanta in ten men right before the end of the first half, the Lupi have not been able to properly attack the opponents, create good opportunities, and exploit their numerical advantage.
The second half was, even more, worrying for the giallorossi. Di Francesco reshaped his 11 playing Schick, Under, and Bruno Peres in order to have a higher offensive potential. However, the Italian coach messed it up. Roma had the opportunity to manage the pace of the game but by playing several offensive players all together it wasn’t able to develop its strategies. Dzeko & Co. were stuck, confused, and unhappy. The team shot on goal only three times in the second 45 minutes.
It’s not clear what happened to Roma in the last period. A lack of physical strength, a tactical confusion, or a lack of creativity in midfield. Probably, all of these factors are contributing to the decline of Di Francesco’s team. A group of players that have lost confidence. A group that is lacking in personality and temperament. The club is devouring itself from the inside.