Roma-Atalanta 1-1, goal from Koopmeiners and penalty from Dybala

The Giallorossi and Nerazzurri draw in the match that closes the first round

Roma and Atalanta drew 1-1 in the match scheduled for today 7 January 2024 for the last day of the first round of the Serie A championship. Bergamaschi took the lead in the 8th minute with Koopmeiners, the Giallorossi replied in the 39th minute with Dybala on a penalty . In the standings, Atalanta rises to 30 points and is sixth with Lazio, Roma follows on 29.

The match

Roma tries to light up immediately with the Lukaku-Dybala duo but is hit at the first opportunity by the guests. Miranchuk crosses, Koopmeiners heads from close range and hits Rui Patricio: 0-1 in the 8th minute. The match heats up and opportunities abound between the 21st and 22nd minutes. Lukaku challenges Carnesecchi, then Ederson risks an own goal from Dybala’s cross. On the other hand, an excellent exit from Rui Patricio was needed to contain De Ketelaere. Carnesecchi confirms that he is in the evening with a couple of interventions on Bove and Zalewski. In the 37th minute, the VAR called referee Aureliano for a contact between Ruggeri and Karsdorp in the Nerazzurri area. Penalty, Dybala converts and equalizes: 1-1 and controversy between the Argentine and Koopmeiners, guilty of having tried to distract the Argentine before the penalty.

The recovery offers fewer thrills, opportunities become rarer commodities. Carnesecchi had to work hard to avoid Holm’s own goal in the 56th minute, on the other hand in the 61st minute Ederson missed the target after Scamacca’s assist. Lukaku comes out of hibernation in the 80th minute but doesn’t take advantage of Spinazzola’s suggestion. The last emotion before the final whistle, so to speak, is Mourinho’s expulsion for protests.