Jose Mourinho Sees Red As Atalanta Beat AS Roma to Go Top of Serie A Table

Jose Mourinho Sees Red As Atalanta Beat AS Roma to Go Top of Serie A Table

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • Jose Mourino was sent off in typical Mourinho fashion during AS Roma's game against Atalanta on September 18th
  • Mourinho was disputing the referee's decision as he thought his side were supposed to have been given a penalty kick
  • Atalanta won the game 1-0 courtesy of a Giorgio Scalvini striker that saw them ascend to the top of the Serie A table

Atalanta's mini-resurgence this season continued after they pipped AS Roma at the Stadio Olimpico. Atalanta needed just one shot on target to down Roma and climb to the top of the Serie A table.

It was a game marked by tension as Jose Mourinho was sent off for disputing the referee's decision in the second-half.

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AS Roma head coach Jose Mourinho is secoreted off the pitch after being red carded during Roma's game against Atalanta. Photo by Andreas Solaro.
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18-year-old Giorgio Scalvini scored the only goal of the game 10 minutes before halftime. AS Roma will feel hard done by the result given that they were the dominant side in the game.

Scalvini scored his second senior goal before Tammy Abraham spurned two glorious chances to restore parity.

Roma's bad evening started when Paulo Dybala had to withdraw from the squad with injury with Nicolo Zaniolo taking his place. Zaniolo scored his usual ability to turn the game around but Roma lacked the finishing touch.

Zaniolo was felled in the box in the second-half but centre referee Daniele Chiffi waved off penalty appeals from an incensed Roma side. It was here where Mourinho was sent off after he stormed into the pitch to voice his frustrations.

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