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European roundup: Abraham double fuels revitalised Roma at Atalanta | European club football

Tammy Abraham scored two objectives as Roma placed on a counterattacking clinic to stun Atalanta with a 4-1 win in Bergamo on Saturday and climb to fifth place in Serie A.

José Mourinho’s facet completed the sport with 29% possession and eight pictures to Atalanta’s 17, however they have been much more environment friendly with their possibilities.

“Yes, I think so,” Mourinho advised DAZN when requested if it was the very best Roma have performed this season. “We confirmed unbelievable spirit. The gamers knew that we couldn’t be in management for 90 minutes towards Atalanta. They have been sturdy in each perspective.“

Roma moved to 31 factors, six behind the Bergamo club in third, and ended a six-game league profitable streak by Gian Piero Gasperini’s facet.

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England striker Abraham opened the scoring contained in the opening minute with a deflected strike, and Nicolò Zaniolo doubled their lead by ending off a fast counterattack for his first league objective of the season.

Tammy Abraham opens the scoring.Tammy Abraham opens the scoring. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

Gasperini was fast to make a change, bringing on striker Luis Muriel after 34 minutes, and the Colombian substitute’s strike cannoned off Roma’s Bryan Cristante for an personal objective that acquired the hosts again into the match on the point of half-time.

Atalanta pushed for a leveller and thought they’d it when Jose Luis Palomino nodded in from shut vary at a nook, however he was offside.

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Mourinho’s crew scored a 3rd 4 minutes later when Chris Smalling volleyed residence his second objective in two video games, marking the primary time in Serie A historical past that two completely different English gamers have scored in the identical sport.

Abraham swept in his second of the afternoon with eight minutes remaining to take his tally for the season to 6 objectives in Serie A.

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