Andrea Belotti saves Roma, a reborn De Ketelaere drags Atalanta

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Belotti saves Roma, a reborn De Ketelaere drags Atalanta

Roma stumbles on its debut, Atalanta does not. The Giallorossi do not go beyond a 2-2 draw at the Olimpico in the match valid for the first day of Serie A against Salernitana: doubles by Belotti and former Lazio player Candreva.

Success for La Dea in Reggio Emilia against Sassuolo: great protagonist former AC Milan player De Ketelaere, in his first goal in A.

Roma-Salernitana 2-2

Mourinho’s team (disqualified, in his place on the bench is Bruno Conti) dominates much of the first half, and concretizes its supremacy in the 17th minute by taking the lead with Belotti: the Gallo after receiving from the back skips past Gyomber and beats Ochoa. The Giallorossi came close to doubling the lead in the 33rd minute with Mancini but were iced in the 36th minute by Candreva: the former Lazio player received from Coulibaly, munched Smalling and right-footed the equalizer.

Roma suffered the blow and early in the second half came Salernitana’s double, a splendid left-footed finish by Candreva in the 49th minute. Mourinho remotely tried to shake up his team and made four changes, also inserting newcomers Paredes and Renato Sanches: after El Shaarawy’s post in the 82nd minute came Belotti’s equalizer, unleashed in the box by Paredes.

Sassuolo-Atalanta 0-2

First half full of chances but without goals, Dea creates a lot but wastes several times with Zapata and Lookman. At the beginning of the second half Gasperini revolutionizes the attack by throwing former AC Milan player De Ketelaere into the fray, also Ederson in for Zapata. It was precisely the Belgian who gave brio to the Nerazzurri attack, hitting the crossbar in the 64th minute and finding his first Serie A goal in the 84th minute with a header off a cross from Ruggeri.

Sassuolo became unbalanced in search of an equalizer and Atalanta closed the score with a Zortea fireball from outside the box.

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