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Serie A, technical analysis of Roma-Atalanta 0-1

With the victory in opposition to the Roma, Giampiero Gasperini’s Atalanta confirmed their first place within the standings, regardless of a fantastic conflict, away from residence, in opposition to the staff they misplaced twice final season. They gained on the finish of a troublesome match, characterised by many duels – as occurs usually when Atalanta is on the pitch. The win did not come after a fantastic efficiency, nevertheless it reveals what we will now take without any consideration as a brand new model of Gasperini’s Atalanta, a staff extra cautious and wait-and-see than we see. Through these unprecedented instruments he managed the very best Roma, who, even with out Dybala, constructed a mountain of scoring alternatives, destroying every little thing, because it usually occurs. In brief, this recreation confirmed the strengths and weaknesses that these two groups have already proven nicely.

A robust goodbye

Over the years, Gasperini has change into accustomed to Atalanta’s recreation, which was violent and robust within the creation of the primary opponent as his trademark, to the purpose of affect and creating the technical opinion of our competitors.

In 2022/2023 Gasperini is making an attempt to chase the dangerous downside of the seventh yr by giving an concept that he by no means had earlier than: a bit stress on the development of the primary opponent, a central block and a low level of gravity to open the sphere and assault in transition. Yesterday’s performances adopted the earlier occasions. The divine intentionally permits the Romanian midfielders to swing with a central formation between 5-3-2 and 5-2-3, relying on the place of the ball with the intention to defend the central place.

Atalanta’s line-up within the offseason is between 5-3-2 and 5-2-3 relying on the position of Ederson and Pasalic.

Gasperini has modified his technique within the low season, however he does not cease speaking about males and makes {couples} within the center of the sphere: Scalvini (for the primary time this season as a starter and as a midfielder) on Matic and Koopmeiners on Cristante. On Pellegrini and Zaniolo, who meet on the again of Atalantine’s urgent line, Toloi and de Roon got here out.

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New Atalanta, however Gasperini doesn’t cease making pairs within the center of the sphere.

Sometimes Atalanta raised the stress, however with out the standard depth. The aim appeared to drive Roma to move lengthy relatively than making an attempt to get the ball again excessive to make themselves extra harmful. The concept was to create stress when the Roma performed the ball with one of the 2 arms, particularly on the facet of Ibañez: when the Brazilian obtained the ball, Pasalic got here out on him, and directed him exterior the place Spinazzola was, whereas Hateboer. then he was launched. On the opposite hand, Gasperini requested Maehle to stay on the ground to take care of the quantity of factors (4vs3) with three offensive references for Roma. Something we’d not have seen in Atalanta of previous.

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Ibañez’s reception served because the set off for the stress, Pasalic got here out sending him to Spinazzola who was picked up by Hateboer. For Roma it could have been essential to go to the sphere in that course utilizing one-on-one Spinazzola, who continues to be not good.

Another issue that induced the stress was the reception of two Roma gamers, who have been attacked on the identical time by two opposing gamers, and generally even a defender.

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Cristante serves Matic, who is continually caught by Scalvini who follows him like a person and instantly goes out on him, however Pasalic comes again behind him. Atalanta is about to get the ball again with Roma uncovered.

However, within the host zone, Atalanta created a really low menace: Pasalic and Ederson confirmed themselves within the host zone (0 outcomes and 0 dribbles nicely), Hojlund gave a particular assist to Scalvini however for the remainder he was nicely protected by Smalling. , whereas Muriel within the second half seemed out of form and, because of the distance of the departments of Atalanta, managed to maintain few balls.

Probably the very best Roma of the season (however scoring is necessary…)

Facing cautious groups and with a well-prepared defensive unit, Roma are sometimes in bother, displaying limitations in creating scoring alternatives. However, this time, Mourinho’s staff did nicely, however wasted all the possibilities that have been created.

Mourinho needed to go away Dybala as a result of of a warmth downside, changing Zaniolo extra on the ball and taking part within the occasions of the Giallorossi (the final 6 dribbles from 11 and 11 on the ground gained. of 21). Dybala’s refusal compelled Mourinho to advance Pellegrini, in order that he may additionally ask for the 2 central midfielders Matic-Cristante, who within the earlier video games confirmed a robust edge, particularly on the horizontal strains. A flaw that was particularly noticeable within the first half. Mourinho, nevertheless, known as on two of his strikers to come back out aggressively to opposing gamers, and the transfer has solved the issue.

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Mancini goes out on Ederson even to the ugly trocar. Courage has by no means been seen within the first motion of the staff.

In the primary 40 minutes the sport strikes slowly and has possibilities, till Abraham is in entrance of Sportiello after making an excellent transfer. The England striker tries one thing between a dribble and a shot, and the ball sadly goes large. However, the possibility misplaced by Abraham is an efficient instance of how Roma tried to harm Atalanta: the ball aimed toward one of the three gamers in entrance, financial institution and hunt for the third man.

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The move of Spinazzola on Zaniolo who involves him pulls Demiral to him and performs to the financial institution for Pellegrini, who has a phenomenal ball from the primary (6 key passes for him) finds Abraham who assaults the half area between de Roon and Maehle and finds himself in entrance on Sportiello.

Scalvini’s aim that challenged the Romans to defeat is the end result of the errors that Mourinho’s staff is making: a fantastic shock of their penalty space that brings pure ideas on the trocar to the opponents (on this case it might come to thoughts Dybala’s aim in Roma-Juventus final season) . The motion begins with an extended ball to the proper of Hojlund who is ready to clear the troublesome ball. Toloi takes the lead on the proper the place the Roma create the density making a numerical benefit (4vs3), Hojlund strikes nicely between Ibañez and Smalling and is served by Toloi. Smalling comes out on the Danish striker leaving area behind him which is attacked on the proper time by Pasalic. The Croatian motion is taken by each Mancini and Cristante, however at that second a noise is made on the Roman trocar, which Scalvini sings himself, who prepares the ball and kicks it very nicely from the highest to the nook.

Scalvini’s aim.

It is troublesome to search out one wrongdoer in Rome: Matic was an out of doors assist and Cristante took the motion of Pasalic within the space, after which possibly it was for one of the fighters to observe the motion of Scalvini, for instance Zaniolo who, as seen within the ‘final image, is behind the author’s intention. By following his directions he would most likely have minimized the harm.

In the second half, Atalanta disappeared from the sphere: the departments are too lengthy, the choices are down and the nice stress of Roma – which on this recreation appears to be extra centered than in different seasons the place completely different issues are revealed – this. it has been very harmful, permitting the Giallorossi to dominate the sport and rise to a small discipline to be harmful. Mourinho’s staff, particularly within the second half, discovered the breath and the poor execution of Zaniolo, who within the central place is unpredictable and harmful. Although he made just a few selections within the last meters, he’s nonetheless an important participant in an offensive unit like Roma’s, which thrives on long-range assaults. The most harmful second of the second half (Shomurodov’s header) comes from the brilliant heel of Zaniolo, who passes the ball between Okoli’s legs.

In the top, Roma might be happy with what they’re doing. The protection was in management, the urgent was correct and restricted and Mourinho’s resolution to exit together with his fingers to the opposing gamers helped to masks the restrictions of the Matic-Cristante midfield.

As proof and information on Expected Objectives, so as to not lose Mourinho’s staff needed to make a giant mistake. It isn’t troublesome for Roma, who’ve already clashed with them in different video games this yr. After the Europa League last, Mourinho was requested by Sky in regards to the possibilities of lacking in entrance of the targets, and he replied that there’s a downside and the entrance needs to be worse in entrance of the targets. Roma is Serie A’s greatest performing staff in phrases of Goals Expected and targets scored (information Statsbomb The street Fbref), a exceptional determine contemplating the horrible artwork that exists. Today the one participant who didn’t carry out nicely for Roma is Paulo Dybala.

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Atalanta, however, is popping out with three factors in a recreation through which they produced little and suffered loads. Gasperini emphasised the significance of the victory “which provides us confidence”, however he additionally bluntly criticized the perspective of his staff: “If you need to keep there, it’s a must to play a unique type of soccer. If you need to win it’s a must to rating, there isn’t a different approach. My aim, nevertheless, is completely different: in protection and battle you do not win. These issues are excessive in Italy ». Or relatively: greater than criticizing his staff, he emphasised that Atalanta right now performs in a approach that’s not to his style, and that in keeping with him he doesn’t permit huge passions, and he does this to cover the bounds of the staff which isn’t seen. love.. He reiterated the necessity to improve the technical expertise, to lose fewer balls. Today Atalanta are first within the standings, though Gasperini appears sad as earlier than: who is aware of if the staff will take one other evolution within the yr or will proceed to observe this path allowed by his coach.

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