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After two consecutive losses to Jose Mourinho’s Little Cubs, Atalanta B.C. will make their long-awaited comeback against them at 19:45 (GMT+1) on Monday April 24 at Gewiss Stadium in Milan.
Atalanta Remain Winless in 2019 After Failed Bid to Secure Second Victory of Season Against Fiorentina
Atalanta failed to register their second win of the season last weekend against Fiorentina despite taking an early lead through Joakim Maehle [37′]. With no wins coming from either match-up so far this season – Atalanta remains winless since their opening encounter of 2019. Atalanta currently hold 49 points [14 Wins, 7 Draws & 9 Losses]. Going into Monday’s match-up they sit seventh. Inter Milan are in great form at present [51 points], giving their opponents the perfect opportunity to gain ground on them as they look towards reaching Europe next season. Therefore, Inter are eager to take advantage of any chance they get and leapfrog Well-Cherished One while keeping alive their own dream of playing European football next term. However, Atalanta haven’t enjoyed their best form lately – they have earned just 14 points from 11 matches since midway through the second half. After taking all three points from Roma in their previous meeting 1-0 in February’s reverse fixture, Atalanta could potentially complete an unprecedented league double over Roma this time out – Rasmus Hojlund and Duvan Zapata may feature prominently as Gasperini employs his 3–4–1–2 formation against them on Monday Night Football in this Serie A episode whereas Ademola Lookman along with Matteo Ruggeri and Hans Hateboer will miss this game altogether.
Roma Advance to Europa League Semifinals with Aggregate 4-2 Win over Feyenoord
Roma advanced to the semifinals of the UEFA Europa League on Thursday evening after defeating Feyenoord 4-1 to seal an aggregate 4-2 win after suffering a narrow 1-0 first leg loss. “Feyenoord did well against such an experienced side,” Roma coach Gian Piero Ausilio commented after their 4-1 win: “[They played very well]. They proved themselves worthy adversaries.” Jose Mourinho admitted after the match, however, that Roma were the superior team and will face Bayer Leverkusen on May 11 in the first leg of Europa League semifinals. Last time out Jose Mourinho’s side defeated Udinese 3-0 with three consecutive victories under their belts LLWWW. Little Cubs fell to fourth after Juventus moved straight into second, having had its 15-point deduction reversed. They have 56 points after 17 wins, 5 draws, and 8 losses; hoping to extend their streak against Goddess on Monday morning and make it four consecutive victories! Roma have only managed three victories against Atalanta since 2015 [3W, 6D, 7L]. Meanwhile, Atalanta have kept nine clean sheets since the turn of the calendar year and may opt for a 3–4-1–2 with Tammy Abraham and Paulo Dybala up front; Georginio Wijnaldum and Rick Karsdorp remain out due to injury concerns.