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

Tammy Abraham scored twice as Rome Put on mastery of anti-stun attack Atalanta 4-1 and ascending to fifth place in the Italian Serie A.

Jose Mourinho’s side finished the game with 29% possession and eight shots to Atalanta’s 17, but they were more efficient at seizing chances.

“Yes, I think so,” Mourinho said when asked if it was the best team Roma have played this season. “We showed a great spirit. The players knew we couldn’t dominate for 90 minutes. They were strong from every perspective.”

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Abraham opened the scoring in the first minute with a skewed kick, and Nicolo Zaniolo doubled Roma’s lead by ending a fast break. Substitute Luis Morell reduced the difference when his shot deflected from Roma’s Brian Cristante in the first half.

Chris Smalling regained Roma’s advantage with two goals when he scored his second goal in two matches, the first time in Serie A history that two different English players have scored in the same match. Abraham swept his second goal in the afternoon with eight minutes to go, taking his tally for this season to six goals in Serie A.

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

Goals from Alvaro Morata and Juan Cuadrado gave both sides of the first half Juventus won 2-0 at Bologna Amid dense fog to raise the Torino club to sixth place.

Nico Gonzalez survived BarcelonaHe blushes after deciding his late goal in his 3-2 victory over his humble guest Elche in the Spanish League. Barca seemed to launch thanks to goals from Ferran Gutgla and Jaffe in the first 19 minutes before Elche scored twice within 60 seconds after penetrating Tite Moriente and Perry Milla.

Vallecano Ray They continued their impressive run with Sergio Guardiola and Alejandro Catena winning 2-0 in the first half. Alaves. The result raised Ray above real community After losing 3-1 at home Villarreal. Two goals from Gerard Moreno and a late goal from substitute Samuel Chukwueze condemned Sociedad – who had sent off Mikel Oyarzabal – to their fourth consecutive league defeat.

Borussia Dortmund They lost more ground to the Bundesliga leaders, Bayern Munich, as they conceded three goals in the second half in a 3-2 defeat in Hertha Berlin. Marco Richter scored two goals for Berlin, while Isaac Belvodel also scored, leaving Dortmund nine points behind Bayern.

Jesper Lindstrom scored the only goal to secure the victory of Eintracht Frankfurt over Mainz and raise them to fifth place. RB LeipzigTheir hopes for a fresh start were dashed under their new coach, Domenico Tedesco, as they lost 2-0 at home to 10 men. Armenia Bielefeld. Yanni Serra put Bielefeld ahead in the 57th minute and Masaya Okogawa added the second, shortly after Fabian Klos was sent off for a poor challenge on Willy Urban.

Hoffenheim He needed a stoppage-time equalizer from Kevin Akpoguma to save a point at home Borussia Monchengladbach. A great early goal from Max Kroos was enough Union Berlin to be defeated Bochum 1-0.

Second-class defaulters Nancy Three players were sent off but their eight men still cling to the Ligue 1 team’s defeat Troy 4-1 on penalties in the French Cup.

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