ATALANTA NEWS

Atalanta boss Edy Reja celebrated a point at the Olimpico, but confessed he “expected more” from Roma.
Roma hit the brakes again with struggling Atalanta, while Palermo ended Genoa’s Euro hopes, Parma drew 2-2 at Empoli and Chievo held Udinese.
Roma have the opportunity to get second place back off Lazio, but it won’t be easy to get past a revitalised Atalanta.
Roma have the chance to recapture second place, but host revived Atalanta, while Palermo take on Genoa, plus Chievo-Udinese and Empoli-Parma.
Atalanta director Pierpaolo Marino confirmed Roma are after goalkeeper Marco Sportiello and full-back Davide Zappacosta.
Edy Reja has more than one reason to push Atalanta on against Roma today. “My Lazio friends asked me to win!”
The authorities announced they have identified and banned four Roma fans responsible for offensive banners against Napoli.
Seydou Keita returns, but Roma are without Daniele De Rossi, Miralem Pjanic and Gervinho against Atalanta.
Rudi Garcia said Roma fans are “blessed” to have President James Pallotta and can’t blame him for a stadium ban.
Roma are without Miralem Pjanic and Gervinho against Atalanta, said Rudi Garcia, but is not worried by Lazio.
Roma’s partial stadium ban has been adjusted, with some areas of the Curva Sud open for the Atalanta match.
Parma have been deducted a further four points for financial irregularities, virtually condemning them to relegation.
Roma’s Ultras will turn up at Stadio Olimpico on Sunday, despite the fact the Curva Sud will be closed for the visit of Atalanta.
After this morning’s insulting banner, now Roma fans announce they’ll boycott games in protest at President James Pallotta.
Eusebio Di Francesco felt Sassuolo paid the price for “incidents” in a balanced game with Atalanta.
Edy Reja hopes today’s 2-1 victory over Sassuolo “can give Atalanta confidence” in the race for safety.
Lazio crushed Empoli 4-0 to leapfrog Roma into second after a 1-1 draw at Torino, while Napoli flattened Fiorentina 3-0.
Follow all the Serie A Sunday afternoon action as it happens, including Napoli-Fiorentina for Europe, Roma at Torino and Lazio hosting Empoli.
Edy Reja denies Atalanta were humiliated by a fan protest ahead of the Sassuolo game. “They fired us up.”
Atalanta players were humiliated by a fan protest that interrupted today’s training session ahead of the Sassuolo game.