De Ketelaere's brace hands Atalanta crucial win over Roma in Champions League battle

Atalanta beat Roma 2:1 at home in the 36th round of the Italian Serie A.

In Bergamo, Charles De Ketelaere exploded with two goals in the space of 120 seconds. He opened the scoring in the 18th minute with an assist from Gianluca Scamacca, and shortly afterwards he capitalized on a pass from Teun Koopmeiners. After the break, The Wolves reduced their deficit after Lorenzo Pellegrini's accurate execution from a penalty, but Daniele De Rossi's men did not have the strength for more.

Thus, Atalanta drew three points in the battle for the fifth place, which ensures the right to participate in the Champions League next season, with the Bergamo team having a game less. Gian Piero Gasperini's side have a Coppa Italia final with Juventus ahead of them before visiting Lecce in Serie A, while Roma will look for revenge at home to Genoa.

Earlier yesterday, Juventus only managed a 1:1 draw with Salernitana at the Allianz Stadium. Adrien Rabiot saved the "Old Lady" against the already relegated team with an equalizing goal in the 91st minute. /BGNES