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Atalanta Coach Bortolo Mutti: We Were Denied A Penalty Against Roma

Atalanta Coach Bortolo Mutti: We Were Denied A Penalty Against Roma

The Orobici boss says his side deserved a spot-kick...

Atalanta coach Bortolo Mutti has revealed his anger following Sunday's 2-1 loss to Roma. He claims that his side were denied a clear penalty among other things.

"There is still great regret from the match as the Giallorossi did plenty of play-acting to prevent our comeback in the second half," he was quoted as saying by Il Corriere dello Sport.

"It's hard to accept there were just three minutes of injury time since there were six substitutions and the game was constantly being interrupted."

"There was also a penalty for us on [Simone] Tiribocchi," he explained regarding an incident in the first-half involving defender Philippe Mexes.

"But only the broadcaster had the courage to repeat it, for the rest there was the usual silence. [Referee Gianluca] Rocchi had assured me he would add an extra two minutes of recovery time, but it never arrived."

Mutti is not optimistic regarding the Bergamo-based side's chances of avoiding relegation after the loss, as they now sit four points away from safety.

"I give us a 10-15 per cent chance of avoiding relegation, considering Udinese, Lazio, and Bologna are in front of us," he concluded.

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