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Bradley's debut goal helps Roma rebound

Roma bounced back from their 4-1 defeat to Juventus a week ago to pick up all three points at the expense of Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico.
The ESPN panel roundup all of the action from Italy's Serie A.

MILAN -- American midfielder Michael Bradley scored his first goal for Roma in a 2-0 win against Atalanta in Serie A, and defending champion Juventus stretched its unbeaten streak in the league to 46 games with a 2-1 victory at Siena on Sunday.

Bradley sealed the game for Roma in the 62nd minute.

Claudio Marchisio scored what proved to be the winner for Juve.

Also Sunday, high-flying Lazio cruised to a 3-0 win at struggling Pescara.

Stevan Jovetic continued his impressive start to the season as he scored his fifth goal to send Fiorentina on its way to a 1-0 victory against Bologna.

Catania beat 10-man Parma 2-0 and Cagliari won 1-0 at Torino.

Roma bounced back from its 4-1 defeat to Juventus a week ago to pick up all three points at the expense of Atalanta at the Stadio Olimpico.

It was not all easy going, though, and Atalanta was unfortunate not to go in front before the opening goal after half an hour, but the challenge faded after the hour mark when Bradley's goal left it with a mountain to climb.

As a result, the Nerazzurri were beaten for the second week in a row to remain in a precarious position near the foot of the table.

Manager Zdenek Zeman's reaction to last week's heavy defeat was to leave Daniele de Rossi and Pablo Osvaldo on the bench, preferring instead under-21 international Alessandro Florenzi and Lamela in his starting XI.

It was a decision which was aimed at shaking up the team, but it almost fell behind as Luca Cigarini was denied by goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg in the 11th minute.

The warning was not heeded and Stekelenburg again was called into action to deny Ezequiel Schelotto.

It was one-way traffic toward the Roma goal and German Denis missed the target and Maximiliano Moralez volleyed against the post.

But the visitors were punished for wasting their chances when Lamela put the Giallorossi in front against the run of play after half an hour.

He exchanged passes with Francesco Totti before beating Andrea Consigli with an awkward shot.

The goal stunned Atalanta, which had appeared in control of the game up to then, and it gave confidence to Roma, which hit the crossbar two minutes before the break with Mattia Destro the man denied.

Information from Press Association and The Associated Press was used in this report.


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