German DFB Pokal

Roma struggles defensively again; Juve wins 4th straight

ROME (AP) Five days after a humiliating 6-1 rout by Barcelona in the Champions League, Roma's defensive deficiencies were highlighted again in an alarming 2-0 loss at home to Atalanta in Serie A on Sunday.

Alejandro Gomez intercepted a poor pass from Roma defender Lucas Digne to score from outside the area before halftime. Then substitute fullback Maicon was sent off for tripping Gomez to set up a penalty for German Denis eight minutes from the end.

Roma remained fourth, wasting a chance to pull level with leader Inter Milan, which visits second-place Napoli on Monday.