Former champions AS Roma have suffered a setback in the fight for Champions League qualification in Serie A.
The Europa League opponents of the Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen lost 1: 3 (0: 1) at Atalanta Bergamo and fell back to fifth place behind the defending champions AC Milan. Only the first four qualify for the premier class.
Mario Pasalic (39′), Rafael Toloi (74′) and Teun Koopmeiners (84′) scored the hosts’ goals. AS coach Jose Mourinho initially did without some regular players, his team meanwhile shortened by Lorenzo Pellegrini (83rd). Roma expect Leverkusen on May 11 for the first leg of the semi-finals, the second leg will take place on May 18.