Posted: Tuesday December 11, 2012 5:01 PM

10-man Roma beats Atalanta 3-0 in the Italian Cup

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ROME (AP) -Roma beat Atalanta 3-0 in the fifth round of the Italian Cup on Tuesday, despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

Miralem Pjanic and Pablo Osvaldo put Roma 2-0 up before the break following two howlers from Atalanta goalkeeper Andrea Consigli. Mattia Destro extended Roma's lead shortly after the interval.

Osvaldo swiftly went from hero to villain as he was shown a straight red card 10 minutes into the second period for an elbow on Atalanta defender Carlos Matheu.

Both sides had decent penalty appeals turned down.

Roma and Atalanta fielded almost full-strength lineups, altough Daniele De Rossi was handed a start for the first time in a month for the capital side.
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