Serie A - Ten-man Roma beat Atalanta to move into quarters

Roma thumped Atalanta 3-0 in their Coppa Italia last-16 tie at the Stadio Olimpico, despite playing most of the second half with 10 men.

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Roma forward Pablo Daniel Osvaldo celebrates (AFP)

Miralem Pjanic put the hosts into the lead on 21 minutes before Pablo Osvaldo made it two 10 minutes later.

Mattia Destro added a third after 51 minutes to put Roma into a comfortable position, before a moment of madness from Osvaldo threatened to undo their good work.

The Argentina-born Italy striker received a straight red card for elbowing Atalanta defender Carlos Matheu at a corner.

Atalanta came back into the match and Maarten Stekelenburg was forced into a brilliant save to deny Facundo Parra before the visitors had a penalty claim waved away.

But the Giallorossi weathered the storm to make light of the numerical disadvantage and record a fifth straight win.

They will now meet either Udinese or Fiorentina - who play next week - in the quarter-finals.

Parma meet Catania and Juventus host Cagliari on Wednesday before Milan welcome Reggina to the San Siro on Thursday in other matches this week.

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