ATALANTA NEWS

President of the Referees’ Association Marcello Nicchi hit back at Juventus Coach Max Allegri’s VAR complaints.
Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante admits he was asked to play for Canada, but waited for his first Italy call. “I’ll relish every minute.”
Italy Coach Giampiero Ventura believes the introduction of VAR has “solved a myriad of problems and removed a lot of controversy.”
Gonzalo Higuain has again been left out of the Argentina squad, but Paulo Dybala, Papu Gomez and Mauro Icardi make it.
With Napoli sitting solo at the summit of Serie A, Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 7’s action.
Juventus dropped their first two points of the season at Atalanta, allowing Napoli to go clear at the top of Serie A.
Max Allegri admits Juventus were afraid of losing their 2-2 draw with Atalanta, but thinks VAR “should only be used on objective situations.”
Gian Piero Gasperini was unconvinced by VAR decisions as Atalanta held Juventus and asked his comeback kings to “start taking the lead occasionally.”
Papu Gomez was “proud” of Atalanta for holding Juventus 2-2, but wanted Stephan Lichtsteiner sent off. “He smashed me in the face!”
Atalanta fought back from 2-0 down to end the 100 per cent Juventus record and Paulo Dybala saw a late penalty saved in the 2-2 thriller.
Papu Gomez warns Atalanta are particularly motivated against Juventus tonight and “the final minutes could be decisive.”
Join us for the build-up and action from today’s eight Serie A games, from Napoli-Cagliari through Benevento-Inter, Milan-Roma and Atalanta-Juventus.
Juventus give Federico Bernardeschi his first start with Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala against giant-killers Atalanta.
Riccardo Orsolini’s agent reveals the Juventus-owned winger could leave Atalanta in January if he doesn’t get more playing time and was “on the verge for PSV.”
Juventus have a decimated midfield as they visit high-flying Atalanta tomorrow evening.
Gian Piero Gasperini hopes Atalanta can “ride this wave of enthusiasm” to beat Juventus for the first time since 2001.
Stefano Pioli pushes Fiorentina to speed things up against Chievo, but at the same time not be “frenetic” in their passing.
Max Allegri warned Gonzalo Higuain “mustn’t rest on his laurels” after ending his goal drought and Juventus can’t take Atalanta for granted.
Serie A heads into its final weekend before the October international break, and it looks set to be an important weekend.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio admits they made “a really naïve mistake” on the Papu Gomez goal, as Atalanta grabbed a 1-1 draw.