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Sunday September 17 2017
Gasp: 'Survived Everton hangover'

Gian Piero Gasperini admits he was worried how Atalanta would do against Chievo after the “hangover of Everton.”

The Orobici won 3-0 in their maiden Europa League match on Thursday evening and were held to a 1-1 draw at the Bentegodi in Serie A today.

“It was not easy against a Chievo side that had to make up for a defeat. It would already have been difficult, let alone two days after Thursday’s remarkable evening,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Inzaghi: 'Pressure on Lazio'

Simone Inzaghi admits “there is pressure on” Lazio after their impressive start to the campaign in Serie A and Europe as they visit Genoa.

It kicks off on Sunday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We have started very well, our first official game was on August 13 (the 3-2 Italian Super Cup win over Juventus) and we got off on the right foot,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Gasp: 'Idyllic Atalanta'

Gian Piero Gasperini said the “atmosphere around Atalanta is idyllic” after their 3-0 victory over Everton, but must focus on Chievo.

It kicks off on Sunday at 17.00 UK time (16.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“We had a remarkable evening in the Europa League, but now we’ve got to focus solely on Chievo,” warned the Coach in his Press conference.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Montella: 'Milan tactics evolving'

Vincenzo Montella discussed the “evolution” of his Milan tactics and the importance of determination ahead of their meeting with Udinese.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Spalletti: 'Inter not tired, but...'

Luciano Spalletti warns having no European commitments “can be an advantage or an extra difficulty” for Inter as they visit Crotone.

It kicks off at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“This is one of the 35 games where you need to get a result and that is the most important thing,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

It will be played at the Stadio Scida, but Spalletti is not concerned by the passionate home support.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Gullit hails Hateboer and De Roon

Ruud Gullit confirms he is watching Atalanta men Marten de Roon and Hans Hateboer for a senior Netherlands call-up.

The assistant manager to Dick Advocaat was thoroughly impressed by 23-year-old Hateboer, who can play at right-back, right wing-back or in central defence.

He already has two goals in eight caps for his country at Under-21 level.

As for 26-year-old midfielder De Roon, he played two senior Dutch games, but was not called up so far this season.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Percassi: 'Memorable Atalanta'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi confessed their 3-0 victory over Everton “will be remembered for a very long time.”

It was their first game back in European competition after 26 years and they dominated the Premier League big spenders.

“I only had about three hours of sleep after that game. After a night like that, it was impossible. How could I rest?” Percassi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday September 16 2017
Lazio won over by Rashica

Lazio were so impressed by Vitesse winger Milot Rashica in their Europa League clash that a January swoop is prepared.

The 21-year-old Kosovo international, who also has two caps for Albania, was devastating on the right wing.

He dominated the flank and caused endless problems for the Lazio defenders in the match that eventually ended 3-2 for the Biancocelesti on Thursday.

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Friday September 15 2017
Italy fourth in UEFA rankings

Italy remain fourth in UEFA’s association rankings thanks to their victories on the Europa League’s first matchday.

Despite Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Barcelona and Roma’s goalless draw with Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, wins for Atalanta, Lazio and Milan on Thursday ensure Italy remain among Europe’s top four.

Regarding the club rankings, Juventus, Napoli, Fiorentina and Roma stay in fifth, 12th, 20th and 28th respectively.

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Thursday September 14 2017
Amazing Atalanta

The Bergamo outfit outclassed Everton and could progress far in the Europa League, writes Nick Valerio.

The adventure continues. If last season’s quite astonishing fourth place finish hadn’t sunk in, the scale of the achievement will have come to life when Gian Piero Gasperini’s side ruthlessly took apart big-spending Everton.

In a group where Lyon are considered the favourites to qualify, both La Dea and the Toffees knew they were tussling to get a head start, and one team certainly laid down a dominant marker in what was a one-sided contest which proved Atalanta can be a real force in the Europa League.

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