Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez was relishing his football as Atalanta beat Dinamo Zagreb. “We gained Champions League experience and confidence.”
Luis Muriel’s penalty and a Gomez solo stunner secured the 2-0 victory, their first ever win in this tournament.
“It was like going back to my youth in Argentina, when I’d play just to nutmeg people,” he told Sky Sport Italia.
“We enjoyed our football this evening and dominated the game, had so many chances.”
It’s a world away from the side that lost 4-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their first ever Champions League match.
“We now have the right experience after the first three games, as we gained more confidence following the Manchester City match and started to play the way we do in Italy.”
Atalanta can still reach the Round of 16 if they beat Shakhtar Donetsk and Manchester City don’t lose to Dinamo Zagreb.
There is also third place and passage to the Europa League to play for.
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