Atalanta dominate the UEFA Champions League Fantasy Football team of the week with four players in the ideal XI after beating Valencia 4-1.
Gianpaolo Calvarese will officiate Fiorentina-Milan this weekend, with Maurizio Mariani for Inter-Sampdoria and Federico La Penna is assigned to SPAL-Juventus.
Captain Alejandro Gomez insists that Atalanta will “still need a miracle” at the Mestalla when they travel to Valencia for the return leg.
Remo Freuler has encouraged Atalanta to take nothing for granted ahead of the return leg against Valencia in the Champions League.
Denis Cheryshev scored a consolation goal for Valencia in their 4-1 defeat to Atalanta but warns La Dea that it could “grant a chance to take revenge”.
Mattia Caldara was not prepared to start against Valencia on Wednesday, but jumped at the opportunity to help Atalanta on a “beautiful” night in Milan.
Valencia coach Albert Celades insists the 4-1 scoreline with Atalanta “doesn’t really reflect what we saw on the pitch. I think we’ve got a chance of turning it around.”
Josip Ilicic reveals why he scored that stunner with his weaker right foot in a 4-1 Champions League win over Valencia. “Atalanta are no longer a surprise.”
Hans Hateboer was named Man of the Match after his brace in Atalanta’s 4-1 win over Valencia. “I was the only one left who hadn’t scored!”
Gian Piero Gasperini was still critical of Atalanta even after a 4-1 Champions League Round of 16 win over Valencia. “We must prove in the second leg that we deserve to be in the quarter-finals.”
Papu Gomez said Atalanta “knew how to hurt” Valencia, but regrets taking a few too many risks in the 4-1 Champions League triumph.
The Atalanta fairy-tale continues with a stunning 4-1 victory over Valencia, but the away goal leaves some concerns for the Champions League Round of 16 second leg.
Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s historic Champions League Round of 16, as Atalanta host Valencia at San Siro.
Atalanta director general Umberto Marino looked back to the 16 years building up to “the miracle of reaching the Champions League Round of 16.”
A note getting an Atalanta fan off school to experience the “historical and cultural” Champions League Round of 16 game has gone viral.
Atalanta play their first ever Champions League Round of 16 with Papu Gomez, Josip Ilicic and Mario Pasalic against a decimated Valencia.
Atalanta wing-back Robin Gosens says Gian Piero Gasperini “asks a lot of us, but if you trust him he can make you a better player.”
Atalanta defender Timothy Castagne admits he would be open to the possibility of a move to either Inter or Napoli. “If they should knock on the door…”
It’s estimated that around 45,000 fans are expected at San Siro tonight for Atalanta’s Champions League Round of 16 game against Valencia.
Former Valencia goalkeeper Santiago Canizares has suggested that Atalanta President Antonio Precassi’s comment about the draw might have “the opposite effect”.