Leonardo Semplici said SPAL “certainly needed a game like this against a great team like Atalanta” after the shock 2-1 victory in Bergamo.
Gian Piero Gasperini concedes Atalanta weren’t at their best in the 2-1 defeat to SPAL, but “it’s a very difficult and finely-balanced league this year.”
Andrea Petagna scored against his old club Atalanta yet again and urged SPAL to “play every game with this mentality now.”
Bottom of the table SPAL caused one of the upsets of the season, fighting back from a Josip Ilicic back-heel flick to beat Atalanta 2-1 in Bergamo.
Robin Gosens confirms Lennart Czyborra is on the verge of joining Atalanta from Heracles. “I asked for a bit of information from ex-teammates.”
Atalanta need a victory to catch Roma in fourth place, so Duvan Zapata, Josip Ilicic and Papu Gomez face bottom of the table SPAL.
Atalanta saw a €13m offer for Strasbourg midfielder Youssouf Fofana rejected, claim reports in France, as Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach are also interested.
Atalanta are close to signing left-back Lennart Czyborra from Dutch side Heracles, according to Sky Sport Italia.
SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici says he would like to see more ‘arrogance and ruthlessness’ from his side as they take on Atalanta tomorrow.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says he will be without several players for tomorrow’s game against SPAL and warns of underestimating them. “ They dominated against Fiorentina.”
Antonio Conte warned Inter’s 1-1 draw with Lecce is proof that they depend on intensity. “If we go into cruise speed, we can’t bring home the points.”
Inter defender Alessandro Bastoni was targeted by both Barcelona and Manchester City, claim reports, in an exchange with Joao Cancelo.
Roberto D’Aversa urged Dejan Kulusevski “not to try over-doing it” for Parma against his future club Juventus. “Just enjoy his football.”
Adrien Rabiot is relishing the Scudetto race in his debut Serie A season. “It’s good for Juventus that Inter and Lazio could win it.”
Musa Barrow is officially a new Bologna player, completing his transfer from Atalanta with an unusual social media video.
The changes to the Serie A fixture list have been announced from Week 23 to 30, including Inter-Milan, Lazio-Inter, Juventus-Inter, Milan-Roma, Napoli-Roma and the Turin Derby.
Fabrizio Pasqua will officiate Napoli-Fiorentina this weekend, while Piero Giacomelli is assigned to Lecce-Inter and Marco Di Bello has Juventus-Parma.
Atalanta have announced that they’ve taken up their option to sign Duvan Zapata on a permanent basis from Sampdoria for a total €26m.
Roma have won the race with Bologna to sign Roger Ibanez from Atalanta, on loan for 18 months with obligation to buy for up to €11m.
Patrick Cutrone said it “was a great feeling” to score on his full debut for Fiorentina and revealed he was “delighted” with the move to Artemio Franchi.