Join us for the build-up and action as it happens from today’s Serie A games, as Atalanta visit Crotone, Inter must reshuffle with Parma and Bologna take on Cagliari.
Crotone coach Giovanni Stroppa is left with bitter regrets after Junior Messias wasted a massive opportunity to draw with Atalanta. ‘We had the chances.’
Gian Piero Gasperini confirms Atalanta have new injury concerns ahead of the Champions League clash with Liverpool, having beaten Crotone 2-1. ‘I don’t want to choose between tournaments.’
Atalanta got back on track in Serie A with a 2-1 victory away to Crotone, as Luis Muriel’s early brace proved enough, despite the Nwankwo Simy reply.
Atalanta keep squad rotation to a minimum for their trip to Crotone, using Ruslan Malinovskyi, Papu Gomez and Luis Muriel upfront.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini must cope without Robin Gosens at Crotone, as the wing-back has an issue with his calf.
Crotone have announced midfielder Salvatore Molina has tested positive for coronavirus.
Atalanta director Luca Percassi said the Champions League must not affect the ‘concentration’ in Serie A but trusts coach Gian Piero Gasperini to get it right.
Cagliari coach Eusebio Di Francesco has claimed Bologna have ‘similar style to Atalanta’ and urges his men to ‘raise their attention’ on Saturday.
Today's press conference of Gian Piero Gasperini has been canceled as one of Atalanta's staff members tested positive for Covid-19, Ansa reports.
The AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 6, where Daniele Orsato has been given Roma-Fiorentina and Maurizio Mariani will oversee Napoli-Sassuolo.
Italy CT Roberto Mancini believes the Scudetto fight ‘will be the same’ but added that Napoli ‘seem to be competitive’.
Remo Freuler warns Liverpool ‘Atalanta want to gain points’ against the Reds in Champions League next week.
Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata was ‘happy for the goals’ against Ajax, but admitted it ‘wasn’t easy’ to bounce back from being two goals down.
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez enjoyed ‘a wonderful game of football’ in the 2-2 draw with Ajax and joked about his grumpiness at being substituted.
Erik ten Hag admits ‘it’s not easy to play against Atalanta’ and a draw is ‘not a negative result,’ but Ajax can rue fumbling a 2-0 lead.
Gian Piero Gasperini sees ‘similarities’ in approach between Atalanta and Ajax, pointing out where they need to improve on the Champions League stage.
Duvan Zapata praised Atalanta for ‘digging deep into our pride and our football in a difficult moment’ to fight back from 2-0 down to draw Ajax 2-2.
Duvan Zapata’s two goals in six minutes completed the Atalanta comeback from 2-0 down to hold Ajax 2-2 in an entertaining Champions League encounter.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Inter visit Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta host Ajax.