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Tuesday December 10 2019
Atalanta are already winners

Regardless of whether Atalanta make it to the knockout stage, La Dea already proved their Champions League was not a waste, writes Vilizar Yakimov.

Atalanta’s impressive third place finish last term earned them an historic Champions League qualification, but La Dea can write yet more history on Wednesday.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men need to win against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine and at the same time hope that already qualified Manchester City don’t lose against Dinamo Zagreb. At first glance, the scenario seems unlikely, but it could very well happen, as Atalanta already proved they can hold their own in the group.

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Saturday December 7 2019
De Paul: 'Conte one of the best'

Udinese midfielder Rodrigo De Paul believes Inter coach Antonio Conte is “one of the three best in the world,” alongside Pep Guardiola and Maurizio Sarri, "but don't ask in what order."

The Argentina international was speaking to the Corriere dello Sport on a number of topics, and was asked where his best position is.

“I like to play as a mezz'ala, either in a two or a three man midfield. I play in a two with the international team, usually with [Leandro] Paredes next to me. With Udinese I play in a three.

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Tuesday December 3 2019
Man City join Lautaro Martinez chase

Manchester City have joined Barcelona in the race for Inter hitman Lautaro Martinez, according to Sky Sport Italia expert Gianluca Di Marzio.

The 22-year-old Argentine has formed an exceptional partnership with Romelu Lukaku this season, scoring 13 goals with three assists in 19 games between Serie A and the Champions League.

Barcelona have not disguised their interest in the forward, with Lionel Messi urging the club to invest in his Argentina international teammate.

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Monday December 2 2019
Kolarov: 'Four more years'

Roma left-back Aleksandar Kolarov says he is in tune with Paulo Fonseca’s approach to football and that he will play on for "another four years".

The Serbian was talking to reporters ahead of the Gran Gala awards in Milan, where he is up for the title of last season’s best defender.

“I like [Fonseca’s] idea of football, how he interprets the game. He explains to us that we have to play with determination.”

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Sunday December 1 2019
Inter v Juventus for Tonali

Tuttosport see a head-to-head battle between Juventus and Inter over the future of Brescia and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali.

The 19-year-old has already attracted interest from many clubs, including overseas, after helping Brescia to promotion from Serie B.

He has impressed in his debut top flight campaign and earned several senior caps for the Azzurri, hoping to be part of the Euro 2020 squad.

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Tuesday November 26 2019
Muriel: 'Atalanta believe in qualification'

Luis Muriel believes Atalanta have finally found their feet in the Champions League after beating Dinamo Zagreb 2-0. “We’ll go for qualification.”

The Colombian converted a penalty before the Papu Gomez stunner at San Siro.

“I think we deserved a win earlier in the competition, as we’d put in some good performances, but this was a great joy for us and for this club that is making history,” Muriel told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday November 26 2019
Atalanta dominating Youth League

Atalanta might be struggling in the Champions League, but their Primavera side is dominating its UEFA Youth League group and secured qualification.

La Dea are in their first ever Champions League campaign and so far have just one point from four matches, holding 10-man Manchester City to a 1-1 draw.

However, their youth team is achieving great things in the mirror tournament, as today’s 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb put them top of the group on 10 points from five games.

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Monday November 25 2019
Gasperini: 'Atalanta win or bust'

Gian Piero Gasperini accepts it is win or bust for Atalanta as he hopes they make up for their “worst game of the last few years” against Dinamo Zagreb.

Dinamo romped to a 4-0 win when they first met Atalanta in the Champions League, and La Dea went on to lose their next two fixtures in the group.

However, they recorded their first point against Manchester City last time out and can stay in the competition with victory tomorrow.

“We have only one result to stay in [the competition],” Gasperini said at a press conference.

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Sunday November 24 2019
Man City scouting Tonali today

Manchester City are sending talent scouts to watch Brescia and Italy midfielder Sandro Tonali in action against Roma today.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport transfer expert Nicolò Schira, representatives from the Premier League champions are expected at the Stadio Olimpico this afternoon.

The reason for their visit is Tonali, as the 19-year-old is having an excellent first season in Serie A after helping Brescia to promotion last term.

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Friday November 22 2019
Sarri: 'Atalanta are painful!'

Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri says he is in agreement with Pep Guardiola’s assessment, that facing Atalanta is like a trip to the dentist.

Atalanta held Manchester City to a 1-1 draw in the Champions League earlier in November, and captain Alejandro Gomez claimed to have been told by Guardiola that he did not enjoy the game.

“To call Atalanta ‘annoying’ is an understatement,” Sarri said before Juve’s match in Bergamo tomorrow.

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