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Tuesday September 17 2019
Gomez: 'From relegation to Champions'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez remembers when Atalanta were fighting against relegation and it’s “extraordinary” to enter their Champions League debut with Dinamo Zagreb.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) in a group with Manchester City and Shakhtar Donetsk.

“It’s exciting, a great football sensation and playing this competition for the first time is something extraordinary,” said Papu in his Press conference at the Maksimir Stadium.

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Tuesday September 17 2019
'Skrtel sad at Atalanta, Muriel...'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi claims Martin Skrtel was sad “because his wife didn’t want to come here” and “hopes” Luis Muriel faces Dinamo Zagreb.

Skrtel left Atalanta earlier in the month without playing an official game for Atalanta, seemingly because he did not fit into Gian Piero Gasperini’s back-three system.

However, Percassi has now given a different version of events. 

“He was a good lad, but he was sad,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Atalanta not ready for Champions League

La Dea might’ve kept almost all their best players, but Vilizar Yakimov thinks Atalanta are unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

With great power comes great responsibility. Atalanta have been considered dark horses ever since Gian Piero Gasperini’s arrival in 2016, but their heroics from last season mean that La Dea quickly outgrew that tag and must accept their new status.

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Saturday July 20 2019
Gomez: 'Atalanta Champions League surprise'

Papu Gomez believes Atalanta “could be a surprise in the Champions League, because we play in a different way to everyone else.”

They set a new club record by finishing third in Serie A, reached the Coppa Italia Final and will be in the Champions League for the first time ever.

“If someone had told me a year ago we’d be in the Champions League, I’d have thought they were mad,” Papu told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday June 28 2019
Muriel the man for Atalanta

With the arrival of Champions League football pushing Atalanta to bolster their squad, Massimo Nuzzo believes Luis Muriel is the ideal reinforcement.

The usual expectations are no longer enough for Atalanta, as their first ever foray into the Champions League requires more star power than simply hanging on to their talents. Luis Muriel cost €18m plus bonuses to purchase from Sevilla following his six-month loan stint at Fiorentina, but how will he fit into Gian Piero Gasperini’s side?

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Wednesday June 26 2019
Papu: Rejected Lazio & Saudis

Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez has revealed that he rejected offers from Lazio and Saudi Arabia to stay in Bergamo.

Gomez marked his fifth season at Atalanta with qualification for the Champions League, and he owed much of the credit for their achievement to Coach Gian Piero Gasperini.

“Since his arrival, Gasperini has given Atalanta a winning mentality,” the forward told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday May 28 2019
Serie A 2018-19 Review: Atalanta

Atalanta made history this year, as Gian Piero Gasperini captivated the world with his attractive attacking football, writes Sam Wilson.

You can read the full club analysis as part of our 2018-19 Serie A Season Review HERE.

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Wednesday May 15 2019
Atalanta and Lazio, Power of Three

Gian Piero Gasperini and Simone Inzaghi have built their careers on the three-man defence, but Elio Salerno analyses the different tactical approaches of two Coppa Italia Finalists.

The three-man backline has long been synonymous with Italian football and is still extensively used in the modern day, with many of Serie A’s Coaches choosing to deploy a system underpinned by three at the back. There has been a resurgence in its use during the last decade and has perhaps been most famously used in recent times by Antonio Conte’s renowned ‘BBC’ 3-5-2 while in charge at Juventus.

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Tuesday May 14 2019
Gasperini: 'Atalanta can win Coppa'

Gian Piero Gasperini understands why some consider Atalanta the Coppa Italia favourites against Lazio tomorrow. “We have the mentality.”

The Final kicks off in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

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Tuesday May 14 2019
Papu found all he wanted with Atalanta

Papu Gomez rejected big clubs because he wanted to be a protagonist, but Jay Cassano outlines how he combined ambition and affection at Atalanta.

When, in 2014, Atalanta signed 26-year old Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez for €8m from little-known Metalist Kharkiv, there were no front-page headlines. There were no pundits debating for days on end the merits of the signing. And the club from Bergamo had no idea they had just brought a future club icon to town.

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