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Saturday April 15 2017
Line-ups: Roma-Atalanta

Roma look to Leandro Paredes and Edin Dzeko as they host high-flying Atalanta, who are without captain Alejandro Gomez.

It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT).

Follow all the build-up and action from today’s 10 Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

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Friday April 14 2017
‘Roma stronger with Kessie’

Luciano Spalletti “would rather talk about my players” but admits Roma “would be even stronger” with Franck Kessié.

It was reported today that the Giallorossi have had an offer accepted for the Atalanta midfielder, while captain Alejandro Gomez has also been linked.

The Orobici visit Stadio Olimpico tomorrow, and the Coach was asked about the pair in his pre-match press conference.

“I’d rather talk about my players,” Spalletti said.

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Saturday April 8 2017
EDF: 'Sassuolo wanted Papu'

Eusebio Di Francesco reveals he wanted Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez at Sassuolo and their goal against Atalanta was “no fluke.”

The Neroverdi grabbed a 1-1 draw at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia and had taken the lead when Lorenzo Pellegrini pounced on a Mattia Caldara howler.

“I liked my team’s performance for over an hour and the goal was no fluke, as we wanted to be aggressive and pressure them into errors,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday April 8 2017
Gasperini: 'Atalanta did all we could'

Gian Piero Gasperini was “satisfied with the performance and we have to accept the result” after Atalanta’s 1-1 draw with Sassuolo.

It was a surprise setback for the Orobici after two wins on the bounce, especially as they had gone a goal down following Mattia Caldara’s howler.

“I am satisfied with the performance and we have to accept the result,” Gasp told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday April 7 2017
‘Sassuolo wanted Gomez, but…’

Eusebio Di Francesco claims Sassuolo wanted Atalanta attacker Papu Gomez last summer, but the Neroverdi “clearly didn’t have enough appeal”.

Speaking at a Press conference for Saturday’s game against Atalanta, Di Francesco also admitted the Orobici were “the worst team” Sassuolo could have faced, while Domenico Berardi had yet to recover his pre-injury form.

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Friday April 7 2017
Papu Gomez: 'Only leaving for big club'

Atalanta forward Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez insists he would only leave Bergamo for a top side.

The Argentinian has scored 14 domestic goals this season, prompting talk of a move away.

"I never made promises because we do not know the future" Papu told Eco di Bergamo. "I can only repeat what I have always said, that I would only leave Bergamo for a top club."

After a year in the Ukrainian Premier League, Papu would be wary of a move to China.

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Tuesday April 4 2017
Serie A Team of Week 30

With Juventus dropping points at Napoli, Roma exploited the draw and closed the gap between second and first to just six points, as Dave Taylor selects his best XI from Week 30.

Antonio Mirante [Bologna]

Kept the score to just the one goal with a series of fine saves, especially when stopping two fierce long distance strikes from Riccardo Saponara and Borja Valero. Commanding.

Andrea Conti [Atalanta]

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Sunday April 2 2017
Five-star Atalanta destroy Genoa

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez scored a hat-trick, but Andrea Conti was the star with an amazing overhead kick as Atalanta demolished Genoa.

It was an emotional return to Marassi for former Grifone Coach Gian Piero Gasperini, but he ended up plunging them further into crisis.

Papu Gomez bagged a hat-trick, including a penalty, while Mattia Caldara confirmed his status as the most prolific defender in Serie A.

However, Conti stole the show with an astonishing overhead kick that any forward would be proud of.

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Monday March 20 2017
Gomez: ‘Europe hard for Atalanta’

Alejandro Gomez admits it will be “very hard” for Atalanta to reach Europe ahead of Inter and Milan but “we believe”.

The Orobici are currently sitting in sixth-place, which would secure a Europa League place if both Coppa Italia finalists are already in Europe.

“We need to recover from injuries,” Gomez explained to reporters in Bergamo.

“We believe, even if we know it will be a hard fight with the big teams. We’ve got a lot of home games and we need to exploit home advantage.

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Monday March 13 2017
‘Inter defeat a lesson for Atalanta’

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez says the 7-1 defeat to Inter should “serve as a lesson”.

The Orobici were fifth going into yesterday’s match at San Siro, but were torn apart by a rampant Nerazzurri.

“We don’t hide!” Gomez wrote on his Instagram page.

“We had a bad game, but that doesn’t erase everything we’ve done so far. We’re all very angry, but yesterday’s defeat should serve as a lesson.

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