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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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Sunday March 12 2017
Gomez: 'Inter motivated by shame'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez believes Inter were so motivated to win 7-1 because “they were ashamed to be behind Atalanta in the table.”

This was a head-to-head for European football with just one point separating fifth from sixth.

Few expected it to be such a dominant performance from Inter, who were 5-1 up by half-time with a Mauro Icardi hat-trick.

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Friday March 10 2017
Petagna: 'Atalanta better than Inter'

Andrea Petagna feels it’s no fluke that Atalanta are ahead of Inter going into Sunday’s showdown and Gian Piero Gasperini is “like a Dad to us.”

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

This is a Lombardy derby, but has also become a head-to-head for qualification into Europe next term.

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Thursday March 9 2017
Gomez: ‘I was close to Inter’

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez reveals “it was all done” with Inter in 2013, but the transfer collapsed suddenly.

The Argentine attacking midfielder has been a key man in the Orobici’s European charge this season, and was interviewed ahead of this weekend’s clash with the Nerazzurri.

“A move to Inter? It was all done,” Gomez told Corriere dello Sport.

“[Andrea] Stramaccioni wanted me, there was agreement on everything but it got sent away and then… poof.

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Monday February 27 2017
Gomez: ‘EL the real goal’

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez dismisses Champions League talk - “the Europa League is the real goal”.

The Orobici beat Napoli at San Paolo on Saturday night, a result which leaves them just three points behind the Partenopei, who occupy the final Champions League place.

“We’re a young team, we’re happy and you can see that on the pitch,” Gomez told Sky.

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