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Wednesday April 26 2017
Lippi: 'Gasperini an exceptional Coach'

Marcello Lippi reveals his belief that Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini is 'an exceptional Coach'.

La Dea take on Juventus this Friday, with the former Bianconeri boss also having insisted that Max Allegri's side can win the treble.

"Gasperini is an exceptional Coach," Lippi continued in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport. "And to think that early in the season he was in danger, on the brink of dismissal.

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Saturday April 22 2017
Lazio go for Papu Gomez

Lazio are trying to include Danilo Cataldi and Etrit Berisha as part of a negotiation for Atalanta star Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez.

The 29-year-old Argentine winger has been a key figure in his side’s run to fifth place, scoring 14 goals with nine assists in 31 Serie A appearances.

Several clubs are interested in Gomez, including Fiorentina, Roma and Milan.

His price-tag is in the region of €7.5m and, according to Il Messaggero, Lazio hope to lower it by including two players as part of the deal.

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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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