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Tuesday August 21 2018
Captain's armband rule scrapped?

Daniele De Rossi of Roma and Atalanta’s Papu Gomez weren’t fined for rebelling against the captain’s armband rule, so it could be scrapped.

The Lega Serie A caused controversy when announcing that from the 2018-19 season, only one standardised armband with ‘Capitano’ on it would be used.

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Monday August 20 2018
Gasp: ‘Gomez is our CR7’

Coach Gian Piero Gasperini hails Papu Gomez as Atalanta’s answer to Cristiano Ronaldo, and looks ahead to the Copenhagen tie in the Europa League.

The Orobici returned to Serie A action tonight, thrashing Frosinone 4-0 with two goals and two assists from Gomez.

After the match, it was put to the Coach by Sky that the captain is his side’s Ronaldo.

“Yes, we could say that,” Gasperini conceded.

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Monday August 20 2018
Gomez: ‘Atalanta have great squad’

Captain Alejandro Gomez believes Atalanta have “a great squad” and celebrates his 50th Serie A goal.

The Argentinian international was in sensational form this evening, scoring two and assisting two as his side thrashed newly-promoted Frosinone 4-0. Click here for a match report.

“We missed our stadium, in Europe we have to play in Reggio Emilia,” Gomez explained to Sky after the final whistle.

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Monday August 20 2018
Gomez tears Frosinone to shreds

Frosinone were given a rude awakening on their return to Serie A, as Papu Gomez tore them to shreds in a 4-0 defeat to Atalanta.

The newly-promoted side couldn’t get near the Bergamaschi, and were lucky to escape with only a four goal defeat, thanks to goals from Mario Pasalic, Hans Hateboer, and two for Gomez himself, who also set up two.

Click here for a full match report.

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Saturday August 18 2018
Papu dismayed by armband ruling

Atalanta star Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez expressed his dismay at a new Serie A ruling introducing standardised captain’s armbands.

The Argentina international had enjoyed showing off a different armband for each game, designed along with his wife, to reflect various issues of interest.

They covered anything from Earth Day to Halloween, nostalgia for the original Playstation and 1990s icons to women’s rights and Peppa Pig.

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Thursday August 16 2018
Rigoni: 'Happy to join Atalanta'

Argentina international Emiliano Rigoni is “very happy to be here” after flying in to complete his transfer from Zenit to Atalanta.

The deal is done for a €1m loan with €15m option to buy at the end of the season.

“I am very happy to be here and I want to do well for Atalanta in Europe as well as in Serie A,” the 25-year-old winger told Sky Sport Italia as he arrived at the airport in Milan.

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Thursday August 2 2018
EL: Atalanta batter Sarajevo

Papu Gomez scored two and set up two, as Atalanta thrashed FK Sarajevo 8-0 to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League.

The Serie A side had dominated the first leg, but somehow let a two goal lead slip to leave their European campaign in the balance.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s side went into the match knowing they had to win, or score at least three away goals.

The Orobici got off to the best possible start, taking the lead after just four minutes.

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Monday July 16 2018
Gomez: ‘No Atalanta promises…’

Alejandro Gomez says Atalanta “is like my home” but warns “I’ve always said I want to play for big clubs…”

The Orobici captain has been linked with Lazio this summer, having helped his side qualify for the Europa League in the past two seasons.

“When you have a good season it’s normal that there will be offers,” Gomez told Sky.

“They’ll be dealt with by the club and my agent, we’ll see what happens because there’s still a long way to go.

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Sunday June 24 2018
Lazio ask after Freuler too

Lazio are not just in talks with Atalanta for Papu Gomez, but also Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler.

According to Calcioatalanta.it, the negotiations for Gomez have been broadened to include other players in the Orobici squad.

The main target is Switzerland international Freuler, who is currently at the World Cup.

He joined Atalanta in January 2016 for just €1.5m, yet the Bergamo boys want in the region of €20m to let him leave.

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Thursday June 21 2018
Lazio close on Papu Gomez

Lazio are in negotiations with Atalanta for Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez, having already agreed terms with the Argentina international.

According to several sources, including Sky Sport Italia, the offer on the table is currently €10m, whereas Atalanta are holding out for €15m.

It is likely they will eventually meet in the middle and conclude a deal worth €12-13m.

Papu and his agent Giuseppe Riso were at lunch with Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna – also linked with Lazio – today in Milan.

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