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Thursday May 24 2018
Biglia hits out at Papu Gomez

Lucas Biglia hit out at Atalanta captain and Argentina teammate Papu Gomez for a crunching tackle and lack of apology.

The Milan midfielder thought his World Cup participation was at risk after recovering in record time from a back fracture only to then be clattered from behind by Gomez during a 1-1 draw with Atalanta.

“During that incident, I was perfectly aware he was behind me, which is why I got back up infuriated,” Biglia told Argentine paper Ole.

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Friday May 18 2018
Aguero slams Papu Gomez

Sergio Aguero has hit out at Papu Gomez for lunging into Argentina teammate Lucas Biglia. “I’d have waited for him in the tunnel…”

Biglia was making his comeback from a back injury during Milan’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta last weekend, yet the midfielder risked suffering a relapse of that problem after Gomez had gone into him with his knee, although the forward has since apologised.

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Monday May 14 2018
Gomez apologises to Biglia

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez offers his “sincerest apologies” to Milan’s Lucas Biglia - “I never meant to hurt him”.

The Argentinian international kneed his compatriot in the back during yesterday’s match between the two sides, with the midfielder having to go off injured.

“My sincerest apologies to Lucas Biglia,” Gomez wrote on his Instagram account.

“I wish him a speedy recovery, I never meant to hurt him. I’m very sorry for what happened.”

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NEWS
Monday May 14 2018
Report: Biglia fit for World Cup

Lucas Biglia will reportedly be fit for Argentina’s World Cup campaign, despite risking another back injury during Milan’s 1-1 draw with Atalanta.

Biglia came off worse for wear after a clash with Argentina teammate Alejandro Gomez, prompting fears he had aggravated the vertebrae he had previously fractured.

However, TyC Sports claims scan showed the problem would not keep him out of the Russian showpiece and consequently ‘will be in Jorge Sampaoli’s 23-man squad’ on June 4.

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Saturday April 14 2018
Gomez: 'Means a lot to the fans'

Papu Gomez feels Atalanta have rediscovered their verve in the fight for European football and notes facing Inter “means a lot to the fans.”

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

“It’s a difficult match, one that means a lot to the fans and is important for us. We need to win in order to hang on to the European places,” the Argentina international told Mediaset Premium and Inter TV.

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Thursday March 22 2018
Argentina flies flag for Serie A

Italy might not be at the World Cup, but there’s plenty of Serie A representation in the Argentina squad, notes Vilizar Yakimov.

Italy’s disastrous failure to qualify for the World Cup left most Serie A followers with little to look forward to in the tournament. However, some of Serie A’s biggest stars will still take part.

Throughout the years, Argentinian players have always thrived in Serie A and some of La Albiceleste’s finest talents have plied their trade in the Peninsula. The likes of Paulo Dybala, Gonzalo Higuain and Mauro Icardi are following the footsteps of legends like Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta, Hernan Crespo and Javier Zanetti.

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Friday March 2 2018
Argentina: Icardi out, Higuain in

Argentina have left Mauro Icardi and Paulo Dybala out of their squad to face Italy and Spain, but Gonzalo Higuain is back.

Icardi appeared to have displaced Higuain as Argentina’s No 9, judging by the start of Jorge Sampaoli’s reign, but the recent good form of the Juventus forward has earned him a recall.

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Wednesday February 28 2018
Gomez: 'Only one result matters'

Captain Papu Gomez warns Atalanta that “only one result matters and we will try to achieve it” against Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final.

It kicks off in Turin at 16.30 GMT after the first leg ended 1-0 for the Bianconeri in Bergamo.

“Let’s say that no matter what the result of the first leg, we still would’ve had to win here,” the Argentine told JTV.

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Friday February 23 2018
Gomez: ‘Atalanta heads held high’

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez says they exited the Europa League “with heads held very high” after the defeat to Borussia Dortmund.

The Orobici were beaten 4-3 on aggregate by the German giants, drawing 1-1 last night as a late goal saw them eliminated.

“In every corner of our dressing room were your messages,” Gomez posted on his Instagram page.

“Thank you again, from the heart, for supporting the team, damn those final 10 minutes…

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Thursday February 22 2018
Gomez: 'Atalanta came so close'

Papu Gomez expressed Atalanta “sadness, because we were so close” to eliminating Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League Round of 32.

They had been leading 2-1 in Dortmund and were beaten 3-2 by late goals. They were again in front tonight only to concede at the 83rd minute and go out 4-3 on aggregate.

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