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Sunday October 8 2017
Argentina drop Dybala and Icardi

Argentina again seem set to drop Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, but start Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia against Ecuador.

This is going to be an absolutely decisive match, because the Seleccion risk missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1970.

Hiring Jorge Sampaoli has so far failed to give them the necessary boost, as after a 0-0 draw with Peru, they are only sixth in the South American qualifying table.

A victory in Ecuador would secure qualification, but it’s a very tough test and played at altitude.

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Monday October 2 2017
Argentina snub Higuain, call Papu

Gonzalo Higuain has again been left out of the Argentina squad, but Paulo Dybala, Papu Gomez and Mauro Icardi make it.

The South Americans will face Peru in a crunch match for 2018 World Cup qualifying, but Coach Jorge Sampaoli has once more snubbed Pipita.

The Juventus striker was dropped for two games by Max Allegri before breaking his goal drought, so this week scored against both Olympiakos and Atalanta.

Despite a fractured rib for Sergio Aguero ruling out the Manchester City striker, there is still no room for Higuain.

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Sunday October 1 2017
Gomez: 'Lichtsteiner red card'

Papu Gomez was “proud” of Atalanta for holding Juventus 2-2, but wanted Stephan Lichtsteiner sent off. “He smashed me in the face!”

The Orobici fought back from 2-0 down in Bergamo and saw Etrit Berisha save a late Paulo Dybala penalty.

“I think there are few teams able to cause Juventus this much trouble and we are among them,” Papu told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday October 1 2017
Gomez extra motivated for Juve

Papu Gomez warns Atalanta are particularly motivated against Juventus tonight and “the final minutes could be decisive.”

It kicks off at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT), follow the build-up and action from this game and Milan-Roma on the LIVEBLOG.

“We know that Atalanta haven’t beaten Juve for many years and that is an extra motivation to do well,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday September 29 2017
Lyon know Atalanta now

Olympique Lyonnais had never heard of Papu Gomez or Atalanta, but the complacent French giants were given a crash course, writes Billy Wilkinson.

A draw at Stade de Lyon has put Atalanta in a position they most likely didn’t think they’d be in – they’re top of their Europa League group after two games. The Bergamo based club were dealt a ‘group of death’ containing Lyon, Everton and Cypriot side Apollon Limassol. However, according to FiveThirtyEight, Atalanta have a 95% chance to advance to the knockout rounds.

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Thursday September 28 2017
Gomez: 'Lyon know me now'

Papu Gomez trusts “a few more will know who I am” after his spectacular goal in Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at Olympique Lyonnais.

The Argentine already thumped in a screamer to beat Everton 3-0, but made his mark with the equaliser in France after Lyon star Nabil Fekir said he’d never heard of him.

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Thursday September 28 2017
Gasp: 'Atalanta passed both tests'

Gian Piero Gasperini is glad Lyon have heard of Papu Gomez now and surprised Atalanta “got two positive results against the group favourites.”

After crushing Everton 3-0, the Orobici went to France and picked up a 1-1 draw against Olympique Lyonnais.

“It’s a great result for us in a very tough game, one of the most important sides in the competition, but over the course of the game we managed to resist their attacks well,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday September 28 2017
EL: Atalanta silence Lyon

Papu Gomez scored another cracking goal as Atalanta held Olympique Lyonnais to a 1-1 draw in France, so top the Europa League group.

Follow all the action as it happened from this game, Lazio-Zulte Waregem and Milan-Rijeka on the LIVEBLOG.

Everton were incredibly pegged back 2-2 at home by Apollon Limassol, so the Italians remain clear at the top of their group.

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Wednesday September 27 2017
Gasp: 'Lyon will know Atalanta'

Gian Piero Gasperini is confident Olympique Lyonnais “will know who Atalanta are soon enough” ahead of their Europa League clash.

It kicks off on Thursday at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT) and the Orobici are top of their group following a 3-0 win over Everton and Lyon’s surprise draw with Apollon Limassol.

Despite that, Lyon star Nabil Fekir confessed today that he had never heard of Atalanta star Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez.

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Sunday September 17 2017
Gomez: ‘A good point’

Atalanta’s Alejandro Gomez believes his team did well to secure a 1-1 draw at Chievo.

The Argentine forward came off the bench to score a late equaliser for La Dea from the penalty spot.

“It was quite a balanced game. Both teams had chances to score,” Gomez said of the Serie A contest at the Bentegodi.

“We had a few more chances in the second half, but a point is fine because it’s always hard against Chievo.”

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