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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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Saturday September 16 2017
Percassi: 'Memorable Atalanta'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi confessed their 3-0 victory over Everton “will be remembered for a very long time.”

It was their first game back in European competition after 26 years and they dominated the Premier League big spenders.

“I only had about three hours of sleep after that game. After a night like that, it was impossible. How could I rest?” Percassi told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday September 15 2017
Argentina snub Higuain again

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain is once again left out of the Argentina squad, but Papu Gomez is included.

The Albiceleste face Peru and Ecuador next month in the final two games of CONMEBOL World Cup qualification.

Jorge Sampaoli’s side currently sit fifth, which would see them enter a play-off with New Zealand in November, but Chile lie just a point behind, and if Argentina slip to sixth they’d miss out on the tournament altogether.

Sampaoli has today named his squad for the two crunch matches, with Higuain again left out.

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