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Sunday September 15 2019
Duvan Zapata: 'Never gave up'

Duvan Zapata discussed being marked by his cousin and the last-gasp winner to beat Genoa 2-1. “Atalanta never gave up.”

The Colombian fired in a stoppage-time winner at Marassi off the underside of the bar after Luis Muriel and Domenico Criscito penalties.

“It was a tough game, we needed the three points and never gave up to the very end in our search for the victory,” the striker told DAZN.

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Sunday September 15 2019
Dramatic Duvan Zapata winner

Duvan Zapata scored a stoppage-time stunner to give Atalanta victory away to Genoa just moments after a debatable penalty.

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Saturday September 7 2019
Duvan Zapata: 'Soft Atalanta draw'

Duvan Zapata believes Atalanta can “do even better” than last season and their Champions League group draw was “softer than we thought it’d be.”

The Orobici had their best ever season, finishing third in Serie A to reach the Champions League for the first time and getting the silver medal in the Coppa Italia Final against Lazio.

“I am not interested in being Capocannoniere, as long as I get more goals than I did last season,” the Colombian told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Sunday August 18 2019
Atalanta not ready for Champions League

La Dea might’ve kept almost all their best players, but Vilizar Yakimov thinks Atalanta are unprepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

With great power comes great responsibility. Atalanta have been considered dark horses ever since Gian Piero Gasperini’s arrival in 2016, but their heroics from last season mean that La Dea quickly outgrew that tag and must accept their new status.

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Thursday August 1 2019
Inter turn to Duvan Zapata

Inter are reportedly ready to start talks with Atalanta for €60m-rated Duvan Zapata, including Matteo Politano in exchange, as an alternative to Romelu Lukaku.

According to FCInterNews, the Nerazzurri have moved on to a different target after Juventus entered advanced negotiations with Manchester United for their first choice.

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Monday July 22 2019
Gasp: 'Atalanta need reinforcements'

Gian Piero Gasperini urges Atalanta to make a couple more signings and hopes “an indecent proposal for Duvan Zapata doesn’t arrive.”

The Orobici had their best ever season, reaching the Coppa Italia Final, finishing third in Serie A and qualifying for the Champions League.

“It’ll be a big test for us in an incredible competition like the Champions League, so we want to make a good impression in both Europe and Serie A,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday July 14 2019
'Mancini still an Atalanta player'

Gian Piero Gasperini has suggested that Atalanta are closer to keeping defender Gianluca Mancini than selling him to Roma.

Mancini was not in the Atalanta team who beat local side Clusone 5-1 on Sunday, although the Roma target has been given extended leave due to his participation at the European Under-21 Championship with Italy,

“Mancini is still an Atalanta player,” Gasperini said after the game.

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Saturday July 6 2019
Atalanta: 'Champions League school'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi assured Duvan Zapata will stay, as they enter the Champions League. “It’s like going to school.”

It was an historic campaign for the Bergamo boys, who reached the Coppa Italia Final and finished third in Serie A, qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in their history.

“For us, the Champions League is like going to school,” Percassi told reporters after showing UEFA delegates around the building site that is their stadium.

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Friday June 28 2019
Muriel the man for Atalanta

With the arrival of Champions League football pushing Atalanta to bolster their squad, Massimo Nuzzo believes Luis Muriel is the ideal reinforcement.

The usual expectations are no longer enough for Atalanta, as their first ever foray into the Champions League requires more star power than simply hanging on to their talents. Luis Muriel cost €18m plus bonuses to purchase from Sevilla following his six-month loan stint at Fiorentina, but how will he fit into Gian Piero Gasperini’s side?

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Tuesday June 25 2019
Zapata agent issues Napoli warning

Duvan Zapata’s agent has warned Napoli that they will not be able to afford the Atalanta striker unless they make sales.

Zapata scored 28 goals for Champions League-qualifying Atalanta last season and has starred at Copa America, netting three times in as many games to help Colombia qualify for the knockout stages.

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