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Sunday July 7 2019
Vavro: 'Follow in Skriniar's footsteps'

New Lazio defender Denis Vavro is relishing his first Italian football experience. “I want to follow in the footsteps of Milan Skriniar.”

The 23-year-old centre-back completed the transfer from FC Copenhagen for €10.5m plus bonuses this week.

“I really like Italian football and I am satisfied with the move. I’d like to start regularly and help the team win trophies,” Vavro told Futbalsfz.sk.

“I said in the past that I want to follow in the footsteps of Skriniar and that is what I am doing.”

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Wednesday July 3 2019
Vavro set for Lazio medical

FC Copenhagen defender Denis Vavro is expected in Rome for his medical on Thursday after agreeing a €10m plus bonuses move to Lazio.

Multiple sources including Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia all have the same version of the story, which is that a deal is done and he’ll have his tests tomorrow.

The asking price was €12.5m, but it seems as if the Biancocelesti have negotiated that down to €10m plus €1.5m in add-ons.

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Monday April 15 2019
Gasperini: 'Just like Copenhagen...'

Gian Piero Gasperini compared Atalanta’s 0-0 draw with Empoli to the Europa League play-off against FC Copenhagen. “We were unlucky.”

The Orobici dominated the game to a ridiculous degree, forcing Bartlomiej Dragowski into 17 saves and with a total 50 attempts, yet it ended goalless.

“We have regrets over the result, but were also very unlucky,” Gasperini told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday March 19 2019
Clubs line up for Copenhagen's Skov

Fiorentina, Sampdoria, Atalanta, Bologna and Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly keeping track of FC Copenhagen winger Robert Skov.

The 22-year-old Dane plays primarily as a right-sided winger, but can also work on the left.

He only joined Copenhagen from Silkeborg for €1m in January 2018, but his price-tag is already believed to be in the region of €6m.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Italian clubs preparing possible summer swoops include Sampdoria, Atalanta, Fiorentina and Bologna.

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Thursday August 30 2018
Cornelius: 'Nobody wanted a penalty'

Atalanta striker Andreas Cornelius revealed none of his teammates wanted to take the final penalty against FC Copenhagen.

The Orobici failed to score over two legs and extra time in the Europa League play-off, despite creating numerous chances and rattling the woodwork.

When it came down to a penalty shoot-out in Denmark, Marten De Roon, Ali Adnan, Papu Gomez (who hit the bar), Andrea Masiello and Cornelius (saved) stepped up.

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Thursday August 30 2018
Gasp: 'Atalanta squad is too big'

Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “didn’t score one goal out of 30” chances against FC Copenhagen, but warned he now has too many players.

The Orobici pushed past Sarajevo and Hapoel Haifa with ease, but despite dominating the first leg and having numerous chances in the second, they eventually lost the Europa League play-off to FC Copenhagen on penalties.

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Thursday August 30 2018
EL: Atalanta out on penalties

Atalanta hit the woodwork with Papu Gomez, while the captain and Andreas Cornelius missed decisive penalties in the Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen.

The first leg ended 0-0, even though Gian Piero Gasperini’s men dominated the match and forced numerous tough saves out of Jesse Joronen. It meant a score draw in Denmark would be enough to secure qualification to the group stage after eliminating Sarajevo and Hapoel Haifa. Josip Ilicic was still out of action with a mystery illness, while several star names were rested for Monday’s 3-3 thriller at Roma.

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Thursday August 30 2018
Line-ups: Copenhagen-Atalanta

Atalanta face the final hurdle towards the Europa League group phase with the second leg of their play-off with FC Kobenhavn.

It kicks off in Copenhagen at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT) and follows on from the goalless draw in Italy.

That means a score draw would be enough for the Orobici to book their spot in the tournament proper, having already eliminated Sarajevo and Hapoel Haifa in the preliminary rounds.

Although that first leg ended 0-0, Atalanta absolutely dominated and peppered the goal with shots, very unlucky not to take the victory.

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Sunday August 26 2018
Gasperini: 'No Atalanta distractions'

Gian Piero Gasperini wants Atalanta to “focus only on Roma” and not get distracted by the Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen.

It kicks off on Monday at 19.30 UK time (18.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

“Now we have to focus only on Roma, as we can turn to Copenhagen from Tuesday,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Thursday August 23 2018
Solbakken: 'Italian-style Copenhagen'

FC Copenhagen Coach Stole Solbakken concedes they “defended in a very Italian style” after scraping a goalless draw away to Atalanta.

The hosts absolutely dominated the first leg of the Europa League play-off, having 12 shots on goal compared to one for the Danes, yet it ended 0-0.

It all goes down to the decider in Copenhagen on August 30.

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