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Thursday December 7 2017
Gasperini: 'Atalanta gained belief'

Gian Piero Gasperini says Atalanta have gained “belief in our capabilities” after beating Olympique Lyonnais to win their Europa League group.

Andrea Petagna’s glancing header proved enough on the night, even if they would’ve been top with a draw.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Liveblog: Europa League

Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Europa League games, as Atalanta host Lyon, Milan visit Rijeka and Lazio are at Zulte Waregem.

If you are on a mobile device or tablet, then follow the Liveblog HERE.

We begin at 18.00 GMT, where Atalanta have the opportunity to end the group phase in style by pipping Ligue 1 giants Olympique Lyonnais to first place.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Gomez: 'Atalanta living the dream'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez confessed Atalanta “are truly living the dream that none of us expected” after beating Lyon to win their Europa League group.

Tonight’s 1-0 victory with an Andrea Petagna header meant they remain unbeaten and go through to the Round of 32 as group winners.

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Thursday December 7 2017
EL: Atalanta pip Lyon to group

Andrea Petagna’s glancing header proved enough for Atalanta to get the better of Olympique Lyonnais, winning their Europa League group.

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

Both these sides had already qualified and the Orobici needed only a point to be sure of top spot, so they kept squad rotation to a minimum.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Marino: 'Atalanta dream in Europe'

Atalanta director Umberto Marino is enjoying the Europa League “dream for the club and the city” as they host Olympique Lyonnais.

It kicks off at 18.00 GMT, follow all the action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

This is a head-to-head for top spot in the group and Atalanta need only a point to win, so Gian Piero Gasperini has kept squad rotation to a minimum.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Line-ups: Atalanta-Lyon

Atalanta have already qualified for the Europa League knockouts, but have the chance to top the group ahead of Olympique Lyonnais.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium at 18.00 GMT, follow the build-up and action from this game, Rijeka-Milan and Zulte Waregem-Lazio on the LIVEBLOG.

Both these sides have already secured their qualification for the Round of 32, so the only thing at stake here is topping the group and the hope of a better draw.

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Wednesday December 6 2017
Gasperini: ‘No Atalanta rotation’

Gian Piero Gasperini says there will be “no rotation” for Atalanta’s final Europa League group stage match against Lyon.

Both sides are already assured of progression from Group E, but the Orobici will top the group if they win, or if they draw 0-0 or 1-1. Any draw above 1-1 would see the French side through on away goals.

“Tomorrow is an important match,” Gasperini insisted in his pre-match Press conference.

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Tuesday November 28 2017
Pjanic: ‘I toy with the goalkeeper’

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic reveals he tries to “mess with” the goalkeeper when he lines up a free-kick.

French sports paper L’Équipe ran a special feature on free-kick takers, including Sinisa Mihajlovic and Andrea Pirlo, and they also spoke to the Bosnian specialist.

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Thursday November 23 2017
Atalanta backed by 3,500 fans

It’s reported Atalanta are taking close to 3,500 fans to Goodison Park for tonight’s Europa League clash with Everton.

The Orobici will qualify from Group E if they avoid defeat in Liverpool tonight, or if Apollon fail to beat Lyon in the other game.

Everton have already been eliminated, which could see a poor home crowd, but Gazzetta dello Sport reports that around 3,500 Atalanta fans will be in attendance.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Gasperini: 'Everton a surprise'

Gian Piero Gasperini admits Everton have been “a negative surprise” in the Europa League, as Atalanta need only a point to qualify.

It kicks off on Thursday at 20.05 GMT at Goodison Park and the Toffees are already eliminated after a dire run of results, while the Bergamo boys are on the cusp of a place in the next round.

“There’s no such thing as an easy game in England, as their teams are always tough to face, so we’re certainly not taking it for granted,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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