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Wednesday October 28 2020
Zapata: 'Happy I keep scoring'

Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata was ‘happy for the goals’ against Ajax, but admitted it ‘wasn’t easy’ to bounce back from being two goals down.

The Colombian scored a brace in the second half and helped turn things around after a Dusan Tadic penalty and Lassina Traore goal had given the Dutch opponents a healthy lead before the break.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Gomez: 'Wonderful game of football'

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez enjoyed ‘a wonderful game of football’ in the 2-2 draw with Ajax and joked about his grumpiness at being substituted.

Duvan Zapata’s brace completed the comeback from 2-0 down in Bergamo, the first ever Champions League match played at the Gewiss Stadium.

“We feel very proud to have brought this club and this city into the Champions League,” the captain told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Ten Hag: 'Not easy to play Atalanta'

Erik ten Hag admits ‘it’s not easy to play against Atalanta’ and a draw is ‘not a negative result,’ but Ajax can rue fumbling a 2-0 lead.

The Dutch giants were 2-0 up at half-time in Bergamo thanks to a Dusan Tadic penalty and Lassine Traore pouncing on a Marco Sportiello spill.

However, Duvan Zapata bagged a brace in six minutes to complete the comeback for 2-2.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Gasperini: 'Atalanta and Ajax similar'

Gian Piero Gasperini sees ‘similarities’ in approach between Atalanta and Ajax, pointing out where they need to improve on the Champions League stage.

La Dea were 2-0 down at the break through a Dusan Tadic penalty and Lassina Traore tap-in, but two Duvan Zapata goals in six minutes completed the comeback for 2-2.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Duvan Zapata: 'Atalanta dug deep'

Duvan Zapata praised Atalanta for ‘digging deep into our pride and our football in a difficult moment’ to fight back from 2-0 down to draw Ajax 2-2.

The striker’s second half brace managed to turn things around after a Dusan Tadic penalty and Lassina Traore bundling Marco Sportiello’s spill over the line.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
CL: Atalanta comeback holds Ajax

Duvan Zapata’s two goals in six minutes completed the Atalanta comeback from 2-0 down to hold Ajax 2-2 in an entertaining Champions League encounter.

Follow all the action as it happens on the LIVEBLOG.

Liverpool now top the group following their 2-0 win over Midtjylland, having beaten Ajax 1-0 in Amsterdam last week.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Liveblog: Shakhtar v Inter, Atalanta v Ajax

Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Inter visit Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta host Ajax.

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We begin at 17.55 GMT in Ukraine, where Inter are up against a Shakhtar Donetsk side fresh from their shock 3-2 win away to Real Madrid.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Marino: 'Atalanta and Ajax focus on youth'

Atalanta director Umberto Marino hailed ‘an historic evening’ in Bergamo, discussing the similarities between La Dea and Ajax.

The first ever Champions League tie in Bergamo kicks off at 20.00 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“It’s a special evening, the Champions League is wonderful, but playing it in Bergamo is spectacular,” Marino told Sky Sport Italia.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Line-ups: Atalanta v Ajax

Atalanta host Dutch giants Ajax in an historic match, starting Papu Gomez, Duvan Zapata and Josip Ilicic against Dusan Tadic and David Neres.

It kicks off at 20.00 GMT, follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game and Shakhtar Donetsk-Inter on the LIVEBLOG.

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Tuesday October 27 2020
Gomez: 'Ilicic had COVID'

Papu Gomez reveals Atalanta teammate Josip Ilicic ‘had COVID and fell into depression’.

Ilicic didn’t return to the pitch after the lockdown and sat out the remainder of 2019-20 and La Dea captain Gomez told TyC Sports he had contracted the coronavirus.

The Slovenia international returned to his homeland ahead of Atalanta’s quarter-final in the Champions League and reports in Italian media said it was a difficult time for Ilicic and he was not in the right mind-set to think about football.

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