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Tuesday November 12 2019
Lucescu: 'Willian perfect for Juve'

Mircea Lucescu advised Juventus to make a move for Chelsea winger Willian, claiming "the Bianconeri would be ideal for him."

Willian is in his last year of his current deal at Stamford Bridge and the Romanian coach claimed it would be better for his former player to change clubs this summer.

“Willian’s contract at Chelsea is expiring, it would be good for him to change it up a bit after all these years in London,” the former Shakhtar Donetsk boss told Tuttosport.

“The Bianconeri would be ideal for him.”

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Friday November 8 2019
Lucescu: 'Costa has Mbappe quality'

Juventus winger Douglas Costa “has no reason to envy Kylian Mbappe”, according to former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu.

Costa scored a stoppage-time winner for Juve against Lokomotiv Moscow in style midweek, dribbling past three defenders, completing a give-and-go and beating another two men before nutmegging the goalkeeper.

After watching that goal, Lucescu likened the 29-year-old in terms of ability to Mbappe, who is considered the world’s best player under the age of 21.

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Wednesday October 23 2019
Taison agent: 'Milan made an offer'

Shakhtar Donetsk turned down Milan’s offer for Brazilian winger Taison, confirms his agent, but there has been no further contact.

The negotiations continued right to the wire, with the player venting his frustration on social medial.

“It’s true, Milan were very interested,” agent Diego Dornelles told Calciomercato.com.

“Shakhtar did not accept the offer presented by the Rossoneri. They demanded the full release clause, which is €30m. I am not authorised to say how much they did propose, but it was insufficient.

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Tuesday October 22 2019
Don't forget Atalanta fairy tale

Tonight’s Champions League trip to Manchester City reminds Kaustubh Pandey just how far Atalanta have come and what they could still achieve.

Atalanta are everything a Champions League club will dream of being. They are also everything a smaller Italian club would want to be.

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Saturday October 5 2019
Gasperini opens new Atalanta home

Gian Piero Gasperini is relishing the first game of the season at the new Gewiss Stadium, as Atalanta host Lecce, but stands up for Josip Ilicic.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

This is an historic occasion, as it represents the first time Atalanta have played at the new Gewiss Stadium. Only one end has been reconstructed and work will continue next year, but the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia naming rights have already been handed over.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
Castro: 'Shakhtar more experienced'

Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Luis Castro admits they “have more Champions League experience and it shows” after beating Atalanta 2-1.

The Ukrainians fought back from an early Duvan Zapata goal – and saved a Josip Ilicic penalty – to win with the last kick of the game from substitute Manor Solomon.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
Gasperini: 'This defeat really hurts'

Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta did not deserve a Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in stoppages. “It really hurts.”

Duvan Zapata had given them the lead, after Josip Ilicic saw his penalty saved, but Junior Moraes and a last-gasp Solomon counter-attack turned it around at San Siro for 2-1.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
Liveblog: Atalanta-Shakhtar, Juve-Bayer

Join us for the build-up and action from the Champions League, as Atalanta host Shakhtar Donetsk at San Siro and Juventus take on Bayer Leverkusen.

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

We begin at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT) at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza, which this season will be hosting Atalanta’s Champions League home fixtures.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
CL: Shakhtar beat naive Atalanta

Atalanta suffered another Champions League defeat with the last kick of the game at San Siro, having gone in front and missed a Josip Ilicic penalty.

Follow all the action as it happens from this game and Juventus-Bayer Leverkusen on the LIVEBLOG.

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Tuesday October 1 2019
Marino: 'Atalanta like Leicester'

Atalanta director Umberto Marino still isn’t used to being in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk. “We’re a bit like Leicester City.”

It kicks off at San Siro at 17.55 UK time (16.55 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

“Seeing the Champions League symbol on the Atalanta shirt has a special feeling,” the director general told Sky Sport Italia.

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