NEWS
Monday January 20 2020
Gasperini: 'Every game a battle'

Gian Piero Gasperini concedes Atalanta weren’t at their best in the 2-1 defeat to SPAL, but “it’s a very difficult and finely-balanced league this year.”

This was an entirely unexpected defeat to the club propping up the table, especially as the last two home games ended 5-0 against Milan and Parma.

Josip Ilicic had given the Bergamo boys an early lead, only for Andrea Petagna and Mattia Valoti to turn it around.

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Sunday January 19 2020
Gasp: 'Can't underestimate SPAL'

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini says he will be without several players for tomorrow’s game against SPAL and warns of underestimating them. “They dominated against Fiorentina.”

La Dea take on the Ferrara outfit in the Monday night clash in Bergamo with kickoff at 19:45 GMT. You can read the match preview here.

Gasperini admit that he could be without several men for the clash.

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NEWS
Thursday January 16 2020
Atalanta condemn Gasp insults

President Antonio Percassi has supported Gian Piero Gasperini after his reaction to the “indecent chants” directed at the coach during Fiorentina-Atalanta.

Atalanta were eliminated from the Coppa Italia after a 2-1 loss to Fiorentina in Florence, but the supremo claimed he could “clearly” hear “disgusting” chants towards his coach on TV.

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NEWS
Wednesday January 15 2020
Gasperini: 'Fiorentina wanted it more'

Gian Piero Gasperini admits Fiorentina “wanted it more” after Atalanta crashed out of the Coppa Italia against 10 men.

Josip Ilicic had cancelled out the Patrick Cutrone opener and German Pezzella received his second yellow card for simulation, but Pol Lirola still made the most of an inspired Erick Pulgar cross-field pass to secure a 2-1 victory.

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Tuesday January 14 2020
Gasp: 'Caldara can play'

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has admitted that Mattia Caldara "might start" against Fiorentina in the Coppa Italia. "He has come to make up for lost time".

Caldara returned after one and a half seasons at Milan, but his spell with the Rossoneri was haltered by injuries.

He initially struggled with some muscular problems, before a rupture in his achilles tendon keept him out for over three months.

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Saturday January 11 2020
Gasp: 'Atalanta take risks'

Gian Piero Gasperini believes Atalanta caused Inter huge problems and deserved all three points. “We cannot play this way in attack without taking risks.”

Lautaro Martinez gave Inter the lead after four minutes, but as time wore on, La Dea dominated possession and had almost twice as many passes completed at San Siro.

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BLOG ITALIA
Saturday January 11 2020
Conte and Gasperini tactical duel

Antonio Conte and Gian Piero Gasperini go head-to-head this evening in a battle of contrasting and yet similar tactical approaches, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

Inter and Atalanta share some similarities under Antonio Conte and Gian Piero Gasperini, but also have two distinct styles. It will be a game of two differing ideologies and approaches to the same sport, trying to impose their will on the other.

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Friday January 10 2020
Conte: 'Important to beat Dea'

Inter coach Antonio Conte has claimed Atalanta are the team in Italy with the “best form” and expects a “demanding test” that’s “important to win”.

After back-to-back 5-0 wins, Gian Piero Gasperini’s men travel to face the league leaders in Milan on Saturday and the 50-year-old Nerazzurri coach expects an “intense” match against a team that “continue to grow”.

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Friday January 10 2020
Gasp hails 'credible' Conte

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini hailed Inter coach Antonio Conte for “gaining a lot of credibility” but has claimed “anything can happen” on Saturday.

The Dea play away to Inter at their home in the Champions League this term and coach Gasperini has claimed Inter are top of the League because of their new coach.

“Inter are certainly aiming for the Scudetto, even if such a positive result wasn’t expected immediately,” Gasperini said. “Surely it’s thanks to Conte. He deserves the right to compete.

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BLOG ITALIA
Wednesday January 8 2020
Bergamo's Band of Brothers

Football Italia Chief Correspondent Richard Hall looks at the blistering form of Atalanta and warns Inter ought to be concerned facing them at San Siro.

Any military unit, sports team, business unit or simply a group operates better, when there is a utilitarian aspect to them. When the greatest good for the greatest number is primary and the individual is not put first. This is what has happened in Bergamo, there are no Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s here. What’s more, that connectivity that has now reached the fans and turned what was already a hostile and passionate group, into the beating heart of Bergamo. They now work with the team, encourage and believe in them. Nobody wants to play Atalanta right now.

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