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Saturday March 28 2020
Percassi: 'Bergamo never give up'

Atalanta President Antonio Percassi has revealed that Bergamo is going through an “incredible tragedy” due to the coronavirus outbreak. “You just want to cry”.

The Orobici patron has revealed eight cases among the people working for the club and admitted that he will always carry the images of “Military trucks lined up in front of the cemetery” with him.

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Friday March 27 2020
Football Italia calcio quiz - Serie A 2000-01

Think you know your Capocannoniere from your catenaccio? Test your Serie A knowledge with Football Italia’s calcio quiz, 2000-01 edition!

The 2000-01 season saw Roma and Juventus compete for the Scudetto until the final day of the season, and the relegation places only decided with a play-off.

It was a season that saw Fabio Capello, Dino Zoff, Carlo Ancelotti, Arrigo Sacchi and Marcello Lippi all in charge of Serie A clubs at one point or another – and it was the year current Italy coach Roberto Mancini made his first moves as a trainer, too.

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Thursday March 26 2020
Spadafora: 'May 3 too optimistic'

Italy’s Minister of Sport Vincenzo Spadafora doubts that football can resume on May 3 and confirms plan to start “behind closed doors” in the event of a return.

The FIGC and the government are in constant contact regarding the suspended season, but the Minister of Sport has reiterated that Serie A must follow the “evolution” of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Mancini: 'I learn from Smalling'

Gianluca Mancini says he is “proud” of Roma, urges the people of Atalanta to “never give up” and reveals he is learning from Chris Smalling.

Mancini spoke to Sky Sport Italia this evening about his life in lockdown as the outbreak of coronavirus sweeping Italy keeps football ground to a halt.

“My routine is to have breakfast and help my wife a little with household chores, seeing as I was never there before,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Wednesday March 25 2020
Dal Pino: 'No talk about training'

Lega Serie A President Paolo Dal Pino wants the Presidents to stop asking about training sessions until the initial decree expires.

The FIGC and Lega Serie A gathered the Presidents to discuss a possible conclusion of the Serie A 2019-20 season, currently interrupted by the Coronavirus pandemic affecting the whole world.

They are working on the different hypotheses of resuming play in 2019-20, but Corriere della Sera claims it’s still only a mirage to think about returning to the stadiums for the respective clubs.

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Tuesday March 24 2020
Atalanta confirm Sportiello has Coronavirus

Atalanta goalkeeper Marco Sportiello is the first player from La Dea’s squad to have contracted the Coronavirus, announced the club.

The club announced this evening that Sportiello has tested positive for the virus on their official website.

Bergamo has one been of the worst hit areas in Italy with COVID-19.

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Tuesday March 24 2020
Gasperini - the one and only

When Serie A was interrupted by the Coronavirus outbreak, Gian Piero Gasperini was only one point away from breaking the 250-point milestone at Atalanta.

No one has a better record at the wheel of La Dea than the current coach and it seems like Gasperini has been breaking records since the day he arrived in Bergamo.

Four years on, he has brought the Orobici to Europe in his first season in charge and established them at the top in Italy, eventually leading them to a debut in the Champions League.

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Tuesday March 24 2020
Diamanti: 'It requires sacrifice and patience'

Western United hero Alessandro Diamanti wrote a message to encourage fans to “stay at home” after the Australian A-League suspended play.

The Australian Football Association (FFA) announced today that they have suspended the 2019-20 season of the Hyundai A-League with immediate effect.

The decision comes after a serious of measures introduced by the FFA in the battle against COVID-19 and the clubs have unanimously supported the decision.

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Monday March 23 2020
'Atalanta-Valencia worsened coronavirus'

Alejandro Gomez admits Atalanta’s Champions League match against Valencia at San Siro “has something to do” with the coronavirus outbreak in Bergamo.

Around 40,000 Atalanta fans flocked from Bergamo to watch their team thrash Valencia 4-1 in the Champions League Round of 16 last month.

However, it has since come to light that the historic occasion may have been a trigger for the COVID-19 to spread in the Lombardy region.

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Monday March 23 2020
UEFA postpones club Finals

UEFA has officially postponed the Champions League and Europa League Finals as the 2020 Olympic Games look set to be held next year.

In a statement, UEFA also confirmed the Women’s Champions League Final would be put off until further notice.

Europe’s three major club Finals were scheduled to take place in May, but the outbreak of coronavirus on the continent has forced the governing body’s hand.

Italy is the country with the world’s most deaths from COVID-19 (6,077), whereas Spain rank third, France fifth and the UK seventh.

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