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Sunday January 21 2018
Liveblog: Serie A Sunday

Join us for all the action from today’s nine Serie A games, including Atalanta-Napoli, Lazio-Chievo, Sampdoria-Fiorentina, Cagliari-Milan and Inter-Roma.

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

Serie A returns after its two-week Winter break and is back with a bang, starting at 11.30 GMT with leaders Napoli visiting their taboo team Atalanta.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Sarri: 'Particularly enjoyable win'

Maurizio Sarri had a “particularly enjoyable” Napoli win over Atalanta and explained the Lorenzo Insigne touchline incident.

The Partenopei earned a 1-0 victory at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia thanks to Dries Mertens, having been knocked out of the Coppa Italia by the Bergamo Boys earlier this month.

“Winning here is particularly enjoyable, because Atalanta always caused us problems and we know that we made our fans happy,” Sarri told Sky Sport Italia.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Gasperini: 'A balanced encounter'

Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini saw “a very balanced encounter” in the 1-0 defeat to Napoli, but some issues with the offside technology.

A single goal from Dries Mertens decided the match at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia in Bergamo.

“It was our first game after the break and we didn’t have the same stamina as usual, weren’t very sharp in attack and it was a very balanced encounter. It wasn’t easy for anyone,” the Coach told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Mertens: 'Last season...'

Dries Mertens admits Napoli “probably wouldn’t have won this match last season” after a 1-0 victory away to Atalanta.

“We won and I scored, so it was just perfect!” the Belgian told Mediaset Premium in Bergamo.

Last term, Atalanta did the double over Napoli, but in 2017-18 there were two very slender successes.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Mertens ends Atalanta taboo

Dries Mertens ended his goal drought after 910 minutes of Serie A football to give Napoli a huge win away to their taboo team Atalanta.

The Partenopei keep their status at the top of the table and overcome probably the toughest fixture in their calendar, having lost three of their previous four meetings with Gian Piero Gasperini’s men.

Mertens hadn’t found the net in nine rounds and picked the perfect time to break that drought, as he let a Jose Callejon through ball bounce and smashed it on the half-volley from a tight angle.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Allegri: 'Juve chasing hare Napoli'

Max Allegri wants Juventus to focus on Genoa and keep putting together victories as they are “forced to chase the hare Napoli whizzing ahead.”

It kicks off on Monday at 19.45 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Coach started off with some bad news, as Gigi Buffon is out of action and that means he cannot beat Paolo Maldini’s all-time Serie A appearance record.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Ilicic: 'Every game starts even'

Josip Ilicic warns Serie A leaders Napoli that “every game starts at 0-0” as they go head-to-head in Bergamo today.

It kicks off in Bergamo at 11.30 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

“It’s a fundamental game for us, as we want to confirm our progress after the victory over Roma,” the midfielder told Mediaset Premium.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Mertens: 'Rest did me good'

Dries Mertens assures “the rest did me good” ahead of Napoli’s very difficult trip to Atalanta this morning.

It kicks off in Bergamo at 11.30 GMT, click here for the line-ups and Liveblog.

“We worked well and intend to get the result. Fortunately, the break allowed us to all work together and prepare for today,” the striker told Mediaset Premium.

This is the first Serie A match back since January 6, as there was a two-week break.

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Sunday January 21 2018
Line-ups: Atalanta-Napoli

Leaders Napoli are without Marek Hamsik due to flu symptoms in this difficult trip to Atalanta, as Andreas Cornelius partners Papu Gomez.

It kicks off in Bergamo at 11.30 GMT, follow the build-up and action from all nine Serie A games on the LIVEBLOG.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Gasp: 'Inter were fallen giants'

Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini reveals he almost joined Napoli in 2011 and doesn’t consider his brief spell at Inter to be with “a big club.”

The tactician is earning so many plaudits for Atalanta’s performances in Serie A, the Europa League and Coppa Italia, but his career took a bizarre turn in 2011 when lasting just six competitive matches on the Inter bench.

“I never really had the chance to be the Coach of a big club,” the 60-year-old said in the Corriere dello Sport.

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