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Thursday April 15 2021
Pessina available against Juventus

Atalanta announce that Matteo Pessina has recovered from COVID-19 and is available to face Juventus on Sunday.

The showdown for third place is on Sunday afternoon at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT).

Pessina was one of several players who contracted the Coronavirus while on international duty with Italy in their games against Bulgaria and Lithuania.

He missed last week’s victory over Fiorentina, but a statement from Atalanta confirms the midfielder tested negative.

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Thursday April 15 2021
Serie A Week 31 referees

The AIA has announced the referees for Serie A Week 31, with Daniele Orsato given Atalanta-Juventus and Daniele Doveri overseeing Napoli-Inter.

Fabio Maresca, who was at the whistle when Milan won 3-1 against Parma will not be stopped and continues as fourth official in the match with Sassuolo and Fiorentina.

Gianpaolo Calvarese will oversee Milan-Genoa on Sunday, ahead of Atalanta-Juventus and Napoli-Inter on a super Sunday.

Serie A Week 31 referees

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Thursday April 15 2021
Serie A clubs ask for Dal Pino's resignation

Il Sole 24 Ore reports a formal request from seven Serie A clubs asks for the resignation of the Lega President Paolo Dal Pino.

Seven Serie A clubs – including Juventus, Inter Napoli and Lazio – have formalized ‘an act of no confidence’ in the Lega Serie A President.

The report reveals the clubs have sent a letter requesting the resignation and a second letter hypothesises a complaint for mismanagement in the negotiations with private equity funds for the media company and the issue of TV rights.

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Thursday April 15 2021
Gollini set for summer transfer?

Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini could leave the Nerazzurri this summer, with Roma and Milan monitoring his situation in Bergamo.

Tuttosport claims the goalkeeper could be on the verge of leaving the Orobici after four years at the Gewiss Stadium.

Gollini has played 18 games in Serie A this term, keeping six clean sheets in the process, as Marco Sportiello has given him a fight for the place in the starting line-up.

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Wednesday April 14 2021
Ten Hag: 'Ajax learned from Italian sides'

Ajax coach Erik ten Hag admits they have struggled against Italian teams this season, but ‘learned a lot’ from the first leg Europa League quarter-final defeat to Roma.

The Giallorossi won the first leg 2-1 in Amsterdam and the decider is at the Olimpico tomorrow at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

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Wednesday April 14 2021
Gosens conquered Atalanta with hard work

Robin Gosens admitted he struggled when he arrived at Atalanta and had to work hard to earn their respect. ‘I knew I had the quality to play in Serie A’.

The German wing-back revealed he had to work hard to become a footballer, revealing his teammates ‘laughed at my poor technique’.

“Now, I’m a professional footballer, but at first I struggled to fit in,” Gosens told Gameplan. “I didn’t have the sense of belonging.

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Wednesday April 14 2021
Pessina won't be back in time for Juve

Atalanta forward Matteo Pessina will almost certainly miss the Serie A game against Juventus on Sunday.

L’Eco di Bergamo reports the attacking midfielder will not be back in time to face the Bianconeri this weekend.

The Italy international tested positive for coronavirus and the quarantine, in the event of two negative tests, would end the night before the big game this weekend.

The newspaper claims it would be too late for Pessina, who missed the 3-2 win over Fiorentina last time.

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Tuesday April 13 2021
Atalanta and Milan track De Ketelaere

Atalanta and Milan are reportedly tracking 20-year-old Club Brugge talent Charles de Ketelaere.

According to Calciomercato.com transfer expert Daniele Longo, the Serie A interest in the creative midfielder is growing rapidly.

Milan’s scouts had already been checking on him, but it seems Atalanta are taking more concrete steps to negotiate a deal.

De Ketelaere just turned 20 last month and already has one senior cap under his belt for Belgium.

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Tuesday April 13 2021
Gosens finally got a CR7 shirt... from his teammates

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo said ‘no’, but his Atalanta teammates made sure Robin Gosens still got a CR7 shirt.

After having played against the Bianconeri, the German full-back asked Ronaldo if he could have his match-worn shirt.

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Tuesday April 13 2021
Gasperini risks three-week suspension

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini could miss the Coppa Italia Final after ‘insulting an anti-doping inspector during a surprise visit’.

The anti-doping prosecutor Pierfilippo Laviani has, according to news agency ANSA, charged the Orobici coach and asked for 20 days of disqualification.

The report clarifies that the Atalanta coach ‘insulted an inspector during a surprise check and railed against the entire anti-doping system, interrupting an ongoing test on an Atalanta player and forcing the player to go to train’.

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