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Tuesday December 10 2019
Atalanta are already winners

Regardless of whether Atalanta make it to the knockout stage, La Dea already proved their Champions League was not a waste, writes Vilizar Yakimov.

Atalanta’s impressive third place finish last term earned them an historic Champions League qualification, but La Dea can write yet more history on Wednesday.

Gian Piero Gasperini’s men need to win against Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine and at the same time hope that already qualified Manchester City don’t lose against Dinamo Zagreb. At first glance, the scenario seems unlikely, but it could very well happen, as Atalanta already proved they can hold their own in the group.

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Saturday December 7 2019
Gomez: 'Champions League Final now'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez praised Atalanta for “never giving up” in a 3-2 win over Hellas Verona, as they now go into a “Champions League Final with Shakhtar Donetsk.”

The Orobici were twice a goal down at home to Verona today, but kept coming back and won it in stoppages through defender Berat Djimsiti.

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Friday December 6 2019
Gasperini: 'Need more from Muriel'

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini wants to see "more" from Luis Muriel against Verona and Shakhtar Donetsk, as he prepares to face pupil Ivan Juric.

It kicks off on Saturday at 14.00 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The Colombian, signed from Sevilla last summer for €15m, has only shown flashes of his ability for La Dea, and has mostly started on the bench.

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Friday November 29 2019
Gasp: 'Derby match a one-off'

Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has stressed that “League placing doesn’t matter”  in derbies ahead of taking on local rivals Brescia.

Tomorrow marks the first time Atalanta and Brescia face off in Serie A since 2004.

La Dea are coming off their first-ever victory in the Champions League and sit sixth in the Serie A table, whereas the visitors are rock bottom and have had to deal with issues off the field.

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Wednesday November 27 2019
Atalanta alive and kicking

Atalanta finally get out of their shell to register an historic win against Dinamo Zagreb and earned a real shot at the knockout stages, writes Vilizar Yakimov.

It was always going to be a struggle. Atalanta’s last season heroics earned them the right to compete against Europe’s best in this year’s edition of the Champions League and eventually register their first ever victory in the competition after their 2-0 win against Dinamo Zagreb last night.

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Tuesday November 26 2019
Gomez: 'Atalanta more experienced now'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez was relishing his football as Atalanta beat Dinamo Zagreb. “We gained Champions League experience and confidence.”

Luis Muriel’s penalty and a Gomez solo stunner secured the 2-0 victory, their first ever win in this tournament.

“It was like going back to my youth in Argentina, when I’d play just to nutmeg people,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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Saturday November 23 2019
Gomez trusts reshuffled Atalanta

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez admits Atalanta are decimated in attack, but can still get a result against Juventus this afternoon.

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“I personally am in good shape. We’re missing a few strikers, above all Duvan Zapata, while Ilicic is suspended and Luis Muriel returned from international duty not feeling good.

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Wednesday November 20 2019
Atalanta can do it all again

There is no reason why Atalanta can’t repeat their heroics of last season and enter the Champions League again, writes Vijay Rahaman.

While their initial impact with the Champions League has been rough, Atalanta are still very much in the hunt for a return to Europe's most prestigious competition for next year.

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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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Thursday October 10 2019
Gomez: 'Atalanta try to surprise City'

Atalanta captain Papu Gomez assures they “will try to surprise” Manchester City and get their first Champions League point.

The Orobici are in the tournament for the first time in their history, but suffered a 4-0 defeat at Dinamo Zagreb and were unlucky to lose 2-1 to a counter-attack in the final seconds of their home match with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Their next test is the biggest of them all, visiting Manchester City on October 22.

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