NEWS
Wednesday February 28 2018
Line-ups: Juventus-Atalanta

Juventus once again use Alex Sandro in their trident attack and Atalanta bring out the big guns with Papu Gomez in the Coppa Italia Semi-Final.

The second leg kicks off in Turin at 16.30 GMT. Follow all the build-up and action from this game and Lazio-Milan on the LIVEBLOG.

Gonzalo Higuain’s early strike made the difference in the first leg in Bergamo last month, but so did Gigi Buffon parrying a Gomez penalty.

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NEWS
Thursday February 22 2018
Gomez: 'Atalanta came so close'

Papu Gomez expressed Atalanta “sadness, because we were so close” to eliminating Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League Round of 32.

They had been leading 2-1 in Dortmund and were beaten 3-2 by late goals. They were again in front tonight only to concede at the 83rd minute and go out 4-3 on aggregate.

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NEWS
Sunday February 18 2018
Gomez: 'Atalanta know what to do'

Papu Gomez praised Atalanta’s strength in depth after a 1-1 draw with Fiorentina and believes they can eliminate Borussia Dortmund from Europe.

“When we do squad rotation, we almost don’t even notice. There is this chemistry that runs throughout the side, so anyone who comes in knows what to do,” the Argentine told Sky Sport Italia.

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NEWS
Friday February 9 2018
Papu & Caldara rested for BVB

Atalanta have rested Papu Gomez and Mattia Caldara for Saturday’s trip to Crotone in Serie A.

The match kicks off at 17:00 GMT tomorrow – click here for a preview.

Despite Gian Piero Gasperini claiming no big changes would be made, the Coach has kept Gomez and Caldara in cotton wool for the Europa League last-16 first leg against Borussia Dortmund next Thursday.

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NEWS
Saturday February 3 2018
Gasp counts Atalanta injuries

Gian Piero Gasperini has an injury crisis when Atalanta take on Chievo, missing Papu Gomez, Mattia Caldara and possibly Josip Ilicic.

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

“The team has some issues and not everyone is in good shape,” confessed the Coach in his Press conference.

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NEWS
Tuesday January 30 2018
Coppa: Buffon keeps Atalanta quiet

Gonzalo Higuain scored a precious away goal, but 40-year-old Gigi Buffon was the Juventus hero with a penalty save to beat Atalanta 1-0 in the Coppa Italia Semi-Final.

The first leg was taken very seriously indeed, as both sides fielded practically a full-strength XI. Buffon made his comeback after several weeks out with a calf injury, making his first appearance as a 40-year-old and the first in the Coppa since December 2012, but Juan Cuadrado, Paulo Dybala and Benedikt Howedes were injured. The hosts missed Leonardo Spinazzola and rested Mattia Caldara.

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NEWS
Tuesday January 30 2018
‘Higuain is Argentina’s best striker’

Claudio Caniggia believes Gonzalo Higuain “is the best striker Argentina have”, and predicts his old side Atalanta will give Juventus a tough test tonight.

The former forward won 50 caps for the Albiceleste in his playing career, and he insists Pipita must go to the World Cup.

“In my opinion he is the best striker Argentina have,” Caniggia told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Saturday January 20 2018
Sampaoli scouts Serie A players

Argentina Coach Jorge Sampaoli will be in the stands for Atalanta-Napoli and Inter-Roma to watch several stars in action.

According to Tuttosport, the tactician has two Serie A games planned for his Sunday viewing.

He’ll be in Bergamo to watch Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez play for Atalanta against Napoli at the Stadio Azzurri d’Italia.

Sampaoli will then travel to Milan for that evening’s showdown between Inter and Roma.

The Argentines in action should be Mauro Icardi and Giallorossi defender Federico Fazio.

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BLOG ITALIA
Saturday January 13 2018
Plenty to love about Papu

Beyond his dance moves, goals and vibrant personality, Papu Gomez has been a beacon of loyalty to Bergamo, writes Matthew Santangelo.

Prior to arriving in Bergamo in 2014, Alejandro Gomez spent several successful years in Sicily with Catania, who employed plenty of Argentine internationals to form one of the top flight’s most unique and exciting sides.

After leaving southern Italy for a cup of coffee in Ukraine with Metalist Kharkiv for the 2013-14 season, the diminutive attacker couldn’t resist the urge to make a return to old stomping grounds in Italy, this time settling in Bergamo to play for Atalanta. 

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Friday January 12 2018
Atalanta: 'Juventus like Cristante'

Atalanta CEO Luca Percassi confirms Juventus Coach Max Allegri “likes Bryan Cristante, but we haven’t received Liverpool offers for Papu Gomez.”

The Orobici impressed over the past 18 months, finishing fourth in Serie A, while this season they have won their Europa League group and reached the Coppa Italia semi-finals, where they’ll face Juve.

Percassi spoke to Tuttosport and was asked about reports Inter, Roma and Juve were targeting midfielder Cristante.

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