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Saturday November 11 2017
Perotti 'relishing' Argentina return

Roma forward Diego Perotti is “relishing every moment” of his return to international duty with Argentina after six years.

The 29-year-old had only two senior caps, earned in 2009 and 2011, but was recalled and came off the bench in today’s 1-0 friendly win in Russia.

“I am so happy to be back playing for Argentina, as I worked so hard to get here,” Perotti told reporters.

“Now I’m relishing every moment.”

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Gasp: 'Secure qualification early'

Gian Piero Gasperini wants Atalanta to “secure qualification” for the next round of the Europa League in tomorrow’s trip to Apollon Limassol.

It kicks off on Thursday at 18:00 GMT and the Bergamo boys are top of their group with seven points, followed by Lyon on five and Apollon two.

“It’s a European game with qualification up for grabs, so it’s a very important night for us and totally different to our Serie A campaign,” said the Coach in his Press conference.

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Wednesday November 1 2017
Report: Papu to miss Apollon

Papu Gomez will reportedly miss Atalanta’s decisive Europa League game against Apollon Limassol on Thursday with a foot injury.

According to Bergamo Post, Gomez is still struggling with the blow to the foot that he received from Fabio Quagliarella during the defeat to Sampdoria a fortnight ago.

Although he battled back to play in the first match against Apollon just four days later, the newspaper explains the view from the dugout was that he did not look fully fit.

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Sunday October 29 2017
Gasperini: 'Atalanta take the blame'

Gian Piero Gasperini concedes the 2-1 defeat to Udinese “will weigh” on Atalanta. “We did too many things to avoid winning.”

Jasmin Kurtic had given the visitors the lead, but a Rodrigo De Paul penalty and Antonin Barak solo effort turned it around.

Albano Bizzarri then parried a late Bryan Cristante penalty.

“This defeat will weigh on us,” confessed the Coach to Rai Sport.

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Tuesday October 24 2017
Gasperini protects Papu Gomez

Gian Piero Gasperini will only start Papu Gomez against Verona “if he is 100 per cent fit,” warned the Atalanta Coach.

It kicks off on Wednesday at 17.30 UK time (16.30 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez missed the 1-0 win over Bologna on Sunday and is back in the squad along with defender Rafael Toloi.

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Saturday October 21 2017
Papu Gomez out for Atalanta

Atalanta do not have Papu Gomez in the squad for the first time this season as they take on Bologna.

It kicks off on Sunday at 14.00 UK time (13.00 GMT), click here for a match preview.

Papu was already not fully fit after international duty with Argentina and started Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League victory over Apollon Limassol.

He picked up a knock in that game and is not even on the bench for this weekend in Serie A.

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Thursday October 19 2017
Gasperini: 'Atalanta must kill off games'

Gian Piero Gasperini complained that Atalanta “must learn to kill off games” after running a few Europa League risks with Apollon Limassol.

They consolidated their status at the top of the group with a 3-1 victory over Apollon Limassol, though Lyon won 2-1 at sorry Everton.

“I liked many things about the game, but we also have to be more determined and clinical with our finishing,” the Coach told Sky Sport Italia.

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Thursday October 19 2017
Line-ups: Atalanta-Apollon

Atalanta can take a huge step towards qualification in the Europa League, but host another surprise outfit in Apollon Limassol.

It kicks off at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT), follow the build-up and action as it happens from this game, Nice-Lazio and Milan-AEK Athens on the LIVEBLOG.

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Wednesday October 18 2017
Gasperini: 'Papu doubt for Atalanta'

Gian Piero Gasperini is unsure whether Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez can start for Atalanta against Apollon Limassol in the Europa League tomorrow.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium on Thursday at 20.05 UK time (19.05 GMT).

“Rafael Toloi will not play, we’ll see about Papu tomorrow morning,” explained the Coach in his Press conference.

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Sunday October 8 2017
Argentina drop Dybala and Icardi

Argentina again seem set to drop Paulo Dybala and Mauro Icardi, but start Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia against Ecuador.

This is going to be an absolutely decisive match, because the Seleccion risk missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1970.

Hiring Jorge Sampaoli has so far failed to give them the necessary boost, as after a 0-0 draw with Peru, they are only sixth in the South American qualifying table.

A victory in Ecuador would secure qualification, but it’s a very tough test and played at altitude.

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