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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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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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Wednesday January 10 2018
Liverpool tempt Papu Gomez

Atalanta forward Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez would be tempted by a January approach from Liverpool, it’s reported.

Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claim on Wednesday’s front page that Papu could waver in his loyalty to the Bergamo boys if Jurgen Klopp came calling.

Although he turns 30 next month, Gomez is in the form of his life and earned four senior caps for Argentina, scoring one goal.

He has been absolutely crucial to Atalanta’s success over the last 18 months, as they finished fourth in Serie A last season.

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Saturday January 6 2018
Gomez: 'Atalanta were confident'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez reveals Atalanta had been “confident we could get the three points today” after a 2-1 win at Roma.

The Orobici had been 2-0 up at the Stadio Olimpico with Andreas Cornelius and Marten De Roon goals, but De Roon was sent off for a second bookable offence.

They still held out for the entire second half, even after Edin Dzeko’s goal.

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NEWS
Tuesday January 2 2018
Gomez: 'No limits for Atalanta'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez hailed an “incredible victory” as Atalanta knocked Napoli out of the Coppa Italia. “There are no limits.”

The Orobici earned a 2-1 win at the Stadio San Paolo, as Papu scored one and set up another for Timothy Castagne.

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NEWS
Saturday December 23 2017
Gomez: 'Atletico Madrid wanted me'

Atalanta captain Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez admits he had dinner with Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone and still dreams of going to La Liga.

The Argentine managed to earn four caps for his country at the age of 29 thanks to his remarkable performances in Bergamo.

“In 2012, before I went to Metalist Kharkiv, I had dinner with Simeone in Buenos Aires, because he wanted me to join Atletico Madrid. Unfortunately, Catania wanted too much money,” Papu told Marca in Spain.

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Tuesday December 12 2017
Line-ups: Genoa-Atalanta

Davide Ballardini names an unchanged Genoa side from the one which beat Verona, as they take on Atalanta at Marassi.

Goran Pandev and Adel Taarabt led the line for the Grifone at the Stadio Bentegodi, and the Coach has opted to stick with with that pair tonight.

Former Genoa Coach Gian Piero Gasperini is unbeaten against his old side, but his Atalanta haven’t won away so far this season.

The tactician sticks with the familiar 3-4-3 system, with Andrea Petagna leading the line flanked by Josip Ilicic and captain Papu Gomez.

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Thursday December 7 2017
Gomez: 'Atalanta living the dream'

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez confessed Atalanta “are truly living the dream that none of us expected” after beating Lyon to win their Europa League group.

Tonight’s 1-0 victory with an Andrea Petagna header meant they remain unbeaten and go through to the Round of 32 as group winners.

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