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Tuesday June 4 2019
Eriksson: 'Lazio strongest in Europe'

Sven Goran Eriksson maintains his Lazio was “at that point the strongest team in Europe,” while he’s proud of Simone Inzaghi and Roberto Mancini.

The Swede was in Naples this evening to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award as part of the Football Leader event.

“I was in Italy for 13 years in different clubs. It was an extraordinary experience,” said Eriksson.

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Wednesday August 22 2018
Rooney: ‘Juventus for the CL’

Wayne Rooney declares “I fancy Juventus to win the Champions League”, thanks to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo.

The two played together at Manchester United, and the Englishman, now at DC United in MLS, believes CR7 can lead the Bianconeri to European glory.

“He'll do what he's been doing for the last 10 years, he'll bring goals to Juventus,” Rooney told CNN.

“I fancy Juventus to win the Champions League this year solely for the fact Cristiano has gone there.

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Tuesday March 20 2018
Icardi ahead of Ronaldo

Inter striker Mauro Icardi’s 103 Serie A goals mean he has more league goals at the age of 25 than both Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Nerazzurri captain hit four against Sampdoria at the weekend, taking his total to 103 in 180 top flight games.

Across the top five leagues, only Lionel Messi [169 goals], Sergio Aguero [109] and Wayne Rooney [107] had better totals at the age of 25.

Indeed, Icardi’s record is better than both Ronaldo and Higuain, who had 97 and 98 respectively at his age.

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Friday November 24 2017
Atalanta chew up the Toffees

Forget Black Friday, Atalanta inflicted upon Everton a Black Thursday as their Europa League adventure went on. Andrew Tuft recounts a devastating evening for the Premier League strugglers…

There weren’t many home fans left in Goodison Park when Atlanta scored their fifth goal on Thursday night, but then there weren’t all that many there to begin with. Around 17,000 were present for the Europa League fixture, and about a third of those were supporting the visitors.

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Thursday November 23 2017
Rooney: 'Disappointing and upsetting'

Everton captain Wayne Rooney found it “very disappointing and upsetting” after a 5-1 Atalanta victory at Goodison Park.

The Orobici needed only a point to secure qualification for the Europa League Round of 32, but went wild in Liverpool this evening.

“There was nothing riding on the game, but it's our pride. It's not nice to lose games. It's very disappointing and upsetting,” Rooney told BT Sport.

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Wednesday November 22 2017
Pistone: Life with Wazza & Gazza…

Former Everton defender Alessandro Pistone remembers Wayne Rooney as a ‘phenomenon’ and Paul Gascoigne as his ‘No 1’ teammate.

Pistone played over 100 times for Everton between 2000 and 2007 and shared a dressing room with both Rooney, who went on to become England’s all-time top goalscorer and Lazio cult hero Gascoigne, widely considered as one of football’s most flawed geniuses.

“Gazza? He’s No 1 and he played like the greats,” the ex-Inter man told Gazzetta dello Sport.

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Friday September 15 2017
Everton slaughtered in Gazzetta ratings

Everton’s players come in for sharp criticism in this morning’s Gazzetta dello Sport, but Atalanta are praised.

The Orobici thrashed the English side 3-0 last night in Reggio Emilia, with all three of the goals coming in the first half.

Andrea Masiello tapped the ball home at the back post, Papu Gomez curled a stunner into the top corner and Bryan Cristante put the icing on the cake just before half-time.

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Thursday September 14 2017
Petagna: 'Gasp a phenomenon'

Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna called Coach Gian Piero Gasperini “a phenomenon” after their 3-0 dismantling of Everton.

It was the perfect welcome back to Europe after 26 years away, and they lead their group after Apollon Limassol drew 1-1 with Olympique Lyonnais.

“We prepared this game in the best way, following what the Coach asked of us. He is a phenomenon,” Petagna told TMW Radio.

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Wednesday September 13 2017
Koeman: 'Atalanta tough to beat'

Ronald Koeman hints Wayne Rooney will start for Everton against Atalanta and warns “every Italian team is difficult to beat.”

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio-Emilia, which usually hosts Sassuolo, on Thursday at 18.00 UK time (17.00 GMT).

The initial questions were about whether veteran Rooney would be in the starting XI for this Europa League opener.

“Rooney is a great player and he has showed it from the start of the season,” said the manager in his Press conference. 

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Wednesday September 13 2017
Atalanta have left-back problem

Atalanta are without Josip Ilicic, Robin Gosens and Leonardo Spinazzola against Everton, confirmed Gian Piero Gasperini.

It kicks off at the Mapei Stadium in Reggio-Emilia, which usually hosts Sassuolo, on Thursday at 18.00 UK time (17.00 GMT).

The Coach pointed out that he is missing injured creative midfielder Ilicic, who picked up a knock in training, and both left-backs Gosens and Spinazzola.

“We have some valid solutions, even if we are missing basically two players in the same role down the left,” said Gasp in his Press conference.

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