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Slovenia’s Kurtic heads for SPAL

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Milan (AFP) – Atalanta’s Slovenia international Jasmin Kurtic on Thursday signed for Serie A rivals SPAL in a deal until June 2021.

The 29-year-old has spent two and a half seasons in Bergamo, playing 92 matches and scoring 10 goals.

The move is initially a loan with the obligation to buy at the end of the season, Atalanta said in a statement.

Serie A leaders Napoli out of Italian Cup

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Rome (AFP) – Serie A leaders Napoli crashed out of the Italian Cup when a weakened side was beaten 2-1 at home by Atalanta in the quarter-finals on Tuesday.

Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri made a host of changes but did select Marek Hamsik, who recently became the club’s all-time top scorer, but the Slovak was anonymous and was replaced by Lorenzo Insigne after an hour.

Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group

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Paris (AFP) – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Lyon on Thursday, while AC Milan were beaten by Rijeka in Croatia.

Atalanta, coming off the back of a stunning 5-1 win at Everton a fortnight ago, edged out in-form Lyon to finish top of Group E as former Milan striker Petagna scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute.

Atalanta beat Lyon to top Europa League group

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Paris (AFP) – Andrea Petagna’s early strike saw Atalanta complete an unbeaten Europa League group-stage campaign with a 1-0 win over Lyon on Thursday, while AC Milan were beaten by Rijeka in Croatia.

Atalanta, coming off the back of a stunning 5-1 win at Everton a fortnight ago, edged out in-form Lyon to finish top of Group E as former Milan striker Petagna scored his fourth goal of the season in the 10th minute.

Everton humbled in Europa League, AC Milan win big

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Paris (AFP) – Everton’s Europa League group-stage campaign got off to a disastrous start on Thursday as Ronald Koeman’s side were taken apart in Italy, losing 3-0 to Atalanta.

The Serie A club - back in Europe after a 26-year absence - were forced to entertain their English visitors in Reggio Emilia, a two-hour drive south of their base in Bergamo, because their own stadium does not have a licence for European games.

Everton humbled in Europa League, AC Milan win big

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Paris (AFP) – Everton’s Europa League group-stage campaign got off to a disastrous start on Thursday as Ronald Koeman’s side were taken apart in Italy, losing 3-0 to Atalanta.

The Serie A club - back in Europe after a 26-year absence - were forced to entertain their English visitors in Reggio Emilia, a two-hour drive south of their base in Bergamo, because their own stadium does not have a licence for European games.

Zielinski screamer as Mertens-inspired Napoli win again

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Milan (AFP) – Piotr Zielinski hit a second-half screamer as Dries Mertens inspired Napoli to a 3-1 win over Atalanta on Sunday, while newcomers SPAL claimed their first goals and first win since coming up to Serie A.

Looking to keep pace with six-time champions Juventus after a Paulo Dybala hat-trick inspired the Turin giants to a 4-2 comeback win over Genoa on Saturday, Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli dominated Atalanta for long spells.

Kolarov grabs cheeky winner on Roma debut

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Milan (AFP) – Former Manchester City defender Aleksandar Kolarov capped his Roma debut with a clever first-half free-kick to secure a 1-0 win for last season’s Serie A runners-up at Atalanta on Sunday.

Roma, who finished only four points behind Juventus last term, started the new campaign desperate to give Eusebio Di Francesco his maiden win as coach, having tasted title success with the Giallorossi as a player in 2001.

AC Milan make Conti seventh summer signing

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Rome (AFP) – AC Milan continued their summer spending spree on Friday with the signing of Italian right-back Andrea Conti from Serie A rivals Atalanta on a five-year deal.

The Chinese-owned northern outfit described the Italian under-21 player as “one of the most interesting talents” in Serie A last season, when he helped Atalanta to fourth.

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

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Milan (AFP) – Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

A great diving header from Dani Alves looked to have secured the three points for Juventus after Massimiliano Allegri’s treble-chasers fought their way back when Atalanta midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola’s own goal levelled Andrea Conti’s first-half opener for the hosts.

Last-gasp Atalanta snatch point from wasteful Juve

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Milan (AFP) – Swiss midfielder Remo Freuler bundled a timely leveller past Gianluigi Buffon at the death to grab a deserved share of the spoils for Atalanta in a 2-2 draw with Juventus on Friday.

A great diving header from Dani Alves looked to have secured the three points for Juventus after Massimiliano Allegri’s treble-chasers fought their way back when Atalanta midfielder Leonardo Spinazzola’s own goal levelled Andrea Conti’s first-half opener for the hosts.

No rest for Allegri’s best at treble-chasing Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said he won’t rest key players for Friday’s Serie A clash at Atalanta, days before a Champions League semi-final trip to Monaco in the club’s pursuit of a historic treble.

Juve head to Atalanta with an eight-point lead on second-placed Roma and hoping to take another step towards a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

No rest for Allegri’s best at treble-chasing Juventus

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Milan (AFP) – Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said he won’t rest key players for Friday’s Serie A clash at Atalanta, days before a Champions League semi-final trip to Monaco in the club’s pursuit of a historic treble.

Juve head to Atalanta with an eight-point lead on second-placed Roma and hoping to take another step towards a record sixth consecutive scudetto.

Juventus midfielder Marchisio eyes treble but Atalanta target upset

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Milan (AFP) – Midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists Juventus should confidently believe in their chance of an unprecedented club treble as they look to stretch their Serie A lead away to Atalanta on Friday.

“It’s an obligation for us to believe in it at this point of the season,” said Marchisio, who has struggled with injury throughout the campaign.

Juventus midfielder Marchisio eyes treble but Atalanta target upset

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Milan (AFP) – Midfielder Claudio Marchisio insists Juventus should confidently believe in their chance of an unprecedented club treble as they look to stretch their Serie A lead away to Atalanta on Friday.

“It’s an obligation for us to believe in it at this point of the season,” said Marchisio, who has struggled with injury throughout the campaign.

Icardi, Banega hit hat-tricks as Inter pummel Atalanta

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Milan (AFP) – Argentinians Mauro Icardi and Ever Banega struck a hat-trick apiece as Champions League-chasing Inter Milan demolished high-flying Atalanta with a defiant 7-1 romp on Sunday.

Atalanta travelled to the San Siro confident of causing an upset having beaten Inter, Napoli and Roma at home in a season that is turning out to be their best to date.

Champions League a step too far, says Atalanta coach

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Milan (AFP) – Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has played down suggestions the success-starved Serie A minnows could launch an audacious bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Gasperini lasted only five, winless matches at Inter Milan when he replaced Leonardo in 2011.

But the former Genoa handler’s stock is flying high after Atalanta’s shock 2-0 win at Napoli on Saturday, despite being reduced to 10 men following Franck Kessie’s second-half expulsion, which put them within sight of Europe’s premier club competition.

Champions League a step too far, says Atalanta coach

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Milan (AFP) – Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has played down suggestions the success-starved Serie A minnows could launch an audacious bid to qualify for the Champions League.

Gasperini lasted only five, winless matches at Inter Milan when he replaced Leonardo in 2011.

But the former Genoa handler’s stock is flying high after Atalanta’s shock 2-0 win at Napoli on Saturday, despite being reduced to 10 men following Franck Kessie’s second-half expulsion, which put them within sight of Europe’s premier club competition.

Juventus-bound Caldara dents Napoli title hopes with Atalanta win

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Milan (AFP) – A brace from Juventus-bound Mattia Caldara torpedoed Napoli’s Serie A title hopes on Saturday as 10-man Atalanta underlined their growing Euro ambitions in style with a shock 2-0 win at the San Paolo.

Napoli welcomed high-flying Atalanta looking to tighten their grip on the third and last Champions League qualifying spot.

Serie A

Liverpool interested in signing this South American playmaker in January

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Liverpool are looking at the 29-year-old Argentine as a possible replacement for the recently departed Philippe Coutinho, according to Tuttosport.

Gómez, nicknamed El Papu, is a playmaker who is also seen as a dead-ball specialist.

Capped three times by his country, Gomez first arrived in Italy in 2010, signing for struggling serie A outfit Calcio Catania.

Atalanta BC 2017 Joma Christmas Kit

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Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio wore the 2017 edition of their now annual Christmas match kit during their exciting draw with Lazio at theAtleti Azzurri d'Italia last weekend. The shirt is the first Atalanta Christmas jersey furnished for the club by technical sponsor since the start of the 2017/18 season Joma.

‘United By Fate, Friends Forever’ – Torino Will Pay Tribute To Chapecoense By Wearing Special Green Shirts Against Atalanta This Weekend

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Almost exactly a year to the day, Torino have announced that they plan to honour the victims of the Chapecoense plane crash during their Serie A fixture this coming weekend.

Some 71 people lost their lives when Chape's team plane went down in the hills outside Medellin, Colombia on 28th November, 2016, leaving just six survivors.

Atalanta Captain Alejandro Gomez Receives Golden Record After His ‘Dance Like Papu’ Song Proves Massive Hit In Italy (Photo & Video)

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As unlikely as it may seem, a song about Atalanta's club captain has proved to be a ridiculously popular breakout viral smash in Italy.

Alejandro 'Papu' Gomez has a tendency to dance after scoring, much to the delight of the Atalanta fans so much so, in fact, that a few of them wrote a catchy little ditty about the Argentinian forward's post-goal wiggling.

Atalanta BC 2017/18 Joma Home, Away and Third Kits

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Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio will wear Joma kits for their 2017/18 Italian Serie A, Coppa Italia and UEFA Europa League seasons following the end of their three-year run with Nike. According to the Spanish sportswear firm: Joma has created a shirt that preserves the identity of Atalanta BC using the colors blue and black as its [.

13 talented African footballers who could move this summer transfer window

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La Dea stoppa la Juve. Nel finale il pari di Freuler, rigore negato ai bianconeri

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Juventus beffata a pochi istanti dal fischio finale. Nell'anticipo della 34^ giornata di Serie A la capolista va sotto (rete di Conti per l'Atalanta), ribalta nella ripresa con le firme di Bonucci e Dani Alves ma poi subisce, all'89', il pari della Dea con Freuler che sfrutta un pasticcio della difesa bianconera, vince tre rimpalli [.

Atalanta a caccia dell’Europa, torna Gomez. In serata Fiorentina-Inter, squalificato Kalinic

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La 33^ giornata del Campionato di Serie A si apre alle 18 all'Atleti Azzurri d'Italia con la sfida tra Atalanta e Bologna. Bergamaschi quinti a 60 punti e a caccia dell'Europa, felsinei con la salvezza in tasca (14° posto a 35 punti) e quindi privi di particolari motivazioni. In serata riflettori puntati sul Franchi dove [.

Sabato la Serie A apre con Empoli-Pescara alle 15, alle 18 Atalanta-Sassuolo in serata la Juve

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31^ giornata di Serie A in arrivo, dopo le due semifinali di Coppa Italia che hanno decretato l'ingresso in finale (2 Giugno p.v. all'Olimpico, ndr) di Juventus e Lazio. Sabato menù ricco con tre anticipi: si parte alle 15 con la sfida salvezza tra Empoli e Pescara, Atalanta Sassuolo proseguir la giornata alle 18, in serata [.

Crollo Napoli, Atalanta corsara. La Juventus non perde un colpo, 2 a 0 all’Empoli

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Brutto ko casalingo, in uno dei due anticipi di Serie A, per il Napoli di Sarri che cede di fronte ad un'Atalanta davvero scatenata, e in festa grazie alla (prima) doppietta di Caldara, matchwinner al San Paolo. Nell'altro anticipo vittoria, sempre per 2 a 0, della Juventus che supera l'Empoli con le reti di Mandzukic [.

Napoli e Juve in campo negli anticipi. Al San Paolo arriva la scatenata Atalanta di Gasperini

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La 26^ giornata di Serie A si apre, alle 18, con la sfida del San Paolo tra Napoli e Atalanta. Cancellato il ko di Madrid con la vittoria per 3 a 1 sul Chievo, il team di Sarri cerca il bis contro la scatenata compagine nerazzurra di Gasperini, che all'andata ebbe la meglio sugli azzurri [...]

Top quality Chelsea target hands Mourinho massive transfer boost: I dream of Man Utd

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Atalanta midfielder Franck Kessie has been linked with a move to the Premier League over the last few months.

The Ivorian is thought to be a target for Chelsea and Manchester United according to Tuttomercatoweb.

‘Our Colours Will Never Be Yours’ – Saint Etienne Fans Force January Signing Anthony Mounier Out Of Club After Just Four Days

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On 27th January, Anthony Mounier (above) signed for Saint-Etienne on loan for the remainder of the season.

By31st January, he was gone, gone, gone.

The reason? The French midfielder was hounded out of Saint-Etienne by fans after just four days on account of him once playing for bitter local rivals Lyon.

From Alex Iwobi to Donnarumma: The JF70 Team of the Year so far

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Franck Kessié: Meet the Ivorian wonderkid watched closely by Chelsea and Manchester United

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Europa League: Everton Well And Truly Eviscerated By Atalanta In Godawful 5-1 Goodison Mauling (Photos & Video)

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Everton's rudderless woes were laid bare for all to see in a truly humiliating outing at sparsely populated Goodison Park in the Europa League on Thursday evening, losing 5-1 at home to Atalanta.

The Serie A mid-tablers, playing only their second ever competitive game on British soil, went a 1-0 up inside 12 minutes only to heap the misery uponDavid Unsworth's sallow side with a late blitz, popping in goals from all angles as the Toffees defence slowly dissolved into a fine mist.

Where to find Atalanta vs. Everton on US TV and streaming

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If you’re trying to find out how you can watch Atalanta vs. Everton, you’ve come to the right place.

Everton kicks off their first Europa League group stage game in Italy today. For those viewers in the United States who don’t get FS2, here are several ways you can watch the game for free.

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Chelsea keeping close eye on €15m Serie A defender

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Chelsea are reportedly keeping a close eye on Atalanta’s highly talented right-wing back, Andrea Conti.

Atalanta have been one of the biggest surprises of the Italian Serie A this season. Gian Piero Gasperini’s side are fifth in the Serie A, and are chasing European qualification dreams.

From Chelsea to China through Middlesbrough, 5 January transfers that could still happen

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Manchester United eye Atalanta midfielder Bryan Cristante as Fellaini replacement

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Manchester United are preparing to launch a £31 million bid for Benfica midfielder Bryan Cristante, according to reports.

The 22-year-old is currently playing on loan at Italian club Atalanta and has been a key player in the team’s performances this season with eight goals in 18 appearances.

Milan scatenato, Conti ad un passo. Intesa vicina con l’Atalanta

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Andrea Conti è sempre più vicino al Milan. Il club rossonero, dopo aver accolto Borini, continua a fare la voce grossa e punta al sesto colpo di mercato, al talentuoso esterno lombardo dell'Atalanta, pronta ad accettare l'offerta milanista, che si agira sui 23-24 milioni di euro (+bonus). L'operazione di mercato è ormai vicina ad un [.