Coppa Italia Frecciarossa


It’s the eve of the Cup at the Bortolotti Training Centre in Zingonia. Coach Gian Piero Gasperini thus presents the match against Cagliari valid for the round of 16 of the Coppa Italia. “It is a competition which, as the rounds go by, everyone cares about and the same goes for us. We also have the opportunity to play at home, even if the home factor counts much less today. We will face it trying to qualify for the next round and to play as best as we can”.

The opponent will be Cagliari, who Atalanta have already faced and beaten 5-2 in the league at the beginning of October: “I must say that it was a much more balanced match than what the final result said. We are doing fine, we are in an excellent moment, but in football, you can never stop, you must always try to repeat yourself. Cagliari are going through a difficult moment as far as the results are concerned, but they are still a good team, with very good players. As in the league, these are all very difficult matches”.

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