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Europe’s ‘most fun staff’, impressed by Italy’s COVID-19 horror, earn lower than Neymar mixed


Your entire Atalanta squad is known to earn lower than Neymar forward of their Champions League quarter-final conflict in opposition to Paris Saint-Germain.

Of their first ever season in Europe’s elite competitors, Atalanta have defied the chances by making it out of the group stage and beating Valencia within the last-16.

Atalanta have been a surprise package in the Champions League this season

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Atalanta have been a shock bundle within the Champions League this season

On high of that, no staff managed to attain extra targets than Gian Piero Gasperini’s aspect (98) as they secured a third-placed end in Serie A.

Atalanta tackle moneybags PSG on Wednesday, with the Ligue 1 champions aiming to win a maiden Champions League trophy.

Based on French outlet L’Equipe, PSG star Neymar earns £32.5million-a-year.

In the meantime, Atalanta have the 13th-highest funds in Serie A and the entire squad is believed to earn round £27m-a-year.

Italian outlet La Gazzetta dello Sport declare Atalanta’s highest earners are Alejandro Gomez, Duvan Zapata and Luis Muriel on a base wage of £1.6m.

Neymar will be looking to end Atalanta’s European adventure on Wednesday night

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Neymar shall be trying to finish Atalanta’s European journey on Wednesday night time

Regardless of their lack of funds, Atalanta are arguably essentially the most thrilling staff in Europe, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is conscious of Atalanta’s ‘distinctive’ attacking menace.

He stated: “Defending nicely goes to be essential in opposition to Atalanta.

“They’ve a completely distinctive model. They assault with all their gamers, transfer ahead on a regular basis and press in every single place.

“The quantity 10, [Alejandro] Gomez, is all the time free to roam. He tries to mix with different gamers in small areas.

“They wish to play down each side with very attacking wingers, they put in crosses, however also can hit photographs from distance.

“All this implies is we have now to be very centered in defence and check out to not concede, however we all know that’s going to be very tough maintaining a clear sheet in opposition to Atalanta.”

Gasperini has worked wonders with Atalanta

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Gasperini has labored wonders with Atalanta

Atalanta are based mostly in Bergamo, an Italian metropolis which was devastated by the coronavirus pandemic.

On the time Atalanta progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals in March, a median of 40 individuals had been dying a day in Bergamo.

Town was nicknamed ‘Italy’s Wuhan’, which was a reference to the Chinese language province the place the coronavirus outbreak began.

Forward of the resumption of soccer in June, Gasperini, who recovered from coronavirus earlier this yr, insisted ‘Atalanta will help Bergamo begin once more’.

He stated: “Bergamo is affected by a deep disappointment that you could really feel in every single place, within the streets, within the eyes of the individuals, within the bars and within the eating places, within the silences of my employees member who misplaced his father.

“Everybody goes ahead, with energy however with intense ache. It is going to take years to totally comprehend what occurred right here, as a result of this was really the centre of the damage.

Atalanta are among the most exciting teams in Europe

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Atalanta are among the many most fun groups in Europe

“Each time that I give it some thought, it feels absurd: the historic peak of sporting pleasure coincided with the town’s biggest ache.

“I’ve been requested many instances if it’s proper to return. Some take into account it ‘amoral’. However I’ve seen individuals singing from their balconies in Italy whereas vans had been gathering the lifeless in Bergamo and I don’t take into account that ‘amoral’.

“I take into account it an instinctive human response, an try and embrace life, to react to tragedy.

“Atalanta will help Bergamo begin once more, after the entire ache and the mourning. The staff has all the time remained related to Bergamo and its struggling. And we are going to take it on to the sector.”






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