ROME – Now it's official: Atalanta will play the Champions League home games at San Siro.
Gasperini's team will move to the Meazza because the works at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo would have allowed them to play the Champions with a capacity limited to 16 thousand spectators.
The captain of the Goddess Alejandro Papu Gomez wanted to thank everyone for the kind concession to play at San Siro and did it on Instagram: “Unfortunately the Champions League will not be played in our stadium, for this reason on behalf of my companions, we wanted thank Inter and Milan for having welcomed us into your glorious stadium … for us it is fundamental not to make long journeys especially in such a demanding competition. It will be an honor to play at San Siro, we will give the best of ourselves. thank you so much".
Josep Ilicic instead would have preferred to play in Bergamo: "I – he always wrote on social media – I don't want to play in Milan".
The decision to make Atalanta play at the San Siro also did not appeal to the supporters of Inter and Milan.
"In football that we love – reads a statement from the Milan Curva Sud – this request would have been sent back to the sender with a big laugh. The request of Percassi offends us Milan fans , San Siro is our home ”.
"Another wicked choice. Atalanta in Milan no thanks – reads the Inter-Curve communiqué instead – It would come as a smile not to be horrified by the fact that for the city of Milan a party in the public gardens was a problem of public order but to let San Siro play a team whose tifoseria is historical rival of both Milanese corners it is not ”.
Source: Sport Mediaset, Instagram.
The Atalanta article is now official: it will play the Champions League at San Siro. Ilicic: "I don't want to play in Milan" seems to be the first on daily Blitz .
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