sport news Atalanta boss feeling confident ahead of Everton clash

Atalanta host Everton in their first European match since the 1990-91 season  Manager Gian Piero Gasperini expects his side to play with belief against Blues  Europa League match is being played 120 miles from Atleti Azzurri d'Italia Alejandro Gomez admits playing away from home will have quite a lot of impact

By Phil Medlicott, Press Association Sport

Published: 00:47 BST, 14 September 2017 | Updated: 00:47 BST, 14 September 2017

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Gian Piero Gasperini has warned Everton and Atalanta's other opponents that the Bergamo club are returning to European football full of confidence.

La Dea begin what is their first continental campaign since 1990-91 when they face Everton on Thursday in their Europa League Group E opener.

They were the surprise package in last term, finishing fourth in Serie A, and Atalanta boss Gasperini is looking forward to the clash with the Toffees.

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini says his side are in confident mood ahead of Everton

Atalanta manager Gian Piero Gasperini says his side are in confident mood ahead of Everton

Andreas Cornelius will lead the line against Everton in the Europa League group game

Andreas Cornelius will lead the line against Everton in the Europa League group game

He said: 'We

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