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Atalanta coach Gasperini frustrated with Copenhagen draw

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini admits some frustration after their 0-0 draw with FC Copenhagen.

Gasperini concedes things could be better after the first-leg of their Europa League playoff.

“The result is not great, but it's not negative either," he told Sky Sport Italia.

“We put in a strong performance, were unable to score and knew the decisive match would be in Copenhagen. We had wanted to get there with an advantage, but we are still in a strong position to qualify.

“The pitch doesn't help. Perhaps opposition teams are a little more daring on their own turf and that allows us to play with more spaces opening up.

“Copenhagen will have home advantage, but we also feel confident going into the second leg. We did well tonight, we have the belief that we can get through to the group stage.

“Naturally, away fixtures in Europe are always going to be unpredictable, but over 90 minutes we can achieve qualification.

“There was a bit of bad luck, a bit of tension and fitness levels aren't at their best, so there were several elements involved, but despite all of that, if you have 12 shots on goal then you have to score."

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