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Atalanta coach Gasperini hails his players after firing seven past Lecce

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini hailed his players after an amazing 7-2 rout of Lecce.

Lecce were actually 2-0 ahead before La Dea steamrolled them - with Duvan Zapata hitting a hat-trick.

“We are proud that we are able to fight back and keep going. When Lecce went from 0-2 to 2-2, we could've lost control, but we put the ball back in the centre-circle and continued our usual football," Gasparini told Sky Sport Italia.

“They were some great goals, we created numerous chances, turned it around. Then I can take off Papu Gomez and Josip Ilicic, introduce Ruslan Malinovskyi and Luis Muriel who are eager to show what they can do too."

He added: “We have an advantage in fourth place, we want to keep it and if anything expand it further, because we want to be back in the Champions League next season."

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