Atalanta will play in a European Competition for the Fifth Time!
Atalanta returns to Europe after 26 years and fourth participations in European Competition
Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio founded in 1907 had participated fourth times in European Competition.
They play 2 times in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup (1963-64 and 1987-88) and 2 times in UEFA Cup/Europa League 1989–90 and 1990–91.
Atalanta first times in Europe
The first time Atalanta played in Europe was the season 1963-64 when the team played the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup but was defeated in the First Round against Sporting CP in the playoff 1-3.
The second time the team played again in the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup reaching the semi-finals when they were defeated by the future champions Mechelen 2-4 on aggregate.
The strongest Atalanta of all times reach the UEFA Cup/Europa League 2 times in a row
The best “Dea” of all times in a really competitive Serie A played the UEFA Cup/Europa League the first time in 1989-1990 losing 0-2 on aggregate with Spartak Moscow.
In 1990-91 they reached the Quarter-finals losing with the future winners of the competition, the Internazionale of Matthaus, Zenga and other great players.
Atalanta returns to Europe thanks to the coach Gasperini
Gasperini led a good team to a really notable achievement. After the bad experience with Internazionale and Palermo and some troubles with the First Winner of the Serie A, Genoa CFC, he managed well “La Dea” to the qualification to the Europa League.
So good luck NERAZZURRI!
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