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Line-ups: Spezia v Atalanta

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Atalanta need to get back on track and shelve the squad rotation for their trip to Spezia, starting Josip Ilicic, Duvan Zapata and Papu Gomez.

It kicks off at the Stadio Orogel in Cesena at 17.00 GMT.

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Atalanta have been struggling lately to balance the Champions League with domestic tournaments, and that is especially true after a break for international duty when so many of their star names travelled all over the globe.

One of them is Ruslan Malinovskyi, who returned from Ukraine with COVID-19, while Mattia Caldara is a long-term injury absentee.

Papu Gomez and Josip Ilicic support Duvan Zapata upfront, with Luis Muriel and Sam Lammers on the bench.

Spezia are in their debut Serie A season, but coach Vincenzo Italiano takes an attack-minded and proactive approach to his football.

They hammered Benevento 3-0 in the last game before the break and have quite a few injuries going into this game, missing the likes of Jeroen Zoet, Andrij Galabinov, Daniele Verde and Cristian Dell’Orco.

Diego Farias and Emmanuel Gyasi complete the trident attack with M’Bala Nzola.

Spezia: Provedel; Vignali, Erlic, Terzi, S Bastoni; Estevez, Ricci, Pobega; Gyasi, Nzola, Farias

Atalanta: Gollini; Toloi, Romero, Palomino; Depaoli, De Roon, Pessina, Gosens; Ilicic; Gomez, Duvan Zapata

Ref: Rapuano

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