Why powerful clubs really don't want the likes of Atalanta to succeed

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Truth be told, I worry about my relationship with football. I can feel it changing.

On Wednesday night, the Champions League produced a dramatic comeback for the ages, with Paris Saint-Germain stealing two goals in the dusk to beat that wonderful Atalanta team. And it bored me. 

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.