Paulo Sousa was “proud” of his 10-man Fiorentina earning a 2-2 draw away to Basel, but Facundo Roncaglia “has to control his emotions.”
Vlad Chiriches has given Napoli the half-time lead away to Club Brugge, seeking a fifth straight Europa League victory.
Stefano Pioli agreed Lazio’s training retreat “was constructive” after they beat Dnipro to win the Europa League group.
Marco Parolo is pleased that Lazio “only needed a point to qualify, but we won” 3-1 against Dnipro.
Fiorentina threw away a 2-0 lead in Basel and had Facundo Roncaglia sent off, so this 2-2 draw leaves Europa League qualification in the balance.
Lazio booked their spot in the Europa League Round of 32 after getting the better of last season’s Finalists Dnipro 3-1.
Napoli test out new tactics in the tense Europa League trip to Club Brugge, but Lorenzo Insigne pulls out.
Lazio director Igli Tare assured Coach Stefano Pioli “is not up for debate, but it’s true the performances are unconvincing.”
Fiorentina director general Andrea Rogg insists Mario Suarez was dropped after “a calm discussion” with Paulo Sousa.
Lazio are struggling badly in Serie A, but can qualify for the next round of the Europa League against Dnipro.
Paulo Sousa returns to face his old club Basel as Fiorentina target Europa League Round of 32 qualification.
Follow all the build-up and action as it happens from Basel-Fiorentina, Lazio-Dnipro and Club Brugge-Napoli in the Europa League.
Omar El Kaddouri says the Europa League final is the "minimum" target for Napoli - "we’re one of the best teams in the competition".
Lazio will reportedly meet Dnipro after tonight’s match to discuss the signing of centre-back Douglas Silva.
Omar El Kaddouri pointed out “Muslims hate what is happening” after terror alerts forced Club Brugge-Napoli behind closed doors.
Maurizio Sarri confirmed his starting trident attack for Napoli against Club Brugge, but “it’s sad to play behind closed doors.”
Nenad Tomovic warns Fiorentina want to be “back in Basel for the Europa League Final, but made life difficult for ourselves.”
Felipe Anderson is out of Lazio’s Europa League match with Dnipro due to a neck problem.
Paulo Sousa assured his old club Basel are “an adversary, not an enemy” and explained why Fiorentina dropped Mario Suarez.
Basel Coach Urs Fischer believes Fiorentina are “under pressure” ahead of their Europa League meeting.
Alessandro Matri admits Lazio lack “confidence” but the situation is “not as bad as it’s been painted”.
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli wants to see improvement from his side - “we want to get out of this situation”.
Jelle Vossen admits Club Brugge will find it difficult with no fans against Napoli but “it’s 11 v 11”.
Club Brugge Coach Michel Preud’homme insists Napoli rotation “won’t bring down their level of quality”.
Mario Suarez has been left out of the Fiorentina squad to face Basel, but Borja Valero is included.
Belgian police have now decided to play Club Brugge-Napoli behind closed doors due to a heightened security risk.
Napoli supporters will not be allowed to attend the Europa League match with Club Brugge on Thursday.
UEFA have confirmed the referees for Thursday’s Europa League games Basel-Fiorentina, Lazio-Dnipro and Club Brugge-Napoli.
Gonzalo Rodriguez warns Fiorentina “would not settle for third place,” targeting both Scudetto and Europa League.
Crisis talks were held between the Lazio hierarchy, Coach Stefano Pioli and the players this morning, with the Biancocelesti heading into ritiro.