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Viktoria Plzen’s Press officer admits the Czech champions are aiming to finish second behind Roma in their Europa League group.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella admits he misses the Champions League, and “my affection for Sampdoria is eternal”.
Inter, Fiorentina and Roma all have what it takes to go all the way in the Europa League this season, according to Leonardo.
Former Milan and Inter boss Leonardo believes this season’s Europa League could be “Francesco Totti’s”.
Dino Zoff has warned Italy’s European representatives that referees are among their biggest threats. “They’re very touchy”.
Ivan Perisic is out of tomorrow’s Europa League match with Hapoel Beer-Sheva and could miss Inter-Juventus too.
Paulo Sousa warned there will be no squad rotation or taking the Europa League for granted as Fiorentina take on PAOK.
Sassuolo named their squad for the Europa League clash with Athletic Bilbao, as Gregoire Defrel is back, but not Domenico Berardi.
Luciano Spalletti tried to get Roma motivated for the Europa League with Viktoria Plzen, but “can’t promise” Francesco Totti will play.
Federico Fazio has already won the Europa League three times,” so gave Roma advice on how to progress, starting with Viktoria Plzen.
Mauro Icardi insists he does not feel burdened by his dual responsibility of captaining Inter and scoring goals.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi claims Gonzalo Higuain is worth the €90m Juventus paid Napoli for his fellow Argentine over the summer.
Sassuolo boss Eusebio Di Francesco insists there is no special relationship with Juventus ahead of Thursday’s Europa League opener against Athletic Bilbao.
Frank de Boer admits “it’s not nice” to see Massimo Mirabelli prospectively leave Inter for arch-rivals Milan but has faith in the club’s remaining scouts.
Frank de Boer insists Inter are focused on beating Hapoel Be’er Sheva in the Europa League on Thursday, not Sunday’s Derby d’Italia against Juventus.
Roma full-back Bruno Peres insists their Europa League group “seems easy, but it’s not”.
Roma have Thomas Vermaelen back for the Europa League trip to Viktoria Plzen, but Daniele De Rossi and Emerson Palmieri are banned.
Juventus, Roma and Inter are among the top 10 highest-spending clubs on the transfer market in Europe since 2010.
Dennis Praet is certainly not lacking ambition as Sampdoria travel to Roma. “We want to qualify for Europe.”
Roma President Jim Pallotta landed in Italy and discussed the new stadium, Umberto Gandini and the “stupid” goals conceded.
Gabigol admits Inter “really surprised me in every way, as they take care of everything. I am very excited by this new mission and want to prove myself.”
The European Professional Football Leagues organisation is protesting changes to the Champions League.
Stevan Jovetic admits he’s “disappointed” to be left out of the Europa League squad but assures “I want to stay at Inter and play”.
Daniele De Rossi has a three-match Euro ban, so Roma are considering a new 4-2-3-1 system to cover the midfielder’s absence.
With Financial Fair Play issues, Frank de Boer has effectively split the Inter squad into two distinct teams for Serie A and Europe.
Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi will reportedly receive a three-match Europa League ban and Emerson Palmieri two.
Stephan El Shaarawy says the Europa League is “Roma’s big objective” after missing out on the Champions League.
As expected, Inter have left big new buys Joao Mario and Gabigol off the UEFA list for the Europa League to avoid FFP penalties.
Roma named their 22-man list for the Europa League, including injured Antonio Rudiger.
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