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Inter Coach Stefano Pioli acknowledges “it will be important to return from Fiorentina with three points”.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini believes his side are one game closer to Europe, after a draw with Roma.
Stefano Pioli laments Inter “had to stay in the game until the end” against Milan and fumes “you talk too much about my future”.
Milan defender Cristian Zapata says “a draw was a fair result” against Inter, and his late equaliser is “a demonstration” that Europe is possible.
Mattia Caldara warns Atalanta “need to score points” because without European football “everything we’ve done so far counts for nothing”.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi wants to “send a big signal” by beating Milan in the Derby della Madonnina.
Anderlecht grabbed a late equaliser against Manchester United, Ajax saw off Schalke, Celta Vigo won a Genk thriller and Besiktas shook Lyon both on and off the field.
Anderlecht star Youri Tielemans was flattered to hear Inter were observing him tonight. “Is my future in Italy? I can’t say yes or no to that. We’ll see.”
Inter have sent scouts to view Anderlecht midfielder Youri Tielemans in the Europa League for the fourth time this evening.
Stefano Pioli warns Inter “must learn from hard lessons” like the Crotone defeat and “make sure it doesn’t happen again”.
Gian Piero Gasperini promises to perform the ‘Papu Dance’ on a nightclub podium if Atalanta qualify for Europe.
Mati Fernandez says Milan “can only look at ourselves” in the race for Europa League football.
UEFA has announced that Europa League final will now be played in the same week as the Champions League final.
Atalanta defender Mattia Caldara never thought of moving to Juventus in January - “I have to grow”.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini admits it would be “a small disappointment” to miss out on European football.
Alejandro Gomez admits it will be “very hard” for Atalanta to reach Europe ahead of Inter and Milan but “we believe”.
Federico Chiesa is aiming to “reach the Europa League” at Fiorentina and win the European Under-21 Championships with Italy.
Maurizio Sarri warned Napoli “cannot have strong ambitions” if they keep dropping leads against Empoli, but blamed the fixture list for Roma’s troubles.
Luciano Spalletti insists Roma “had the performance I wanted to see” against Lyon and must remember that when hosting Sassuolo.
Lyon supporters have denounced the Roman police, who maintain their actions were “rigorous” but not abusive.
Roma President James Pallotta “will definitely meet” Luciano Spalletti, and was “proud” of the Lyon performance.
Olympique Lyonnais Coach Bruno Genesio concedes “Roma were one of the strongest teams in the Europa League, but the first leg was decisive.”
Mathieu Valbuena praised the “remarkable mentality” as Lyon held on to qualify past Roma 5-4 on aggregate in the Europa League.
Luciano Spalletti believes Roma “deserved to go through” to the Europa League quarter-finals after losing 5-4 on aggregate to Lyon.
Radja Nainggolan felt Roma “gave everything we had and proved we are a strong side,” but have bitter regrets after the first leg against Lyon.
Stephan El Shaarawy admits Roma “real regrets are from the first leg” after they beat Lyon 2-1, but went out of the Europa League 5-4 on aggregate.
Roma beat Olympique Lyonnais 2-1 and had a goal incorrectly disallowed, but the French side went through to the Europa League quarter-final 5-4 on aggregate.
Kostas Manolas is “convinced we won’t make the same mistakes and we know anything is possible” as Roma host Lyon in the Europa League.
Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Europa League decider, as Roma try to fight back from a 4-2 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.
Roma director Ricky Massara wants the fans to “hopefully push us towards a comeback that we firmly believe in” against Lyon.
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