EUROPA LEAGUE

At the end of two fiery clashes, Manchester United and Ajax have reached the Europa League Final, eliminating Lyon and Celta Vigo by narrow margins.
Week 36 was expected to be crucial in the relegation battle and the chase for the Europa League, but in truth there hasn’t been much change.
Marco Fassone assures the new owners want “a strong Milan”, and will sign “experienced and quality players” in the summer.
Alejandro Gomez acknowledges Atalanta are facing “one of the best teams in the world” in Juventus but “we want to end the season in Europe”.
It’s a full-strength Juventus line-up at Atalanta, as the Bianconeri look to take a step closer to the Scudetto.
We’re approaching the end of the Serie A season, with just five games left to play in the League campaign.
Mattia Caldara thanks Juventus for signing him but “I’m only thinking of Atalanta” ahead of Friday’s game.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “can’t get it wrong” against Bologna tomorrow, as they chase a Europa League place.
Paulo Sousa says Fiorentina “have to believe” in Europa League qualification, but won’t discuss his future.
Manchester United have drawn Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final, with the second leg due to be played at Old Trafford.
The Europa League semi-finalists are Manchester United, Celta Vigo, Ajax and Lyon, though three out of four ties went to extra time.
Rafael Toloi assures he is “not in any way” thinking about leaving Atalanta in the summer.
Marco Parolo believes Lazio will need to reach 68 points to assure Europa League qualification.
Cristian Zapata discusses his last-minute goal for Milan against Inter - “Yonghong Li will remember my name!”
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”.