EUROPA LEAGUE

Gian Piero Gasperini wants Atalanta to “secure qualification” for the next round of the Europa League in tomorrow’s trip to Apollon Limassol.
Senad Lulic says Lazio “want to get to the end” in the Europa League, but “we’re not talking about the Scudetto”.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi “almost certainly” won’t call Ciro Immobile to face Nice, but he should be fit for the weekend.
Suso is in the Milan squad to face AEK Athens, despite missing training for two days with a muscular problem.
Papu Gomez will reportedly miss Atalanta’s decisive Europa League game against Apollon Limassol on Thursday with a foot injury.
Suso has reportedly not trained for two days due to a muscular problem, but could still start for Milan against AEK Athens on Thursday.
Marco Fassone insists Milan “are heading in the right direction” but admits “it’s taken a bit longer than we expected.”
Andrea Petagna maintains Atalanta “are playing better this season” and aren’t holding back their ambitions in Serie A or Europe.
Vincenzo Montella quoted Winston Churchill, prepared for Genoa and insisted “the only problems at Milan are results, not the performances.”
Vincenzo Montella reportedly met Milan directors Massimiliano Mirabelli and Marco Fassone a third time on Thursday.
AEK Athens winger Lazaros Christodoulopoulos admits he “expected Milan to be better than this. We could’ve won with a little more focus.”
Gian Piero Gasperini complained that Atalanta “must learn to kill off games” after running a few Europa League risks with Apollon Limassol.
Andrea Petagna dedicated his first Europa League career goal to Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini. “We’re playing better than last season.”
Vincenzo Montella urged Milan fans and the club to “protect” the players rather than jeer them after the 0-0 draw with AEK Athens.
Nice Coach Lucien Favre felt his side “paid a price for many individual errors” in the 3-1 home defeat to Lazio.
Manuel Locatelli admits Milan fans “have every reason to jeer. We are a great team, but we’ve got to prove it” after a 0-0 draw with AEK Athens.
Milan put in another disappointing performance to draw 0-0 at San Siro with AEK Athens, but goalkeeper Giannis Anestis performed heroics.
Josip Ilicic scored one and provided assists for Andrea Petagna and Remo Freuler, as Atalanta ended Apollon Limassol’s unbeaten record 3-1.
Simone Inzaghi is proud to note Lazio “play the same way, whether we are at home or away” after conquering Nice 3-1 in France.
Ciro Immobile believes Lazio have shown “consistency and a psychological step up” with their 3-1 Europa League win away to Nice.
Milan director Massimiliano Mirabelli had a warning for Coach Vincenzo Montella. “We all have our time in life and our professions…”
Join us for all the Europa League build-up and action, as Lazio visit Mario Balotelli’s Nice, Milan host AEK Athens and Atalanta welcome Apollon Limassol.
Mario Balotelli had put Nice in front, but Felipe Caicedo and a Sergej Milinkovic-Savic brace gave Lazio a thumping 3-1 victory in France.
Milan director of sport Massimiliano Mirabelli urged Vincenzo Montella to “find the shape of the team” against AEK Athens.
Atalanta can take a huge step towards qualification in the Europa League, but host another surprise outfit in Apollon Limassol.
Milan rely on Andre Silva, Patrick Cutrone and Hakan Calhanoglu to keep their Europa League run going against AEK Athens.
Serbia Coach Slavoljub Muslin will be in the stands for Nice-Lazio to watch Sergej Milinkovic-Savic in action.
Lazio look to Luis Nani and Felipe Caicedo in their toughest Europa League test so far, visiting Mario Balotelli and Wesley Sneijder’s Nice.
Verona defender Thomas Heurtaux warns Nice that Lazio are “up there with the best” in Serie A.
Lazio’s ultras have released a statement urging fans not to make monkey noises against Nice tonight.