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Napoli star Marek Hamsik has hailed his side’s victory over Roma last night as a vital three points.
Antonio Conte admits Juventus are “50 per cent Champions of Italy” after seeing off Fiorentina 1-0.
Antonio Conte believes Juventus “ought to thank” Fiorentina for beating them 4-2, as it was a wake-up call.
Claudio Marchisio talked about his Juventus future, including the triple showdown with Fiorentina.
Napoli’s Giandomenico Mesto says winning the Scudetto with the Azzurri would be a lifelong dream come true.
Napoli’s next Europa League opponents Porto have parted company with Coach Paulo Fonseca, it has emerged.
Fiorentina sporting director Daniele Prade believes that his side can beat Juventus in their upcoming clashes.
Napoli are set to receive another official complaint from UEFA after 700 Swansea fans missed the start of their Europa League game.
Jose Maria Callejon assured Napoli are “working to win” the Europa League and snatch second place in Serie A.
Andrea Barzagli acknowledges Juventus have a tough time ahead of them against Milan and Europa opponents Fiorentina.
Porto striker Jackson Martinez has conceded that his men will be in for a tough encounter when they play Napoli in the Europa League.
Swansea midfielder Jonathan De Guzman has claimed that his men could have beaten Napoli, if only they’d taken their chances.
Arturo Vidal insists that Juventus are going out all guns blazing to win a Serie A and Europa League double this season.
Mario Gomez “didn’t think it would be this difficult” to find his fitness after his first Fiorentina start in five months.
Antonio Conte praised Juventus for their victory at Trabzonspor and warned Fiorentina will be “a very difficult obstacle.”
Daniel Osvaldo revealed there’s a reason he combines so well with new Juventus teammate Sebastian Giovinco.
Vincenzo Montella saw positives in Fiorentina’s draw with Esbjerg, but admits Juventus would be “the last team” he’d pick to face.
Fiorentina had already done the work, so this 1-1 draw with Esbjerg set up the Europa League showdown with Juventus.
Juventus comfortably crushed Trabzonspor 2-0 in Turkey and will play Fiorentina in the next Europa League round.
As Lazio are out of the Europa League, Roma-Parma will be played on April 2 after it was rained off in January.
Garry Monk was proud that Swansea City gave Napoli a huge scare in the Europa League. “We pushed them all the way.”
“We gifted it to them,” shrugged Edy Reja after a 3-3 draw at Ludogorets saw Lazio go out of the Europa League.
Rafa Benitez was “convinced Swansea would cause us problems” and noted a psychological difference between them and Napoli.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “suffer too much” and he feared they wouldn’t make it against Swansea.
Gonzalo Higuain thanked “my team and our fans” for helping Napoli overcome Swansea in the Europa League.
Napoli made life extremely difficult for themselves, but eventually squeezed past Swansea City 3-1.
Lazio had taken the lead after 18 seconds, but defensive and goalkeeping errors saw them crash out 4-3 on aggregate to Ludogorets.
Juventus won the first leg 2-0, but are taking no chances as they visit Trabzonspor in a fiery atmosphere.
Fiorentina give Mario Gomez his first start since September as they host Esbjerg in the Europa League.
Lazio opt for Antonio Candreva, Keita Balde and Brayan Perea in their must-win trip to Ludogorets.
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