Papu Gomez declares Atalanta “believe in Europe” but if so “you have to sign eight or nine players”.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio admits Roma represent “a difficult draw” but “if we want to go all the way we have to play the big teams”.
Roma have drawn Olympique Lyonnais in the Europa League round of 16 after beating Villarreal in the previous round.
Coach Dieter Hecking assures Borussia Monchengladbach “deserved to go through and never stopped believing” they could eliminate Fiorentina.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle is “in shock” after their capitulation to Borussia Monchengladbach. “If the players are real men, they’ll react.”
Roma are the only remaining Italian representatives in the Europa League going into Friday’s Round of 16 draw.
Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino said they must “sit down with cool heads and evaluate” Paulo Sousa’s position after Europa League elimination.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa felt timing was crucial, as a penalty on the stroke of half-time “gave Borussia Monchengladbach hope when they were losing it.”
Roma goalkeeper Alisson looked on the bright side after their 1-0 defeat to Villarreal. “We qualified for the Europa League last 16.”
Fiorentina had a 3-0 aggregate lead over Borussia Monchengladbach, but self-destructed under a Lars Stindl hat-trick to crash out of the Europa League 4-3.
Luciano Spalletti took “responsibility” for Roma’s home defeat to Villarreal, as a complacent side qualified for the Europa League Round of 16.
Roma put in a half-hearted and at times embarrassing performance as they lost 1-0 at home to Villarreal, but still qualified 4-1 on aggregate.
Fiorentina look to Nikola Kalinic, Federico Bernardeschi and Federico Chiesa as they host Thorgan Hazard’s Borussia Monchengladbach.
Join us for the build-up and action from the Europa League games, as Roma host Villarreal and Fiorentina are in a tight tie with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Mario Rui urged Roma to “prove our Europa League credentials” in tonight’s Round of 32 meeting with Villarreal.
Roma unleash Francesco Totti, Stephan El Shaarawy and Leandro Paredes as they host Villarreal in the Europa League.
Borussia Monchengladbach Coach Dieter Hecking assures they have “not lost our optimism” after the 1-0 Europa League home defeat to Fiorentina.
Borussia Monchengladbach defender Oscar Wendt acknowledges Fiorentina “will be difficult” but “if we score first…”
Luciano Spalletti dismisses talk Roma are Manchester United’s main Europa League challengers - “we just have to win as many matches as possible”.
Luciano Spalletti warns his Roma players against complacency with Villarreal - “there have been dramatic results in football…”
Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Sanchez calls for “the same spirit” in the Europa League return leg with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Paulo Sousa wants “another coup” for Fiorentina against a Borussia Monchengladbach side “built for the Champions League”.
Villarreal defender Jaume Costa admits it’s “practically impossible” to overturn their 4-0 defeat to Roma.
Marcello Lippi believes Serie A has improved thanks to “a change of mentality, a courageous attitude”.
Roma defender Juan Jesus insists “the result is not settled” with Villarreal, despite a 4-0 win in the first leg.
Luciano Spalletti told Roma there can be no excuses against Torino and they can’t celebrate Europa League qualification yet, but “we are all Alessandro Florenzi.”
Atalanta midfielder Jasmin Kurtic says European qualification is well within his side’s reach – providing they can keep going until “the final few games”.
Italy’s European results this week saw them move closer to England in the UEFA ranking, as Roma and Fiorentina won with Napoli losing to Real Madrid.
If Atalanta qualify for the Europa League, they’ll likely play their home games at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium.
Emerson Palmieri and Luciano Spalletti analyse how the Roma man went from bemoaned bench-warmer to fan favourite.