LIVEBLOG: Europa League
Join us for the build-up and action from all four Italian sides in the Europa League, with Inter-Southampton, Slovan Liberec-Fiorentina, Roma-Austria Vienna and Rapid Vienna-Sassuolo.
‘Frank de Boer needs time’
Frank de Boer’s twin brother, Ronald, says the Inter Coach “needs time to get to know everybody”.
Sousa: 'Lack of goals surprising'
Paulo Sousa is “surprised” at the lack of goals from Fiorentina this season and hopes for better against Qarabag in the Europa League.
Strootman back for Vienna
Kevin Strootman is back in the Roma squad for tomorrow’s Europa League meeting with Austria Vienna.
Ilicic back for Liberec-Fiorentina
Josip Ilicic is back in the squad as Fiorentina prepare to visit Slovan Liberec in the Europa League.
Spalletti: ‘Alisson yes, Strootman maybe’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti confirms Alisson will face Austria Vienna, but isn’t sure about Kevin Strootman or Kostas Manolas.
El Shaarawy: ‘I’ll prove my worth’
Stephan El Shaarawy promises to “show what I can do and win a starting spot” for Roma.
De Boer: ‘Icardi situation bad for Inter’
Inter Coach Frank de Boer admits the Mauro Icardi situation “is not good for the team, the fans or the club”.
De Boer: ‘Inter don’t have time’
Frank de Boer acknowledges “in football there isn’t much time” but assures “I have a lot of confidence” in Inter.
Icardi: 'Europa League behind Inter'
Mauro Icardi is confident Inter can put midweek embarrassment aside in the trip to Roma.
De Boer: 'Inter raise game with Roma'
Frank de Boer expects Inter to be motivated and focused against Roma tomorrow night. “We can replicate the performance against Juventus.”
Montella: 'Milan-Sassuolo for Europe'
Vincenzo Montella warned Milan not to “underestimate” Sassuolo amid their injury crisis. “They are direct competitors for Europe.”
De Boer: 'Inter go down with me'
Frank de Boer reportedly told Inter players “if I go down, you all go down with me,” as the club orders him to scrap squad rotation against Southampton.
Nainggolan: 'Happy at Roma'
Radja Nainggolan explains why he turned down Chelsea for Roma, but is concerned at facing Inter and Mauro Icardi this weekend.
‘Good to see Zarate smile again’
Mauro Zarate’s agent and brother is pleased to see the Fiorentina forward smiling again after his Europa League double.
Batigol unsure on Higuain comparisons
Fiorentina and Argentina legend Gabriel Batistuta admits he is unsure about claims that Gonzalo Higuain is his “heir”.
Sumudica: 'Totti best I've ever met'
Astra Giurgiu Coach Marius Sumudica said 40-year-old Roma captain Francesco Totti is “the best player I have ever met. It was like a Playstation game.”
Gurbanov regrets Qarabag red card
Qarabag Coach Gurban Gurbanov naturally was left to regret the early red card that paved the way for Fiorentina’s 5-1 victory.
Babacar: 'Zarate deserves joy'
Khouma Babacar celebrated his brace as Fiorentina beat Qarabag 5-1 in the Europa League and had a message for Mauro Zarate.
Di Francesco rues Sassuolo errors
Eusebio Di Francesco rues missed opportunities and defensive errors after Sassuolo fell 3-1 at Genk in the Europa League.
Holoubek: 'Indescribable joy'
David Holoubek could not contain his joy as Sparta Prague beat Inter 3-1 in the Europa League. “It’s indescribable.”
Spalletti: 'Totti party to motivate Roma'
Luciano Spalletti said he used Francesco Totti’s birthday party to help “motivate” Roma for their Europa League victory over Astra Giurgiu.
Politano: 'Bad night for Sassuolo'
Matteo Politano said Sassuolo’s trip to Genk “started badly and ended worse, but we should’ve had a penalty.”
Totti: 'Feel better than at 25!'
Francesco Totti said he “didn’t even feel this good at 25” after inspiring Roma to a 4-0 Europa League win over Astra Giurgiu.
EL: Totti inspires four-star Roma
Francesco Totti was inspirational just two days after his 40th birthday, providing three assists as Roma crushed Astra 4-0 in the Europa League.
EL: Genk end Sassuolo honeymoon
A decimated Sassuolo suffered their first Europa League defeat, falling 3-1 away to Belgian side Genk.
Sousa: 'Red card helped Fiorentina'
Paulo Sousa concedes Fiorentina had “underestimated” Qarabag and didn’t take control until the red card.
De Boer: 'Wrong Inter mentality'
Frank de Boer warned tactics are irrelevant if Inter have “the wrong mentality” after a 3-1 defeat to Sparta Prague.
Melo: 'Inter too slow to react'
Felipe Melo slammed the Inter attitude after a 3-1 Europa League defeat at Sparta Prague. “We started playing after going 2-0 down.”
EL: Fiorentina hit fifth gear
Khouma Babacar and Mauro Zarate bagged braces as Fiorentina flattened 10-man Qarabag with a 5-1 scoreline.
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