Liveblog: Europa League
Join us for the build-up and action from the final Europa League group games, Qarabag-Fiorentina, Sassuolo-Genk, Astra-Roma and Inter-Sparta Prague.
Khouma Babacar leads the line for Fiorentina at Qarabag, with Federico Chiesa also handed a start.
Gnoukouri out of Inter-Sparta
Assane Gnoukouri has been forced to withdraw from the Inter squad to face Sparta Prague, with Yuto Nagatomo replacing him.
EDF: 'Sassuolo Europa regrets'
Eusebio Di Francesco feels Sassuolo have “grown thanks to the Europa League” experience, but “could’ve qualified without the injuries.”
Inter test three-man defence?
Inter are expected to test a new three-man defence in tomorrow’s final Europa League game with Sparta Prague.
Spalletti: 'Roma must play to win'
Luciano Spalletti wants to change Roma’s mentality in Serie A and Europe. “Become the side that goes out there only to win.”
‘No fear for Fiorentina’
Ciprian Tatarusanu says Fiorentina “have no fear” ahead of the Qarabag game but “tomorrow will not be easy”.
Ansaldi: ‘Inter have to win’
Cristian Ansaldi warns Inter “have to think about winning every game” and sees Sparta Prague as a potential confidence boost.
Pioli: ‘Not bothered by Simeone’
Stefano Pioli dismisses Diego Simeone’s confession that he’ll Coach Inter one day - “we both have to concentrate on our work”.
Fiorentina name Qarabag squad
Fiorentina have named their squad for Thursday's Europa League fixture with Qarabag.
Roma squad for Astra Giurgiu trip
Roma named several young players for their final Europa League group stage game away to Astra Giurgiu.
Tatarusanu: 'Hopefully like last season'
Fiorentina goalkeeper Ciprian Tatarusanu hopes they can “leave San Siro with a similar result to last season” against Inter.
Nagatomo: 'Inter can play well'
Yuto Nagatomo wants Inter to build on the first half performance against Hapoel Be’er-Sheva when facing Fiorentina tonight.
EDF counts Sassuolo problems
Eusebio Di Francesco laughed off Napoli injury problems as Sassuolo visit the San Paolo. “What should we say, then?”
Squinzi: 'Sassuolo below expectations'
Sassuolo President Giorgio Squinzi acknowledges they have “not achieved the results we were expecting” in Serie A and the Europa League.
Pioli: 'Inter must fight back'
Stefano Pioli told Inter to “fight back” against Fiorentina and took responsibility for their 3-2 defeat to Hapoel Be’er-Sheva.
Inter prepare January sales
Inter’s shock Europa League exit could prompt the departure of Gabigol, Jonathan Biabiany, Stevan Jovetic, Felipe Melo and Davide Santon.
Juan Jesus: ‘Long way to go…’
Juan Jesus says Roma “work every day to be the anti-Juventus”, and notes “a lot of teams play badly and still win…”
‘Sassuolo sorry for EL exit’
Paolo Cannavaro admits Sassuolo are “sorry” for their Europa League exit and sympathises with Davide Biondini’s “horrible” injury.
Sassuolo facing midfield crisis
Sassuolo are facing a midfield injury crisis after their exit from the Europa League on Thursday evening.
EDF: 'Sassuolo troubled Athletic'
Eusebio Di Francesco once again cursed Sassuolo’s luck after a 3-2 defeat to Athletic Bilbao ended their Europa League hopes.
Spalletti: 'Dzeko turning point'
Luciano Spalletti explained how Edin Dzeko came to give his best at Roma and why Mohamed Salah’s finishing can’t be improved in training.
Perotti confession on rabona goal
Diego Perotti admits his astonishing ‘rabona’ goal for Roma against Viktoria Plzen “was meant to be a cross.”
Dzeko: 'My best Roma goal'
Edin Dzeko celebrated his hat-trick against Viktoria Plzen and “the first goal was probably my best since I’ve been in Italy.”
EL: Sassuolo go out in Bilbao
Sassuolo are out of the Europa League, but gave Athletic Bilbao quite a few scares in Bilbao in this 3-2 defeat.
EL: Spectacular Roma go through
An Edin Dzeko hat-trick and astonishing Diego Perotti rabona goal saw Roma crush Viktoria Plzen 4-1 and lock down Europa League group victory.
Icardi: 'Inter have no excuses'
Mauro Icardi admits Inter’s collapse at Hapoel Be’er-Sheva “has happened a few times, we struggle as soon as we concede a goal.”
Sousa: 'Fiorentina too unlucky'
Paulo Sousa saw “a very strange game” when Fiorentina lost 3-2 to PAOK, “but we are too unlucky at the moment.”
Pioli: 'Inter were presumptous'
Stefano Pioli accused Inter of being “presumptuous” after their 3-2 defeat to Hapoel Be’er-Sheva, which saw them crash out of the Europa League.
EL: PAOK shock Fiorentina
A very unlucky Fiorentina fought back from 2-0 down to draw 2-2, but were beaten at the death by PAOK at the Stadio Franchi.
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