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New Porto Coach Luis Castro believes there is no favourite for the Europa League tie between his side and Napoli.
Inter midfielder Esteban Cambiasso is still unsure whether he will remain at San Siro beyond the end of the season.
Juventus’ Mauricio Isla admits he has lacked belief in himself at times this season ahead of his side’s match with Fiorentina.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte admits he will need to rotate his squad if they are to continue their challenge on two fronts this season.
Fiorentina have named their squad for the Europa League clash with Juventus on Thursday, and will be without Joaquin.
Pepe Reina wants Napoli to fight for the two trophies they can claim this season, and believes that the Partenopei can finish in second place.
There are reports Carlos Tevez will not be fit to start Thursday’s Europa League Juventus-Fiorentina tie.
Dutchman Bjorn Kuipers will officiate the Europa League Juventus-Fiorentina clash, while Porto-Napoli goes to Pavel Kralovec.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has praised Coach Rafa Benitez, insisting the Spaniard could not have done more in his first season at San Paolo.
Giovanni Trapattoni is struggling to pick a winner between Juventus and Fiorentina, and enthused at Vincenzo Montella’s work.
Napoli have included Valon Behrami in their 20-man squad to face Porto in the Europa League Last 16 first leg this week.
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.
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