Sousa: 'Interesting Sassuolo'
Paulo Sousa demands referees show “more respect for Nikola Kalinic” and prepares Fiorentina for “interesting” Sassuolo.
Hamsik 'didn't expect this Napoli'
Marek Hamsik admits “I honestly didn’t expect Napoli to be this successful” after 13 wins in 15 games.
Sarri: 'Napoli were motivated'
Maurizio Sarri saw “another step forward” after Napoli beat Club Brugge and “avoided a collapse in motivation.”
Italy close on England in rankings
Italy have closed again on England in the UEFA rankings thanks to this week’s results, above all Juventus beating Manchester City.
Markevych: 'Dnipro realistic'
Dnipro Coach Myron Markevych was “realistic” about their chances of beating Lazio in the Europa League.
EL: Napoli perfect in Brugge
Napoli earned a fifth consecutive Europa League victory, beating Club Brugge 1-0 with a Vlad Chiriches volley.
Douglas Silva open to Lazio
Dnipro defender Douglas Silva admits “I’d like to play in Italy. Lazio in January? We’ll see…”
Fischer: 'Fiorentina a top team'
Urs Fischer was pleased Basel “played on a par with a very strong team” like Fiorentina, who were down to 10 men.
Astori: 'Ref could've ruined us!'
Davide Astori said the referee “could’ve ruined our season” in Fiorentina’s 2-2 draw with Basel. “We expect someone up to the task.”
Sousa: 'Must control emotions'
Paulo Sousa was “proud” of his 10-man Fiorentina earning a 2-2 draw away to Basel, but Facundo Roncaglia “has to control his emotions.”
Pioli: 'Lazio retreat constructive'
Stefano Pioli agreed Lazio’s training retreat “was constructive” after they beat Dnipro to win the Europa League group.
Parolo: 'Lazio reacted with win'
Marco Parolo is pleased that Lazio “only needed a point to qualify, but we won” 3-1 against Dnipro.
EL: Basel stall 10-man Viola
Fiorentina threw away a 2-0 lead in Basel and had Facundo Roncaglia sent off, so this 2-2 draw leaves Europa League qualification in the balance.
EL: Lazio beat Dnipro to qualify
Lazio booked their spot in the Europa League Round of 32 after getting the better of last season’s Finalists Dnipro 3-1.
Line-ups: Club Brugge-Napoli
Napoli test out new tactics in the tense Europa League trip to Club Brugge, but Lorenzo Insigne pulls out.
Tare: 'Lazio unconvincing'
Lazio director Igli Tare assured Coach Stefano Pioli “is not up for debate, but it’s true the performances are unconvincing.”
Rogg: 'Mario Suarez calm discussion'
Fiorentina director general Andrea Rogg insists Mario Suarez was dropped after “a calm discussion” with Paulo Sousa.
Lazio are struggling badly in Serie A, but can qualify for the next round of the Europa League against Dnipro.
Paulo Sousa returns to face his old club Basel as Fiorentina target Europa League Round of 32 qualification.
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‘EL final minimum for Napoli’
Omar El Kaddouri says the Europa League final is the "minimum" target for Napoli - "we’re one of the best teams in the competition".
Lazio-Douglas talks tonight?
Lazio will reportedly meet Dnipro after tonight’s match to discuss the signing of centre-back Douglas Silva.
El Kaddouri: 'Muslims hate terrorism'
Omar El Kaddouri pointed out “Muslims hate what is happening” after terror alerts forced Club Brugge-Napoli behind closed doors.
Sarri: 'Empty stadium is sad'
Maurizio Sarri confirmed his starting trident attack for Napoli against Club Brugge, but “it’s sad to play behind closed doors.”
Tomovic targets Europa Final
Nenad Tomovic warns Fiorentina want to be “back in Basel for the Europa League Final, but made life difficult for ourselves.”
Felipe Anderson misses Dnipro
Felipe Anderson is out of Lazio’s Europa League match with Dnipro due to a neck problem.
Sousa: 'Pleasure to be in Basel'
Paulo Sousa assured his old club Basel are “an adversary, not an enemy” and explained why Fiorentina dropped Mario Suarez.
Fischer: ‘Pressure on Fiorentina’
Basel Coach Urs Fischer believes Fiorentina are “under pressure” ahead of their Europa League meeting.
Matri: ‘Lazio lack confidence’
Alessandro Matri admits Lazio lack “confidence” but the situation is “not as bad as it’s been painted”.
Pioli: ‘Lazio must improve’
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli wants to see improvement from his side - “we want to get out of this situation”.
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