EUROPA LEAGUE

Gian Piero Gasperini is confident Olympique Lyonnais “will know who Atalanta are soon enough” ahead of their Europa League clash.
Simone Inzaghi has warned Lazio not to underestimate Zulte Waregem and be prepared for playing behind closed doors.
Milan named their squad for the Europa League clash with Rijeka, missing Cristian Zapata and Gustavo Gomez.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio praises a “very well organised” Atalanta who are “capable of pressing”.
Vincenzo Montella warns Hakan Calhanoglu “can’t play every three days” and is anxious for Milan to get back on the pitch.
Leonardo Bonucci admits “I’m not happy with my performances for Milan so far” but assures “I’m fired up to improve as a player and a leader.”
Vincenzo Montella admits “it’s a difficult time” for Milan ahead of Rijeka on Thursday but insists he still has the club’s support.
Zulte Waregem Coach Franck Dury insists his side won’t come to defend against Lazio - “we don’t want to renege on our identity”.
Remo Freuler insists Atalanta “are a better team than Fiorentina and we dropped two points” in their last-gasp 1-1 draw.
Atletico Madrid’s new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium hosts the 2019 Champions League Final, with the Europa League in Baku.
Milan are experimenting with a new 3-4-2-1 formation with Hakan Calhanoglu and Suso supporting Andre Silva.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits he was worried how Atalanta would do against Chievo after the “hangover of Everton.”
Simone Inzaghi admits “there is pressure on” Lazio after their impressive start to the campaign in Serie A and Europe as they visit Genoa.
Gian Piero Gasperini said the “atmosphere around Atalanta is idyllic” after their 3-0 victory over Everton, but must focus on Chievo.
Vincenzo Montella discussed the “evolution” of his Milan tactics and the importance of determination ahead of their meeting with Udinese.
Luciano Spalletti warns having no European commitments “can be an advantage or an extra difficulty” for Inter as they visit Crotone.
Ruud Gullit confirms he is watching Atalanta men Marten de Roon and Hans Hateboer for a senior Netherlands call-up.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi confessed their 3-0 victory over Everton “will be remembered for a very long time.”
Lazio were so impressed by Vitesse winger Milot Rashica in their Europa League clash that a January swoop is prepared.
Italy remain fourth in UEFA’s association rankings thanks to their victories on the Europa League’s first matchday.
Atalanta striker Andrea Petagna called Coach Gian Piero Gasperini “a phenomenon” after their 3-0 dismantling of Everton.
Simone Inzaghi was glad to see “how we handled” going behind in the Europa League, as Lazio fought back for a 3-2 victory over Vitesse.
Andre Silva thanked his teammates after becoming the first Milan player to score a European hat-trick since Kaka in 2006.
Marco Parolo believes Lazio proved their “character and quality” by coming back to win 3-2 away to Vitesse in the Europa League.
Lazio came back twice from a goal down in Arnhem to win 3-2 away to Vitesse in their thrilling Europa League opener.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini felt Andrea Petagna “made the difference” in their 3-0 Europa League demolition of Everton.
Luca Antonelli “absolutely loves” the 3-5-2 system Milan implemented in their 5-1 Europa League win at Austria Vienna.
Vincenzo Montella believes a setback “did us good,” as Milan flattened Austria Vienna 5-1. “The hat-trick will boost Andre Silva’s confidence.”
Everton boss Ronald Koeman admits Atalanta had more “commitment and passion” than his side in a 3-0 Europa League hammering.
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez confessed he had been “waiting a lifetime for this moment” after scoring in Atalanta’s 3-0 win over Everton.