Gomez feels Fiorentina strain
Mario Gomez “didn’t think it would be this difficult” to find his fitness after his first Fiorentina start in five months.
Conte: 'Huge Juve improvement'
Antonio Conte praised Juventus for their victory at Trabzonspor and warned Fiorentina will be “a very difficult obstacle.”
Osvaldo: 'I know Giovinco well'
Daniel Osvaldo revealed there’s a reason he combines so well with new Juventus teammate Sebastian Giovinco.
Montella: 'Juve last team I'd pick!'
Vincenzo Montella saw positives in Fiorentina’s draw with Esbjerg, but admits Juventus would be “the last team” he’d pick to face.
EL: Fiorentina stroll through
Fiorentina had already done the work, so this 1-1 draw with Esbjerg set up the Europa League showdown with Juventus.
EL: Juve thrash Trabzonspor
Juventus comfortably crushed Trabzonspor 2-0 in Turkey and will play Fiorentina in the next Europa League round.
Roma-Parma set for April 2
As Lazio are out of the Europa League, Roma-Parma will be played on April 2 after it was rained off in January.
Monk 'proud' of Swansea
Garry Monk was proud that Swansea City gave Napoli a huge scare in the Europa League. “We pushed them all the way.”
Reja: 'Lazio gifted qualification'
“We gifted it to them,” shrugged Edy Reja after a 3-3 draw at Ludogorets saw Lazio go out of the Europa League.
Benitez: 'Swansea had no pressure'
Rafa Benitez was “convinced Swansea would cause us problems” and noted a psychological difference between them and Napoli.
Reina: 'Napoli suffer too much'
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “suffer too much” and he feared they wouldn’t make it against Swansea.
Higuain 'knew Swansea would be tough'
Gonzalo Higuain thanked “my team and our fans” for helping Napoli overcome Swansea in the Europa League.
EL: Napoli squeeze past Swansea
Napoli made life extremely difficult for themselves, but eventually squeezed past Swansea City 3-1.
EL: Lazio crash out in thriller
Lazio had taken the lead after 18 seconds, but defensive and goalkeeping errors saw them crash out 4-3 on aggregate to Ludogorets.
Juventus won the first leg 2-0, but are taking no chances as they visit Trabzonspor in a fiery atmosphere.
Fiorentina give Mario Gomez his first start since September as they host Esbjerg in the Europa League.
Lazio opt for Antonio Candreva, Keita Balde and Brayan Perea in their must-win trip to Ludogorets.
Napoli have Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejon, Goran Pandev and Lorenzo Insigne, as they must beat Swansea.
Benitez in selection dilemma
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is said to still be pondering which one of Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens to select for his side’s game with Swansea.
Gomez set for Viola start
Mario Gomez is in line to finally make a start for Fiorentina in their Europa League tie with Danish side Esbjerg tonight, Corriere dello Sport reports.
Terim: Juve must focus on Europe
Fatih Terim has warned Juventus that they need to switch their mentality for next season or else fall short in the Champions League once again.
Stoev: 'Lazio still favourites'
Ludogorets Coach Stoycho Stoev said it “would be absurd to underestimate Lazio” in the Europa League.
Monk hopes for San Paolo goals
Garry Monk is counting on Swansea City getting away goals against Napoli, though “it will be a hostile environment.”
Fiorentina squad for Esbjerg
Fiorentina have named their squad for the Europa League tie with Esbjerg, including Juan Cuadrado and Juan Vargas.
Buffon: 'We take Europa seriously'
Gianluigi Buffon insisted Juventus are “taking the Europa League seriously” and condemned Superga banners.
Conte: 'Take game to Trabzonspor'
Antonio Conte assures Juventus are “prepared” for the Trabzonspor atmosphere and “are not coming to defend a 2-0 lead.”
Reja 'understands' Ludogorets now
Edy Reja believes Lazio “understand the strengths and weaknesses” of Europa League opponents Ludogorets now.
Mandirali: 'Trabzonspor had valid goal'
Trabzonspor manager Hami Mandirali insists his team scored “a valid goal” in the first leg against Juventus.
Valero blasts referee ‘lies’
Fiorentina’s Borja Valero has accused referee Andrea Gervasoni of showing a lack of respect to his professional and personal integrity.
Montella: Viola protest too much
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says he thinks his side are protesting too strongly against refereeing decisions while out on the pitch.
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