There were mixed fortunes for Italians in the Europa League, as Graziano Pellè scored and Angelo Ogbonna got an own goal.
There were dramatic scenes after Sampdoria lost 4-0 to Vojvodina, as Coach Walter Zenga and President Massimo Ferrero apologised to fans.
Sampdoria were humiliated 4-0 by Serbians Vojvodina in the ‘home’ leg of their Europa League preliminary round tie.
Walter Zenga picks Eder, Luis Muriel and Fernando as Sampdoria face Vojvodina in a Europa League preliminary round tie.
Vojvodina Coach Zlatomir Zagorcic assures they are “not afraid” of Sampdoria in the Europa League preliminary round.
Walter Zenga said Sampdoria facing Vojvodina in the Europa League preliminary round tomorrow was “destiny."
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero hit out at Genoa Coach Gian Piero Gasperini for being “a whiner.”
Sampdoria will face Serbian side Vojvodina in the Europa League preliminary round on July 30 and August 6.
Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero calls for focus on the Europa League and not ‘any other matters’.
Walter Zenga is “not interested in the result” of friendlies as long as Sampdoria are ready for the Europa League.
Walter Zenga warned Sampdoria’s potential Europa League opponents Vojvodina and Spartaks Jurmala are “tough, but in our destiny.”
Genoa President Enrico Preziosi confirmed Nantes full-back Issa Cissokho will join, but “won’t apologise forever” for the UEFA fiasco.
Sampdoria have officially organised their Europa League preliminary round home tie at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin.
President Massimo Ferrero ‘never had any doubts’ over a UEFA licence, and Sampdoria will enter the Europa League ‘with pride’.
Sampdoria and Lazio have both been allowed to compete in Europe, despite fears they could be excluded.
Massimo Ferrero has “zero” concerns that Sampdoria will be thrown out of Europe, letting Inter through instead.
Sampdoria apparently risk being excluded from the Europa League over a UEFA investigation, opening European doors for Inter.
Fiorentina striker Giuseppe Rossi wants to win the Europa League next season, and could have played against Chievo.
Genoa are officially out of Europe after withdrawing their UEFA licence appeal, so Sampdoria enter the Europa League.
Genoa will have their final appeal to receive a UEFA licence on June 3, as they risk being excluded from the Europa League.
Napoli will have to play their next UEFA home fixture with the some sections of the Stadio San Paolo closed.
Inter striker Mauro Icardi is still hoping for Europa League qualification - ‘we have a small chance and we hope to take it’.
Sevilla fought back twice to beat determined Dnipro 3-2 and retain the Europa League with their fourth edition of the trophy.
A final decision on whether to grant Genoa a UEFA licence will be made tomorrow, according to reports.
Genoa have appealed to the Italian Olympic Committee as they seek a licence to play in UEFA competition.
Lukas Podolski and Nemanja Vidic will miss Inter’s crucial trip to Genoa with injury, as Roberto Mancini announces his squad.
Roberto Mancini admits tomorrow’s Genoa match is the ‘last chance’ for Inter to make the Europa League.
Genoa will appeal the denial of a UEFA licence, but their lawyer admits “we don’t have much time.”
The FIGC has released its list of clubs which have been granted a UEFA licence, with Genoa not among the names.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti assures failure to qualify for European competition is ‘not a drama’.