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Vincenzo Montella is keeping Fiorentina focused on Chievo between Euro derbies with Juventus. “Mario Gomez is improving.”
Rafa Benitez said Napoli “have an historic opportunity” and must continue building for the future with more star players.
Giovanni Trapattoni defended Antonio Conte’s use of squad rotation. “Juventus cannot snub any competition.”
Mario Gomez says Fiorentina must play even better in next week’s Europa League second leg if they want to progress against Juventus.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is fully confident that Marek Hamsik will soon rediscover his best form.
Clarence Seedorf has been ordered to finish in the Europa League places this season or face the sack.
Norberto Neto hailed Fiorentina’s attitude after they fought back for a Europa League draw away to Juventus.
Vincenzo Montella said Mario Gomez “couldn’t have picked a better moment” to score in Fiorentina’s draw at Juventus.
Antonio Conte “preferred this performance to Sunday’s” despite the failure to beat Fiorentina in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon admits Juventus “thought we could take the 1-0 home” against Fiorentina and were punished.
Arturo Vidal scored within three minutes, but was left “very bitter” by “a bad performance” in Juventus-Fiorentina.
Borja Valero said Fiorentina were “fantastic” to fight back from a goal after three minutes to draw at Juventus.
Mario Gomez’s first goal of 2014 gave Fiorentina a precious 1-1 Europa League draw at the Juventus Stadium.
Coach Luis Castro and striker Jackson Martinez felt Porto should’ve beaten Napoli by more than one goal.
Marek Hamsik is frustrated with himself after another poor Napoli performance. “I am not the man I once was.”
Rafa Benitez is confident “the Stadio San Paolo can make the difference” after Napoli’s 1-0 Europa League defeat at Porto.
Porto’s Juan Fernando Quintero warns his teammates that “the tie is still open” after a 1-0 victory over Napoli.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to Porto was “a bad result, but a fair one.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta backed Antonio Conte’s squad rotation for the Europa League tie with Fiorentina.
Napoli lost 1-0 away to Porto with their former target Jackson Martinez getting the goal, but they risked a heavier defeat.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado feels Fiorentina “need a different approach” to Juventus in the Europa League.
Juventus and Fiorentina face off in a Europa League Derby d’Italia, as Andrea Pirlo takes on Borja Valero.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano insists Fiorentina “ought to be optimistic” against Juventus in the Europa League.
Miguel Angel Britos starts Napoli’s trip to Porto today and revealed a little of their game plan.
Manchester City talent Stevan Jovetic will be cheering on Fiorentina tonight against Juventus in Europe.
Napoli start Gonzalo Higuain and Lorenzo Insigne against Jackson Martinez’s Porto in the Europa League.
Porto attacking midfielder Ricardo Quaresma says he misses nothing about his time in Italy with Inter.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini says it would be a dream for the Old Lady to play against Napoli in the final of the Europa League.
Juventus goalkeeping legend Dino Zoff says he disagrees with Antonio Conte’s comments that Fiorentina have nothing left to play for in Serie A.
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli has warned his team that it would be a mistake to underestimate Fiorentina tonight.
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