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Leandro Paredes vows “I won’t pass up the opportunity to play” ahead of Roma’s Europe League match against Astra Giurgiu on Thursday.
Fiorentina have announced a 19-man squad Thursday’s Europa League game against Qarabag, which does not include Gonzalo Rodriguez or Davide Astori.
Paulo Sousa believes Federico Chiesa has what it takes to follow in his father’s footsteps and “become a bandiera” for Fiorentina.
Paulo Sousa has defended his team selections ahead of Fiorentina’s match against Qarabag in the Europa League. “I assume the fans are always right...”
Fiorentina striker Nikola Kalinic is aiming for the Champions League but admits “it’s difficult”.
Inter have named their squad to face Sparta Prague in the Europa League tomorrow night.
There are reports Marcelo Brozovic has apologised to Frank de Boer and Inter, but still might not face Sparta Prague.
Gabriel Paletta says it’s “too early” for Milan to aim higher than the Europa League but “if we continue like this…”
Sami Khedira trusts “it won’t be the same Inter” that lost to Hapoel Beer-Sheva when Juventus visit San Siro today.
It’s reported a locker room row with Coach Frank de Boer was behind Marcelo Brozovic’s exclusion from Inter-Juventus.
Massimo Moratti feels Inter have “no heart, no enthusiasm and no emotional connection” ahead of their clash with Juventus.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti saw “a training session mentality” against Hapoel Beer-Sheva and Frank de Boer is “in a pot of boiling water.”
A Greek newspaper has accused ‘Mafia’ of denying PAOK a late Europa League penalty against Fiorentina.
Goalkeeper Alisson admits Roma have made mistakes despite their unbeaten start to the new League season.
Andrea Ranocchia believes fans were entitled to boo Inter off after their Hapoel Be’er Sheva defeat. “They supported us for the whole match”.
Hapoel Beer-Sheva Coach Barak Bakhar took the credit for “making an exceptional Inter side play badly” in the Europa League.
There are already reports Inter could sack Frank de Boer and bring in Fabio Capello if he loses to Juventus on Sunday.
Athletic Coach Ernesto Valverde felt his men “controlled” most of the Europa League match, despite Sassuolo winning 3-0.
Pol Lirola had “the debut I always dreamed of” after scoring in Sassuolo’s 3-0 Europa League demolition of Athletic Club Bilbao.
Diego Perotti admits Roma “did not put in a great performance” after their 1-1 Europa League draw at Viktoria Plzen.
Paulo Sousa felt Fiorentina “certainly deserved more” from their 0-0 Europa League draw away to PAOK Salonika.
Frank de Boer “can’t understand how we can lose our heads” after Inter’s 2-0 home defeat to Hapoel Beer-Sheva.
Andrea Ranocchia admits “we are still a long way off the Inter that we should be and the Inter everyone wants to see.”
Eder admits Inter “dropped off psychologically and didn’t manage to react in an ugly defeat” to Hapoel Beer-Sheva.
Inter suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat to Hapoel Beer-Sheva in the Europa League and Frank de Boer is now under huge pressure.
Khouma Babacar was denied by two excellent saves, but Fiorentina were held to a 0-0 Europa League draw at PAOK Salonika.
Eusebio Di Francesco said the key to Sassuolo’s success is “focusing on the collective” after the historic 3-0 Europa League win over Athletic.
Luciano Spalletti warned Roma “need to show more hunger and intensity” after a 1-1 Europa League draw away to Viktoria Plzen.
Roma disappointed in Europe again, failing to build on an early Diego Perotti penalty for their 1-1 draw at Viktoria Plzen.
Sassuolo made a spectacular Europa League debut, sweeping Athletic Club Bilbao aside 3-0 including a fantastic Pol Lirola solo effort.
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