EUROPA LEAGUE

Alessandro Nesta insists Milan were right to celebrate sixth-place - “it’s an important step and a great milestone”.
Juventus and Manchester United are the main contenders for Bayern Munich winger Douglas Costa.
Milan stepped on the gas in the second half to beat Bologna 3-0, including a Keisuke Honda free kick, and qualify for the Europa League.
Inter have announced that Mauro Icardi is struggling with a thigh injury and will be “evaluated day-by-day”.
UEFA has announced that the winner of the Champions League will be presented the trophy on the pitch.
Atalanta have qualified for the Europa League and already building for next season, reportedly swooping for KAA Gent right-back Thomas Foket.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini admits that he will 'prioritise the Europa League over Serie A next season'.
Gian Piero Gasperini has taken Atalanta into Europe after 26 years after drawing 1-1 with Milan and assures “we want to make a good impression.”
Gerard Deulofeu’s deflected late equaliser grabbed a Milan point in Bergamo, but Atalanta still qualify for Europe after 26 years.
As Milan, Inter and Fiorentina all stumble toward the season’s finishing line, we take a look at the run-ins for the Europa League contenders.
Sergio Romero shrugged off reports he was wanted by Inter. “I doubt I’ll be in Italy next season, as I’m happy at Manchester United.”
At the end of two fiery clashes, Manchester United and Ajax have reached the Europa League Final, eliminating Lyon and Celta Vigo by narrow margins.
Week 36 was expected to be crucial in the relegation battle and the chase for the Europa League, but in truth there hasn’t been much change.
Marco Fassone assures the new owners want “a strong Milan”, and will sign “experienced and quality players” in the summer.
Alejandro Gomez acknowledges Atalanta are facing “one of the best teams in the world” in Juventus but “we want to end the season in Europe”.
It’s a full-strength Juventus line-up at Atalanta, as the Bianconeri look to take a step closer to the Scudetto.
We’re approaching the end of the Serie A season, with just five games left to play in the League campaign.
Mattia Caldara thanks Juventus for signing him but “I’m only thinking of Atalanta” ahead of Friday’s game.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “can’t get it wrong” against Bologna tomorrow, as they chase a Europa League place.
Paulo Sousa says Fiorentina “have to believe” in Europa League qualification, but won’t discuss his future.
Manchester United have drawn Celta Vigo in the Europa League semi-final, with the second leg due to be played at Old Trafford.
The Europa League semi-finalists are Manchester United, Celta Vigo, Ajax and Lyon, though three out of four ties went to extra time.
Rafael Toloi assures he is “not in any way” thinking about leaving Atalanta in the summer.
Marco Parolo believes Lazio will need to reach 68 points to assure Europa League qualification.
Cristian Zapata discusses his last-minute goal for Milan against Inter - “Yonghong Li will remember my name!”
Inter Coach Stefano Pioli acknowledges “it will be important to return from Fiorentina with three points”.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini believes his side are one game closer to Europe, after a draw with Roma.
Stefano Pioli laments Inter “had to stay in the game until the end” against Milan and fumes “you talk too much about my future”.
Milan defender Cristian Zapata says “a draw was a fair result” against Inter, and his late equaliser is “a demonstration” that Europe is possible.
Mattia Caldara warns Atalanta “need to score points” because without European football “everything we’ve done so far counts for nothing”.