EUROPA LEAGUE

Mario Gomez, Juan Cuadrado and Josip Ilicic start against Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Andrea Pirlo in the Europa League.
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle says he had lunch today with Juventus and UEFA representatives to 'clarify' a few things.
Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi has returned to Italy to watch his team’s decisive Europa Lague encounter with Juventus.
Former Juventus and Fiorentina Coach Giovanni Trapattoni says one incident or set piece could be enough to decide tonight’s match between the sides.
Ex-Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica believes the San Paolo factor can make all the difference when the Azzurri play Porto tonight.
Juan Cuadrado is speculated as set to start alongside Mario Gomez for Fiorentina, against a Juventus back-line likely to list Martin Caceres.
Vincenzo Montella has named his Fiorentina squad for tomorrow’s Europa League tie with Juventus.
Angelo Ogbonna and Andrea Barzagli are out of the Europa League Fiorentina-Juventus showdown tomorrow.
Gabriel Batistuta is “jealous” of the Fiorentina players who’ll get to face Juventus in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon admits Fiorentina “make life difficult” for Juventus, but they both have a lot to lose tomorrow.
Antonio Conte said Juventus “always feel pressure to win,” so nothing changes in their Europa League trip to Fiorentina.
Juventus could have a defensive crisis against Fiorentina tomorrow, as Angelo Ogbonna is also in doubt.
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual says he would give money for his side to secure a goalless draw at home to Juventus tomorrow.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says he is proud to coach the Florence outfit and hopes to remain at the club for a long time.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez has named a 19-man squad for his side’s Europa League second leg with Porto tomorrow night.
Porto Coach Luis Castro says his side are optimistic they can qualify for the Europa League quarter finals.
Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami says the importance of the Europa League to his side cannot be underestimated.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez believes there must be a change in the way Italian teams approach matches.
Fiorentina’s Massimo Ambrosini says his side cannot wait for their Europa League tie with Juventus to resume on Thursday.
English referees Howard Webb and Martin Atkinson will be in charge for Fiorentina-Juventus and Napoli-Porto on Thursday.
Giuseppe Rossi will be at the Stadio Franchi on Thursday for Fiorentina-Juventus in the Europa League.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto says his side are not scared by the prospect of their Europa League match with Juventus.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says his side’s late win over Genoa was the most important of their season.
Beppe Marotta has assured that Juventus’ goal this week is to ‘go to Fiorentina and win’ to maintain their Europa League journey.
Antonio Conte pointed out “only a great team” like Juventus could’ve won in Genoa tonight and blasted their critics.
Vincenzo Montella was impressed by Chievo’s approach, but fears excessive enthusiasm around Fiorentina.
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.
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