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Parma have released a statement expressing their ‘extreme confidence’ they will be allowed to play in Europe next season, should they qualify.
Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati is hoping for a ‘miracle’ that would see his side qualify for the Europa League.
Verona boss Andrea Mandorlini has claimed that he will stay at the club if Luca Toni extends his contract.
Torino, Parma, Milan and Verona are still in the running for the final Europa League qualification spot.
There are six clubs fighting for two remaining Europa League spots in a four-point radius, so it’ll go down to the wire.
Adriano Galliani has refused to comment on whether Milan will sign Adel Taarabt on a permanent deal this summer.
Parma sporting director Pietro Leonardi claims his side will fight until the end for a place in the Europa League.
Erick Thohir is confident Inter can qualify for next season’s Europa League, despite Sunday’s loss to Milan.
Gigi Buffon maintains Juventus were beaten “but not annihilated” by Benfica in the Europa League.
The Portuguese Primeira Liga is set to overtake Serie A in UEFA’s League co-efficient ranking system.
Former Juventus player Mark Iuliano believes the Old Lady must concentrate on performing better in Europe in the future.
Fernando Llorente believes that Juventus ‘deserved more’ after crashing out of the Europa League.
Ezequiel Schelotto is focusing purely on this weekend’s game against Sampdoria, not a place in next season’s Europa League.
The Europa League elimination means Roma-Juventus and Sampdoria-Napoli in Serie A are moved.
Giorgio Chiellini confessed to Juventus regrets, but complimented Benfica on their defensive display.
Leonardo Bonucci had his birthday ruined and the Juventus defender said Benfica “didn’t come here to play.”
Jorge Jesus insists Benfica “reached the Europa League Final because we played better than Juventus in both legs.”
Antonio Conte complained about the referee and Benfica time-wasting. “The team that least deserved it went through.”
Guilherme Siqueira insisted Benfica “more than deserved” to knock Juventus out of the Europa League semi-final.
Juventus won’t play the Europa League Final, as they dominated nine-man Benfica without finding the net.
Diego Maradona is very impressed with the Juventus Stadium. “Napoli should have an arena like this.”
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta maintains the semi-final with Benfica is an early Europa League Final.
Juventus rely on Fernando Llorente, Carlos Tevez and Arturo Vidal to win tonight’s Europa League semi-final with Benfica.
Diego Armando Maradona will be at Juventus-Benfica tonight and the Coppa Italia Final Napoli-Fiorentina on Saturday.
Juventus ultras group the Drughi announced they will “transform the stadium into a cauldron” against Benfica.
Ex-Juventus player Antonio Cabrini believes the Old Lady are slight underdogs to progress to the Europa League final.
Ex-Juventus midfielder Dino Baggio is confident the Old Lady will overcome Benfica to reach the Europa League final.
Arturo Vidal is in line to make his return to the Juventus starting line-up against Benfica, whilst Martin Caceres will again come in for Andrea Barzagli.
Juventus have announced their 23-man squad for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final with Benfica.
Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has stressed the importance of his side keeping a clean sheet against Benfica tomorrow.
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