LIVEBLOG: Europa League Night
Napoli try to put Serie A disappointment behind them with Legia Warsaw, Lazio visit St-Etienne and Fiorentina need a point with Belenenses to qualify.
Basta: 'Saint-Etienne matters'
Dusan Basta assures Lazio will take the clash with Saint-Etienne seriously - “it’s a Europa League match, not a friendly.”
Pioli: 'Lazio believe in me'
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli insists “the club think I’m the perfect Coach for this team” amid rumours he’s under pressure.
Napoli leave out Higuain
Gonzalo Higuain has been rested for Napoli’s final Europa League match with Legia Warsaw.
Eyserric: 'Lazio opportunity'
Saint-Etienne midfielder Valentin Eysseric sees an “opportunity” when Lazio visit in the Europa League tomorrow.
Galtier: 'No St-Etienne pressure'
Saint-Etienne Coach Christophe Galtier says his side face Lazio in the Europa League under “no pressure”.
Badelj: ‘Not thinking about Juve’
Milan Badelj assures Fiorentina are fully focused on Belenenses, despite the trip to Juventus on Sunday.
Sousa: ‘Important to stay in Europe’
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa insists “a team with our quality must remain in Europe” ahead of the Belenenses match.
Jorginho: ‘Napoli learned lesson’
Napoli midfielder Jorginho says the team have ‘learned our lesson from Bologna’ after their shock defeat.
‘Napoli want Europe’s best numbers’
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri says his side want to become ‘the best in Europe statistically’ against Legia tomorrow.
Emery: 'Sevilla belong in Europa'
Unai Emery is glad Sevilla are back in the Europa League, “where the team is comfortable,” after a 1-0 win over Juventus.
Four-match ban for Keita
Lazio’s Keita Balde Diao has been handed a four-match Europa League ban after his red card in the win over Rosenborg.
Emery: ‘Europa League important’
Sevilla Coach Unai Emery warns Juventus that his side will be going all-out for Europa League qualification.
Pasqual: ‘Fiorentina more cynical’
Manuel Pasqual says Paulo Sousa has made Fiorentina “more cynical” compared to Vincenzo Montella.
Sousa: 'Interesting Sassuolo'
Paulo Sousa demands referees show “more respect for Nikola Kalinic” and prepares Fiorentina for “interesting” Sassuolo.
Hamsik 'didn't expect this Napoli'
Marek Hamsik admits “I honestly didn’t expect Napoli to be this successful” after 13 wins in 15 games.
Sarri: 'Napoli were motivated'
Maurizio Sarri saw “another step forward” after Napoli beat Club Brugge and “avoided a collapse in motivation.”
Italy close on England in rankings
Italy have closed again on England in the UEFA rankings thanks to this week’s results, above all Juventus beating Manchester City.
Markevych: 'Dnipro realistic'
Dnipro Coach Myron Markevych was “realistic” about their chances of beating Lazio in the Europa League.
EL: Napoli perfect in Brugge
Napoli earned a fifth consecutive Europa League victory, beating Club Brugge 1-0 with a Vlad Chiriches volley.
Douglas Silva open to Lazio
Dnipro defender Douglas Silva admits “I’d like to play in Italy. Lazio in January? We’ll see…”
Fischer: 'Fiorentina a top team'
Urs Fischer was pleased Basel “played on a par with a very strong team” like Fiorentina, who were down to 10 men.
Astori: 'Ref could've ruined us!'
Davide Astori said the referee “could’ve ruined our season” in Fiorentina’s 2-2 draw with Basel. “We expect someone up to the task.”
Sousa: 'Must control emotions'
Paulo Sousa was “proud” of his 10-man Fiorentina earning a 2-2 draw away to Basel, but Facundo Roncaglia “has to control his emotions.”
Pioli: 'Lazio retreat constructive'
Stefano Pioli agreed Lazio’s training retreat “was constructive” after they beat Dnipro to win the Europa League group.
Parolo: 'Lazio reacted with win'
Marco Parolo is pleased that Lazio “only needed a point to qualify, but we won” 3-1 against Dnipro.
EL: Basel stall 10-man Viola
Fiorentina threw away a 2-0 lead in Basel and had Facundo Roncaglia sent off, so this 2-2 draw leaves Europa League qualification in the balance.
EL: Lazio beat Dnipro to qualify
Lazio booked their spot in the Europa League Round of 32 after getting the better of last season’s Finalists Dnipro 3-1.
Line-ups: Club Brugge-Napoli
Napoli test out new tactics in the tense Europa League trip to Club Brugge, but Lorenzo Insigne pulls out.
Tare: 'Lazio unconvincing'
Lazio director Igli Tare assured Coach Stefano Pioli “is not up for debate, but it’s true the performances are unconvincing.”
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