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Italy is the only nation that can still see all six teams progress in the Champions League and Europa League.
Michel Platini believes Juventus made ‘a big step forward’ by beating Malmo, and discusses calcio’s standing in Europe.
Roberto Mancini was suspended, so director Piero Ausilio analysed Inter’s 2-1 Europa League win over Dnipro.
Dnipro Coach Myron Markevych felt his team “deserved more” from their 2-1 Europa League defeat to Inter.
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura complimented Club Brugge goalkeeper Matthew Ryan on “truly extraordinary saves.”
Samir Handanovic concedes the only good things about Inter’s 2-1 win over Dnipro were the result and spirit.
Torino laid siege to Club Brugge and were repeatedly denied by miraculous Matthew Ryan saves for a 0-0 draw.
Inter fought back from a goal down to beat Dnipro 2-1, had Andrea Ranocchia sent off and Samir Handanovic saved a penalty.
Vincenzo Montella saw an “almost perfect” Fiorentina in their 2-1 win away to Guingamp when down to 10 men.
Rafa Benitez insisted Napoli “worked very well” to achieve their target: Europa League qualification against Sparta Prague.
Fiorentina director of sport Daniele Pradè said they beat Guingamp “for us and for Italy’s UEFA ranking.”
Marek Hamsik confessed Napoli “did not play well,” but the result was what mattered against Sparta Prague.
Fiorentina played the entire second half with 10 men, but still earned an impressive 2-1 victory away to Guingamp.
Sparta Prague hit the crossbar twice, but Napoli scraped a 0-0 draw to qualify for the Europa League knockouts.
Torino can go top of their Europa League group this evening, as they host leaders Club Brugge.
Inter can secure Europa League qualification against Dnipro on Coach Roberto Mancini’s 50th birthday.
Fiorentina have already qualified, but can secure top spot in their Europa League group away to Guingamp.
Napoli go into a head-to-head battle with joint Europa League group leaders Sparta Prague, starting almost an ideal XI.
Myron Markevych warned Dnipro “have nothing to lose” against Inter at San Siro, but is “pleased” with interest in Eugen Konoplyanka.
Nenad Tomovic assured Fiorentina “will do everything to win” against Guingamp to grab top spot in their Europa League group.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho is looking forward to Sparta Prague and knows “the importance of playing to win” the Europa League.
Vincenzo Montella expects to see a “determined” Fiorentina against Guingamp in the Europa League with Marko Marin.
Inter miss Nemanja Vidic, Yann M’Vila and Danilo D’Ambrosio for their Europa League match with Dnipro.
Jorginho and Jonathan de Guzman are in Napoli’s squad to face Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
Rafa Benitez assured Napoli “are looking for the victory” away to Sparta Prague tomorrow, but has injury concerns.
Sparta Prague Coach Vitezlav Lavicka respects Napoli, but warns “we’ve improved a lot” since their last match.
It could be an unfamiliar Napoli front-line to face Sparta Prague, with Jorginho apparently in line for the trequartista role behind Duvan Zapata.
Roberto Mancini says Nemanja Vidic just needs time to adapt to Serie A, whilst it is normal for Mateo Kovacic to attract other clubs.
Roberto Mancini has warned of Dnipro’s ability away from home, but asserts his Inter will look to close out Europa League qualification tomorrow.
Torino Coach Giampiero Ventura has called on fans to back the team as they seek to qualify for the next round of the Europa League.
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