EUROPA LEAGUE

Lyon’s Rachid Ghezzal admits it’s “impossible not to be inspired” by Roma captain Francesco Totti.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Montella denies a rift with President Silvio Berlusconi - “talking to him is pleasant”.
Radja Nainggolan points out Roma “haven’t thrown everything away” after two defeats in a row.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti expects a “difficult game” against Lyon as “the level of the French League has increased”.
Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette describes Roma’s Edin Dzeko as “one of the top strikers”.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio admits playing Roma is “a difficult draw” but “we want to cause them problems”.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko reveals that scoring in the Europa league ‘motivates him’ as he has achieved ‘something big’.
Luciano Spalletti has named his Roma squad for tomorrow’s Lyon match, minus the suspended Antonio Rudiger.
English referee Anthony Taylor will take charge of Roma’s trip to face Lyon on Thursday, UEFA has announced.
Wojciech Szczesny can’t confirm he’ll stay at Roma for next season, and notes “I’m an Arsenal fan”.
Radja Nainggolan admits drawing Lyon in the Europa League was “unlucky” for Roma, but wants three trophies.
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez dismisses Champions League talk - “the Europa League is the real goal”.
Radja Nainggolan claims Roma “can beat anyone, if we play our football” as the Giallorossi “can still win three trophies” this season.
Luciano Spalletti says while “it might’ve been better” for Roma to be drawn with a team other than Lyon in the Europa League last 16, he explains “it’s good”.
Papu Gomez declares Atalanta “believe in Europe” but if so “you have to sign eight or nine players”.
Lyon Coach Bruno Genesio admits Roma represent “a difficult draw” but “if we want to go all the way we have to play the big teams”.
Roma have drawn Olympique Lyonnais in the Europa League round of 16 after beating Villarreal in the previous round.
Coach Dieter Hecking assures Borussia Monchengladbach “deserved to go through and never stopped believing” they could eliminate Fiorentina.
Fiorentina patron Andrea Della Valle is “in shock” after their capitulation to Borussia Monchengladbach. “If the players are real men, they’ll react.”
Roma are the only remaining Italian representatives in the Europa League going into Friday’s Round of 16 draw.
Fiorentina director Pantaleo Corvino said they must “sit down with cool heads and evaluate” Paulo Sousa’s position after Europa League elimination.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa felt timing was crucial, as a penalty on the stroke of half-time “gave Borussia Monchengladbach hope when they were losing it.”
Roma goalkeeper Alisson looked on the bright side after their 1-0 defeat to Villarreal. “We qualified for the Europa League last 16.”
Fiorentina had a 3-0 aggregate lead over Borussia Monchengladbach, but self-destructed under a Lars Stindl hat-trick to crash out of the Europa League 4-3.
Luciano Spalletti took “responsibility” for Roma’s home defeat to Villarreal, as a complacent side qualified for the Europa League Round of 16.
Roma put in a half-hearted and at times embarrassing performance as they lost 1-0 at home to Villarreal, but still qualified 4-1 on aggregate.
Fiorentina look to Nikola Kalinic, Federico Bernardeschi and Federico Chiesa as they host Thorgan Hazard’s Borussia Monchengladbach.
Join us for the build-up and action from the Europa League games, as Roma host Villarreal and Fiorentina are in a tight tie with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Mario Rui urged Roma to “prove our Europa League credentials” in tonight’s Round of 32 meeting with Villarreal.
Roma unleash Francesco Totti, Stephan El Shaarawy and Leandro Paredes as they host Villarreal in the Europa League.