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Carlos Bacca’s agent assures his client “wants to take Milan into Europe”.
Milan goalkeeper Christian Abbiati admits “time is not on our side” and targets the Coppa Italia.
Shakhtar Donetsk and Sevilla traded punches in a thrilling Europa League semi-final, while Liverpool and Villarreal played out a goalless draw.
Stevan Jovetic celebrated his first Inter goals since December and noted Europa League qualification is “an improvement.”
Luis Figo says Inter “can’t be satisfied” with Europa League qualification this season.
Roberto Mancini urges Inter to “think positive” in their quest for a Champions League place.
Inter team manager Dejan Stankovic insists “third-place is not impossible” but Roberto Mancini will stay whatever happens.
Liverpool completed an incredible comeback to beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 and reach the Europa League semi-final with Villarreal and Shakhtar Donetsk, while Sevilla needed penalties.
Coach Eusebio Di Francesco says Sassuolo “continue to dream” of European football.
Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool got a draw and an away goal on his return to Borussia Dortmund.
Carlos Bacca tells Milan to “continue to focus on our objective of Europe” as well as the Coppa Italia.
Stefano Pioli said he didn’t resign from Lazio because he “wants to see it through” and believes in sixth place if they beat Milan.
Andrea Pirlo believes the Derby della Mole will “restore Juventus’ energy”, and laments “unfortunate” Serie A teams in Europe.
Sparta Prague Coach Zdenek Scasny admits “never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined winning 3-0 away to Lazio.”
Senad Lulic bitterly criticised Lazio teammates for “running away” to avoid insults from angry fans. “We’re not even a team then.”
Senad Lulic said Lazio “should be ashamed” of their Europa League exit to Sparta Prague. “Perhaps we thought it would be easy.”
Stefano Pioli concedes Lazio started badly yet again with Sparta Prague and “we got the approach wrong.”
This is officially the worst European campaign for Italian clubs in 15 years and proves disastrous for the co-efficient.
Lazio captain Lucas Biglia blasted his teammates for a “shameful” Europa League defeat to Sparta Prague.
Lazio’s Europa League campaign ended in a disastrous 3-0 home defeat to Sparta Prague, 4-1 on aggregate.
Lazio director Igli Tare feels “pride and responsibility of representing Italy in Europe” against Sparta Prague.
Lazio have numerous injury problems for their crunch Europa League clash with Sparta Prague, so look to Miroslav Klose.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the last remaining Italian hope in Europe, as Lazio host Sparta Prague.
A group of Lazio fans have gathered at the Coliseum to declare their opposition to racism.
Former defender Marek Jankulovski warns Lazio that Sparta Prague “are not already eliminated”.
The Premier League is reportedly guaranteed to keep four Champions League places for next season, but the race with Serie A will again be close next year.
Lazio goalkeeper Federico Marchetti insists Sparta Prague “ought to be worried” about their Europa League clash.
Stefano Pioli believes Lazio can beat Sparta Prague, “try to win the Europa League and salvage our season.”
Zdeněk Ščasný admits Sparta Prague can’t be defensive against Lazio - “we need at least one goal”.
Stefano Pioli said much of his experimental Lazio line-up against Atalanta was “forced upon me” by injuries.
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