EUROPA LEAGUE

Borussia Monchengladbach Coach Dieter Hecking assures they have “not lost our optimism” after the 1-0 Europa League home defeat to Fiorentina.
Borussia Monchengladbach defender Oscar Wendt acknowledges Fiorentina “will be difficult” but “if we score first…”
Luciano Spalletti dismisses talk Roma are Manchester United’s main Europa League challengers - “we just have to win as many matches as possible”.
Luciano Spalletti warns his Roma players against complacency with Villarreal - “there have been dramatic results in football…”
Fiorentina midfielder Carlos Sanchez calls for “the same spirit” in the Europa League return leg with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Paulo Sousa wants “another coup” for Fiorentina against a Borussia Monchengladbach side “built for the Champions League”.
Villarreal defender Jaume Costa admits it’s “practically impossible” to overturn their 4-0 defeat to Roma.
Marcello Lippi believes Serie A has improved thanks to “a change of mentality, a courageous attitude”.
Roma defender Juan Jesus insists “the result is not settled” with Villarreal, despite a 4-0 win in the first leg.
Luciano Spalletti told Roma there can be no excuses against Torino and they can’t celebrate Europa League qualification yet, but “we are all Alessandro Florenzi.”
Atalanta midfielder Jasmin Kurtic says European qualification is well within his side’s reach – providing they can keep going until “the final few games”.
Italy’s European results this week saw them move closer to England in the UEFA ranking, as Roma and Fiorentina won with Napoli losing to Real Madrid.
If Atalanta qualify for the Europa League, they’ll likely play their home games at Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium.
Emerson Palmieri and Luciano Spalletti analyse how the Roma man went from bemoaned bench-warmer to fan favourite.
Federico Bernardeschi celebrates “the best goal of my career so far” for Fiorentina and wants to be a leader in the new generation of Italy stars.
Villarreal Coach Fran Escribà felt the 4-0 Roma result “did not do justice” to their performance, but concedes they’re almost out of the Europa League.
Borussia Monchengladbach Coach Dieter Hecking felt his side were “denied a clear penalty that would’ve changed the game” against Fiorentina.
Luciano Spalletti hopes Roma’s 4-0 demolition of Villarreal in Spain can “give us the belief we needed” in the Europa League.
Edin Dzeko insists he is “not surprised” at being top scorer in Serie A and the Europa League after Roma demolished Villarreal 4-0.
Edin Dzeko’s hat-trick and a stunning Emerson Palmieri curler gave Roma a crushing 3-0 victory away to Villarreal in the Europa League.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa celebrated the Europa League win away to Borussia Monchengladbach, but told goalscorer Federico Bernardeschi how to improve.
Join us for all the build-up and action from today’s Europa League clashes, as Fiorentina are at Borussia Monchengladbach and Roma visit Villarreal.
Roma director Ricky Massara admits “there is concern” Alessandro Florenzi could be out for another six to eight months.
A magnificent free kick from birthday boy Federico Bernardeschi gave Fiorentina a precious 1-0 away victory at Borussia Monchengladbach.
Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan and Stephan El Shaarawy lead the line as Roma visit Villarreal and Nicola Sansone for the Europa League.
Fiorentina director Carlos Freitas hopes the Viola can reach the Champions League by winning the Europa League trophy.
Fiorentina start Nikola Kalinic and Federico Bernardeschi as they visit Thorgan Hazard’s Borussia Monchengladbach in the Europa League.
Milan’s incoming directors Marco Fassone and Massimiliano Mirabelli will reportedly scout Borussia Monchengladbach’s Mahmoud Dahoud tonight.
Paulo Sousa insists Fiorentina “will be ourselves” ahead of their Europa League meeting with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Luciano Spalletti notes both Roma and Villarreal are “ambitious and it would’ve been better to play later” in the Europa League.