NEWS

Gareth Bale scored twice for Real Madrid to win 6-1 away to Schalke, but Roberto Mancini’s Galatasaray held Chelsea 1-1.
Cagliari director Nicola Salerno said there is “no truth” in the reports David Astori is heading for Roma.
Serse Cosmi blasted new tacticians like Clarence Seedorf at Milan. “Saying ‘he was a Coach on the field’ is incredibly stupid.”
Ludogorets Coach Stoycho Stoev said it “would be absurd to underestimate Lazio” in the Europa League.
Napoli were very unlucky to go out of the UEFA Youth League at the last second against Real Madrid.
Garry Monk is counting on Swansea City getting away goals against Napoli, though “it will be a hostile environment.”
Fiorentina have named their squad for the Europa League tie with Esbjerg, including Juan Cuadrado and Juan Vargas.
Gianluigi Buffon insisted Juventus are “taking the Europa League seriously” and condemned Superga banners.
Antonio Conte assures Juventus are “prepared” for the Trabzonspor atmosphere and “are not coming to defend a 2-0 lead.”
Edy Reja believes Lazio “understand the strengths and weaknesses” of Europa League opponents Ludogorets now.
Trabzonspor manager Hami Mandirali insists his team scored “a valid goal” in the first leg against Juventus.
Torino and Juventus own Ciro Immobile, but his agent confirms “Borussia Dortmund have approached us.”
Alessandro Diamanti scored a brace on his official Guangzhou Evergrande debut, beating Melbourne Victory 4-2.
Inter President Erick Thohir met with “partner” Massimo Moratti today and again warned “the process takes time.”
Joseph Minala bagged a brace as Lazio beat Fiorentina 3-1 in the first leg of the Coppa Italia Primavera youth tournament.
According to Italian reports, Manchester United defender Patrice Evra is today in talks with Inter directors.
Fiorentina’s Borja Valero has accused referee Andrea Gervasoni of showing a lack of respect to his professional and personal integrity.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says he thinks his side are protesting too strongly against refereeing decisions while out on the pitch.
Verona goalkeeper Rafael says his team are not thinking about European qualification despite their current lofty Serie A position.
Parma goalkeeper Antonio Mirante says his side are not inferior to anyone in the race for a Europa League place.
Real Madrid Coach Carlo Ancelotti says his team will be facing a tough opponent when they take on Schalke in the Champions League.
Lazio have named a 21 man squad for the return leg of their Europa League tie with Bulgarian side Ludogorets.
Esbjerg Coach Niels Frederiksen spoke of his side’s ‘incredible’ European journey ahead of their Europa League match with Fiorentina.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin says he wants to finish his career in football working abroad.
Il Messaggero are reporting that it will be up to Lazio President Claudio Lotito to decide the future of striker Miroslav Klose.
Juventus have named a 20 man squad as they head out to Turkey for the second leg of their Europa League tie with Trabzonspor.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez has cited rhythm and speed as the two fundamental attributes needed to beat Swansea.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez has named a 20 man squad for tomorrow evening’s Europa League Round of 32 second leg against Swansea City.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina says his future at the club will not be decided by whether the Azzurri are successful this season.
Andrea Pirlo has praised Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard, as they prepare to face each other at the World Cup.
Vincenzo Montella has been included in a shortlist of possible replacements for Barcelona Coach Tata Martino.
Cagliari midfielder Daniele Dessena has come in for abuse on social media after taking a stand against homophobia.
Jose Mourinho has hit out at fellow Inter bosses Rafa Benitez and Roberto Mancini in a Press conference.
Milan have been given good news regarding the fitness of Mario Balotelli and Mattia De Sciglio ahead of the weekend.
Torino defender Cesare Bovo doesn’t want fans to be disappointed if his side don’t make the Europa League this season.

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