EUROPA LEAGUE

Patron Aurelio De Laurentiis has praised Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso’s personality and claimed the Partenopei are currently ‘recovering from the incident’ under Carlo Ancelotti earlier this term.
UEFA Vice-President Michele Uva has confirmed that the two European Cups will be held behind closed doors this August.
Sevilla sporting director Monchi has claimed ‘it’s difficult to think about anything else’ than the match against Roma in the Europa League.
Inter will face Bayer Leverkusen and Roma take on Wolves or Olympiakos if they reach the Europa League quarter-finals, but the Giallorossi could meet Manchester United in the semi-final.
Atalanta, Juventus and Napoli are waiting to see what the Champions League Final Eight draw holds for them, while Inter and Roma are in the Europa League.
A month after the resumption, UEFA prepare draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League and the Europa League to be held in Nyon tomorrow.
Inter forward Lautaro Martinez’s release clause of €111m expires today and the Argentine seems set to stay at San Siro.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says a decision should be made on fans’ attendance at Champions League and Europa League games by ‘July 10’.
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed he has a ‘great relationship’ with Brescia patron Massimo Cellino but admitted the Nerazzurri haven’t spoken to the club regarding Sandro Tonali.
Inter director Beppe Marotta is still unhappy with the Alexis Sanchez and Victor Moses contract disputes, while insisting they have ‘not discussed’ Sandro Tonali with Brescia.
Ivan Juric has claimed Europa League rivals Parma ‘are a real team’ and stressed that his Hellas Verona had targeted salvation at the start of the term.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Manchester United and Chelsea are refusing to leave Alexis Sanchez, Victor Moses and Chris Smalling on loan to Inter and Roma for the Europa League.
Bologna midfielder Gary Medel admitted the Rossoblu ‘dream of Europe’ but agreed with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic: “We need more precision.”
Former Roma midfielder Zbigniew Boniek has pointed out that the Giallorossi ‘still have a lot to play for’ and was surprised by the suspension of sporting director Gianluca Petrachi.
Getafe coach Jose Bordalas looks ahead to the clash with Inter in the Europa League and claims the Nerazzurri are the Italian equivalent to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Federico Fazio believes Roma can have an extraordinary season, as ‘our objectives are to qualify for the Champions League and win the Europa League.’
UEFA Vice-President Michele Uva has admitted that it is ‘unrealistic’ to expect fans back through the turnstiles before August.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis has revealed he contacted Max Allegri before he appointed Gennaro Gattuso and believes Napoli can advance in the Champions League.
Inter defender Diego Godin reveals he ‘never considered leaving’ San Siro and aims to help the Nerazzurri ‘win many titles’.
Inter’s Europa League opponents Getafe will not be able to count on left-back Vitorino Antunes when the teams face off in the Round of 16.
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin leaves the door open for fans to potentially attend the condensed Champions League and Europa League games in August.
As expected, the Champions League and Europa League will both adopt a Final Eight format for the rest of this season.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca has claimed the Giallorossi ‘can’t give up’ on the Champions League and revealed Serie A ‘surprised him in a positive sense’.
The Champions League is set to resume with Juventus and Napoli ties on August 7-8 at their original venues ahead of a Final Eight in Lisbon.
Benevento coach Filippo Inzaghi always cared for his own goalscoring records and confessed that Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo makes him angry.
The Champions League is set to adopt a Final Eight format after the Last-16 stage, with all ties to be played in Lisbon.
Roma coach Paulo Fonseca encouraged the fans to ‘unite and ‘fight’ with the Giallorossi during an intense run-in: “Your passion is the most beautiful gift.”
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has claimed ‘anything can happen’ in the Scudetto battle and has targeted success on all fronts this season.
Pierluigi Collina explains the updated IFAB guidelines on handball and offside are ‘not modifications, but clarification’ and why referees must use the on-field monitor.
If Istanbul is not suitable for the Champions League Final, alternative options are Lisbon, Munich, Frankfurt and Geneva, according to reports.