EUROPA LEAGUE

Dries Mertens concedes it was ‘tough to pull that shirt on’ when Napoli paid tribute to Diego Armando Maradona tonight.
Paulo Fonseca ‘appreciated’ Roma pushing through difficulties and playing out of position to secure their Europa League qualification.
Matteo Politano admits it was ‘really not easy’ for Napoli players to focus on the Europa League after Diego Maradona’s death.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso paid tribute to Diego Armando Maradona after the 2-0 win over Rijeka. ‘He will live forever, like all legends.’
Roma had a comfortable 2-0 victory away to CFR Cluj with Jordan Veretout creating one and scoring another, qualifying for the Europa League knockouts.
Napoli honoured Diego Armando Maradona and got the 2-0 result they needed against Rijeka, with Hirving Lozano and an own goal forced by Matteo Politano.
Daniele Bonera maintains he was happy with everything about Milan’s performance against Lille ‘except the result’ after a 1-1 draw.
Join us for the action as it happens from the Europa League, as Milan visit Lille, Roma take on CFR Cluj and Napoli pay tribute to Diego Maradona against Rijeka.
Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli assured the players ‘want to go out there and show Diego Maradona – who is watching – what we can do.’
Samu Castillejo’s opener was cancelled out by Jonathan Bamba, as Milan picked up a Europa League point away to Lille.
Roma improvise with Leonardo Spinazzola in a back three, Borja Mayoral and Carles Perez upfront as they visit CFR Cluj in the Europa League.
Napoli rotate the squad against Rijeka in the Europa League, but the night is all about remembering Diego Armando Maradona.
Paolo Maldini shares more memories of Diego Armando Maradona and warns Milan ‘fought too hard’ to go out of the Europa League early.
Milan give Jens Petter Hauge his first start in the supporting trio behind Ante Rebic, as they face Lille hat-trick hero Yusuf Yazici.
Napoli fans send message to unite the city in a moment of tribute to Diego Maradona. ‘We'll start the biggest applause ever heard in the history of the city’.
Coach Paulo Fonseca could make seven changes from the team that beat Parma in Serie A, when Roma visit CFR Cluj in the Europa League.
It’s uncertain if Lorenzo Insigne will lead the attack when Napoli host HNK Rijeka at the San Paolo, but Andrea Petagna seems set to start.
Jens Petter Hauge seems set for his first start at Milan against Lille in the Europa League, as Ante Rebic takes place up front in Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence.
There will be a minute’s silence in Serie A, the Champions League and Europa League in honour of Diego Armando Maradona, with Napoli due to play on Thursday.
Milan are travelling to Lille without the injured Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Rafael Leao and Alexis Saelemaekers and according to Sky Sport Jens Petter Hauge will get his first start for the Rossoneri this season.
Kalidou Koulibaly has confirmed Napoli players are 100% behind their coach Gennaro Gattuso: ‘There are no problems with him.’
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso has insisted there wasn’t a dressing room bust-up after their defeat against Milan on Sunday but warns the team must read games differently.
Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic said his hamstring injury is ‘nothing serious’ and expects to be out for only ‘one to two weeks’.
Roma forward Edin Dzeko has recovered from COVID-19 but could be left out against CFR Cluj, as Paulo Fonseca aims to have him back against Napoli.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Napoli staff, coaches and players are yet to receive a salary this season.
Roma defender Roger Ibanez reportedly misses out against CFR Cluj in the Europa League.
Roma defender Chris Smalling has reportedly suffered a problem in his left knee and is doubtful for the Europa League match against CFR Cluj.
Milan will reportedly be without Alexis Saelemaekers for two weeks, as the Belgian injured his ankle against Napoli.
UEFA has announced the referees for Thursday’s Europa League matches, with English Craig Pawson in charge of Lille-Milan.
Napoli have quashed the reports of a confrontation in the dressing room between coach Gennaro Gattuso and some of the players. ‘Completely invented’.