Atalanta will face FC Banants of Armenia or Serbian side FK Sarajevo in the second round of the Europa League preliminaries.
Milan will learn their Financial Fair Play fate tomorrow, and there’s a real risk they’ll be thrown out of the Europa League.
Milan’s lawyer assures they’re “optimistic” ahead of next week’s UEFA verdict on Financial Fair Play.
Massimiliano Mirabelli has warned UEFA that the Europa League ‘would lose some of its charm’ without Milan.
Sampdoria are said to have agreed a fee with RB Salzburg for winger Valon Berisha, but the player still has to give the all-clear.
Yonghong Li will meet Monday’s deadline for €10m, according to the Corriere della Sera, but must provide Milan another €30m by June 15.
The New York Times claims that UEFA’s financial investigators have recommended kicking Milan out of the Europa League for FFP violations.
There are growing concerns Milan could be excluded from the Europa League, as Elliott Management try to wrest control from Yonghong Li.
Pepe Reina calls Milan “one of the most important clubs in the world” and is not concerned by their Financial Fair Play problems.
Milan CEO Marco Fassone insists the club will still look to bring in ‘2-3 players’, even without Europa League football.
Milan could become the 17th club to be denied access to UEFA competition for failing Financial Fair Play tests, joining the likes of Galatasaray and Panathinaikos.
UEFA have formally rejected Milan’s Financial Fair Play settlement agreement, so there will be a disciplinary hearing in June.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi compares Gian Piero Gasperini to Arsene Wenger but hopes he can have “even more than those 22 years”.
Leonardo Bonucci thanked Milan fans and promised “one final push to enter Europe by the front door” by beating Fiorentina.
Roma are a step closer to a better Champions League draw after Atletico Madrid won the Europa League this evening.
Atletico Madrid swept Olympique Marseille aside 3-0 in Lyon with an Antoine Griezmann brace to win the Europa League for the third time.
Gennaro Gattuso felt a 4-0 Coppa Italia Final defeat to Juventus “does not reflect the performance” and Milan must fight for a Europa League spot.
The outcome of tonight’s Coppa Italia Final between Juventus and Milan will also decide who enters the Europa League and when.
Roma have leapfrogged Juventus in the UEFA ranking for this season, but remain 21st overall with the Bianconeri in fifth.
Simone Inzaghi felt Lazio reacted well with a draw against Roma and “won’t hide our ambition” to qualify for the Champions League.
Lazio director of sport Igli Tare admits they “have to react” after their Europa League exit and beat Roma to clinch a top four place.
Felipe Anderson assured Lazio “know what we have to do” and learned from their Europa League mistakes as they take on Roma.
Ciro Immobile urges Lazio not to ‘throw away’ what they have done in the first eight months of the season.
Simone Inzaghi concedes their Europa League exit was a “huge disappointment” and need to learn from that as they face Roma in the derby.
Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha took the blame for RB Salzburg’s second goal and felt “that changed everything” in their Europa League collapse.
Simone Inzaghi felt Lazio paid the price for a “black-out” and wasted chances as they threw away a Europa League quarter-final with RB Salzburg.
Senad Lulic confessed Lazio had “a total black-out” and denies it was a physical issue after they collapsed 4-1 to RB Salzburg.
Marco Parolo admits Lazio “are still missing something to compete at this level” after an extraordinary Europa League capitulation to RB Salzburg.
Lazio threw away a 1-0 lead on the night, 5-2 on aggregate, by conceding three goals in four minutes to crash out of the Europa League against RB Salzburg.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s Europa League clash between Lazio and RB Salzburg, as the Aquile target the semi-finals.