EUROPA LEAGUE

Atalanta star Josip Ilicic is in hospital on a drip of antibiotics after an infection of his lymph nodes failed to clear up.
Gian Piero Gasperini hailed his ‘historic’ Atalanta as they thrashed Hapoel Haifa 4-1 in the Europa League, with a debut goal for Mario Pasalic.
Duvan Zapata leads the line for Atalanta, as they face Hapoel Haifa in the Europa League.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has warned Hapoel Haifa that ‘reaching the Europa League is an objective’ for his side.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini confirms “the objective is to reach the group stage” after the stunning 8-0 Europa League win at FK Sarajevo.
Papu Gomez scored two and set up two, as Atalanta thrashed FK Sarajevo 8-0 to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
Atalanta face FK Sarajevo with no Duvan Zapata, as they look to reach the third qualifying round of the Europa League.
Atalanta’s Europa League campaign is in the balance, after they blew a 2-0 lead against FK Sarajevo.
Atalanta Coach Gian Piero Gasperini warns the FK Sarajevo match tomorrow “is not a friendly”.
Atalanta will face either Hapoel Haifa of Israel or Icelandic side Hafnarfjördur if they beat FK Sarajevo in the Europa League.
Gian Piero Gasperini believes Atalanta, Milan and Fiorentina fans were all “penalised” by the confusion over the Rossoneri’s Europa League status.
Suso has warned Milan’s rivals that his club ‘are here and alive’ after ‘suffering’ during their Europa League ordeal.
Fiorentina say they ‘respect’ the decision to reinstate Milan to the Europa League. “We’re used to earning our participation on the pitch...”
Atalanta will face FK Sarajevo next week in the Europa League, after Milan’s ban was overturned.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has overturned UEFA’s decision to exclude Milan from the Europa League.
Duvan Zapata explains he moved to Atalanta because Sampdoria “did nothing to hold on to me”.
Stefano Pioli believes Fiorentina “deserve to play in the Europa League for the club’s reliability” as pre-season started with a 17-0 win.
The full 33-page document on why Milan were excluded from Europe for Financial Fair Play violations points to an unrealistic business plan.
Gennaro Gattuso insists Milan are preparing ‘with Europe on our minds’ and that Simone Zaza is too similar to Patrick Cutrone.
New Fiorentina signing Alban Lafont would likely miss the Europa League qualifier, if Milan’s appeal is unsuccessful.
Gigi Buffon admits “at one point I really believed Napoli would win the Scudetto, because they had the psychological advantage” over Juventus.
FIGC Vice-Commissioner Alessandro Costacurta said UEFA excluding Milan from Europe was “not a surprise. We must ensure it doesn’t happen again.”
Atalanta unveiled their 2018-19 first, second and third choice kits today, but used models rather than players for the presentation.
Milan have, as expected, announced their appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport after UEFA excluded them from Europe for one year.
Milan have been excluded from the Europa League, which will cost them around €20m, but it’s not necessarily all bad news.
Milan have been excluded from Europe for this season for Financial Fair Play violations, in one of the toughest sentences ever handed down.
From the very start, Yonghong Li’s takeover of Milan for €740m has been shrouded in controversy, confusion and very little clarity.
Fiorentina will start their pre-season two days earlier than previously planned, potentially indicating they expect to be in the Europa League.
Milan are expected to receive their Financial Fair Play verdict from UEFA and see Rocco Commisso take over from Yonghong Li tomorrow.
The mayor of Milan believes it would be a “massive injustice” if Milan are given a European ban by UEFA.