EUROPA LEAGUE

Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez confessed Atalanta “are truly living the dream that none of us expected” after beating Lyon to win their Europa League group.
Andrea Petagna’s glancing header proved enough for Atalanta to get the better of Olympique Lyonnais, winning their Europa League group.
Milan’s crisis intensified with a shock 2-0 defeat away to Rijeka, failing to get a shot on target and ending their Europa League unbeaten run.
Lazio give Jordan Lukaku and Felipe Caicedo rare starts and hope Felipe Anderson receives his first appearance of the season against Zulte Waregem.
Atalanta director Umberto Marino is enjoying the Europa League “dream for the club and the city” as they host Olympique Lyonnais.
Milan Club Manager Christian Abbiati hopes a good result against Rijeka can “boost confidence” in Gennaro Gattuso’s team.
Atalanta have already qualified for the Europa League knockouts, but have the chance to top the group ahead of Olympique Lyonnais.
Gennaro Gattuso fields his first European Milan in a trip to Rijeka and bets on youth, including Andre Silva, Patrick Cutrone and Manuel Locatelli.
Felipe Anderson is back in the Lazio squad, as Simone Inzaghi rotates for Zulte Waregem.
Serie A is the only league with all of its teams still in European competition after Christmas, though Spain could follow tonight.
Dries Mertens admits Napoli “haven’t played our best football lately” after going out of the Champions League.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri admits “we’ve lost our way a little in attack and aren’t making the same movements as usual” after exiting the Champions League.
Napoli had the idea start against Feyenoord and it was all downhill from there, as they crashed out of the Champions League to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Simone Inzaghi confirms Felipe Anderson could make his first appearance of the season as Lazio face Zulte Waregem.
Gennaro Gattuso admits Milan “are psychologically in dire need of a victory” in the Europa League with Rijeka.
Gian Piero Gasperini says there will be “no rotation” for Atalanta’s final Europa League group stage match against Lyon.
Gigio Donnarumma, Suso, Franck Kessié and Ricardo Rodriguez have all been left out of Milan’s squad to face Rijeka.
Vincenzo Montella admires Torino as “a team who have a clear identity and play the ball, but Milan absolutely need the victory.”
Atalanta director general Luca Percassi confirms they’ll buy out Bryan Cristante from Benfica for “close to €5m” and warns “Europe respects us now.”
Milan striker Patrick Cutrone says he has what it takes to “never stop improving” after his brace against Austria Vienna on Thursday.
Luis Alberto claims Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi “told me I could play every game” after his goal against Vitesse on Thursday.
Bryan Cristante relished “the best night of my life” after his brace paved the way for a 5-1 Atalanta victory away to Everton.
Everton captain Wayne Rooney found it “very disappointing and upsetting” after a 5-1 Atalanta victory at Goodison Park.
Vincenzo Montella celebrates Milan’s Europa League top spot with a 5-1 win over Austria Vienna. “We didn’t lose our heads after going behind.”
Gian Piero Gasperini confessed “it was difficult to imagine a result like that” after Atalanta destroyed Everton 5-1 at Goodison Park.
Andre Silva admits he would like “more opportunities in Serie A” after Milan crushed Austria Vienna 5-1 in the Europa League.
Milan recovered from an astonishing Leonardo Bonucci howler to crush Austria Vienna 5-1 and book Europa League qualification.
Atalanta celebrated only their second ever European away victory, as Bryan Cristante’s brace paved the way for a 5-1 demolition of Everton.
Simone Inzaghi was pleased with Lazio focus in their 1-1 Europa League draw with Vitesse, but warned Luis Nani “will be out for a few weeks.”
Massimiliano Mirabelli shrugged off UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin being “worried” by Milan’s financial status. “Let’s stick to the facts.”