EUROPA LEAGUE

Inter coach Antonio Conte said the Europa League is an important competition for the Nerazzurri and that the ‘most important thing will be to have no regrets’ after the match against Getafe on Wednesday.
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Getafe goalkeeper David Soria looks forward to a ‘historic match’ against ‘great’ Inter in the last 16 of the Europa League on Wednesday.
Inter have departed for the Europa League and prepare to face Getafe at the Arena AufSchalke in Gelsenkirchen on Wednesday.
Manchester United defender Chris Smalling admits he's ‘gutted’ to miss out on Roma’s Europa League match against Sevilla.
Roma have announced their squad for the remainder of the Europa League season and Chris Smalling and Javier Pastore are officially out.
Jason Remeseiro has claimed Getafe are hopeful ahead of the Europa League match against Inter. ‘It’s the most important match in my life’.
Roma patron James Pallotta has denied the rumours of a concrete offer from Kuwait entrepreneur Fahad Al Baker.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has claimed Inter ‘are the only side who can push Juventus off the throne’ and hopes to see Antonio Conte continue at San Siro.
Inter have announced the squad for the remainder of the Europa League season with Alexis Sanchez confirmed for the tournament.
According to the latest reports, Chris Smalling has played his last game for Roma, as negotiations with Manchester United definitively broke down.
Sevilla named their squad for the Europa League tie against Roma, including Nemanja Gudelj, who tested positive for COVID-19 this week.
Paulo Fonseca confirms Roma will give Serie A debuts to Riccardo Calafiori and Daniel Fuzato in the trip to Juventus, while discussing his options against Sevilla.
Hellas Verona coach Ivan Juric said the run-in has been a ‘physical and mental massacre’ and has claimed the Gialloblu would have reached the Europa League without the interruption.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport, decided to remain at Milan and will discuss terms in the next days.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis thinks the return leg against Barcelona in the Champions League should be moved to Portugal or Germany. ‘I don’t understand why we must stay in a city that has major problems’.
Roma patron James Pallotta has praised coach Paulo Fonseca and the Giallorossi players for picking up 19 points out of 21 possible. ‘Still a lot to play for in the Europa League’.
The rest of the Sevilla squad have tested negative and return to individual training one day after the Andalusians confirmed a first-team member had contracted COVID-19.
Paulo Fonseca admits he ‘prefers the other tactical system,’ but adapted to his Roma players and turns his focus to the Europa League after securing fifth place.
Roma and Napoli will start their Europa League campaign in the group stage from October 22, but Milan begin in the preliminary rounds on September 17.
Roma’s Europa League opponents Sevilla have confirmed that a member of the first team has tested positive for COVID-19.
Inter midfielder Stefano Sensi could be back in training this weekend and the Nerazzurri have reportedly decided to trigger the option to buy the player and make his move from Sassuolo permanent.
Inter coach Antonio Conte has claimed the other Leagues have an advantage ahead of the knockout phase in the Europa League. ‘They’ve had more time to recover’.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli has praised January signings Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Simon Kjaer ahead of the match against Sampdoria tomorrow.
Roma are reportedly struggling to find a viable solution to sign Chris Smalling from Manchester United, who don’t seem willing to negotiate on the price.
Just days before Sevilla face Roma in the Europa League, Ever Banega caused controversy by partying without a mask in a COVID-19 hotspot.
Inter could try offering Ivan Perisic to Manchester United in exchange for Alexis Sanchez, as Bayern Munich won’t take up their option on the Croatian.
Napoli, Roma and Milan have already qualified for the Europa League, but there is a very big difference between fifth and sixth place.
Inter confirm the situation with Alexis Sanchez is ‘not resolved yet’ and negotiations with Manchester United are increasingly tense.