EUROPA LEAGUE

UEFA has confirmed that it will ‘review’ the away-goals rule in European competitions.
Andrea Conti’s agent agrees with Milan’s decision to exclude the right-back from the Europa League as it gives a chance to someone ‘who can give more’.
Milan have left injured Andrea Conti and Ivan Strinic out of the squad list for the Europa League group stage, but include Riccardo Montolivo.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta’s 1-0 home defeat to Cagliari had nothing to do with the Europa League exit. “We didn’t play well.”
Atalanta’s nightmare week concluded with a 1-0 home defeat to Cagliari, decided by a deflected Nicolò Barella free kick.
Simone Inzaghi concedes Lazio “are carrying some of that baggage” from last season, as they seek their first point against Frosinone.
Atalanta announced that Coach Gian Piero Gasperini has extended his contract to 2021 with option to 2022.
Olympique Marseille Coach Rudi Garcia feels it is “wonderful” to face Lazio again in the Europa League after his years at Roma.
Hernan Crespo tips Chelsea or Sevilla to win the Europa League, as Lazio have “a really tough group” and Milan could rest top players.
Lazio open and close their Europa League group stage at the Olimpico against Apollon Limassol and Eintracht Frankfurt.
Paolo Maldini believes UEFA ‘needs’ Milan and that it would be ‘absurd’ if the club prioritised Serie A or the Europa League.
Lazio team manager Angelo Peruzzi admits his club have been drawn ‘the worst group possible’ in the Europa League.
Milan are drawn Olympiacos and Real Betis in their Europa League group, while Lazio get Kevin Strootman's Olympique Marseille.
UEFA is reportedly planning to launch a new European club competition in 2021.
Atalanta striker Andreas Cornelius revealed none of his teammates wanted to take the final penalty against FC Copenhagen.
Atalanta were eliminated, but Lazio are top seeds with Sevilla, Arsenal and Chelsea for the Europa League draw tomorrow with Milan in Pot 2.
Gian Piero Gasperini admits Atalanta “didn’t score one goal out of 30” chances against FC Copenhagen, but warned he now has too many players.
Atalanta hit the woodwork with Papu Gomez, while the captain and Andreas Cornelius missed decisive penalties in the Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen.
Atalanta face the final hurdle towards the Europa League group phase with the second leg of their play-off with FC Kobenhavn.
Gian Piero Gasperini concedes Atalanta have “a bitter taste in the mouth” after their 3-3 draw with Roma, as they were leading 3-1.
Jose Luis Palomino insists Atalanta have “the right attitude” against Roma, despite resting players for the Europa League.
Gian Piero Gasperini wants Atalanta to “focus only on Roma” and not get distracted by the Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen.
FC Copenhagen Coach Stole Solbakken concedes they “defended in a very Italian style” after scraping a goalless draw away to Atalanta.
Papu Gomez insists Atalanta proved “we are a superior team to Copenhagen, even on a pitch that makes playing football almost impossible.”
Gianluca Mancini admits Atalanta’s 0-0 result with FC Copenhagen was “galling” after they had 10 shots on target.
Atalanta dominated the first leg of their Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen, repeatedly forcing tough saves, but it somehow ended goalless.
Rafael Toloi urged Atalanta to remain “concentrated, as the Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen could change our campaign.”
Atalanta look to teenage sensation Musa Barrow with Papu Gomez and Mario Pasalic for the Europa League play-off with FC Copenhagen.
FC Copenhagen Coach Staale Solbakken can count on captain Zeca in the Europa League play-off and singles out Atalanta’s Papu Gomez.
Remo Freuler and Atalanta are eager to go even further in the Europa League this season, but first have to get past FC Copenhagen.