LIVEBLOG: Europa League
Join us for the build-up and action from today’s Europa League games as Inter visit Hapoel Be’er-Sheva, Fiorentina host PAOK, Roma take on Viktoria Plzen and Sassuolo are at Athletic Bilbao.
Fiorentina need only a point against PAOK to be sure of qualification for the Europa League Round of 32 and rely on Khouma Babacar.
Manolas to miss Plzen
Kostas Manolas will miss Roma’s Europa League match with Viktoria Plzen with injury, reports suggest.
EDF: 'Sassuolo honoured in Bilbao'
Eusebio Di Francesco said it is “an honour” for Sassuolo to play Athletic Club Bilbao at the San Mames for the Europa League.
Candreva: 'Inter changed with Pioli'
Antonio Candreva concedes “something has changed” at Inter since Stefano Pioli took over from Frank de Boer.
El Shaarawy out of Roma-Plzen
Roma are without Francesco Totti and Stephan El Shaarawy, but Thomas Vermaelen finally returns against Viktoria Plzen.
Pioli: 'Inter mountain to climb'
Stefano Pioli admits Inter “have a mountain to climb” in the Europa League, but will give their all against Hapoel Be’er Sheva.
‘Roma ready to react’
Luciano Spalletti assures Roma are “ready to react” to defeat against Atalanta in the Europa League tomorrow.
Bakhar: ‘Be’er Sheva can win’
Hapoel Be’er Sheva Coach Barak Bakhar describes Inter as “a great team” but “we can win”.
Sousa: ‘My future? We’ll see…’
Paulo Sousa refuses to definitively commit his future to Fiorentina - “it all depends on the results”.
Spalletti: ‘No chaos at Roma’
Luciano Spalletti assures there’s “no chaos” at Roma but defeat at Atalanta showed “we have not lost this vice”.
Valero: ‘Fiorentina for life!’
Borja Valero wants to end his career at Fiorentina, but isn’t keen on facing Tottenham Hotspur in the Europa League again.
Sousa: ‘PAOK best in the group’
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa describes PAOK as “the strongest and most competitive team in the group”.
Alisson: 'Only losers dismiss EL!'
Roma goalkeeper Alisson has stressed the importance of the Europa League, telling reporters that 'only losers underestimate it.'
Pioli includes youngsters for EL
Inter Coach Stefano Pioli has called 19-year-old left back Senna Miangue into the squad to face Hapoel Be'er Sheva on Thursday.
Santon out of Hapoel-Inter
Davide Santon has been ruled out of Inter’s Europa League trip to Hapoel Be’er-Sheva on Thursday.
Inter test Hapoel line-up
Stefano Pioli tested out a 4-2-3-1 Inter line-up to face Hapoel Be’er-Sheva, including Mauro Icardi, Eder and Ever Banega.
Aulas: ‘Europa better for Lyon…’
Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas wonders if “it’s not better to stay in the Europa League”.
Spalletti: ‘Never doubted Dzeko’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti doesn’t want credit for reviving Edin Dzeko - “he was always a player who can make a difference”.
Medel out for Europa League
Inter’s Gary Medel is almost certain to miss Thursday’s Europa League game, and is also in doubt for Fiorentina.
Szczesny: ‘Roma not playing for second’
Wojciech Szczesny declares Roma “are not here to challenge for second”, and promises to give Juventus “a very hard run”.
Berardi comeback against Napoli
Domenico Berardi should finally make his Sassuolo comeback against Napoli on November 27.
Melo: 'Enough talking'
nter midfielder Felipe Melo says 'enough talking' about the situation at the club, 'now it is time to work'.
Puel: 'Inter tough to beat'
Claude Puel insists it was “very hard to play a great team like Inter,” but Southampton reacted well to win 2-1.
Van Dijk: 'Saints dominated Inter'
Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk said their 2-1 Europa League victory over Inter was “well deserved, as we were the dominant side.”
Sousa: 'Viola more mature now'
Paulo Sousa is pleased that Fiorentina “maturity and character have improved” after a 3-0 Europa League win over Slovan Liberec.
EDF: 'Sassuolo were heroic'
Eusebio Di Francesco said Sassuolo would’ve been “heroic” to take the Europa League victory, but were pegged back 2-2 by Rapid Vienna.
Ilicic: 'Have the goals shrunk?'
Josip Ilicic joked “maybe they’ve made the frame of the goal smaller” after rattling the woodwork again as Fiorentina beat Slovan Liberec 3-0.
Vecchi: 'Inter lacked quality'
Inter caretaker Coach Stefano Vecchi said they lacked “quality on the ball, which ought to be our strength” in a 2-1 defeat to Southampton.
Icardi: 'Every time Inter concede...'
Mauro Icardi blamed the Inter mentality for their 2-1 defeat at Southampton. “Every time we concede a goal, it’s like the world collapses around us.”
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