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Tuesday December 1 2020
Negative Hysaj can return to Napoli

Napoli full-back Elseid Hysaj has reportedly tested negative for COVID-19 and could return to Italy from today.

The Albanian right-back has been out since he tested positive for coronavirus during the last international break.

He has served his quarantine period in his homeland, but Corriere del Mezziogiorno reports the latest test has come back negative and the defender would be allowed to travel back to Naples from today.

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Tuesday December 1 2020
Milan: Bennacer returns to training

Milan midfielder Ismael Bennacer has recovered from the muscle fatigue that kept him out of the match against Fiorentina.

MilanNews reports the Algerian midfielder has returned to train with the group ahead of the Europa League match against Celtic on Thursday.

The 23-year-old struggled with a muscle problem ahead of the 2-0 win over Fiorentina on Sunday but has recovered in time for the match against the Scottish champions this week.

He should therefore be in contention against Sampdoria in Serie A on Sunday too.

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Friday October 23 2020
Kumbulla: ‘I dedicate my goal to Roma’

Marash Kumbulla scored Roma’s winner in their Europa League clash against Young Boys last night and revealed who he dedicates his goal to.

The former Verona man scored on his European debut.

"It was an incredible debut, we won thanks to my goal but I’m happier for the team’s win than for my goal,” he told Sky Sport.

"In the first half they pressed very high, we struggled a but it is normal, in the second half their pressing was less intense."

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Wednesday October 21 2020
Gattuso: 'I will make changes'

Gennaro Gattuso reveals he will make three or four changes in Napoli’s XI against AZ Alkmaar and admits the Covid situation is concerning.

"We know the sacrifices we made last year to qualify for Europa League. It’s an important competition for me, for the staff and for the club. We have to qualify for the next stage,” Gattuso said in a press conference at the eve of the game, also attended by the Partenopei star Dries Mertens.

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Wednesday February 19 2020
Smalling: 'Results not good enough'

Roma defender Chris Smalling says “recent results haven’t been good enough” ahead of their Europa League Round of 32 tie against Gent.

The Giallorossi have lost their last three consecutive games in Serie A, as they welcome Belgian side Gent to the Stadio Olimpico tomorrow, and Smalling says they need to do more.

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Friday October 13 2017
Kalinic to miss next two games?

Nikola Kalinic could miss Milan’s next two games as his thigh injury is reportedly no nearer to healing.

Milan’s team doctor suggested Kalinic’s involvement in the Derby della Madonnina was touch-and-go, but Sky Sport Italia corroborates Premium Sport in claiming the striker did not train on Friday and is ‘virtually’ out of Sunday’s showdown with Inter.

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Wednesday October 19 2016
Santon: ‘Attitude must be right’

Davide Santon warns Inter’s Europa League struggles are down to “attitude, not quality” ahead of the Southampton match.

The Nerazzurri have lost both of their opening fixtures in the competition, going down to Hapoel Be’er Sheva and Sparta Prague.

Tomorrow sees Claude Puel’s Saints visit San Siro in what is already a crucial match for the home side.

“I think the main thing is the attitude we take onto the pitch,” Santon explained, sitting alongside Coach Frank de Boer in the pre-match Press conference.

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Friday February 26 2016
Pioli: ‘Sparta not easy’

Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli warns “there are no easy games” after being drawn against Sparta Prague in the Europa League.

The Biancocelesti will face the Czech side in the Last 16, as the sole Italian representative left in the competition.

“In this competition, every team is on a certain level, there are no easy games,” Pioli warned on Lazio Style Radio.

“There are stronger sides, sure, but Sparta Prague are having a great season in the League, and aren’t conceding a lot of goals in the Europa League.

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Wednesday February 17 2016
'Knew Zarate would miss Roma...'

Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa admits he was “very upset” by Mauro Zarate’s three-game ban - 'I knew he'd miss the Roma match...'

The striker was banned for three games for grabbing Jeison Murillo by the neck in the win over Inter on Sunday night, with the Viola planning to appeal.

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Wednesday February 17 2016
Marcelino: ‘Napoli a great side’

Villarreal Coach Marcelino García Toral admits Napoli are “a great side” but “we’ll play at our best to go through”.

The Partenopei travel to Spain to for the Last 32 of the Europa League tomorrow night, and the Coach of El Submarino Amarillo expects a tough test.

“They’re a great side,” Marcelino told reporters in his pre-match Press conference.

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