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Rafa Benitez expected “a difficult game” against Swansea, so was “satisfied” with Napoli’s 0-0 draw.
Swansea City captain Ashley Williams is “disappointed” to only draw 0-0 with Napoli in the Europa League.
Napoli thanked Rafael Cabral and then Pepe Reina for their 0-0 draw in Swansea, an acceptable first leg result.
Lazio suffered a shock home defeat to Bulgarians Ludogorets in a game with two red cards and two saved penalties.
Vincenzo Montella praised Fiorentina for their “humility and respect” in beating Esbjerg 3-1.
Antonio Conte explained his squad rotation and noted beating Trabzonspor 2-0 was “a good result” in the Europa League.
“I am working to get to the World Cup,” said Daniel Osvaldo after scoring his first Juventus goal.
Daniel Osvaldo and Paul Pogba secured a 2-0 victory, but Juventus ran big risks against Trabzonspor.
Fiorentina have one foot in the Europa League Round of 16 after a comfortable 3-1 win away to Esbjerg.
Lazio make changes against Bulgarian surprise package Ludogorets, as both teams are unbeaten in this Europa League.
Napoli begin their Europa League campaign against Swansea and Gonzalo Higuain is able to start.
Fiorentina rely on Alberto Aquilani, Alessandro Matri and Borja Valero in their Europa League trip to Esbjerg.
Juventus go with Carlos Tevez and Daniel Osvaldo in the first leg of their Europa League tie with Trabzonspor.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has cited Juventus and Napoli as the teams to beat in the Europa League knockout stages.
Swansea City manager Garry Monk said Napoli are “one of the best clubs” on the continent ahead of their Europa League clash.
Rafa Benitez is “optimistic” Gonzalo Higuain can start for Napoli against Swansea in the Europa League.
Juventus are the favourites against Trabzonspor in the Europa League, but Coach Hami Mandirali assures “we are ready for this game.”
Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli and Mirko Vucinic are out of Juventus-Trabzonspor tomorrow night.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has tipped “Juventus or Napoli” to win the Europa League.
Edy Reja named his Lazio squad for tomorrow’s Europa League tie with Bulgarians Ludogorets.
Vincenzo Montella told Fiorentina to focus on Esbjerg and was welcomed by their new bus driver – Martin Jorgensen!
Esbjerg Coach Niels Frederiksen has warned Fiorentina that it would be a mistake to underestimate his side ahead of the Europa League tie between the sides.
Lazio defender Stefan Radu insists his team are itching to respond to their defeat at Catania and have learned from their mistakes.
Lazio Coach Edy Reja admits that young midfielder Felipe Anderson is currently lacking in confidence but insists he has every faith in the player.
Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna says his side have improved defensively from earlier in the season following a change of formation.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte has refused to discuss his long term future in Italy after his public row with Fabio Capello.
Giorgio Chiellini believes “the Juventus Stadium makes the difference” as they host Trabzonspor in the Europa League.
Pepe Reina and Gonzalo Higuain are in the Napoli squad flying to Swansea for the Europa League.
Gonzalo Rodriguez, Juan Cuadrado and Juan Vargas are out of Fiorentina’s Europa League trip to Denmark against Esbjerg.
The referees have been assigned for Europa League games featuring Juventus, Napoli, Fiorentina and Lazio.
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