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Lazio’s lawyer is “not totally satisfied” with UEFA’s decision to close only the Curva Nord against Apollon Limassol due to racist chanting.
Reports in the Italian Press this afternoon suggest that UEFA have reversed their decision to close Lazio’s Stadio Olimpico.
Stefan Radu has returned to the Lazio squad for this week’s Europa League trip to Apollon Limassol.
Both Arturo Vidal and Massimo Ambrosini had muscular problems in Fiorentina-Juventus.
Lazio will appeal after UEFA ordered them to play their next Europa League game behind closed doors due to racist chants.
Vincenzo Montella was pleased with Fiorentina’s attitude in a “battle” to beat Dnipro 2-1 in the snow.
Fiorentina earned a hugely impressive 2-1 victory away to Dnipro thanks to Massimo Ambrosini’s header.
Vladimir Petkovic praised Lazio’s fightback at Trabzonspor and insists “we deserved to win this game.”
Sergio Floccari’s brace in 60 seconds completed a remarkable Lazio comeback, snatching a 3-3 draw away to Trabzonspor.
Fiorentina and Dnipro face off for top spot in their Europa League group, as Juan Cuadrado and starlet Ryder Matos lead the way.
Lazio give two new signings their debuts amid an injury crisis in a tricky Europa League trip to Trabzonspor.
Vladimir Petkovic insists Lazio “will do everything to win” despite a fiery Europa League atmosphere with Trabzonspor.
Vincenzo Montella demands “sporting furore” from Fiorentina against Dnipro in the Europa League and stands by Neto.
Trabzonspor Vice-President Sebahattin Cakiroglu is expecting a ‘spectacular game’ when his side face Lazio tomorrow.
Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has a selection headache ahead of the Europa League tie at Trabzonspor.
Vladimir Petkovic felt Lazio did well to “grind out the result” against Legia Warsaw, but criticised the fans.
Lazio ran a few risks, but Hernanes scored the winner and hit the woodwork in a 1-0 win over Legia Warsaw.
Vincenzo Montella saw a different Fiorentina after they broke the deadlock with Pacos Ferreira. “We played fine football.”
Fiorentina crushed Pacos Ferreira 3-0 with Gonzalo Rodriguez, Ryder Matos and Giuseppe Rossi to top their Europa League group.
Lazio begin their Europa League campaign against Legia Warsaw in Rome with teenage starlet Keita Balde given his full debut.
Fiorentina rely on Giuseppe Rossi, Borja Valero and Joaquin in their Europa League opener against Pacos Ferreira.
Pacos Ferreira Coach Costinha admits “Fiorentina are certainly stronger than we are, but we’ve worked well for this competition.”
Vincenzo Montella is curious to see “how far Fiorentina can go” in the Europa League, starting with Pacos Ferreira.
Vladimir Petkovic has insisted he will play his best possible XI tomorrow against Legia Warsaw.
Lazio forward Sergio Floccari believes Europa League opponents Legia Warsaw “will come out and attack us.”
Francesco Guidolin is confident Udinese are “no longer looking back” at their European failure and can now move forward.
Lazio have left Andre Dias, Bruno Pereirinha, Marius Stankevicius and Vinicius out of their Europa League squad.
Fiorentina released their Europa League squad list, leaving off summer signings Ante Rebic and Matias Vecino.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella has admitted that his side face some ‘challenging matches’ in the Europa League this season.
Fiorentina and Lazio should be relatively happy following the group stage draw for this season’s Europa League.
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