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There are still 22 Lazio fans being held in Polish prisons almost two weeks after a Europa League game against Legia Warsaw.
The Italian Prime Minister is flying to Warsaw, as 22 Lazio fans are still being held almost a week on from a Europa League game.
There are still 22 Lazio fans being held in Warsaw and, after a sit-in protest, the Italian Government has demanded an explanation.
Controversy is growing over the 149 Lazio fans arrested in Warsaw, as 107 are still being held and accused police of “tricking” them.
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella has faith in Josip Ilicic and felt it was “difficult to find space” against Pacos Ferreira.
Fiorentina played a 0-0 draw away to Pacos Ferreira, so will go head-to-head with Dnipro for leadership of Europa League Group E.
Vladimir Petkovic was pleased with Europa League qualification and silenced Swiss rumours. “I am concentrated only on Lazio.”
Lazio have qualified for the Europa League knockouts after a 2-0 win away to Legia Warsaw and will go head-to-head with Trabzonspor for top spot.
Lazio director Igli Tare claims many of the 120 fans arrested in Warsaw are being held “for no reason.”
Fiorentina have already qualified, but visit Pacos Ferreira to defend their 100 per cent record in the Europa League.
Lazio director Igli Tare believes the speculation over Vladimir Petkovic’s future is “just because his contract is up.”
Lazio are looking for a victory away to Legia Warsaw to secure their Europa League qualification.
Fiorentina have already qualified from the Europa League, but Vincenzo Montella wants more against Pacos Ferreira.
Vladimir Petkovic wants Lazio to beat Legia Warsaw and top their Europa League group, but shrugs off talk of the Switzerland job.
Lazio boss Vladimir Petkovic has named a 19-man squad for Thursday’s Europa League game at Legia Warsaw.
Juan Cuadrado has claimed that he is desperate to win something this season with Fiorentina.
Fiorentina defender Manuel Pasqual has insisted that the Tuscan side are aiming to lift the Europa League trophy this term.
Vladimir Petkovic urged Lazio to be “more relaxed and ruthless” after they squeezed past Apollon 2-1 in the Europa League.
Sergio Floccari’s brace gave Lazio a hard-fought 2-1 Europa League win over Apollon, but they almost had to regret wasted chances.
Juan Guillermo Cuadrado laughed off reports of an Inter move. “I am happy at Fiorentina and working on a contract extension.”
Vincenzo Montella was not entirely happy with Fiorentina’s 2-1 victory away to Pandurii. “We need to work on concentration.”
Matos Ryder and Borja Valero scored late on to turn around the match, beating Pandurii 2-1 to qualify for the Europa League knockouts.
The pressure is on Lazio to beat Apollon Limassol in Rome tonight, but Vladimir Petkovic makes surprise changes.
Uruguayan ‘keeper Gustavo Munua will make his debut for Fiorentina after being named in the side to face Pandurii.
Vincenzo Montella warns Fiorentina they need to keep pushing Pandurii because “it’s important to win the Europa League group.”
Lazio play Apollon Limassol in the Europa League on Thursday, but Vladimir Petkovic has called for calm after talks of crisis.
Vincenzo Montella praised Joaquin and Marko Bakic after Fiorentina’s 3-0 win over Pandurii.
Fiorentina have one foot in the Europa League knockouts after beating Pandurii 3-0, including stunning Joaquin and Ryder Matos solo efforts.
Apollon Limassol Coach Christakis Christoforou believes Lazio “underestimated us” in their 0-0 Europa League draw.
Vladimir Petkovic remains “optimistic” after Lazio’s disappointing 0-0 Europa League draw with Apollon.
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