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Former Milan defender Alessandro Costacurta has warned Inter against the threat of Gareth Bale as the Nerazzurri prepare to face Tottenham.
Inter could take on Tottenham in the Europa League this week without inspirational midfielder Fredy Guarin.
Sergio Floccari is in the Lazio squad to face Milan tomorrow, while President Claudio Lotito insists the fans are “innocent” of racist abuse after their UEFA ban.
Lazio will officially play two Europa League games behind closed doors, but President Claudio Lotito slams this as an “abnormal and absurd” move by UEFA.
It’s reported Lazio could be forced to play at least one game behind closed doors, maybe even two, after repeated incidents of racism in the Europa League.
Catania owner Antonio Pulvirenti has admitted that the club have an obligation to fight for a European place.
Walter Mazzarri admits he “expected something more” from Napoli’s visit to Viktoria Plzen, but it could be a blessing in disguise to have been eliminated.
Napoli are out of the Europa League after they failed to complete the miracle turnaround, losing 2-0 away to Viktoria Plzen.
President Claudio Lotito insists two of the three Germans stabbed in Rome “barely noticed” and asked media not to “label these delinquents as Lazio fans.”
There are reports three Borussia Monchengladbach fans were stabbed ahead of the Lazio game, though their injuries are not life-threatening.
Andrea Stramaccioni sees Inter’s victory away to Cluj as “an important sign” and is ready to face both Milan and Tottenham Hotspur.
Vladimir Petkovic was pleased with Lazio’s mentality against Borussia Monchengladbach and looks forward to facing Stuttgart. “We can and must continue.”
Fredy Guarin’s brace secured a 3-0 win away to Cluj, 5-0 on aggregate, as Inter go through to face Tottenham in the next phase of the Europa League.
Lazio dominated Borussia Monchengladbach with a comfortable 2-0 win and go through to face Stuttgart in the Europa League Round of 16.
Napoli will attempt to fight back from a 3-0 first leg defeat with Lorenzo Insigne, Goran Pandev and Emanuele Calaiò away to Viktoria Plzen.
Inter visit Romania and look to Mateo Kovacic, Rodrigo Palacio and Antonio Cassano in order to reach the Final 16 of the Europa League.
Lazio could be up for another thriller as they welcome Borussia Monchengladbach a week after their 3-3 draw.
Walter Mazzarri maintains Napoli will “honour every game” in Serie A or the Europa League, as they try to overturn a 3-0 defeat to Viktoria Plzen.
Vladimir Petkovic is not too concerned after defeat to Siena. “Tomorrow against Borussia Monchengladbach we’ll see the same Lazio we admired.”
Cristian Chivu is back in his home country representing Inter for tomorrow’s Europa League tie with Cluj. “It’s my first game against a Romanian side, so I am a little emotional.”
Sergio Floccari has advised his Lazio teammates to “clear their minds” of the humiliating defeat to Siena when facing Borussia Monchengladbach tomorrow.
Andrea Stramaccioni asks Inter to focus on Cluj before thinking about Sunday’s Derby and insists the pressure of a potential sacking “is here from the first day.”
Marek Hamsik will miss Napoli’s Europa League game at Viktoria Plzen on Thursday because of illness.
Walter Mazzarri has named his Napoli squad to take on Viktoria Plzen, including Edinson Cavani, Lorenzo Insigne and Cristian Maggio.
Udinese defender Gabriele Angella hasn't given up hope of reaching the Europa League places this season.
Inter have announced their 21-man squad for the Europa League second-leg match against CFR Cluj.
Marek Hamsik admits he and his Napoli teammates were “ashamed” after their 3-0 home defeat to Viktoria Plzen.
Lazio midfielder Hernanes has insisted that their 3-3 draw with Borussia Monchengladbach is a good result.
Inter midfielder Fredy Guarin says it was instantly obvious that Diego Milito’s injury was something serious.
Marek Hamsik has admitted that Napoli’s Europa League campaign is almost over after the 3-0 home loss to Viktoria Plzen on Thursday.
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