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Insigne: 'Napoli had chances'
Lorenzo Insigne concedes Napoli “ought to be more determined in front of goal” after a Europa League exit to Porto.
Higuain: 'Napoli deserved to qualify'
Gonzalo Higuain said Napoli “deserved to go through” to the Europa League quarter-finals against Porto.
Pogba: 'Pirlo has golden foot'
Paul Pogba said Andrea Pirlo “has a golden foot” and Juventus took revenge on Fiorentina in the Europa League.
EL: Porto punish wasteful Napoli
Napoli are out of the Europa League after wasting dozens of chances, as Porto were ruthless to win 3-2 on aggregate.
Borja Valero: 'Fiorentina are proud'
Borja Valero maintains Fiorentina “can be proud” of what they achieved after a Europa League exit to Juventus.
Pirlo: 'I looked at the wall'
Andrea Pirlo explained his free kick technique against Fiorentina and pledged to sign a new Juventus deal.
Alessio: 'Pirlo best in the world'
Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio said Andrea Pirlo “is the best in the world at free kicks” after eliminating Fiorentina.
Montella: 'Proud of Fiorentina'
Vincenzo Montella complimented Juventus for their Europa League win, but was “proud” of Fiorentina and their fans.
Aquilani: 'Heads held high'
Alberto Aquilani insists Fiorentina leave the Europa League “with heads held high” after the defeat to Juventus.
Bonucci: 'Juve are a great team'
Leonardo Bonucci said Juventus were able to eliminate Fiorentina thanks to “the awareness we are a great team.”
EL: Pirlo ends Fiorentina dream
Andrea Pirlo’s free kick gave Juventus a 1-0 victory away to 10-man Fiorentina and a spot in the Europa League quarter-finals.
Gonzalo Higuain, Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens start as Napoli need to beat Porto to continue in the Europa League.
Marotta: 'Tough Florence atmosphere'
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta admits there is a “tough atmosphere” at the Stadio Franchi.
Ilicic: 'Forget the first leg'
Josip Ilicic starts Fiorentina-Juventus in the Europa League tonight and insists “we cannot think about the first leg.”
Mario Gomez, Juan Cuadrado and Josip Ilicic start against Carlos Tevez, Fernando Llorente and Andrea Pirlo in the Europa League.
Della Valle: We are clear
Fiorentina President Andrea Della Valle says he had lunch today with Juventus and UEFA representatives to 'clarify' a few things.
Rossi back in Italy
Fiorentina forward Giuseppe Rossi has returned to Italy to watch his team’s decisive Europa Lague encounter with Juventus.
Trapattoni: One incident could be key
Former Juventus and Fiorentina Coach Giovanni Trapattoni says one incident or set piece could be enough to decide tonight’s match between the sides.
‘San Paolo can be difference’
Ex-Napoli defender Salvatore Aronica believes the San Paolo factor can make all the difference when the Azzurri play Porto tonight.
Caceres, Cuadrado set for starts
Juan Cuadrado is speculated as set to start alongside Mario Gomez for Fiorentina, against a Juventus back-line likely to list Martin Caceres.
Joaquin back for Fiorentina-Juve
Vincenzo Montella has named his Fiorentina squad for tomorrow’s Europa League tie with Juventus.
Juventus squad for Fiorentina
Angelo Ogbonna and Andrea Barzagli are out of the Europa League Fiorentina-Juventus showdown tomorrow.
Batistuta has Viola envy
Gabriel Batistuta is “jealous” of the Fiorentina players who’ll get to face Juventus in the Europa League.
Buffon: Fiorentina make life difficult
Gigi Buffon admits Fiorentina “make life difficult” for Juventus, but they both have a lot to lose tomorrow.
Conte: 'Pressure always on Juve'
Antonio Conte said Juventus “always feel pressure to win,” so nothing changes in their Europa League trip to Fiorentina.
Ogbonna out of Fiorentina-Juve?
Juventus could have a defensive crisis against Fiorentina tomorrow, as Angelo Ogbonna is also in doubt.
Pasqual: I’d pay for 0-0
Fiorentina captain Manuel Pasqual says he would give money for his side to secure a goalless draw at home to Juventus tomorrow.
Montella: Proud to coach Viola
Fiorentina Coach Vincenzo Montella says he is proud to coach the Florence outfit and hopes to remain at the club for a long time.
Napoli name 19-man squad
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez has named a 19-man squad for his side’s Europa League second leg with Porto tomorrow night.
Castro: Porto confident
Porto Coach Luis Castro says his side are optimistic they can qualify for the Europa League quarter finals.
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