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Napoli midfielder Valon Behrami says the importance of the Europa League to his side cannot be underestimated.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez believes there must be a change in the way Italian teams approach matches.
Fiorentina’s Massimo Ambrosini says his side cannot wait for their Europa League tie with Juventus to resume on Thursday.
English referees Howard Webb and Martin Atkinson will be in charge for Fiorentina-Juventus and Napoli-Porto on Thursday.
Giuseppe Rossi will be at the Stadio Franchi on Thursday for Fiorentina-Juventus in the Europa League.
Fiorentina goalkeeper Norberto Neto says his side are not scared by the prospect of their Europa League match with Juventus.
Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci says his side’s late win over Genoa was the most important of their season.
Beppe Marotta has assured that Juventus’ goal this week is to ‘go to Fiorentina and win’ to maintain their Europa League journey.
Antonio Conte pointed out “only a great team” like Juventus could’ve won in Genoa tonight and blasted their critics.
Vincenzo Montella was impressed by Chievo’s approach, but fears excessive enthusiasm around Fiorentina.
Vincenzo Montella is keeping Fiorentina focused on Chievo between Euro derbies with Juventus. “Mario Gomez is improving.”
Rafa Benitez said Napoli “have an historic opportunity” and must continue building for the future with more star players.
Giovanni Trapattoni defended Antonio Conte’s use of squad rotation. “Juventus cannot snub any competition.”
Mario Gomez says Fiorentina must play even better in next week’s Europa League second leg if they want to progress against Juventus.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is fully confident that Marek Hamsik will soon rediscover his best form.
Clarence Seedorf has been ordered to finish in the Europa League places this season or face the sack.
Norberto Neto hailed Fiorentina’s attitude after they fought back for a Europa League draw away to Juventus.
Vincenzo Montella said Mario Gomez “couldn’t have picked a better moment” to score in Fiorentina’s draw at Juventus.
Antonio Conte “preferred this performance to Sunday’s” despite the failure to beat Fiorentina in the Europa League.
Gigi Buffon admits Juventus “thought we could take the 1-0 home” against Fiorentina and were punished.
Arturo Vidal scored within three minutes, but was left “very bitter” by “a bad performance” in Juventus-Fiorentina.
Borja Valero said Fiorentina were “fantastic” to fight back from a goal after three minutes to draw at Juventus.
Mario Gomez’s first goal of 2014 gave Fiorentina a precious 1-1 Europa League draw at the Juventus Stadium.
Coach Luis Castro and striker Jackson Martinez felt Porto should’ve beaten Napoli by more than one goal.
Marek Hamsik is frustrated with himself after another poor Napoli performance. “I am not the man I once was.”
Rafa Benitez is confident “the Stadio San Paolo can make the difference” after Napoli’s 1-0 Europa League defeat at Porto.
Porto’s Juan Fernando Quintero warns his teammates that “the tie is still open” after a 1-0 victory over Napoli.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli’s 1-0 Europa League defeat to Porto was “a bad result, but a fair one.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta backed Antonio Conte’s squad rotation for the Europa League tie with Fiorentina.
Napoli lost 1-0 away to Porto with their former target Jackson Martinez getting the goal, but they risked a heavier defeat.
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