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Arturo Vidal insists that Juventus are going out all guns blazing to win a Serie A and Europa League double this season.
Mario Gomez “didn’t think it would be this difficult” to find his fitness after his first Fiorentina start in five months.
Antonio Conte praised Juventus for their victory at Trabzonspor and warned Fiorentina will be “a very difficult obstacle.”
Daniel Osvaldo revealed there’s a reason he combines so well with new Juventus teammate Sebastian Giovinco.
Vincenzo Montella saw positives in Fiorentina’s draw with Esbjerg, but admits Juventus would be “the last team” he’d pick to face.
Fiorentina had already done the work, so this 1-1 draw with Esbjerg set up the Europa League showdown with Juventus.
Juventus comfortably crushed Trabzonspor 2-0 in Turkey and will play Fiorentina in the next Europa League round.
As Lazio are out of the Europa League, Roma-Parma will be played on April 2 after it was rained off in January.
Garry Monk was proud that Swansea City gave Napoli a huge scare in the Europa League. “We pushed them all the way.”
“We gifted it to them,” shrugged Edy Reja after a 3-3 draw at Ludogorets saw Lazio go out of the Europa League.
Rafa Benitez was “convinced Swansea would cause us problems” and noted a psychological difference between them and Napoli.
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “suffer too much” and he feared they wouldn’t make it against Swansea.
Gonzalo Higuain thanked “my team and our fans” for helping Napoli overcome Swansea in the Europa League.
Napoli made life extremely difficult for themselves, but eventually squeezed past Swansea City 3-1.
Lazio had taken the lead after 18 seconds, but defensive and goalkeeping errors saw them crash out 4-3 on aggregate to Ludogorets.
Juventus won the first leg 2-0, but are taking no chances as they visit Trabzonspor in a fiery atmosphere.
Fiorentina give Mario Gomez his first start since September as they host Esbjerg in the Europa League.
Lazio opt for Antonio Candreva, Keita Balde and Brayan Perea in their must-win trip to Ludogorets.
Napoli have Gonzalo Higuain, Jose Callejon, Goran Pandev and Lorenzo Insigne, as they must beat Swansea.
Napoli Coach Rafa Benitez is said to still be pondering which one of Lorenzo Insigne and Dries Mertens to select for his side’s game with Swansea.
Mario Gomez is in line to finally make a start for Fiorentina in their Europa League tie with Danish side Esbjerg tonight, Corriere dello Sport reports.
Fatih Terim has warned Juventus that they need to switch their mentality for next season or else fall short in the Champions League once again.
Ludogorets Coach Stoycho Stoev said it “would be absurd to underestimate Lazio” in the Europa League.
Garry Monk is counting on Swansea City getting away goals against Napoli, though “it will be a hostile environment.”
Fiorentina have named their squad for the Europa League tie with Esbjerg, including Juan Cuadrado and Juan Vargas.
Gianluigi Buffon insisted Juventus are “taking the Europa League seriously” and condemned Superga banners.
Antonio Conte assures Juventus are “prepared” for the Trabzonspor atmosphere and “are not coming to defend a 2-0 lead.”
Edy Reja believes Lazio “understand the strengths and weaknesses” of Europa League opponents Ludogorets now.
Trabzonspor manager Hami Mandirali insists his team scored “a valid goal” in the first leg against Juventus.
Fiorentina’s Borja Valero has accused referee Andrea Gervasoni of showing a lack of respect to his professional and personal integrity.
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