Italy

Friday 24 April 2015

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The German striker scored the opening goal on Thursday as Fiorentina reached their first European semi-finals since 2007-08 at the expense of the Ukrainian visitors

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The Italian side secured their place in the Europa League semi-finals thanks to Mario Gomez and Juan Vargas after Jeremain Lens' first-half dismissal for the visitors

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COMMENT: The German scored the crucial opener in Fiorentina's 2-0 Europa League win over Dynamo Kiev - but only three minutes after the visitors' Dutch forward had been sent off

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Goals at the end of each half sealed the win after Jeremain Lens had been sent off for two yellow cards, the second of which was issued for diving

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The chief executive has joined six other key directors from the sports management department in agreeing fresh terms with the Italian champions

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Follow all the action live as Rafa Benitez's side bid to see out their Europa League quarter-final after winning the first leg 4-1

Thursday 23 April 2015

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The Rossoneri have been unburdened by European action yet sit ninth in Serie A, much to the disbelief of the former Italy international

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The Argentine is set to leave Sicily this summer but the Bianconeri have acknowledged that it will be "difficult" to agree a fee with Maurizio Zamparini

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FUTURE ENGINEERS OF EXCITEMENT: The young Argentine has had a huge impact on his new club's season - not least in the Champions League - since joining from Udinese

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The centre-back was gutted to be eliminated from the tournament but says the team must regroup and continue their domestic challenges now

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The coach and defender Andrea Ranocchia were both left fuming after they were denied a spot kick for a handball from Luca Antonelli in the 0-0 draw with AC Milan

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Roberto Mancini claimed his side were denied "a clear penalty" after the ball struck Luca Antonelli's hand, but the AC Milan boss had the opposite opinion

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The goalkeeper says eliminating Monaco from the Champions League was much harder than beating Borussia Dortmund but says the semi-finals alone are not an achievement