Friday, April 25, 2014

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Ezequiel Garay's celebrations, a disconsolate Paco Alcacer, an ardent Antonio Conte and one of the best crowd banners of the season also feature in our gallery

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The midfielder says Thursday's performance against Benfica was one of his side's best in Europe this season and is adamant they deserved a better result than a 2-1 defeat

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The coach felt his side were good value for their victory at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan but acknowledges that they will most likely be made to "suffer" at Mestalla next week

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The Bianconeri boss felt his players dominated after conceding a third-minute goal and were merely punished for falling "asleep at the back" in the closing stages

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Los Che have been left with a mountain to climb in order to make it to Turin, thanks in part to a contentious opening goal at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan

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The Colombian scored the second in the Rojiblancos' 2-0 win over Los Che at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan but he is expecting a stern test at Mestalla next week

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The Eagles boss admitted that Carlos Tevez's away goal at the Estadio da Luz has cast doubt on his side's hopes of overcoming the Biaconeri on aggregate

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The Argentine played down the significance of his first strike in continental competition since 2009, saying he is only interested in helping the Bianconeri get past Benfica

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Unai Emery's men look favourites to progress to the Europa League final as they take a two-goal lead into the second leg thanks to goals from Stephane Mbia and Carlos Bacca

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A late goal from Lima gives the Eagles the upper hand in their Europa League semi-final with the Bianconeri, but Carlos Tevez's away goal could yet prove crucial

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Carlos Tevez cancelled out Ezequiel Garay's opener to put the visitors in control but the Brazilian struck with just six minutes remaining to give Jorge Jesus' men a slender lead

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The hosts' opener appeared to come from an offside position as Unai Emery's side took a significant step towards Turin with victory over his old club

Thursday, April 24, 2014

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The forward scored a hat-trick in the quarter-finals to seal Valencia's place in the last four and feels that they possess greater attacking power than their Spanish counterparts

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The Colombian forward is determined to help the Spanish club win the competition for a third time in eight years as they prepare to face Valencia in the semi-finals

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The Iberian nation could overtake the Italians in Uefa's coefficient rankings and, while the move may be temporary, the downward trajectory of Serie A's clubs is alarming

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The 42-year-old has warned Antonio Conte's men that they cannot afford to lose focus, but is confident they can emerge victorious

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The coach stressed he has a lot of respect for Benfica, who have just clinched the Portuguese league title, and says there is no margin for error in Thursday's meeting

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The 42-year-old Sevilla coach insists that there is no chance that he will have divided loyalties when he comes up against his old employers in the Europa League on Thursday