Europa League

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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The Portuguese giants have enjoyed an impressive Europa League run under the 52-year-old but he insists it is the players who deserve credit

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Last season's Europa League finalists hold a 1-0 lead over AZ heading into the quarter-final second leg but their coach insists they cannot afford to lose focus on Thursday

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The attacker believes his side are fully capable of knocking Juventus out in their Europa League quarter-final and says they don't feel pressure as Ligue 1's sole representatives

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The Ligue 1 side were beaten 1-0 at home by the Biaconeri in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final but their coach maintains "anything can happen" in Turin

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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The Bianconeri boss believes the France midfielder must work to continue to better his performances and says a place in the Europa League last four would be "prestigious"

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The Bianconeri captain has admitted that he fears Antonio Conte's men could succumb to fatigue as they attempt to end their season with two trophies

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Antonio Conte's men boast a formidable home record in all competitions and will be confident of progressing to the last four after triumphing 1-0 at the Gerland last week

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Unai Emery's men will be confident of recovering from their narrow defeat in Portugal last week as they have won five of their last six home games

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The Portuguese club are in good form heading into the return leg against the Eredivisie side, who have won just one of their last seven matches

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The Spanish side are looking to become the first team to reverse a three-goal deficit in the competition but a strong and confident Swiss club stand in their way

Friday, April 4, 2014

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The Argentine, who had not scored for Basel this season until Thursday's 3-0 triumph over Valencia, left the visitors lost for words in an empty St Jakob Park

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Basel provided the entertainment in the opening round of Europa League quarter-finals with three goals against Valencia while elsewhere saw some edgy one-goal victories.

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Los Che were hammered in Switzerland but the midfielder says they can turn the tie around at Mestalla, claiming they had been affected by playing at an empty stadium

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The Argentine was furious after watching his side slump to a defeat in Switzerland that leaves Los Che with a mountain to climb ahead of next week's return at Mestalla

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The Bianconeri boss was impressed by the impact his substitute made, while stressing that Carlos Tevez was only replaced as a precautionary measure

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The 48-year-old praised his side for their performance against the Italian champions but does not thnk they have much chance of turning their Europa League tie around in Turin

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The defender fired home with six minutes remaining at the Stade de Gerland to give the Italian champions a precious lead to take back to Turin

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Goal takes a look at all those on display as Jorge Jesus's side record a slender victory in the Netherlands that sees them take a big step to the semi-finals

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Eliaquim Mangala's thumping first-half header gives the Portuguese champions a slender advantage in their Europa League quarter-final first leg tie

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The Rotblau take a commanding first-leg lead in their Europa League quarter-final, leaving los Che with it all to do in the return meeting at Mestalla next week