Despite winning just one of their last six league games, which has extinguished the club's Champions League hopes, the striker insists the second-tier competition remains an aim
Monday, May 11, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
England, Ireland and the Netherlands will each be reward after topping the cumulative continent-wide standings, with the Hammers, Everton and Burnley all in contention to benefit
Unai Emery's side are on the verge of another final after beating Fiorentina 3-0 at home, while Dnipro sealed an impressive 1-1 away draw against favourites Napoli
The Europa League holders completely swept aside the Viola on home soil with a 3-0 win and goalscoring hero Aleix Vidal branded their efforts on Thursday "spectacular"
The Partenopei conceded a controversial late goal to Dnipro which appeared to be offside, sparking outrage from their president who claimed Uefa see the Europa League as worthless
He had not even played top flight Spanish football this time two years ago, but, playing in an unfamiliar role, the 25-year-old fired his side to the brink of a European final
The Spanish side will take a significant advantage back to Italy but Myron Markevych's side surprised the heavily favoured home side at San Paolo on Thursday evening
The reigning champions have one foot in the Europa League final thanks to a devastating display inspired by wing wizards Vitolo and Aleix Vidal, the latter scoring twice.
Rafael Benitez's men are undone by a controversial equaliser from substitute from Yevhen Seleznyov, giving the Ukrainian side the advantage heading home for the return leg
Unai Emery's men have one foot in the Europa League final after routing their Italian opponents courtesy of an Aleix Vidal double and a late strike from Kevin Gameiro
Rafael Benitez's men took a deserved lead through David Lopez just after half-time but then conceded a controversial late goal from Yevhen Seleznyov
The home side are formidable opposition at the Sanchez Pizjuan - can Vincenzo Montella's side come away with a result?
Rafa Benitez's men play host in the first leg of this Europa League semi-final - follow the action live!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
The Serie A side have set their sights on a spot in the final in Warsaw and are confident of causing an upset against the titleholders
COMMENT: The 31-year-old could not make it off the bench for Argentina at the World Cup but could end a 50-year wait for his country's goalkeepers in European competitions
Unai Emery's men are looking to secure a second consecutive European final appearance and our tipster expects them to score twice against a visiting side who have struggled lately
The Serbia defender expects a difficult test against defending champions Sevilla but admitted he is glad to have steered clear of the coach who "knows how to play the big matches"
EXCLUSIVE: The Rojiblancos midfielder is well aware of the threat posed by the Viola as the two sides prepare to meet in Thursday's semi-final in Andalusia
The 19-year-old Ukrainian has played a prominent role in his side's run to the Europa League semi-finals and is now ready to take on Napoli for a place in Warsaw
COMMENT: The Fiorentina boss has quickly carved out a reputation for himself as one of the continent's top young coaches and is now in with a chance of a Europa League crown