Unai Emery's men were finally able to break down the determined Russian side thanks to second-half goals from Carlos Bacca and Denis Suarez.
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Rafael Benitez celebrated his 55th birthday in style as Napoli beat Wolfsburg 4-1 in a UEFA Europa League quarterfinal first leg.
The Partenopei inflicted the Wolves' heaviest home defeat in European competition as they got one foot into the Europa League semifinals with a comprehensive win.
The hosts are the only unbeaten team left in the tournament and are now facing a side that have won only one of their seven away games to date
The hosts are missing a couple of key men through suspension but are unbeaten in their domestic league, while the Viola are reeling after a couple of devastating domestic defeats
The hosts will be buoyed by their come-from-behind draw with Barcelona in La Liga and are going up against a side missing a number of key players through injury
The home side face the first of five games in 14 days and their opening assignment is against a Partenopei side on a high after a big win over Fiorentina
Vladislav Radimov, then captain of the Russian club, claimed his side was 'destroyed' by the referee in the 2006 UEFA Cup quarterfinals.
Poor recent results have left the Spanish boss under pressure, but his captain says the team remains "fully motivated" ahead of the Europa League quarterfinals.
The Ukrainian side has a chance at recapturing past European glory with the former player at the helm, writes Jonathan Wilson.
The 19-year-old has caught the eye in the Europa League this season and has all the hallmarks of another top-class player to emerge from Belgium, writes Joe Wright.
Having scored regularly in recent outings, Dynamo Kiev plans to attack Fiorentina on Thursday.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Dieter Hecking has warned his Wolfsburg side UEFA Europa League opponents Napoli has "no weaknesses".
Sevilla boss Unai Emery is not underestimating Zenit, despite the Russian side being without the services of some key players.
Fiorentina must show a greater mental strength in its UEFA Europa League tie with Dynamo Kiev, according to coach Vincenzo Montella.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Wolfsburg's UEFA Europa League quarterfinal first leg with Napoli represents the first of five crucial matches for Dieter Hecking's side.
With four players suspended, Zenit coach Andre Villas-Boas will be forced to shuffle his pack for the UEFA Europa League clash with Sevilla.
Fiorentina's season has stumbled in recent weeks and it seeks a return to form in its UEFA Europa League fixture at Dynamo Kiev.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Sunday's 3-0 win over Fiorentina came as a timely boost for the quarterfinal first leg in Wolfsburg, which is the Spanish coach's only concern this season, says Kris Voakes.
Friday, March 27, 2015
UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to play its upcoming UEFA Europa League fixture against Fiorentina with a partially closed stadium.