Europa League

Thursday, April 10, 2014

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The veteran playmaker opened the scoring just four minutes in with a sublime free kick and his midfielder partner clinched victory for Antonio Conte's men with a deflected strike

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The coach believes his side are capable of turning their Europa League tie against Porto around but says his players must stick to a careful second-leg strategy

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The former Bianconeri striker is eager to see Antonio Conte's side lift the Europa League on home soil but has warned of the quality possessed by Olympique Lyonnais

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Murat Yakin's men have a commanding lead after the first leg and our tipster expects the Super League champions to keep things tight when they travel to Spain

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The Andalusians produced a comeback to beat Betis in the last round of the Europa League and the Portuguese defender is confident his side can do the same on Thursday

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Having successfully tipped the Aguias to win to nil in Alkmaar last week, Al Hain-Cole expects them to serve up a repeat performance in front of their own fans this evening

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The Spanish side have recovered immensely from the loss of several pivotal players last summer but this could be their best chance to win a European competition for some time

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The 3-0 Europa League quarter-final defeat left the club 'ashamed' but it simply served to underline how far their financial woes have seen them fall from previous heights

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The Bianconeri are too over-reliant on Carlos Tevez and will be committing a huge error if they execute their option to retain the on-loan Southampton striker

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The Basel boss continues to perform miracles in Europe with a squad blighted by injuries and departures to bigger clubs - that he will soon follow suit seems only right

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Having overcome a 2-0 first-leg deficit to get past Real Betis in the last round, Al Hain-Cole expects Unai Emery's men to make short work of the Dragoes' one-goal lead

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The Icelandic star has accepted that his side's chances of Europa League progress are slim but is hoping that they can hit the Portuguese giants on the counter

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Antonio Conte's men have one foot in the semi-finals and our tipster is backing the Serie A side to record a comfortable win against Remi Garde's men on Thursday evening

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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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

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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

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The defender is eager to forget about domestic duties for now as he attempts to help secure a place in the Europa League semi-finals against Olympique Lyonnais

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The defender is reportedly a target for the Serie A outfit after his performances impressed Rafael Benitez during the two side's Europa League clashes earlier in the season