UEFA: No second Malaga ban
UEFA have today confirmed that Malaga will not face the possibility of a second season banned from European competition.
Jemez: We deserve EL place
Paco Jemez has insisted that his Rayo Vallecano team 'deserve' to be in the Europa League next term.
Platini: Don’t blame me, Malaga
UEFA President Michel Platini has said that Malaga’s potential one-year ban from European competition is not his call to make.
Espanyol, Rayo licences rejected
Espanyol and Rayo Vallecano have had applications for to compete in European competition next season rejected by the RFEF, but Malaga have theirs granted.
Stuani: A win will give us options
Espanyol striker Christian Stuani has claimed that Sunday's match with Sevilla will decide their season.
‘Levante can return to Europe’
Levante defender Juanfran has asserted that Los Granotes can aspire to return soon to playing in the Europa League.
Juanfran confident of EL place
Levante defender Juanfran has insisted that his side will finish well enough to get into the Europa League places come the end of the season.
‘UEFA fixed European draws’
Former professional referee Ahmet Cakar has claimed that the draw for the Champions League and Europa League has been fixed this year.
Rubin set up Chelsea date
Levante’s conquerors Rubin Kazan have been handed a tricky Europa League quarter-final draw with Chelsea.
Berdyev happy for win
Rubin Kazan’s extra-time 2-0 win over Levante in the Europa League Last 16 second leg left their Coach Kurban Berdyev a happy man.
JIM ‘very proud of players’
Juan Ignacio Martinez reflected on his pride at his Levante players as their first ever Europa League season came to a close yesterday.
Diop: We won’t miss Martins
Levante midfielder Pape Diop does not believe that Levante will come unstuck against Rubin Kazan due to Obafemi Martins’ departure or the cold.
JIM: Tie with Rubin at 50-50
Juan Ignacio Martinez believes that Levante remain with an even chance of progressing to the next stage of the Europa League.
‘I left Germany to win, but…’
Ivan Rakitic has admitted that Sevilla’s current situation is not what he signed up for, but he is determined to return the team to Europe.
‘I’ve barely slept’ after red card
Levante’s Michel Herrero has apologised for his red card picked up yesterday, revealing that he didn’t get much sleep afterwards.
Berdyev: Levante are great
Rubin Kazan Coach Kurban Berdyev praised Levante for their organisation on Thursday, which ‘proved’ they are ‘a great team’.
JIM: We’ll get second leg chances
Juan Ignacio Martinez believes Levante can go into the second leg of their Last 16 clash with Rubin Kazan optimistic that they will get their chances.
Mel: Betis in Europe is science fiction
Real Betis boss Pepe Mel has insisted that his side will have had a successful season, whatever the outcome.
‘Levante more than Martins’
Gurban Berdyev is full of respect for Levante, commenting that they are more than just former Rubin Kazan man Obafemi Martins.
Barkero: We are so excited!
Javier Barkero has reflected on the ‘tremendous enthusiasm’ he sees in the Levante dressing room this week.
JIM: No problem with Martins
Juan Ignacio Martinez has commented that the issue with Obafemi Martins wanting to leave Levante is now over.
‘Martins can't distract Levante’
Vicente Iborra says Levante cannot allow themselves to be distracted by Obafemi Martins’ issue, in facing one of the Nigerian’s former clubs this week.
Mel dreams of Europe with Betis
Pepe Mel has reflected that his frustration at missing out on European football with Real Betis as a player is driving him to reach it as their Coach.
Adrian: Atleti came close
Adrian Lopez reflected that Atletico Madrid can ‘leave with their heads held high’, in being eliminated from the Europa League.
‘Rubin eliminated one of the best’
Rubin Kazan Coach Kurban Berdyev praised his team’s efforts in eliminating ‘one of the best teams in Europe’ in Atletico Madrid.
Simeone: We failed, but tried
Diego Simeone praised Atletico Madrid for their effort and ‘dignity’ in fighting to the end to try and progress in the Europa League.
‘Levante clearly better than us’
Michel has conceded that his new Olympiacos side were inferior to Levante over the two legs of their Round of 32 clash.
‘Levante win to their credit’
Juan Ignacio Martinez praised his team for earning a deserved second leg and overall win over Olympiacos on Thursday evening.
Simeone hopes for bright start
Diego Simeone has placed importance on Atletico Madrid starting their Europa League second leg at Rubin Kazan well.
JIM warns Levante of comeback
Juan Ignacio Martinez has warned his Levante players that they will have to ‘suffer for 90 minutes’ in order to progress past Olympiacos.
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