La Liga learns EL last-16 fate
The Europa League last-16 draw throws up an all-Spanish tie between Athletic Bilbao and Valencia as Villarreal play Bayer Leverkusen and Sevilla face Basel.
Marcelino hails Villarreal resilience
Marcelino hailed Villarreal’s defensive resilience and ability to score “a great goal” during Thursday’s 1-1 draw with Napoli in the Europa League last 16.
Emery ‘hurt’ by Molde defeat
Unai Emery admitted he was “annoyed and hurt” by Sevilla’s 1-0 defeat to Molde in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
‘Molde know this pitch, the climate…’
Unai Emery argued Sevilla won’t have it easy in their Europa League second leg against Molde. ‘It’s their pitch, their fans, their climate…’
Neville: Be professional, keep momentum
Gary Neville wants Valencia to keep pushing against Rapid Vienna despite having a 6-0 lead in their Europa League tie.
Marcelino wary of early goal
Villarreal Coach Marcelino expects Napoli to try for an early goal but says his side will set out to score as well.
Valverde: Avoid Marseille trap
Ernesto Valverde wants Athletic Bilbao to avoid falling into the trap of assuming they’re already passed Marseille in the Europa League.
Eraso: Marseille an opportunity
Javier Eraso sees Athletic Bilbao’s Europa League second leg with Marseille as a chance to leave behind Basque derby defeat.
‘Villarreal beat Italy’s best team’
Marcelino claimed Villarreal beat “the best team in Italy” after they defeated Napoli 1-0 in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
Valverde hails ‘extraordinary’ Aduriz
Ernesto Valverde hailed Aritz Aduriz’s “extraordinary” goal during Athletic Bilbao’s 1-0 victory over Marseille in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
Llorente: I’ll fight to the death
Fernando Llorente has insisted that he will “fight to the death” to succeed at Sevilla after his brace against Molde on Thursday.
Neville: Back down to earth
Gary Neville has urged his Valencia players to “get back down to earth” after Thursday’s 6-0 demolition of Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
Emery: Respect Molde
Unai Emery wants Sevilla to respect Europa League opponents Molde as they ‘came through a difficult group stage’.
‘Villarreal-Napoli is 50-50’
Villarreal Coach Marcelino believes the Europa League tie with Napoli is in the balance before a ball has been kicked.
Details vital for Valverde
Ernesto Valverde believes details will be decisive when Athletic Bilbao meet Marseille in the Europa League.
Neville: I asked for Ayestaran
Gary Neville insists he asked Valencia to appoint Pako Ayestaran as ‘he sees football as I see it’ but helps with the language too.
Williams in, Iturraspe out
Inaki Williams has travelled with Athletic Bilbao to play Marseille in the Europa League, but Ander Iturraspe hasn’t made the journey.
EL last 32: Sevilla face Molde
Sevilla begin their Europa League defence in the last 32 against Molde, Villarreal face Napoli, Valencia tackle Rapid Vienna, Athletic Bilbao encounter Marseille.
‘Athletic must enjoy EL adventure’
Ernesto Valverde hopes Athletic Bilbao can “enjoy and make progress” in the Europa League this season after topping their group on Thursday.
‘Madrid can put seven past us’
Marcelino warned “Real Madrid are likely to put seven past us” if Villarreal did not tighten up defensively after Thursday’s 3-3 draw with Viktoria Plzen.
‘Athletic want win for the fans’
Ernesto Valverde wants Athletic Bilbao to end their Europa League group stage campaign with a win to give the fans something to be happy about.
Marcelino wants first place
Marcelino wants to make sure Villarreal finish top of their Europa League group and is only concerned with beating Viktoria Plzen.
Casillas targets Madrid in Super Cup
Iker Casillas hopes to play Real Madrid in the European Super Cup next year after Porto dropped into the Europa League.
‘Casillas can win the Cup he’s missing’
Jose Mourinho says he wants Porto to win the Europa League and now Iker Casillas can ‘win the only Cup he doesn’t have.’
Rico: A crazy game
Sergio Rico has reflected on a ‘crazy’ game that saw Sevilla beat Juventus and book a place in the Europa League.
Emery: Sevilla comfortable in EL
Unai Emery is happy Sevilla now have the Europa League to look forward to and not the Champions League disappointment to regret.
Sevilla into Europa League
Sevilla will defend their Europa League crown after beating Juventus to help claim third place in Champions League Group D.
Marcelino: Mission accomplished
Marcelino praised his Villarreal players for achieving “what we wanted” after Thursday’s 1-0 win against Rapid Vienna in the Europa League.
‘Villarreal have the will to win’
Marcelino expects a difficult game against Europa League rivals Rapid Vienna but believes Villarreal have ‘the will to win.’
Valverde: Think like we need to win
Ernesto Valverde has told Athletic Bilbao to approach the Europa League game with Augsburg as is it is a must-win match.
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