EUROPA LEAGUE

Marcelino insisted Villarreal’s Europa League last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen was not over, despite Thursday’s 2-0 win in the first leg.
Unai Emery felt Sevilla’s 0-0 draw with Basel in the Europa League on Thursday “isn’t the best result, but it’s not the worst either”.
Gary Neville admitted “I’ve never seen a pitch in this condition” after Valencia’s 1-0 defeat to Athletic Bilbao at a rain-sodden San Mames on Thursday.
Unai Emery has urged his players to respect opponents Basel in their first-leg Europa League Last 16 clash at St Jakob-Park on Thursday.
Villarreal boss Marcelino has stressed the need to win their first leg Last 16 Europa League tie against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday.
Ernesto Valverde insists Athletic Bilbao are not favourites against Valencia in their Last 16 Europa League tie first-leg clash on Thursday.
Valencia boss Gary Neville says he is looking forward to the atmosphere at San Mames against Athletic Bilbao on Thursday.
Ernesto Valverde spoke of his relief after Athletic Bilbao “suffered greatly” to overcome Marseille in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
Gary Neville was critical of an “inappropriate” banner aimed towards Valencia during their 4-0 win at Rapid Vienna in the Europa League on Thursday.
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 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.
Unai Emery admitted he was “annoyed and hurt” by Sevilla’s 1-0 defeat to Molde in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
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…’
Gary Neville wants Valencia to keep pushing against Rapid Vienna despite having a 6-0 lead in their Europa League tie.
Villarreal Coach Marcelino expects Napoli to try for an early goal but says his side will set out to score as well.
Ernesto Valverde wants Athletic Bilbao to avoid falling into the trap of assuming they’re already passed Marseille in the Europa League.
Javier Eraso sees Athletic Bilbao’s Europa League second leg with Marseille as a chance to leave behind Basque derby defeat.
Marcelino claimed Villarreal beat “the best team in Italy” after they defeated Napoli 1-0 in the Europa League last 32 on Thursday.
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.
Fernando Llorente has insisted that he will “fight to the death” to succeed at Sevilla after his brace against Molde on Thursday.
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.
Unai Emery wants Sevilla to respect Europa League opponents Molde as they ‘came through a difficult group stage’.
Villarreal Coach Marcelino believes the Europa League tie with Napoli is in the balance before a ball has been kicked.
Ernesto Valverde believes details will be decisive when Athletic Bilbao meet Marseille in the Europa League.
Gary Neville insists he asked Valencia to appoint Pako Ayestaran as ‘he sees football as I see it’ but helps with the language too.
Inaki Williams has travelled with Athletic Bilbao to play Marseille in the Europa League, but Ander Iturraspe hasn’t made the journey.
Sevilla begin their Europa League defence in the last 32 against Molde, Villarreal face Napoli, Valencia tackle Rapid Vienna, Athletic Bilbao encounter Marseille.
Ernesto Valverde hopes Athletic Bilbao can “enjoy and make progress” in the Europa League this season after topping their group on Thursday.
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.
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.
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