Mel: Thursday, Sunday not an issue
Real Betis boss Pepe Mel has claimed that competing at home and abroad is no problem for his side.
Laudrup has Djukic sympathy
Michael Laudrup recognised that his Swansea City side’s convincing win against Valencia has made life much more complicated for Miroslav Djukic.
Emery: It could have been easier
Unai Emery reflects that poor finishing saw Sevilla struggle to close out victory away to Portuguese side Estoril.
Mel: If this had been boxing…
Pepe Mel felt that his Real Betis side did enough to earn a points win against Lyon on Thursday night, with disappointment for the 0-0 result.
Djukic: Valencia emotionally weak
Miroslav Djukic lamented Valencia’s performance against Swansea but does not fear for his job as Coach.
Chico: Spanish experience can help
Chico Flores believes that Swansea may have an advantage through their Spanish contingent when facing Valencia tonight.
Pablo: Not the best return
Pablo Hernandez has lamented that his return to Valencia with Swansea this week does not see him able to play.
‘Europe was once science fiction’
Pepe Mel has reflected on Real Betis’ achievement of reaching European football, as they prepare to face Lyon this Thursday.
‘Valencia need confidence, simplicity’
Miroslav Djukic believes that Valencia are struggling for confidence, as he explains how this week has been about simplification.
‘Valencia are favourites, but…’
Angel Rangel acknowledges that Valencia are group favourites, but says that his Swansea City side have what it takes to cause an upset.
Guillen defends Betis’ Europa cuts
Real Betis President Miguel Guillen has explained and backed the reasons for cutting Javier Chica and Javier Matilla from the club’s Europa League squad.
Trio learn Europa League fate
Valencia have been paired with Swansea and Real Betis with Lyon as they and Sevilla learn their opponents for the Europa League group stage.
‘Betis’ return a dream come true’
Pepe Mel enthused at Real Betis’ 8-1 aggregate Play-off round win, describing progression to the Europa League group stage as ‘a dream come true’.
Emery expected stronger opponent
Unai Emery surmised Sevilla still have room to improve even after a 5-0 win, against an opponent he suggested was weaker than expected.
Mel: Betis need a result
Pepe Mel has admitted that Real Betis would benefit from a positive result in the Europa League tomorrow to alleviate League disappointment.
Rakitic: Sevilla have a clear identity
Ivan Rakitic is encouraged by the early signs shown at Sevilla, commenting on the ‘clear idea of the game’ he sees in the team.
Mel: Betis have to pressure
Pepe Mel conceded that Real Betis are ‘vulnerable without the ball’ if they do not pressure opponents, after a close-fought Europa League Play-off round win.
Emery: We were made to work
Unai Emery has conceded that Sevilla were made to work for their 4-1 Europa League Play-off first leg win over Slask Wroclaw.
Sevilla list 18 for Europa test
Sevilla have listed 18 players for the first leg of their Europa League Play-off round tie with Polish side Slask Wroclaw.
Emery: Progression is paramount
Unai Emery has admitted Sevilla need qualification to the group stages of the Europa League, but warns of their Play-off round opponents.
‘Europe important for Betis, but…’
Real Betis President Miguel Guillen has commented on the importance of returning to European competition, but warned that La Liga takes priority.
Cedrick: EL vital for Betis
Real Betis midfielder Cedrick has admitted that Thursday’s Europa League clash with Jablonec is ‘more than important’.
‘Important game for Betis’
Javier Chica has enthused at Real Betis’ Europa League test this week and reflected on the importance the game against Jablonec holds.
Betis without quartet for Czech trip
Pepe Mel has named Real Betis’ squad for their Europa League trip out to the Czech Republic, leaving out four players including Ruben Castro.
Guillen 'excited' by Betis' EL
Real Betis President Miguel Guillen has admitted he will enjoy every moment of the club’s Europa League campaign.
Mel admits Betis are favourites
Real Betis boss Pepe Mel has conceded that his side are favourites when they face Jablonec in the Europa League.
Monchi: Wroclaw will be complicated
Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriguez, otherwise known as Monchi, has admitted that the club’s Europa League trip to Slask Wroclaw is complicated.
Sevilla & Betis learn EL opponents
Real Betis and Sevilla will both face trips to Eastern Europe for their Europa League play-off ties later this month.
Sevilla in Europa League stroll
Sevilla cruised past Mladost Podgorica 6-1 in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier in Montenegro.
Bacca: The first of many!
Carlos Bacca enthused at his debut strike for Sevilla and commented on the desire to follow it up with ‘many’ more this term.
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