EUROPA LEAGUE

Real Betis boss Pepe Mel has claimed that competing at home and abroad is no problem for his side.
Michael Laudrup recognised that his Swansea City side’s convincing win against Valencia has made life much more complicated for Miroslav Djukic.
Unai Emery reflects that poor finishing saw Sevilla struggle to close out victory away to Portuguese side Estoril.
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.
Miroslav Djukic lamented Valencia’s performance against Swansea but does not fear for his job as Coach.
Chico Flores believes that Swansea may have an advantage through their Spanish contingent when facing Valencia tonight.
Pablo Hernandez has lamented that his return to Valencia with Swansea this week does not see him able to play.
Pepe Mel has reflected on Real Betis’ achievement of reaching European football, as they prepare to face Lyon this Thursday.
Miroslav Djukic believes that Valencia are struggling for confidence, as he explains how this week has been about simplification.
Angel Rangel acknowledges that Valencia are group favourites, but says that his Swansea City side have what it takes to cause an upset.
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.
Valencia have been paired with Swansea and Real Betis with Lyon as they and Sevilla learn their opponents for the Europa League group stage.
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’.
Unai Emery surmised Sevilla still have room to improve even after a 5-0 win, against an opponent he suggested was weaker than expected.
Pepe Mel has admitted that Real Betis would benefit from a positive result in the Europa League tomorrow to alleviate League disappointment.
Ivan Rakitic is encouraged by the early signs shown at Sevilla, commenting on the ‘clear idea of the game’ he sees in the team.
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.
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 have listed 18 players for the first leg of their Europa League Play-off round tie with Polish side Slask Wroclaw.
Unai Emery has admitted Sevilla need qualification to the group stages of the Europa League, but warns of their Play-off round opponents.
Real Betis President Miguel Guillen has commented on the importance of returning to European competition, but warned that La Liga takes priority.
Real Betis midfielder Cedrick has admitted that Thursday’s Europa League clash with Jablonec is ‘more than important’.
Javier Chica has enthused at Real Betis’ Europa League test this week and reflected on the importance the game against Jablonec holds.
Pepe Mel has named Real Betis’ squad for their Europa League trip out to the Czech Republic, leaving out four players including Ruben Castro.
Real Betis President Miguel Guillen has admitted he will enjoy every moment of the club’s Europa League campaign.
Real Betis boss Pepe Mel has conceded that his side are favourites when they face Jablonec in the Europa League.
Sevilla sporting director Ramon Rodriguez, otherwise known as Monchi, has admitted that the club’s Europa League trip to Slask Wroclaw is complicated.
Real Betis and Sevilla will both face trips to Eastern Europe for their Europa League play-off ties later this month.
Sevilla cruised past Mladost Podgorica 6-1 in the second leg of their Europa League qualifier in Montenegro.
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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