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.
Falcao promises Atleti effort
Radamel Falcao has commented that despite the freezing cold temperatures and Rubin Kazan’s defensiveness, Atletico Madrid will push to win tonight.
Rodriguez hoping for EL progress
Atletico Madrid attacker Cristian Rodriguez has insisted that his team 'will do everything' to try and qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League.
Orbaiz: Atleti can still win
Pablo Orbaiz has warned his Rubin Kazan teammates that Atletico Madrid are capable of turning around their Europa League tie.
JIM: A special game
Juan Ignacio Martinez praised his Levante players for their ‘deserved’ 3-0 win over Olympiacos in the Europa League.
‘Rubin to decide tie in Russia’
Kurban Berdyev praised his Rubin Kazan players for ending Atletico Madrid’s home run and with only 10 men.
Asenjo surprised at ref
Sergio Asenjo backed Diego Simeone’s decision to send him up for a last-minute corner, commenting that the referee’s extra time was ‘surprising’.
Simeone: Second goal my fault
Diego Simeone has taken responsibility for a potentially decisive second goal Atletico Madrid conceded last night at home to Rubin Kazan.
Simeone: Falcao will start
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has revealed that Radamel Falcao will start against Rubin Kazan tomorrow.
'I never wanted to leave Malaga'
Rubin Kazan striker Salomon Rondon has revealed that he never wanted to leave Malaga.
UEFA ban Ballesteros
UEFA have ruled that Sergio Ballesteros deliberately got himself booked in the Europa League group stages, so have banned him again
Koke: Atleti’s season spectacular
Jorge Resurreccion, Koke, has reflected on Atletico Madrid’s start to the 2012-13 season and outlined their ambitions in both cup competitions.
La Real Europa credentials 'clear'
Real Sociedad midfielder Asier Illarramendi has admitted his belief that the Basque club can qualify for the Europa League.
Bielsa on 'disappointing' 2012
Marcelo Bielsa has reflected on Athletic Bilbao's past 12 months as well as revealing his hopes for 2013.
Atleti-Levante possible Last 16
Atletico Madrid face Rubin Kazan in the Europa League Round of 32 and Levante are paired with Olympiacos, whilst the two could then meet in the Last 16.
Clubs await European draw
Spain’s four Champions League representatives and two remaining Europa League sides will learn their knockout fate later today.
JIM contemplates 'daring' Rayo
Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez is hoping his side can beat Rayo Vallecano tomorrow to end a great year on a suitably high note.
'Levante vs. Chelsea? So be it'
Midfielder Ruben Garcia says Levante are hungry to beat the 31 point half-season total they amassed last term.
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