Athletic form ‘not bad luck’
Carlos Gurpegui believes that Athletic Bilbao are paying greatly for mistakes in their play, but that their form is not a matter of luck.
Martinez hails Levante work ethic
Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez hailed his players’ work ethic following the 0-0 Europa League draw with Twente.
We came to beat Athletic insists Garde
Lyon boss Remi Garde said the only thing on his mind during the 3-2 Europa League win over Athletic Bilbao was claiming the points.
Bielsa: I can’t explain Bilbao defeat
Athletic Bilbao boss Marcelo Bielsa said he was struggling to come up with explanations for his team’s 3-2 loss to Lyon.
Levante hold Twente in goalless draw
Levante held FC Twente to an uninspiring goalless draw at De Grolsch Veste Enschede on Thursday night.
Bilbao downed by Lyon in thriller
Goals from Ander Herrera and Aritz Aduriz were not enough for Athletic Bilbao as Olympique Lyonnais beat them 3-2 at San Mames.
Simeone praises Academica after win
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone has praised Academica after their 2-0 win in Thursday night's Europa League clash.
Academica down Atleti
Two goals from Wilson Eduardo were enough to give Academica a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid and end their 16-match unbeaten run in the competition.
Simeone puts faith in youth
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone has full confidence in the youngsters he plans to play against Academica tomorrow night.
Athletic ‘better than last season’
Marcelo Bielsa believes that he is seeing a better version of Athletic Bilbao this season compared to last term.
‘Levante not through yet’
Pedro Rios has warned his Levante teammates that qualification to the knockout stages of the Europa League is not yet secure.
San Jose promises Lyon fight
Mikel San Jose has reflected on Athletic Bilbao’s ‘final’ against Lyon this week, as well as his own attempts to rediscover form.
McLaren critical of Levante game ref
Steve McLaren was critical of referee Vladislav Bezborodov after his Twente side lost out 3-0 to Levante in their Europa League clash.
JIM gives Levante players credit
Levante boss Juan Ignacio Martinez felt his players deserved all credit for overcoming opponents Twente in their Europa League clash.
Simeone: Statistics don’t concern me
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone said his team’s 21-game unbeaten streak does not particularly concern him.
De Marcos: Final minutes cost Bilbao
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Oscar de Marcos felt the final few minutes cost his team in their 2-1 Europa League defeat to Lyon.
'You have to take your chance'
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has conceded he felt under pressure to perform against Academica in the Europa League.
Atleti hold out for narrow win
Second half goals from Diego Costa and Emre gave Atletico Madrid a 2-1 win over Academica in the Europa League.
Bielsa: We suffered a bad few minutes
Athletic Bilbao Coach Marcelo Bielsa has claimed his side deserved more after their 2-1 loss to Olympique Lyonnais.
Pedro Rios pleased with win
Levante winger Pedro Rios has admitted he was delighted with his side's 3-0 win over FC Twente in the Europa League.
Levante ease past Twente
Second half goals from Michel and Pedro Rios were enough to give Levante a 3-0 win against FC Twente at Ciutat de Valencia.
Bilbao go down to late Lyon goal
A last-gasp Jimmy Briand goal meant Athletic Bilbao stayed rooted to the bottom of Group I after a 2-1 loss away to Olympique Lyonnais.
Susaeta: Bilbao victory is vital
Athletic Bilbao midfielder Markel Susaeta insists victory in Thursday’s Europa League clash with Lyon is vital for the Basque club.
Academica must be 'perfect'
Academica Coimbra Coach Pedro Emanuel has described Thursday's Europa League meeting with Atletico Madrid as 'David v Goliath.'
Tiago: Atleti should win on Thursday
Tiago Mendes has called on Atletico Madrid to live up to their billing as favourites for Thursday’s Europa League tie by defeating Academica.
Simeone: Falcao for Ballon d’Or
Diego Simeone is targeting another three points in the Europa League, whilst he reflects that rested Radamel Falcao should be in Ballon d’Or contention.
‘Athletic need to beat Lyon’
Carlos Gurpegi has acknowledged that whilst Athletic Bilbao not beating Lyon on Thursday would not be a mathematical disaster, three points are ‘necessary’.
Barkero eyes progress for Levante
Jose Javier Barkero admits that a win on Thursday would put Levante in a good position to reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.
De Marcos undeterred by Valencia loss
Athletic Bilbao's Oscar De Marcos is looking forward to the game against Lyon with confidence despite the 3-2 loss to Valencia.
Cerezo: Atleti can do double!
Atletico Madrid President Enrique Cerezo has boldly talked up the club's chances of winning further trophies this season.
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