Valencia CF's Seydou Keita said that "the result was the most important thing" as a goalless draw proved enough for them to overcome FC Dynamo Kyiv 2-0 on aggregate to make it into the round of 16, while Miguel Veloso admitted that first leg defeat had proved decisive.
Chornomorets take the positives
After being eliminated at the hands of Olympique Lyonnais, FC Chornomorets Odesa’s Franck Dja Djedje told UEFA.com that the club needed to take “the positives” out of their UEFA Europa League experience so that they can come back stronger next time.
Prica proud despite M. Tel-Aviv exit
Rade Prica told UEFA.com Maccabi Tel-Aviv FC can be pleased with their efforts in this season’s UEFA Europa League despite being knocked out in the round of 32 by FC Basel 1893.
Insigne hopeful of a lengthy Napoli run
Lorenzo Insigne told UEFA.com that SSC Napoli will do everything to “get as far as possible” in this season’s UEFA Europa League after they beat Swansea City AFC 3-1 on aggregate to make the last 16. Despite the defeat, Ben Davies was “proud” of his side’s performance.
Mangala delight at Porto progression
Eliaquim Mangala told UEFA.com of his joy after FC Porto scored a late winner to defeat Eintracht Frankfurt on away goals after a thrilling 3-3 draw in Germany. Pirmin Schwegler was understandable disappointed after his side’s elimination.
Rakitić excited for Seville derby
Sevilla FC captain Ivan Rakitić was quick to look ahead to a city derby against Real Betis Balompié in the round of 16 after his side defeated NK Maribor in the last 32, who have “grown up” thanks to their adventure in this season’s competition according to Jean Philippe Mendy.
Okocha previews Eintracht Frankfurt against Porto
Former Eintracht Frankfurt star Jay-Jay Okocha believes tonight’s match between his old side and FC Porto in the UEFA Europa League first knockout round will be a “cracking game”.
Blokhin aims to end Dynamo trophy wait
Oleh Blokhin tells UEFA.com of his target of "trying to tune the team to bring a trophy to Dynamo Kyiv" as the Ukrainian side look to end a 28-year wait for a European trophy.
Karadeniz's Europa League challenge
FC Rubin Kazan’s Gökdeniz Karadeniz becomes the latest player to take the 90-second challenge as he attempts to answer as many questions about his club 's UEFA Europa League history as possible.
Britton pride after Swansea draw
Leon Britton told UEFA.com that Swansea City AFC were “proud” of their performance as they held SSC Napoli to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 tie, a result that left the Italian side’s Marek Hamšík acknowledging that his team need to improve to progress.
Porto remain positive after Eintracht draw
FC Porto's Jackson Martinez and Eintracht Frankfurt's Joselu both feel that their sides have a good chance of making it into the round of 16 of this season's UEFA Europa League after the German side came back from two goals down to draw 2-2 in Portugal.
Soriano reflects on Salzburg wondergoal
Jonatan Soriano said that his spectacular second goal in FC Salzburg's 3-0 first-leg victory against AFC Ajax was "the best I have ever scored", while Ajax's Niklas Moisander admitted it was a "really bad day" for the Dutch side.
Osvaldo joy at Juventus victory
Pablo Osvaldo told UEFA.com of his delight after scoring his first goal for Juventus as the Bianconeri defeated Trabzonspor AŞ 2-0 to take control of their first knockout round tie. Didier Zokora also gave his thoughts to UEFA.com.
Esbjerg reflect on difficult night
Emil Lyng and Niels Frederiksen give their thoughts to UEFA.com as ACF Fiorentina took a significant step towards the UEFA Europa League round of 16 with a 3-1 victory against Esbjerg fB in Denmark.
Yevhen Khacheridi's Europa League challenge
UEFA.com gives FC Dynamo Kyiv star Yevhen Khacheridi 90 seconds to answer as many questions as he can on his club's history in the UEFA Europa League.
Jenkins charts Swansea's heady rise
From fighting to exist to reaching the knockout stage of a UEFA competition in 11 years, Swansea City AFC have enjoyed a rapid ascent. Chairman Huw Jenkins tells UEFA.com about it.
Bayern complete European collection
Jürgen Klinsmann reflects on FC Bayern München’s 1996 UEFA Cup triumph against FC Girondins de Bordeaux, a victory that enabled the German giants to join an exclusive club of teams to have won all three of UEFA’s major club competitions
AZ target 2012 rerun under Advocaat
AZ Alkmaar trio Nick Viergever, Aron Jóhannsson and Johann Gudmundsson spoke to UEFA.com about their UEFA Europa League prospects and coach Dick Advocaat.
Jung: 'Incredible' fans boost Eintracht hopes
Thirty-four years after winning the UEFA Cup, Sebastian Jung believes that Eintracht Frankfurt's support can give the club a chance of UEFA Europa League success.
Luiz Adriano hopes to emulate Shakhtar ‘heroes’
A survivor of FC Shakhtar Donetsk's UEFA Cup triumph in 2009, Luiz Adriano is hoping the club can repeat their exploits of that year in this season’s UEFA Europa League.
Brazilian flavour to Ludogorets rise
UEFA.com finds out how a Brazilian influence has helped PFC Ludogorets Razgrad into the UEFA Europa League knock-out stages for the first time.
Last 32 learn their fate
The draws for the UEFA Europa League rounds of 32 and 16 created some fascinating fixtures with Juande Ramos returning to his old club as FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk were drawn against Tottenham Hotspur FC, three-times winners Juventus face Trabzonspor AŞ, and two former champions meet as FC Porto were drawn against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Contenders look ahead to round of 32
UEFA.com hears from Eintracht Frankfurt, AZ Alkmaar, Esbjerg fB and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad as they all look back on successful UEFA Europa League campaigns so far and ahead to their expectations of what is to come.
Dynamo look ahead to last 32
FC Dynamo Kyiv captain Olexandr Shovkovskiy told UEFA.com that victory and qualification was "the most important thing" as they came from behind to deny SK Rapid Wien, whose Thomas Schrammel remained "proud" of his team's performance.
Zulte Waregem ponder ‘hard’ defeat
SV Zulte Waregem’s Davy de Fauw revealed that the Belgian side’s dressing room was ”very still and quiet” after two late goals against FC Rubin Kazan saw their hopes of progression ended, while José Rondón was in buoyant mood after Rubin maintained their unbeaten record.
De Guzmán happy with Swans progress
Jonathan De Guzmán told UEFA.com that he was happy Swansea City AFC “got the job done” and qualified for the knockout stages of the UEFA Europa League despite defeat to already eliminated FC St Gallen, whose Mario Mutsch said the competition had been “a fantastic experience”.
Dja Djedje's Chornomorets delight
Goalscorer Franck Dja Djedje told UEFA.com that a solid defensive plan was key to FC Chornomorets Odesa's 1-0 victory against PSV Eindhoven, a win that earned them a place in the next round at the expense of the Dutch side, whose captain Oscar Hiljemark was left feeling "disappointment and anger".
Alcácer: Valencia ‘can achieve big things'
Valencia CF's Paco Alcácer told UEFA.com that the team will take it "match-by-match" after finishing a successful UEFA Europa League group stage with a draw against FC Kuban Krasnodar which left Lorenzo Melgarejo looking at the positives despite elimination.
Galatasaray’s UEFA Cup ‘football feast’
Fatih Terim and Gheorghe Popescu reflect on Galatasaray AŞ’s historic UEFA Cup triumph in 2000, a first for Turkish football that Popescu hails as the country’s “most important European success”.
Eintracht Frankfurt inspired by massive support
Eintracht Frankfurt goalscorer Martin Lanig reserved a special mention for the 12,000 travelling supporters who gave his side "more power to play" after the visitors sealed first place in Group with a 1-0 triumph at FC Girondins de Bordeaux. Tranquillo Barnetta and Henri Saivet also spoke to UEFA.com.