Italian Football Federation president Giancarlo Abete says that Turin "will be a beautiful place for international football on a global stage" as the city receives the UEFA Europa League trophy ahead of this May's final.
Gomes and Nedved preview Benfica v Juventus
Former SL Benfica star Nuno Gomes and Juventus legend Pavel Nedved gave their reaction after the two sides' were paired together in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.
Sevilla-Valencia draw reaction
Sevilla FC's Francisco López Alfaro and former Valencia CF star Francisco Rufete gave their reaction to UEFA.com after the two sides' were drawn together in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals.
Rakitić: We can win it
Sevilla FC captain Ivan Rakitić said that his team’s “high intensity” was key to their victory against FC Porto and now believes they have a great chance of success in what he admits is a very strong final four in this season’s UEFA Europa League, while Porto’s Steven Defour reflected on missed chances in the first leg.
Juventus relieved to pass Lyon test
Juventus’ Mauricio Isla admitted that his side was “worried” about the threat of Olympique Lyonnais but “happy” to make it into the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, while Jimmy Briand said his team went out with “pride” and can look ahead to another campaign next season.
Benfica joy but AZ look back with pride
Benfica SL’s Ljubomir Fejsa told UEFA.com that his side has played a “strong” game as they secured a spot in the UEFA Europa League semi-finals, while AZ Alkmaar’s Nemanja Gudelj revealed that the Dutch outfit could look back on their performance “and be proud”.
2003 archive: Porto's glory in Seville
As FC Porto meet Sevilla FC in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, UEFA.com has highlights of the Portuguese club's 2003 UEFA Cup final success in the Spanish city against Celtic FC.
‘Smart football’ key for Porto
FC Porto goalscorer Eliaquim Mangala said that his side need to "keep playing smart football" to qualify for the semi-finals after they took a 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their tie against Sevilla FC, whose Daniel Carriço remains confident of turning the result around in Spain.
Bonucci confident after Juventus winner
After scoring the only goal of the game to give Juventus a 1-0 advantage to take back to Italy, Leonardo Bonucci said his side “shouldn’t relax” but can continue with their “dream” if they can reproduce their form in the second leg, while Olympique Lyonnais’ Corentin Tolisso said he still “believes” the French team can make it into the last-four.
Basel joy after Valencia win
FC Basel 1893’s Fabian Schär and Matias Delgado were delighted after their side took a 3-0 advantage over Valencia CF, with Delgado stating that he was not surprised at the performance, while Valencia’s Paco Alcacer admitted it was “a game to forget”.
UEFA Europa League quarter-final draw
The draw for the last eight of the UEFA Europa League is: AZ Alkmaar v SL Benfica, Olympique Lyonnais v Juventus, FC Basel 1893 v Valencia CF, FC Porto v Sevilla FC.
Gomes expecting “difficult” tie for Porto
FC Porto great Fernando Gomes spoke to UEFA.com after the Portuguese club were drawn against Sevilla FC in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League.
Lyon relishing Juventus test
After being drawn against Juventus in the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, Olympique Lyonnais director Bernard Lacombe told UEFA.com his team will have to be at their best to reach the last four.
Nedvěd wary of Lyon threat
Juventus great Pavel Nedvěd gave his reaction to the UEFA Europa League draw which saw the Italian club paired against Olympique Lyonnais in the quarter-finals.
Streller: Basel experience was key
FC Basel 1893 captain Marco Streller said that the club's superior experience in UEFA club competition may have been the "decisive factor" as they overcame being a goal and a man down to defeat FC Salzburg 2-1, a result that the Austrian club’s Florian Klein admitted was a source of "great disappointment".
Pirlo delight at Juventus win
Juventus’ Andrea Pirlo gave his reaction to UEFA.com after scoring the winning goal against ACF Fiorentina, whose Nenad Tomović said his side will learn from their experience in this season’s UEFA Europa League.
Lima relief at Benfica win
SL Benfica’s Lima admitted that the most important thing was qualification to the quarter-finals as his side overcame Tottenham Hotspur FC 5-3 on aggregate, while Harry Kane thought the English club were “unlucky” not to force the game into extra-time.
AZ joy at last-eight spot
AZ Alkmaar’s Simon Poulsen spoke to UEFA.com about a “fantastic result” as his side overcame FC Anji Makhachkala to reach the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, while the Russian club’s Alexandru Epureanu bemoaned not being about to create “decisive moments”.
Šuker: Spanish spirit key for Seville decider
Davor Šuker hailed the winning mentality prevalent in Spanish football ahead of Thursday's UEFA Europa League last-16 decider between Real Betis Balompié and Sevilla FC.
Jennings looks back on Spurs glory
Pat Jennings reflects on Tottenham Hotspur FC's success in the first edition of the UEFA Cup in 1972, as they overcame fellow English side Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 3-2 on aggregate.
Soriano takes 90-second challenge
FC Salzburg's Jonathan Soriano is the latest player to take UEFA.com's UEFA Europa League 90-second challenge, putting his knowledge of the competition to the test.
Italian rivals cautious after draw
After the first leg of their round of 16 tie ended 1-1, both Juventus and ACF Fiorentina refused to look ahead any further than next week, Juventus’ Arturo Vidal stating that it is “50-50” while Fiorentina’s Josip Iličić admitted that his side will “have to be careful from the first minute”.
Fejsa: Benfica gave ‘maximum’
SL Benfica’s Ljubomir Fejsa said that he felt his team played a “strong game” as they gained a first leg advantage in London against Tottenham Hotspur FC, although cautiously said that the team must not get ahead of themselves and “concentrate” on the next game.
Shared optimism after Basel-Salzburg stalemate
Both FC Basel 1893 and FC Salzburg go into the second leg of their UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie believing that they can make it into the quarter-finals after the sides’ 0-0 draw in Switzerland, with Basel’s Fabian Frei believing his side could have gained an advantage and Salzburg’s Stefan Ilsanker confidently predicting goals in Austria.
Salzburg making their mark
After an unbeaten start to this season's UEFA Europa League, FC Salzburg are starting to grab people's attention with coach Roger Schmidt stating they are "very dangerous outsiders" for glory.
Zoff recalls Juventus success
A winner of the UEFA Cup with Juventus as a player and a coach, legendary goalkeeper Dino Zoff recalls his 1990 success with the Bianconeri against ACF Fiorentina.
Spurs 'not scared' of Benfica test
After overcoming FC Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk, Tottenham Hotspur FC's Mousa Dembélé feels that the English side "don't have to be scared" of last-16 opponents SL Benfica.
Keita: Qualification was the aim
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.