• Sparta Prague and Basel qualify while Napoli maintain 100% record • Last year’s finalists Dnipro suffer crucial defeat at Lazio Schalke, Athletic Bilbao and Sparta Prague were among the sides to book their place in the knockout stage of the Europa League on Thursday, while last year’s beat
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• Roberto Mancini’s Italian team lead table by two points • Fiorentina draw 2-2 with Empoli while Napoli win 2-0 at Verona Internazionale went on a rare scoring spree to thrash the Serie A newcomers Frosinone 4-0 and go clear at the top, the first time Roberto Mancini’s team have won a leagu
MARIO GOMEZ insists he has no intentions of returning to Fiorentina when his loan deal with Besiktas expires.
Fiorentina will spend the international break atop the Serie A standings after an impressive victory at Sampdoria on Sunday.
Inter Milan return to the Serie A summit with a win at Torino only to be replaced by Fiorentina a few hours later.
• Napoli beat Midtjylland 5-0 to qualify with two games to spare • Dortmund score for 31st game in a row with 4-0 win over Qabala Napoli continued to cut a swathe through the Europa League, blowing away Midtjylland 5-0 to qualify from Group D with two games to spare. The Serie A side made it fou
MANCHESTER UNITED will make a bid for Fiorentina striker Mario Gomez in the January transfer window, according to reports in Italy.