FLORO FLORES: WE CAN DO IT
Antonio Floro Flores firmly believes Udinese have what it takes to upset PAOK Salonika and reach the last 16 of the Europa League.
The Italians travel to Greece on Thursday with all to play for after last week's goalless draw in their first leg in Udine.
"We are focusing solely on this match," striker Flores said. "We know we will face a heated atmosphere at the Toumba stadium and we will be ready.
"Our only thoughts are on progressing to the next round and I believe we have the quality to do so.
"The Europa League is a prestigious tournament and we really want to progress.
"We did well not to concede a goal in our opening game although we deserved more than a draw.
"It would have been great to travel to Greece with an advantage but we can nevertheless score a goal there that will allow us to advance to the next round."
Udinese are again without pivotal midfielder Mauricio Isla and striker Antonio Di Natale.
Isla is sidelined with a knee injury while Di Natale, who is Serie A's top scorer with 17 goals, is out with a foot injury.
Without the pair, the Italians have struggled, especially in front of goal with Udinese having struck just once in their last three games, including last weekend's goalless draw against Cagliari.
Sunday's league result lifted Udinese to third in Serie A.
Floro Flores will lead Udinese's attack alongside Gabriel Torje on Thursday.
Udinese, coached by Francesco Guidolin, have not won away from home in Europe this season.
PAOK, meanwhile, are unbeaten in the competition and finished top of Group A with 12 points to reach the knockout round.
Laszlo Boloni's men go into the encounter on the back of Sunday's goalless result against Aris Salonika that left his side third in the Greek Super League.
PAOK can take comfort from the fact they have eliminated Udinese from European competition once before.
In the 2000-01 UEFA Cup campaign, Udinese travelled to Greece with a 1-0 advantage but lost 3-0 in the return leg to bow out of the competition.
The winners of this tie will take on AZ Alkmaar or Anderlecht in the round of 16.
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