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Michel Platini believes Juventus made ‘a big step forward’ by beating Malmo, and discusses calcio’s standing in Europe.
Leonardo Bonucci believes Juventus “are more positive in Europe” with their new tactical system.
Marco Borriello assured he “doesn’t need” strip clubs and was just in Moscow to hang around with Roma teammates.
Walter Sabatini says that the criticism aimed at Kevin Strootman for his part in Roma’s conceded equaliser at CSKA Moscow is ‘disrespectful’.
Morgan De Sanctis now accepts blame for CSKA Moscow’s equaliser on Tuesday after reviewing television footage.
Fernando Llorente has issued a rallying cry, saying Juventus must beat Atletico Madrid and win their Champions League group.
Malmo accused the referee of favouring Juventus in their Champions League match, Coach Age Hareide calling it “a scandal.”
Carlos Tevez admits the dire Malmo pitch “actually favoured me” on the goal as Juventus won 2-0.
Diego Simeone left the door open for Alessio Cerci to leave Atletico Madrid in January.
Claudio Marchisio discussed his versatility after Juventus earned a 2-0 victory at Malmo and looks forward to Atletico Madrid.
Max Allegri wants Juventus to “go for it” against Atletico Madrid, but was “angry” at wasteful finishing in Malmo.
Fernando Llorente dedicated his Malmo goal to Juventus fans and warned “we want to top the group.”
Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez gave Juventus a precious 2-0 win in Malmo, so a draw against Atletico Madrid will qualify them.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta has “never considered selling Paul Pogba” and warned there are “no alibis” against Malmo.
Juventus are in Sweden for a must-win Champions League game with Malmo, starting Carlos Tevez, Arturo Vidal and Andrea Pirlo.
Russian media claim a group of Roma players attended a strip club in Moscow after last night’s 1-1 draw with CSKA.
Simone Perrotta admits Roma like to do things the hard way, but he is not handing out blame to Kevin Strootman or Morgan De Sanctis.
Morgan De Sanctis cannot be held responsible for Roma’s late equaliser conceded at CSKA Moscow, says former goalkeeper Paolo Conti.
Simone Padoin looks likely to retain his place at left-back for Juventus, at the expense of Patrice Evra.
Stevan Jovetic admits Manchester City watched CSKA Moscow-Roma and “celebrated a great deal.”
Director Mauro Baldissoni said Roma “mustn’t make a drama” out of their Champions League predicament.
Roma will qualify for the Champions League knockouts if they beat Manchester City, but a draw has to be 0-0.
Unfortunately for Roma, Manchester City beat 10-man Bayern Munich 3-2 with a Sergio Aguero hat-trick after Mehdi Benatia was sent off.
CSKA Moscow players Vasili Berezutski and Alan Dzagoev believe they deserved a point “and more” against Roma.
CSKA Moscow Coach Leonid Slutski praised his team for showing “skill and character” to hold Roma.
Roma captain Francesco Totti said CSKA Moscow’s last-second equaliser was “like getting punched by Mike Tyson.”
Morgan De Sanctis blamed Roma’s midfield and defence for allowing a last-gasp CSKA Moscow equaliser.
Rudi Garcia insists Roma’s Champions League “destiny is still in our hands” after a disappointing 1-1 draw at CSKA Moscow.
Alessandro Florenzi said Roma “basically deserved” to drop two points at CSKA Moscow after going too deep.
Francesco Totti’s fierce free kick was not enough for Roma in Moscow, as CSKA scored with the last kick for a 1-1 draw.
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