Zappa comes clean on wonder strike
Davide Zappacosta admits he intended his wonder strike during Chelsea’s 6-0 thrashing of Qarabag on Tuesday to be a cross.
Report: De Sciglio sprains ankle
Mattia De Sciglio reportedly sprained his ankle during Juventus’ 3-0 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.
‘YouTuber Pogba should look to Fellaini’
Former Sampdoria and Torino man Graeme Souness claims ex-Juventus star Paul Pogba “a bit of a YouTuber”, who should look to Marouane Fellaini.
‘Roma must read games better’
Goalkeeper Alisson believes Roma “must learn how to read games better” after their stalemate with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Marotta: Iniesta won’t leave Barca
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta believes Andres Iniesta will remain a Barcelona player next season.
Alba hails ‘prestigious victory’
Jordi Alba hailed Barcelona after their “prestigious victory” over Juventus on Tuesday but insisted the Bianconeri remain “a great team.”
Pallotta ‘not happy’ with Roma
Roma President James Pallotta admitted “I’m not happy” after the Giallorossi’s goalless draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.
Thomas: Atleti tried everything…
Thomas Partey says Atletico Madrid “tried everything possible” to beat Roma on Tuesday but admits “it’s not an easy place to play.”
Iniesta: Barca controlled Juve
Andres Iniesta believes Barcelona playing as “a team” contributed to them “controlling” Juventus in their 3-0 win on Tuesday.
Bentancur: 'Messi from another planet'
Rodrigo Bentancur said Leo Messi is “from another planet” after Juventus lost 3-0 to Barcelona with the Argentine’s brace.
Higuain risks ban for gesture
Gonzalo Higuain risks a Champions League ban after he was spotted making a lewd gesture at Barcelona fans during the Juventus defeat.
Roma 0-0 Atletico: Player Ratings
A man of the match performance from Alisson, as Football Italia rates Roma’s showing against Atletico Madrid.
Valverde: 'We beat finalists'
Ernesto Valverde celebrated Barcelona’s 3-0 victory over Juventus as a new Champions League beginning. “We beat the finalists of last season.”
Barca 3-0 Juve: Player Ratings
It was a disappointing night for Juventus, especially in defence, as Football Italia rate the performance in Barcelona.
Nainggolan: 'Roma need patience'
Radja Nainggolan urged Roma fans to have “patience, as we are not robots” following a 0-0 Champions League draw with Atletico Madrid.
Rakitic: 'Barca hard to beat'
Ivan Rakitic said “if we play like we did tonight, it’ll be very difficult to beat Barcelona” after a 3-0 thrashing of Juventus.
Dzeko felt isolated at Roma
Edin Dzeko criticised Roma’s tactics and fitness levels after a 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid, as he felt more isolated in attack.
EDF: 'Roma were struggling'
Eusebio Di Francesco concedes Roma were “struggling” in the 0-0 draw with Atletico Madrid and their fitness levels are a problem.
Allegri: 'Juventus were hasty'
Max Allegri felt Juventus were “too hasty” and Gonzalo Higuain “let his head drop” in a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona, but “we had chances.”
Simeone: 'Alisson was decisive'
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone praised Roma goalkeeper Alisson and noted they “deserved their point, as we were missing the goal.”
Pjanic: 'Juve could've done better'
Miralem Pjanic admits Juventus “could’ve done better” and has particular regrets over the first goal in a 3-0 defeat to Barcelona.
CL: Alisson denies Atletico
Roma clung on in the second half and relied on Alisson’s saves – and the woodwork – to hold Atletico Madrid 0-0.
CL: Messi mauls Juventus
Lionel Messi ended his Gigi Buffon taboo by putting two past the Juventus goalkeeper, as Barcelona got revenge 3-0 at Camp Nou.
Liveblog: Barca-Juve, Roma-Atleti
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from tonight’s Champions League clashes Barcelona-Juventus and Atletico Madrid-Roma.
Marotta: 'No Barcelona-Dybala bid'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta trusts Max Allegri made the right decisions against Barcelona and denies a bid for Paulo Dybala.
Monchi: 'Italy and Spain similar'
Roma director Monchi insists “Italian and Spanish football are now very similar” as they host Atletico Madrid.
Del Piero: 'Not David and Goliath'
Alessandro Del Piero maintains you cannot call Barcelona v Juventus “David and Goliath,” because they are both Champions League favourites.
Manolas: 'Roma studied Atletico'
Kostas Manolas confirms Roma have “studied Atletico Madrid carefully and they tend to concede goals on set plays.”
Juventus pull a few surprises against Leo Messi’s Barcelona, starting Rodrigo Bentancur, Blaise Matuidi and Douglas Costa, but all eyes are on Paulo Dybala.
Line-ups: Roma-Atletico Madrid
Roma look to Edin Dzeko, Radja Nainggolan and Daniele De Rossi as they host Champions League contenders Atletico Madrid.
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