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Fabio Capello urged Juventus to “go for the Champions League” and feels they are “even stronger” after Paul Pogba’s departure.
President Giorgio Squinzi says Sassuolo could have won “7-0 or 8-0” and aims for the Champions League.
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia admits the Champions League is “an objective” but “it’ll be very difficult”.
Carlos Bacca is “glad I stayed at Milan” after talk of interest from West Ham United this summer.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Luciano Spalletti concedes 10-man Roma were naïve in their 1-1 draw at Porto, but “I got confirmation that I have a strong side.”
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.
Thomas Vermaelen was sent off on his debut, but Roma earned a 1-1 draw away to Porto when down to 10 men.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured “confidence is essential” in the Champions League play-off with Porto, but won’t cry over Miralem Pjanic.
Roma begin their campaign with Edin Dzeko, Thomas Vermaelen and Alisson against Porto for the Champions League play-off.
Roma’s entire season could be transformed in the Champions League preliminary round, as they go head-to-head with Porto.
Gigi Buffon asked Dani Alves to “help us achieve the dream we’re still chasing” at Juventus, but didn’t say goodbye to Paul Pogba.
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia sets lofty goals for the coming season - “we want to win all the trophies we’re involved in”.
Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira calls Roma “very complete” and is worried by their pace in attack.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wished Roma and Brescia all the best, while Juventus “have done extraordinary things.”
Luciano Spalletti keeps Roma goalkeepers on their toes and wants players “to fill the game” against Porto in the Champions League play-off.
Daniele De Rossi admits the Champions League play-off with Porto “really could change Roma’s season and mentality going forward.”
Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira said Champions League opponents Roma “are a very complete team whose greatest strength is in attack.”
Porto Coach Nuno Espirito Santo warned “we know how and when we can hurt Roma” in the Champions League preliminary round.
Bruno Peres will reportedly go into Roma’s Champions League squad list against Porto, replacing Moustapha Seck.
Bastos “is about to sign for Lazio,” confirmed Rostov Coach Dimitri Kirichenko today.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti is “very satisfied” with the signing of “great player” Bruno Peres from Torino.
Roma have named their squad for tomorrow’s Champions League trip to face Porto.
Luciano Spalletti admits the Champions League tie against Porto is “crucial” for Roma’s season.
Juventus' Kwadwo Asamoah is happy to play “as a midfielder or a wing-back” this season.
Dinamo Zagreb Coach Zlatko Kranjcar insists Marko Rog is “available” to face Red Bull Salzburg, but “ask our sporting director” about a Napoli move.
Bruno Peres’ move to Roma is unlikely to be completed in time for the Champions League game against Porto, reports suggest.
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