Spalletti: ‘Roma look forward to Porto’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti is looking forward to facing Porto tomorrow - “we’ve wanted this for eight months”.
Strootman: ‘Ready to play’
Kevin Strootman assures he’s “ready to play” his third game in a week for Roma against Porto.
Roma injury worries for Porto
Roma have injury doubts on Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas and Leandro Paredes for the Champions League clash with Porto.
Marciniak for Roma-Porto
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate the Champions League play-off between Roma and Porto.
Spalletti: 'Roma too hasty'
Luciano Spalletti was pleased with Roma’s 4-0 victory over Udinese, but told his players off for being “too hasty.”
Perotti: 'Bring on Porto!'
Diego Perotti believes Roma now “have the confidence to take on Porto” after beating Udinese 4-0 with his brace of penalties.
Baldissoni: 'Roma are complete'
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured they were “planning for the season ahead regardless of the Champions League.”
Pallotta: 'Incredible De Rossi'
Roma President Jim Pallotta praised Daniele De Rossi’s “incredible leadership” and is “very happy” with the squad at Luciano Spalletti’s disposal.
Capello: 'Juventus stronger now'
Fabio Capello urged Juventus to “go for the Champions League” and feels they are “even stronger” after Paul Pogba’s departure.
Squinzi: ‘Could have been 8-0!’
President Giorgio Squinzi says Sassuolo could have won “7-0 or 8-0” and aims for the Champions League.
‘Champions League an objective’
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia admits the Champions League is “an objective” but “it’ll be very difficult”.
Bacca: ‘Glad to be at Milan’
Carlos Bacca is “glad I stayed at Milan” after talk of interest from West Ham United this summer.
Casillas: 'Roma played well'
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Nuno Espirito Santo: 'Porto deserved more'
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Dzeko describes Porto chance
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Otavio: 'Porto play like this'
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Spalletti: 'Roma a little naive'
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.”
Nainggolan: 'Roma regrets at Porto'
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.
CL: 10-man Roma scrape draw 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.
Baldissoni: 'Roma confidence key'
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.
LIVEBLOG: Porto v Roma
Roma’s entire season could be transformed in the Champions League preliminary round, as they go head-to-head with Porto.
Buffon's Champions plea to Alves
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.
Benatia: ‘Juventus want the treble’
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia sets lofty goals for the coming season - “we want to win all the trophies we’re involved in”.
Danilo: ‘Watch for Roma pace’
Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira calls Roma “very complete” and is worried by their pace in attack.
Guardiola: 'Forza Roma!'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wished Roma and Brescia all the best, while Juventus “have done extraordinary things.”
Spalletti: 'Roma work-rate crucial'
Luciano Spalletti keeps Roma goalkeepers on their toes and wants players “to fill the game” against Porto in the Champions League play-off.
De Rossi: 'Porto can change Roma season'
Daniele De Rossi admits the Champions League play-off with Porto “really could change Roma’s season and mentality going forward.”
Danilo Pereira: 'Roma attack is key'
Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira said Champions League opponents Roma “are a very complete team whose greatest strength is in attack.”
Santo: 'Porto can hurt Roma'
Porto Coach Nuno Espirito Santo warned “we know how and when we can hurt Roma” in the Champions League preliminary round.
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