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Stevan Jovetic is confident he “will get back on track” at Sevilla after leaving Inter. “I came here to play in the Champions League.”
Max Allegri praised Juventus for their versatility and focus after beating Bologna, but laughed off Premier League rumours.
Gigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus have made it into UEFA’s Team of the Year for 2016.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi believes Champions League qualification is still a realistic goal - “we’ve won three games in a row and found the right balance”.
Arrigo Sacchi is “certain this can be the right year for Juventus” in the Champions League. “They’re in the top two or three clubs in the world.”
Joao Mario confirms Inter are still aiming for the Champions League, and calls Gabigol “a great player”.
Salvatore Sirigu’s agent “really hopes it’s true” that Napoli are interested in the PSG goalkeeper, now on loan at Sevilla.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio calls Roma “a great team”, and warns Porto won’t be easy in the Champions League.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti’s medical, can’t wait for Real Madrid and thanks Maurizio Sarri for “entertainment.”
Zenit assistant manager Carlo Nicolini believes Juventus “can win the Champions League” if they sign Axel Witsel.
Valon Behrami called Napoli “one of the most spectacular teams in Europe” and Maurizio Sarri a vast improvement on Rafa Benitez.
Raul Albiol believes Napoli do not miss Gonzalo Higuain and can cause Real Madrid serious problems in the Champions League.
Arkadiusz Milik’s surgeon confirms the Napoli striker can return to action “in a month”.
Pepe Reina says Napoli will face Real Madrid “without any fear” but “now we have to think about the League”.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri lauds his Roma counterpart, Luciano Spalletti - “he’s done a great job”.
Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent confirms “the deal was done with Torino, but then Napoli called. They got very angry with me.”
Juventus President Andrea Agnelli targets the Scudetto and Champions League to “become legendary”.
Paulo Dybala doesn’t think Juventus should see the Champions League as a dream - “let’s talk about objectives”.
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik assures his knee feels “really good” and he’ll return “for January-February”.
Gianluigi Buffon warns “Porto still have a dangerous team” but admits Juventus’ Champions League draw “could have been worse”.
The agent of Kalidou Koulibaly admits 'it's a shame' he is injured but assures that 'he will be ready' for the Champions League.
Multiple Italian newspapers claim that Juventus will pay the €30m clause for Sevilla midfielder Steven N’Zonzi.
Dries Mertens has been included in UEFA’s Champions League Fantasy Team of the group stage alongside Leo Messi and Edinson Cavani.
Marek Hamsik can’t wait for Napoli to face Real Madrid in the Champions League and “we can feel Diego Armando Maradona’s presence.”
Max Allegri thanks Juventus for “supporting me in everything from the first minute,” but warns Porto will be tough in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the 2016 Ballon d’Or ahead of Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, but Gigi Buffon is in ninth place.
Real Madrid director Emilio Butragueno expects “a very balanced Champions League tie” against Napoli. “They play great football.”
Fabio Capello believes Real Madrid will also have their work cut out when they face Napoli in the Champions League last 16.
Pavel Nedved insists “in the Champions League there aren’t any favourites” after Juventus were paired with Porto in Friday’s last-16 draw.
Napoli will play Real Madrid and Juventus will take on Porto in the Champions League Round of 16.
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