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Atletico Madrid’s form requires Juventus’ full focus, admits Claudio Marchisio, who also plays down previous recent European disappointments.
Claudio Marchisio says Juventus are aware of Atletico Madrid’s strengths, in preview of what he labels as the Bianconeri’s ‘game of the year’.
Juventus may return to the 4-3-1-2 for their Champions League game against Atletico Madrid, with the return of Carlos Tevez.
Arrigo Sacchi believes that Roma and Juventus both have a chance to qualify for the Champions League Last 16, whilst he backs Juve for the Scudetto.
Gervinho warned “all the pressure” is on Manchester City and not Roma, while they’ll sorely miss Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero.
Scottish referee William Collum will be in charge for the Champions League decider Juventus-Atletico Madrid.
Atletico Madrid are without Miranda and Cristian Ansaldi for their Champions League showdown with Juventus.
Gigi Buffon urged Juventus to “be more daring” in the Champions League showdown with Atletico Madrid.
Manuel Pellegrini warned Manchester City will “go for the game from the beginning” against Roma, even without Sergio Aguero.
Manchester City Coach Manuel Pellegrini confirmed Sergio Aguero is “probably” out of the Champions League clash with Roma.
Rudi Garcia said Roma “proved this team has soul” after a 2-2 comeback with Sassuolo, but is sorry for Sergio Aguero.
Sergio Aguero is a huge doubt for Manchester City’s Champions League showdown with Roma after he went off in tears.
New Juventus starlet Kingsley Coman warned Atletico Madrid that they’ll “attack, win and top the Champions League group.”
Spanish paper Marca claims Carlo Ancelotti has agreed to extend his Real Madrid contract until 2017.
Gigi Buffon called Max Allegri an “extremely intelligent Coach” and trusts Juventus can reach the last eight in the Champions League.
Leonardo Bonucci confessed the 0-0 at Fiorentina was “a step backwards” for Juventus, but they will go for victory against Atletico Madrid.
Max Allegri is confident Juventus can do even better as the season goes on and the future is bright for Europe too.
Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia believes “Roma are stronger than Manchester City” in the Champions League.
Roberto Mancini reiterates Inter’s objective is the Champions League, whilst he reflects on tactics, the transfer market and early criticism.
Italy is the only nation that can still see all six teams progress in the Champions League and Europa League.
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.
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