CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis insists 'history is being made' when his team take on Real Madrid this evening.
Marco Verratti is “pleased at interest from big clubs, but I don’t want to change. PSG want to become one of the top three in Europe.”
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis admits Maurizio Sarri’s style is “spectacular, but risky” and prefers Dries Mertens to Gonzalo Higuain.
Napoli have two midfield question marks going into the Bernabeu, while Real Madrid are expected to start Lucas Vazquez in the trident.
Marco Verratti put on a masterclass as Paris Saint-Germain crushed Barcelona 4-0, while Borussia Dortmund missed a penalty in their loss to Benfica.
Maurizio Sarri insists his “only doubt is whether to start three strikers or four” as Napoli go all-out with Real Madrid. “I won’t accept a timorous approach.”
Raul Albiol insists Napoli “have no intention of changing our attacking approach” against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu tomorrow.
Jose Callejon assured Napoli “arrive with the belief we’re a great team and can do great things too” against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Marco Verratti’s agent warned “he has certainly reached a crossroads in his career. Barcelona, Real Madrid, Inter and Juventus are interested.”
Giorgio Chiellini will miss Friday’s Serie A match against Palermo, but above all is at risk when Juventus visit Porto in the Champions League.
Real Madrid’s Luka Modric believes “the midfield battle will be difficult” against Napoli, but it will also be crucial.
Napoli forward Jose Callejon admits facing Real Madrid is “a very special game for me”.
Marco Tardelli believes Napoli are “ready to make the most” of playing Real Madrid, and explains how to stop Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pepe Reina insists Napoli won’t “settle for a draw” with Real Madrid - “we won’t change our idea of how to play”.
Brazilian legend Zico insists Napoli can beat Real Madrid, but “the important thing is not to be afraid”.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina calls Real Madrid “a great opportunity” and confirms “the idea is to get a result which will allow us to go through at San Paolo”.
Sergio Ramos confirms Real Madrid are looking to keep a clean sheet against Napoli “to make it a calm return leg”.
Pepe Reina believes Gonzalo Higuain’s departure allowed Napoli “to complete our team, have a bigger squad and become more competitive”.
Fabio Capello has urged Napoli to get at Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 as doing so on Wednesday will unsettle the Santiago Bernabeu.
The agent of Amadou Diawara says the Napoli midfielder “can’t wait” to face Real Madrid and that Coach Maurizio Sarri deserves “a lot of credit”.
Madrid-born goalkeeper Pepe Reina insists that he 'cannot lose against Real' when his Napoli side take on Los Merengues on Wednesday.
Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro admits that Dries Mertens 'has amazed us' with his goals this term.
Over 10,000 Napoli fans are expected for the Champions League trip to Real Madrid, including Diego Maradona and The Young Pope crew.
Fabio Capello tells Real Madrid that unless they improve rapidly, “Dries Mertens and Napoli will go clear on goal every time.”
Marek Hamsik assured Napoli “want to play our style of football and delight the fans” at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Carlo Ancelotti warns Napoli’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid “is not to be taken for granted and there could be a surprise.”
Maurizio Sarri celebrated the win over Genoa and urged Napoli to face Real Madrid “with audacity”, but cannot guarantee his future.
Piotr Zielinski admits he “used to support Real Madrid as a child and Zinedine Zidane was my idol, but Napoli want to win.”
Ivan Juric thought Genoa did as well as they could in the circumstances and “even Real Madrid will have trouble dealing with Dries Mertens.”
Raul Albiol trusts Napoli can beat Real Madrid in the Champions League and calls Maurizio Sarri “the new Luis Aragones.”