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Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini admits “it’s important to go through early” in the Champions League.
Alessandro Florenzi is “proud” of Barcelona interest, but insists he is focused on hometown club Roma.
Christian Panucci believes “Roma can beat Barcelona” this evening in the Champions League Nou Camp encounter.
Javier Mascherano has been ruled out of tonight’s Barcelona-Roma Champions League match.
Daniele De Rossi will have a last-minute fitness test ahead of tonight’s Barcelona-Roma Champions League clash.
Juan Iturbe could start for Roma in Barcelona, but Daniele De Rossi is unlikely to be risked.
Miralem Pjanic dismisses talk of a Barcelona move, but admits it will be “special” to play at Camp Nou tomorrow.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia insists tomorrow’s Champions League clash with Barcelona is “important, but not decisive”.
Rudi Garcia admits he won’t risk Daniele De Rossi for Roma against Barcelona if it could see him miss BATE Borisov.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia feels a draw at Barcelona would be a good result as “not many teams” win at Camp Nou.
Juventus’ Giorgio Chiellini warns Manchester City will be more dangerous after their defeat to Liverpool this weekend.
Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique isn’t ruling out a return to Roma one day - “it’s difficult, but who knows…”
German referee Felix Brych has been appointed for Wednesday’s clash between Juventus and Manchester City.
Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique expects Roma to be “more open” in tomorrow’s match at Camp Nou.
Sporting director Walter Sabatini says Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Barcelona represents ‘a great opportunity for Roma.’
Patrice Evra, Sami Khedira, Hernanes and Martin Caceres are all expected to miss Juventus v Manchester City.
Turkish referee Cuneyt Cakir will officiate Roma’s Champions League trip to Barcelona on Tuesday.
President Erick Thohir says Inter are “aiming to qualify for the Champions League” with Roberto Mancini.
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini confirms Sergio Aguero is fit, meaning he can face Juventus.
Roma Coach Rudi Garcia warns against complacency when his side take on Bologna tomorrow.
Juan Cuadrado admits he was desperate for a return to Italy after Chelsea and Juventus will be “at the top.”
CSKA Moscow and Roma don’t want Seydou Doumbia, but West Ham United reportedly offer €22m for the striker.
Bild claims Sevilla will buy Ciro Immobile outright from Borussia Dortmund after his goal against Real Madrid.
This week’s European results saw Serie A once again narrow the coefficient gap to the English Premier League.
Paul Pogba describes the “honour” of wearing the “very important” Juventus number 10 shirt.
Carlo Ancelotti believes it will be “really hard” for his old club Juventus to reach the Champions League final.
Juventus’ Stephan Lichtsteiner says he was ‘afraid’ ahead of his heart operation and feared he would ‘have to stop playing football.’
Radja Nainggolan insists Roma “should be more worried than satisfied” after a chaotic 3-2 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Italy and Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will miss international duty with an ankle injury.
Bayer Leverkusen Coach Roger Schmidt congratulated Roma after “an incredible game” in the Champions League.
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