CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen says Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon is “an idol for everyone in football”.
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde expects “an intense and important game” against Juventus tomorrow.
Eusebio Di Francesco is demanding a Roma side that “battle” Atletico Madrid on Tuesday as the clash “can be decisive.”...
Max Allegri claims the Champions League “can’t be an objective” for Juventus, but rather “a dream.”
Kevin Strootman insists he never wanted to leave Roma and assures there is more to come from him this season.
Juventus will reportedly start Mattia De Sciglio and Stefano Sturaro against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Barcelona new boy Ousmane Dembele has reportedly earned a starting place against Juventus on Tuesday.
Former Juventus striker David Trezeguet believes Paulo Dybala has what it takes to take Lionel Messi’s place in world football one day.
Atletico Madrid have named their squad for Tuesday’s Champions League trip to Roma.
Patrik Schick’s condition following a thigh injury is ‘improving,’ according to a statement on the Roma website.
Roma’s Champions League opener against Atletico Madrid will be refereed by Serb Milorad Mazic.
Slovenian referee Damir Skomina has been chosen to take charge of the upcoming Champions League match between Barcelona and Juventus.
Max Allegri warns Sami Khedira and Claudio Marchisio won’t face Barcelona, while Juventus wait on Alex Sandro, Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Mandzukic.
Barcelona warmed up to take on Juventus in the Champions League by sweeping Espanyol aside 5-0 with a Lionel Messi hat-trick.
There are concerns for Mario Mandzukic ahead of the Champions League trip to Barcelona after he limped off against Chievo.
Max Allegri wants Juventus to improve their defence after a 3-0 victory over Chievo and outlined what Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi must do.
Paulo Dybala insists he didn’t transform Juventus against Chievo, but “we showed a lot of respect and must do the same for Barcelona.”
Beppe Marotta believes squad rotation will be essential for Juventus this season, as they make big changes against Chievo.
Andres Iniesta’s father shrugged off reports of a future at Juventus. “He doesn’t intend to wear a jersey other than Barcelona.”
Napoli named their squad for tomorrow night’s Serie A trip to Bologna, but there are concerns for Marek Hamsik.
Roma are keeping an eye on Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez, possibly for a January swoop.
Juventus remain fifth in the updated UEFA club ranking, but Napoli climb above Europa League winners Manchester United.
Marek Hamsik, Jorginho and Elseid Hysaj are believed to be in doubt for Napoli against Bologna on Sunday.
Sami Khedira, Giorgio Chiellini and Claudio Marchisio are out of the Juventus squad to face Chievo on Saturday.
Roma have confirmed that Patrik Schick has suffered a thigh injury, ruling him out of possibly Tuesday’s Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.
Massimiliano Allegri assures Juventus are focused on tomorrow’s Chievo game, pointing out “Barcelona is not a final”.
Marek Hamsik confirms “I could finish my career at Napoli”, admitting that he’s rejected Juventus and Milan in the past.
The city of Turin will name a Piazza after the 39 victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster ahead of Juventus-Liverpool in 1985.
Gianluigi Buffon has revealed the inspiration behind him becoming a goalkeeper – former Cameroon goalkeeper Thomas N’Kono.
Italy are closing on England and Germany in the UEFA ranking after Napoli and Milan’s successful preliminary round runs.