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Riccardo Montolivo says the scepticism around Milan reminds him of the doubters who questioned Italy ahead of Euro 2012.
Zenit boss Luciano Spalletti has admitted that his side can’t afford to lose to Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday.
The 2012 Golden Ball should be awarded to Andrea Pirlo of Juventus, says Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu.
Juventus stopper Giorgio Chiellini has described Tuesday’s match with Shakhtar Donetsk as the most crucial of the group stage.
Juventus match-day boss Massimo Carrera is failing to underestimate Champions League opponents Shakhtar Donetsk.
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri has named a 22-man squad for this week’s Champions League trip to Zenit St Petersburg.
Juventus will reportedly field the same starting XI who took on Chelsea when they face Shakhtar Donetsk.
David Trezeguet is confident that former club Juventus can mount a serious Champions League challenge this season.
Andrea Pirlo is confident that Juventus can make an impact on their return to the Champions League.
Juventus are working to become one of Europe’s most feared sides, says centre-back Leonardo Bonucci.
Juventus haven’t won a game in Europe since August 2010, but they are still unbeaten when playing their first Champions League game of the season.
The Champions League is the right competition for Italian giants Juventus, Stephan Lichtsteiner has insisted.
Fabio Quagliarella explained what he was thinking when he nutmegged Petr Cech to earn a 2-2 draw for Juventus.
Gianluigi Buffon complimented Oscar on his goal and noted Juventus have already won by “proving we’re competitive and a side to be respected.”
Arturo Vidal reassures Juventus fans his ankle injury is not serious after scoring a goal in a 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
Roberto Di Matteo hailed Oscar’s Chelsea debut against Juventus, both for his brace and man-marking Andrea Pirlo.
Stand-in Coach Massimo Carrera admits Chelsea made it tough by man-marking Andrea Pirlo, but Fabio Quagliarella “shows everyone can make the difference.”
Juventus fought back from 2-0 down to grab a well-earned point at Chelsea with Fabio Quagliarella cancelling out Oscar’s brace.
Director Beppe Marotta is not afraid of Chelsea. “We are Juventus and it is our duty to go for the best result in every competition.”
Juventus keep the 3-5-2 at Stamford Bridge with Mirko Vucinic and Sebastian Giovinco against John Terry’s Chelsea, but Juan Mata is benched.
Claudio Ranieri says he won’t be supporting Chelsea or Juventus when his two former clubs clash in the Champions League tonight.
Milan have now not scored a goal at San Siro in official competition for 278 minutes after last night’s 0-0 draw with Anderlecht.
Real Madrid fought back twice to see off Manchester City in stoppages, Malaga thrashed Zenit and Milan heroes were on target for PSG.
Mathieu Flamini noted “it hurts to be jeered” after Milan were booed off the field in their 0-0 Champions League draw with Anderlecht.
Stephan El Shaarawy had “many regrets” after tonight’s 0-0 draw with Anderlecht and backed Coach Massimiliano Allegri “for now.”
Massimiliano Allegri insisted the 0-0 with Anderlecht was “a small step forward” for Milan and explained his choice of starting XI.
Milan recovered from a disastrous first half performance, but could only manage a 0-0 Champions League draw with Anderlecht amid jeers from the fans.
John Obi Mikel is looking forward to facing “a legend like Andrea Pirlo” in tomorrow’s Chelsea-Juventus clash.
Massimo Carrera makes his Champions League debut as stand-in Juventus Coach against Chelsea, but insists “it’ll be a normal game for me.”
Giampaolo Pazzini is supported by Kevin-Prince Boateng and Urby Emanuelson in a Christmas Tree formation against Anderlecht.
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