CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Deportivo La Coruna Coach Pepe Mel stresses 'Juve must press' Barcelona in their forthcoming Champions League quarter-final.
Marco Verratti discussed improving for Italy, reuniting with Lorenzo Insigne and Ciro Immobile, plus his desire to stay at Paris Saint-Germain.
Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus can win the Champions League this season, but admits he still feels the “painful” loss against Barcelona.
Marco Verratti has faith Juventus can knock Barcelona out of the Champions League after his Paris Saint-Germain came so close.
Roberto Mancini “would be well-suited to Paris Saint-Germain,” said his former assistant manager, while Pep Guardiola finds “it’s easy to win with Barcelona.”
Former Juventus midfielder Simone Padoin believes they have “all the credentials” to win the Champions League.
It’s claimed Juventus will pursue Paris Saint-Germain’s Angel Di Maria if they reach the Champions League Semi-Finals.
It is now confirmed that Italy will have four guaranteed entrants into the Champions League from 2018-19.
With Paris Saint-Germain refusing to release Marco Verratti, Juventus and Barcelona could ask them for Adrien Rabiot instead.
Juventus’ Miralem Pjanic is unfazed by playing Barcelona in the Champions League - “to win the competition you have to beat the favourites”.
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann tips Juventus for the Champions League semi-finals - “they’re hard to play against, like us!”
Marek Hamsik confirms Napoli want second place but “we can’t forget Lazio and Inter”.
Pepe Reina says Spain “aren’t thinking of Italy”, and believes “neither Juventus or Barcelona will be happy” with the Champions League draw.
Andrea Pirlo believes Juventus can beat Barcelona, as the sides are different to the Champions League final of 2015.
Gianluigi Buffon admits that a Champions League win is 'what motivates' him 'to keep playing.'
Juventus director Beppe Marotta reiterated they want to carry on with Max Allegri. “When I say there’s unity, that includes the coaching staff.”
Max Allegri warned Sampdoria are more difficult for Juventus than Barcelona and “our primary objective is to win the Serie A title.”
Maurizio Sarri wants to keep Napoli on their toes in Empoli and won’t choose between second place in Serie A and the Coppa Italia.
Dino Zoff assures Barcelona’s fightback against Paris Saint-Germain “could never happen with Juventus, who can defend against Leo Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.”
Mauro Camoranesi reveals Juventus almost signed Barcelona legend Lionel Messi. “Fabio Capello had already seen his potential” in 2005.
Gianluca Zambrotta is confident Juventus can beat Barcelona in the Champions League. “Max Allegri’s side has never been closer to Barça.”
Andres Iniesta warns Juventus “have players capable of changing a game at any moment and it’ll be very difficult” for Barcelona.
Claudio Marchisio insists Juventus don’t see the Barcelona tie as a chance for revenge - “it will be totally different”.
Barcelona Vice-President Jordi Mestre claims his club are in “very high spirits” for their Champions League quarter-final against Juventus.
Pavel Nedved insists Juventus must respect Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, “but without letting fear get in the way”.
Alessio Tacchinardi says that while Juventus “were unlucky” to draw Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-finals, “anything can happen”.
Juventus will face Barcelona in the Champions League quarter-final, in a repeat of the 2015 final.
Monaco defender Andrea Raggi said he wants Leicester City in the Champions League quarter-finals “so we can avenge Claudio Ranieri.”
Andrea Barzagli is eager to avoid Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final and feels this is his best Juventus squad.
Inter Coach Stefano Pioli won’t discuss the Champions League - “we’ll take it one game at a time”.