CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Gigi Buffon has admitted that he’s excited by the prospect of once again playing in the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti respects the Champions League threat from Italy, but insists Barcelona and Real Madrid are in pole position for the trophy.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has explained to Juventus how to stop Champions League opponents Chelsea.
Sebastian Giovinco of Juventus could be one of the revelations of this season’s Champions League, says Luciano Spalletti.
Udinese have denied claims that they have omitted Maicosuel from their Europa League squad as punishment for costing them a place in the Champions League.
Zenit Coach Luciano Spalletti is preparing to face Milan in what he calls “a balanced” Champions League group.
Francesco Guidolin has to prepare for Juventus, but reveals why he felt so distraught that he wanted to quit Udinese this week. “I wanted to be the only one.”
Claudio Marchisio says Juventus 'can't wait' for the Champions League, but insists they aren't looking beyond Sunday's opponents Udinese.
Milan director Umberto Gandini warns their Champions League group is “very balanced” against Anderlecht, Zenit and Malaga.
Juventus begin their Champions League campaign at Stamford Bridge, while Milan open at home to Belgians Anderlecht.
Juventus Coach Antonio Conte commented on the Champions League draw that pits them against Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk and Nordsjelland.
Milan face Zenit, Anderlecht and Liga side Malaga while Juventus take on Chelsea, Shakhtar Donetsk and newcomers FC Nordsjaellandin the Champions League draw.
Juventus and Milan will learn the names of their Champions League opponents when the draw takes place on Thursday evening.
Francesco Guidolin shouldered all the blame for Udinese’s exit and hinted he could offer his resignation. “Evidently I am not capable of leading a team into the Champions League.”
Maurizio Domizzi hailed Sporting Braga and tried to reassure Maicosuel after the penalty mistake in the Champions League shoot-out.
Udinese suffered heartbreak for the second consecutive year, crashing out of the Champions League play-offs on penalties after a 1-1 draw with Sporting Braga.
Udinese have Antonio Di Natale and Diego Fabbrini in the starting XI as they fight for a Champions League spot with Sporting Braga.
Juventus midfielder Mauricio Isla has wished former club Udinese well ahead of their crunch Champions League clash with Braga tonight.
Udinese boss Francesco Guidolin has described tonight’s Champions League tie against Sporting Braga as the biggest of his career.
Francesco Guidolin is far from satisfied with Udinese’s play-off draw in Braga. “We won’t get into the Champions League playing like that.”
Giampiero Pinzi concedes the draw was “the right result” and a positive start in Udinese’s Champions League play-off with Braga.
Udinese have taken a 1-1 draw away from Braga after Dusan Basta’s header was wiped out by an Ismaily blockbuster in the Champions League play-off.
Udinese rely on Antonio Di Natale and Diego Fabbrini as they face Sporting Braga in the Champions League play-off.
Udinese take on Sporting Braga in the Champions League play-off tonight and patron Giampaolo Pozzo has “great faith” in Francesco Guidolin.
Antonio Di Natale prepares for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off by remembering he and Francesco Guidolin “wanted to quit” Udinese.
Udinese are determined to “take the Champions League dream we only brushed last year,” said Francesco Guidolin ahead of tomorrow’s playoff with Sporting Braga.
Udinese President Giampaolo Pozzo has reaffirmed his faith in the team ahead of the crucial Champions League clash against Braga.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon insists that his club will start their Champions League campaign with the intention of winning it.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin is wary of the threat Braga pose in next week's Champions League qualifier.
Francesco Guidolin vented his fury at the scheduling of Udinese’s Champions League play-off against Sporting Braga. “It’s absurd!”
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