CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Gianluigi Buffon assured Juventus will give Champions League holders Chelsea a battle. “I think our philosophy of football is more suitable to European competition.”
Former Juventus winger Angelo Di Livio hopes the current side can 'retrace the footsteps of my Juve' in the Champions League.
Milan’s summer clear-out has seen their squad stripped of significant Champions League experience.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has named a 23-man squad for Wednesday’s Champions League game at Chelsea.
Chelsea will be well aware of the threat that Mirko Vucinic will carry in Wednesday’s Champions League game against Juventus.
Sergio Porrini, who won the Champions League with Juventus in 1996, believes that there are only three teams better than the Old Lady in Europe.
Juventus will be looking for their first competitive win over Chelsea when the two sides face each other in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Zenit St. Petersburg boss Luciano Spalletti expects Milan to top their Champions League group, despite their troubles.
Anderlecht General Manager Herman Van Holsbeeck remains respectful of Milan ahead of his club's visit to San Siro tomorrow.
Leonardo Bonucci says Juventus won’t be content with just taking part in the Champions League. “We can fight on all fronts.”
Milan boss Massimiliano Allegri is confident his side can start their Champions League campaign with a win – despite their desperate season so far.
Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard is expecting a tough test when Juventus visit Stamford Bridge in the Champions League.
Gianluca Vialli has looked ahead to next week’s game between former clubs Juventus and Chelsea, while warned Nicklas Bendtner to keep things simple.
Stephan Lichtsteiner is hungry for more honours after last term’s Scudetto success with Juventus. “I want to win the European Cup!”
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.
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