LIVEBLOG: Lyon v Juventus
Join us for the build-up and action as Juventus visit Olympique Lyonnais in the Champions League.
Inler: 'Once a Napoli man...'
Besiktas midfielder Gokhan Inler confessed he’s feeling emotional facing Napoli. “When you feel Neapolitan once, you always will be.”
Juventus changes in Lyon
Juventus are expected to start Patrice Evra and Mario Lemina in an unusual 3-5-2 hybrid formation against Olympique Lyonnais.
‘Napoli more motivated in Europe’
Coach Maurizio Sarri believes the contrast in Napoli’s form between Serie A and the Champions League is “about motivation”.
Sarri: ‘Napoli working on mistakes’
Maurizio Sarri says Napoli are “working on our mistakes” but “I didn’t consider us phenomena 15 days ago and we’re not weak now”.
Reina: ‘Napoli need a reaction’
Pepe Reina admits Napoli “have to react” to recent defeats when they face Besiktas in the Champions League tomorrow night.
Juninho: ‘Pjanic is class’
Juninho Pernambucano believes Miralem Pjanic is “among the best” at free-kicks, and that Juventus can win the Champions League.
Pjanic: ‘Lyon not easy’
Miralem Pjanic urges Juventus to take “a big step forward” against Lyon, but warns “it won’t be an easy game”.
Pjanic: ‘Lyon the biggest games’
Miralem Pjanic warns the Lyon double-header represents “the most important” games if Juventus are to progress in the Champions League.
Pjanic: ‘Buffon still the best’
Miralem Pjanic believes Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon “is still the world’s number one”, and expects him to prove it against Lyon.
Juve trio out of Lyon trip
Giorgio Chiellini, Claudio Marchisio and Mario Mandzukic have been spared for Juventus’ trip to Lyon in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Chiellini out of Lyon-Juventus
Giorgio Chiellini is likely out of Lyon-Juventus, but tests showed “no long-term damage” to the thigh muscle.
Sturaro: ‘Give anything for CL’
Stefano Sturaro promises Juventus will “give everything” to win the Champions League.
Hernanes: ‘Juventus very strong’
Hernanes “can’t choose” between the Scudetto and the Champions League - “I’ll give 100 per cent for everything”.
Nedved: ‘Juventus want CL’
Pavel Nedved confirms Juventus “want to win the Champions League” and reveals his biggest regrets.
Aulas: ‘Lyon must beat Juventus’
Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas describes the Champions League clash with Juventus as “a match we have to win”.
Verratti: ‘Balotelli can help Italy’
Marco Verratti believes Mario Balotelli “can give a lot to Italy” if he maintains his form for Nice.
Dybala: 'Juve don't complain'
Paulo Dybala targets Champions League glory, warns Gonzalo Higuain and reveals Juventus banned complaining. “We don’t do that here.”
‘Juve deserve Champions League win’
Gianluca Pessotto believes a Champions League win for Juventus would be just reward for the work done at the club since 2006.
Van Basten: ‘Milan can be great again’
Marco Van Basten believes Milan have everything they need in order to return to former glories.
Alves ‘at Juve to win CL’
Dani Alves insists he joined Juventus “to win the Champions League” but believes the Bianconeri have what it takes to succeed on that front.
Capello: ‘Napoli can reach CL final’
Fabio Capello believes Napoli are “capable of the final” in the Champions League this season.
Barzagli: ‘Juventus can do it in Europe’
Andrea Barzagli believes Juventus can “fight all the way” in Europe even if “we’re not favourites”.
Ancelotti: 'Napoli good Higuain deal'
Carlo Ancelotti believes Napoli “got a great deal” selling Gonzalo Higuain for €90m and knows the pressure Max Allegri is under at Juventus.
Pjaca: 'Emotional Zagreb return'
Marko Pjaca admits it was “emotional” to be back in his old Dinamo Zagreb stadium playing for Juventus.
Albiol injury not serious
Napoli announced that Raul Albiol’s injury is not serious after he limped off during the 4-2 Champions League win over Benfica.
Rui Vitoria: 'Napoli tactically intelligent'
Rui Vitoria was impressed with Napoli after a 4-2 drubbing of Benfica in the Champions League. “They are uniting pragmatism with quality.”
Mertens: 'Sarri a great tactician'
Dries Mertens praised Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri after a 4-2 win over Benfica. “He should’ve been in the Champions League sooner.”
Sarri: 'Napoli belong in Champions'
Maurizio Sarri said Napoli “proved we belong in the Champions League” after beating Benfica 4-2 and the atmosphere “remains on your soul like a tattoo.”
Maksimovic: 'Strong Napoli debut'
Nikola Maksimovic enjoyed his Napoli debut, a 4-2 Champions League victory over Benfica. “We won and that’s the crucial thing.”
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