‘Champions League an objective’
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia admits the Champions League is “an objective” but “it’ll be very difficult”.
Bacca: ‘Glad to be at Milan’
Carlos Bacca is “glad I stayed at Milan” after talk of interest from West Ham United this summer.
Casillas: 'Roma played well'
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Nuno Espirito Santo: 'Porto deserved more'
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Dzeko describes Porto chance
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Otavio: 'Porto play like this'
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Spalletti: 'Roma a little naive'
Luciano Spalletti concedes 10-man Roma were naïve in their 1-1 draw at Porto, but “I got confirmation that I have a strong side.”
Nainggolan: 'Roma regrets at Porto'
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.
CL: 10-man Roma scrape draw at Porto
Thomas Vermaelen was sent off on his debut, but Roma earned a 1-1 draw away to Porto when down to 10 men.
Baldissoni: 'Roma confidence key'
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured “confidence is essential” in the Champions League play-off with Porto, but won’t cry over Miralem Pjanic.
Roma begin their campaign with Edin Dzeko, Thomas Vermaelen and Alisson against Porto for the Champions League play-off.
LIVEBLOG: Porto v Roma
Roma’s entire season could be transformed in the Champions League preliminary round, as they go head-to-head with Porto.
Buffon's Champions plea to Alves
Gigi Buffon asked Dani Alves to “help us achieve the dream we’re still chasing” at Juventus, but didn’t say goodbye to Paul Pogba.
Benatia: ‘Juventus want the treble’
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia sets lofty goals for the coming season - “we want to win all the trophies we’re involved in”.
Danilo: ‘Watch for Roma pace’
Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira calls Roma “very complete” and is worried by their pace in attack.
Guardiola: 'Forza Roma!'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wished Roma and Brescia all the best, while Juventus “have done extraordinary things.”
Spalletti: 'Roma work-rate crucial'
Luciano Spalletti keeps Roma goalkeepers on their toes and wants players “to fill the game” against Porto in the Champions League play-off.
De Rossi: 'Porto can change Roma season'
Daniele De Rossi admits the Champions League play-off with Porto “really could change Roma’s season and mentality going forward.”
Danilo Pereira: 'Roma attack is key'
Porto midfielder Danilo Pereira said Champions League opponents Roma “are a very complete team whose greatest strength is in attack.”
Santo: 'Porto can hurt Roma'
Porto Coach Nuno Espirito Santo warned “we know how and when we can hurt Roma” in the Champions League preliminary round.
Bruno Peres on Roma UCL list
Bruno Peres will reportedly go into Roma’s Champions League squad list against Porto, replacing Moustapha Seck.
Rostov: 'Bastos signing for Lazio'
Bastos “is about to sign for Lazio,” confirmed Rostov Coach Dimitri Kirichenko today.
Spalletti: ‘Peres is a great player’
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti is “very satisfied” with the signing of “great player” Bruno Peres from Torino.
Roma name squad for Porto
Roma have named their squad for tomorrow’s Champions League trip to face Porto.
Spalletti: ‘Porto tie crucial for Roma’
Luciano Spalletti admits the Champions League tie against Porto is “crucial” for Roma’s season.
Asamoah: ‘Happy on wing or in middle’
Juventus' Kwadwo Asamoah is happy to play “as a midfielder or a wing-back” this season.
Kranjcar: 'Rog to Napoli? Maybe...'
Dinamo Zagreb Coach Zlatko Kranjcar insists Marko Rog is “available” to face Red Bull Salzburg, but “ask our sporting director” about a Napoli move.
Peres not ready for Porto
Bruno Peres’ move to Roma is unlikely to be completed in time for the Champions League game against Porto, reports suggest.
Porto await 'tough' Roma
Porto won their season opener away to Rio Ave and Coach Nuno Espirito Santo warned Champions League opponents Roma are “tough.”
Banega: ‘I had other offers’
New signing Ever Banega “had no doubts” about joining Inter, despite “other offers”.
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