CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Jonas Eriksson will officiate Roma-Chelsea in the Champions League, while Clement Turpin takes charge of Sporting-Juventus.
Bruno Peres, Gregoire Defrel and Kostas Manolas are confident they’ll be ready to play when Roma host Chelsea on Tuesday.
Gigi Buffon announced he’ll retire at the end of this season, but implied Juventus pushed him. “I have to respect the choices of the club.”
Milan defender Ricardo Rodriguez says he is ‘dreaming’ of winning the Champions League but confesses “Italian football is very difficult.”
Ivan Juric concedes Napoli “play the best football in Europe along with Manchester City,” but remains confident Genoa can cause an upset.
Reports in Italy suggest Chelsea have set their sights on Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri to succeed Antonio Conte, offering him €12m.
Sporting CP Coach Jorge Jesus has been mentioned as a possible heir to the Milan bench if Vincenzo Montella is sacked.
Gianluigi Buffon reiterates he’ll retire at the end of the season, with the possible exception being if Juventus win the Champions League.
Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta insists “nothing happened” at half-time in the Champions League final.
Gianluigi Buffon appears to confirm he’ll retire after this season - “I would like to finish with a fantastic victory”.
Gianluigi Buffon says he “can’t choose” between winning the World Cup or finally lifting the Champions League.
Napoli defender Raul Albiol believes Inter will challenge or the Scudetto this season after a 0-0 draw at the San Paolo.
Maurizio Sarri admits Napoli “care more about Serie A than the Champions League,” and considers the draw with Inter “two dropped points.”
Max Allegri loses Blaise Matuidi and launches Daniele Rugani against Udinese, but warns Juventus must “set aside aesthetics and get points.”
Eusebio Di Francesco insists Torino will be “more difficult” to prepare than Chelsea, but Roma have to build on that Stamford Bridge performance.
President James Pallotta blames “a few idiots” for Roma being investigated by UEFA over monkey chants.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic discusses his free-kick duels with Paulo Dybala - “I often win…’
Sporting CP defender Cristiano Piccini is reportedly on Italy’s radar after his performance against Juventus in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Roma have been charged by UEFA after a section of their fans sang racist chants during their match against Chelsea on Wednesday.
Monchi claims Roma’s win at Qarabag in the Champions League last month was “a huge achievement”. Roma battled to a 2-1 victory...
Giorgio Chiellini feels Juventus are “like a diesel engine” and Max Allegri is their mechanic, but “we are lacking balance right now.”
Roma “felt that we were the better side” at Stamford Bridge, said Radja Nainggolan, who also explained why he resisted Chelsea offers.
Eusebio Di Francesco left Roma's 3-3 draw with Chelsea feeling regret, because “when you play like this, you have to take home all three points.”
Antonio Conte confessed he “got it wrong” with his tactical changes and credited Chelsea players with earning a 3-3 draw against Roma.
Max Allegri admits Juventus “are not sharp right now, but our season starts in November” after a 2-1 victory over Sporting.
Miralem Pjanic felt Juventus were “a little unlucky, but we deserved the victory” over Sporting in the Champions League.
Edin Dzeko believes Roma proved “Italian football has improved a lot” after threatening to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in a 3-3 match.
Eden Hazard had regrets and praise for Roma after the dramatic 3-3 draw with Chelsea. “It was not easy against a great team.”
Miralem Pjanic’s trademark free kick and late Mario Mandzukic header gave uninspired Juventus a crucial 2-1 win over Sporting after Alex Sandro’s own goal.
It was a six-goal thriller at Stamford Bridge, as Edin Dzeko’s brace – including a sensational volley – saw Roma scare Chelsea for a 3-3 draw.