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Stephan Lichtsteiner and Tomas Rincon are in the Juventus Champions League squad, but Hernanes is removed.
Napoli midfielder Allan claims teammate Dries Mertens “is more than a champion” as Real Madrid have proved there are no “unbeatable” teams.
Inter Coach Stefano Pioli believes head-to-head games will be crucial in the race for Champions League football.
David Trezeguet believes Gonzalo Higuain “must be the spark for an explosive Juventus” in the Champions League.
Milan legend Ruud Gullit believes Juventus “can do it” in the Champions League this season.
Marco Tardelli warns Juventus’ new formation would leave them “unbalanced” in the Champions League.
Claudio Ranieri confirms he’s backing Roma for the Scudetto, but “I hope everyone can reach the level of Juventus”.
Real Madrid could be without Marcelo and Dani Carvajal for their Champions League clash with Napoli.
Milan Coach Vincenzo Monella sees a tight European race - “we’re all very close together”.
Diego Maradona believes Napoli are “superior” to Milan, but Juventus “have the best squad in the League”.
Diego Maradona praised Maurizio Sarri and is confident Napoli can trouble Real Madrid, remembering how his side “made Italy respect us.”
Dani Carvajal has been ruled out for a month, putting him at risk for Real Madrid’s Champions League clash with Napoli.
Marko Pjaca admits Serie A “is tough, but Juventus want to win Scudetto, Coppa Italia and go as far as possible in the Champions League.”
Diego Armando Maradona visited Napoli’s training session today and revealed “I’ll be in Madrid to cheer them on against Real.”
Zbigniew Boniek admits he “can't see” Juventus winning the Champions League this season.
Stefano Pioli hails “very ambitious” Inter, but warns “we’re only at the beginning of our journey”.
Gonzalo Higuain feels Juventus and Real Madrid have “the same mentality: you’ve got to win it all. Hopefully it’s the right Champions League year for us.”
Elseid Hysaj admits Napoli “missed Arkadiusz Milik” and “can’t wait” to face Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Roberto Gagliardini chose Inter because “they’re the team which wanted me most” and dreams of winning the Champions League.
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile targets a Champions League place - “we’ll fight to get there at all costs”.
Stevan Jovetic is confident he “will get back on track” at Sevilla after leaving Inter. “I came here to play in the Champions League.”
Max Allegri praised Juventus for their versatility and focus after beating Bologna, but laughed off Premier League rumours.
Gigi Buffon and Leonardo Bonucci of Juventus have made it into UEFA’s Team of the Year for 2016.
Inter captain Mauro Icardi believes Champions League qualification is still a realistic goal - “we’ve won three games in a row and found the right balance”.
Arrigo Sacchi is “certain this can be the right year for Juventus” in the Champions League. “They’re in the top two or three clubs in the world.”
Joao Mario confirms Inter are still aiming for the Champions League, and calls Gabigol “a great player”.
Salvatore Sirigu’s agent “really hopes it’s true” that Napoli are interested in the PSG goalkeeper, now on loan at Sevilla.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio calls Roma “a great team”, and warns Porto won’t be easy in the Champions League.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis confirms Genoa striker Leonardo Pavoletti’s medical, can’t wait for Real Madrid and thanks Maurizio Sarri for “entertainment.”
Zenit assistant manager Carlo Nicolini believes Juventus “can win the Champions League” if they sign Axel Witsel.
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