CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Juventus director Beppe Marotta insists there is no “crisis” ahead of tonight’s Champions League showdown with Sporting CP.
Roma director of sport Monchi celebrated Qarabag’s draw with Atletico Madrid and helped explain tactical changes against Chelsea.
Kevin Strootman notes “Chelsea have home advantage, but we must prove that we are Roma and show what we can do.”
Juventus absolutely need a victory against Sporting, as they are level on points in the Champions League group, and welcome back Miralem Pjanic.
Kevin Strootman returns for Roma against Antonio Conte’s Chelsea, but Gerson and Maxime Gonalons are surprise starters.
Join us for all the build-up and action from tonight’s Champions League games, as Roma visit Chelsea and Juventus take on Sporting CP.
Roma beat Chelsea 2-0 in the Champions Youth League and Inter conquered Dinamo Kiev to qualify for the next round, but Sporting humiliated Juventus.
Sami Khedira and Medhi Benatia are expected to start tonight for Juventus in a 4-2-3-1 formation against Sporting CP.
Juventus reportedly tested a 4-3-3 in training this morning, but could still stick with 4-2-3-1 against Sporting CP.
Roma striker Edin Dzeko says “nothing compares” to the Italian capital but admits his club “aren’t here to win the Champions League.”
Tottenham Hotspur striker Fernando Llorente reveals “I still feel an affinity with Italian football and Juventus.”
Kevin De Bruyne already knew Napoli well thanks to fellow Belgian Dries Mertens and Manchester City were “completely different” to facing Stoke City.
Napoli ultimately were made to pay for a slow start against Manchester City, but how did they do in Football Italia’s player ratings?
Pep Guardiola called Napoli “one of the best teams in Europe and probably the best I’ve faced in my career” after Manchester City’s 2-1 win.
Maurizio Sarri would’ve rested more Napoli players against Manchester City, but the 2-1 loss shows “we can become competitive in future.”
Kalidou Koulibaly notes Napoli felt “freer” after going 2-0 down, having initially been frightened by Manchester City’s tempo.
Lorenzo Insigne was reassuring about his injury, but “we’ll see tomorrow” if he’s able to start for Napoli against Inter.
Napoli midfielder Amadou Diawara admits the penalty he scored against Manchester City was “the first goal of my career.”
Maurizio Sarri reveals what went wrong at the start of Napoli’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City and is confident Lorenzo Insigne’s injury “isn’t serious.”
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola won 2-1, but was bowled over by Maurizio Sarri. “As a player first and then a Coach, I have never faced a side like Napoli.”
Manchester City defenders Kyle Walker and John Stones admit “Ederson kept us in it” to beat Napoli 2-1. “We knew they had an attacking threat.”
Dries Mertens was “angry” after Napoli’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester City. “We proved if we play our football, we can fight it out with anyone.”
Napoli had a good second half and only lost 2-1 to Manchester City, but paid the price for a Dries Mertens saved penalty and awful first 30 minutes.
Lorenzo Insigne is in doubt for Napoli-Inter and Italy’s World Cup play-off against Sweden after limping off with Manchester City.
Edin Dzeko hopes Alvaro Morata “is rested” as Roma visit Chelsea in the Champions League and celebrates his 100th Giallorossi game.
Eusebio Di Francesco wants “a different approach” from Roma against Chelsea in the Champions League after the defeat to Napoli.
Join us for all the build-up and action to tonight’s Champions League clash as Maurizio Sarri’s Napoli visit Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Sporting Coach Jorge Jesus already upset Juventus once and has “no doubt” he can do it again in the Champions League.
Edin Dzeko urged Roma to “all give something more” against Chelsea in the Champions League, but “right now Napoli are stronger than we are.”
Christian Maggio warns Napoli intend to “impose our style of football on the game right from the start” with Manchester City.