CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Stephan El Shaarawy explains what it’s like to score in the Rome Derby and hails Coach Eusebio Di Francesco for giving them “courage.”
Nantes Coach Claudio Ranieri “always hopes an Italian club will win the Champions League, or Paris Saint-Germain,” then jokes about “parking two buses.”
Milan CEO Marco Fassone isn’t giving up on the Champions League, but admits “the top teams are setting a higher pace than expected”.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio confirms his dream is “to win the Champions League”.
Andrea Conti reveals he chose Milan over Inter, and is sure “we’ll get into the Champions League”.
Sami Khedira has vowed to help Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon win the Champions League this season after being ‘hurt’ by his post-Sweden tears.
Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta discussed investments, Blaise Matuidi, why VAR will “legitimise” their success and that Champions League ambition.
Paris Saint-Germain contacted Chelsea Coach Antonio Conte to agree a deal if Unai Emery fails to reach the Champions League semi-final.
Pep Guardiola said Napoli are the best opponents he’s ever faced, but Gigi Cagni claims “these systems were used 30 years ago in Holland.”
Eusebio Di Francesco is confident Roma will “fight for the Scudetto to the end” and cites Pep Guardiola as an influence on his football.
Beppe Marotta confirms Leonardo Bonucci pushed to leave Juventus for Milan - “any transfer is mainly due to the will of the player”.
Maurizio Sarri admits Napoli “were lacking sharpness” in the goalless draw with Chievo, but defends the performance at the Bentegodi.
Lorenzo Insigne said Napoli have to “make up” for the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City, but visit Chievo with fitness problems.
Eusebio Di Francesco welcomes back Emerson Palmieri and warns Roma that confidence is not the same as arrogance against Fiorentina.
Monchi insists Roma are in the Scudetto race and Italian football can be ambitious in the Champions League, but the Giallorossi “must find the grey area.”
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric said tonight’s Derby della Lanterna with Sampdoria is “like a Champions League Final. We can’t think, we just have to win.”
Allan claims Napoli “made the best team in Europe suffer” during their 4-2 defeat to Manchester City and is backing Mario Rui to replace Faouzi Ghoulam.
Miranda believes Inter teammate Milan Skriniar “could be among the top five defenders in the world, if not his generation.”
Radja Nainggolan believes Roma have what it takes to go all the way in the Champions League this season.
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte reportedly tore into his players after their 3-0 Champions League defeat to Roma, which saw Kenedy singled out for yawning.
Veteran Luigi Cagni has urged Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri to stop complaining and focus on managing his squad better. “He always finds excuses…”
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik reflects on last night’s Manchester City game - “they punished every mistake we made”.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho insists “there are still hopes to go through” in the Champions League, despite the loss to Manchester City.
Miralem Pjanic declares Juventus “have already beaten Barcelona at home, and we can do it again”.
Filippo Inzaghi says his “dream” is for both Milan and Lazio to reach the Europa League final.
Manchester City Coach Pep Guardiola said he was “in love” with Napoli, which might explain why he got on their team bus after the game.
Pep Guardiola assured Manchester City will try to beat Shakhtar Donetsk and described how he felt watching Napoli: “Wow, how good they play!”
Sergio Aguero revealed he will give his record-breaking Manchester City shirt to his son – the grandson of Napoli legend Diego Maradona.
Maurizio Sarri concedes Napoli “were struggling to re-organise” after Faouzi Ghoulam’s injury in the 4-2 defeat to Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola said “beating Napoli twice is an incredible achievement” for Manchester City. “They massacred us for 20 minutes.”