CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Piotr Zielinski admits he “used to support Real Madrid as a child and Zinedine Zidane was my idol, but Napoli want to win.”
Ivan Juric thought Genoa did as well as they could in the circumstances and “even Real Madrid will have trouble dealing with Dries Mertens.”
Raul Albiol trusts Napoli can beat Real Madrid in the Champions League and calls Maurizio Sarri “the new Luis Aragones.”
Genoa Coach Ivan Juric called Maurizio Sarri “the best Coach in Europe right now. His Napoli are an absolute joy to watch.”
Emanuele Giaccherini gets his first Serie A start for Napoli against Genoa tonight and warns any Real Madrid mentions are banned.
Leonardo Bonucci admits he “really thought Juventus were going to win” the 2015 Champions League Final with Barcelona.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis praises Juventus for their will to win, but “putting beauty into football is important”.
President Aurelio De Laurentiis believes Napoli “can play on equal terms” with Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Maurizio Sarri plays down praise of Napoli’s style - “it’s not boxing, you don’t win on points”.
Napoli star Jose Callejon admits he’d have preferred not to face his old club Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League.
Arkadiusz Milik believes Napoli “can play at a very high level in the Champions League”, unlike Ajax.
Crotone President Raffaele Vrenna will “try to make Napoli fans happy” by halting Juventus tomorrow. “I hope they play the Champions League Final.”
Fabio Cannavaro believes Napoli can “cause problems” for Real Madrid, and discusses Juventus’ winning mentality.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis notes “no team is unbeatable” ahead of the Real Madrid match.
Max Allegri said the Derby d’Italia was “worthy of a Champions League semi-final” after Juventus saw off Inter 1-0.
Marek Hamsik hopes to “beat Diego Maradona’s record” of Napoli goals after his hat-trick in a 7-1 demolition of Bologna.
Kalidou Koulibaly urged Napoli to ignore the Real Madrid battle coming up and “concentrate on Bologna” this evening.
Napoli have added Leonardo Pavoletti to their Champions League squad, but there’s still no room for Lorenzo Tonelli.
Maurizio Sarri looks forward to Napoli’s Champions League return - ‘one day I’ll be able to say I played Real Madrid’.
Alex Sandro warns Juventus to “be prepared for a battle” when they face Porto in the Champions League Last 16.
Gonzalo Higuain says Juventus are like Real Madrid as “they teach you to win”.
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”.