CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Real Madrid’s Luka Modric believes “the midfield battle will be difficult” against Napoli, but it will also be crucial.
Napoli forward Jose Callejon admits facing Real Madrid is “a very special game for me”.
Marco Tardelli believes Napoli are “ready to make the most” of playing Real Madrid, and explains how to stop Cristiano Ronaldo.
Pepe Reina insists Napoli won’t “settle for a draw” with Real Madrid - “we won’t change our idea of how to play”.
Brazilian legend Zico insists Napoli can beat Real Madrid, but “the important thing is not to be afraid”.
Napoli goalkeeper Pepe Reina calls Real Madrid “a great opportunity” and confirms “the idea is to get a result which will allow us to go through at San Paolo”.
Sergio Ramos confirms Real Madrid are looking to keep a clean sheet against Napoli “to make it a calm return leg”.
Pepe Reina believes Gonzalo Higuain’s departure allowed Napoli “to complete our team, have a bigger squad and become more competitive”.
Fabio Capello has urged Napoli to get at Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 as doing so on Wednesday will unsettle the Santiago Bernabeu.
The agent of Amadou Diawara says the Napoli midfielder “can’t wait” to face Real Madrid and that Coach Maurizio Sarri deserves “a lot of credit”.
Madrid-born goalkeeper Pepe Reina insists that he 'cannot lose against Real' when his Napoli side take on Los Merengues on Wednesday.
Former Napoli defender Paolo Cannavaro admits that Dries Mertens 'has amazed us' with his goals this term.
Over 10,000 Napoli fans are expected for the Champions League trip to Real Madrid, including Diego Maradona and The Young Pope crew.
Fabio Capello tells Real Madrid that unless they improve rapidly, “Dries Mertens and Napoli will go clear on goal every time.”
Marek Hamsik assured Napoli “want to play our style of football and delight the fans” at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu on Wednesday.
Carlo Ancelotti warns Napoli’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid “is not to be taken for granted and there could be a surprise.”
Maurizio Sarri celebrated the win over Genoa and urged Napoli to face Real Madrid “with audacity”, but cannot guarantee his future.
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.