CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Radja Nainggolan warned Roma “are playing to win against Porto because we have the team to do it and it depends on us.”
Roma make several changes for the Champions League play-off with Porto, moving Daniele De Rossi to centre-back.
Follow the build-up and action in tonight’s Champions League play-off between Roma and Porto, as only one will enter the group phase.
Kevin Strootman admits Roma would find it “difficult to play for 0-0” against Porto tonight.
Coach Nuno Esprito Santo warns Porto “will have to be very organised” against Roma tomorrow.
Luciano Spalletti has named his Roma squad to face Porto, with Alessandro Florenzi still out injured.
Luciano Spalletti promises Roma won’t play for a 0-0 against Porto but “we have to take it into account”.
Luciano Spalletti warns his players they “can’t stay at Roma” if they’re afraid to face Porto tomorrow.
Roma Coach Luciano Spalletti is looking forward to facing Porto tomorrow - “we’ve wanted this for eight months”.
Kevin Strootman assures he’s “ready to play” his third game in a week for Roma against Porto.
Roma have injury doubts on Alessandro Florenzi, Kostas Manolas and Leandro Paredes for the Champions League clash with Porto.
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate the Champions League play-off between Roma and Porto.
Luciano Spalletti was pleased with Roma’s 4-0 victory over Udinese, but told his players off for being “too hasty.”
Diego Perotti believes Roma now “have the confidence to take on Porto” after beating Udinese 4-0 with his brace of penalties.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured they were “planning for the season ahead regardless of the Champions League.”
Roma President Jim Pallotta praised Daniele De Rossi’s “incredible leadership” and is “very happy” with the squad at Luciano Spalletti’s disposal.
Fabio Capello urged Juventus to “go for the Champions League” and feels they are “even stronger” after Paul Pogba’s departure.
President Giorgio Squinzi says Sassuolo could have won “7-0 or 8-0” and aims for the Champions League.
Juventus defender Medhi Benatia admits the Champions League is “an objective” but “it’ll be very difficult”.
Carlos Bacca is “glad I stayed at Milan” after talk of interest from West Ham United this summer.
Porto goalkeeper Iker Casillas concedes Roma “played very well and had several chances, but the tie is open for the second leg.”
Porto Coach Nuno Espirto Santos felt they “deserved more” than a 1-1 draw with Roma in the Champions League play-off.
Edin Dzeko described his great chance as Roma drew 1-1 with Porto. “It was unlucky, as I did everything ok.”
Porto midfielder Otavio wants his team to “play the way we did tonight at the Stadio Olimpico” against Roma after a 1-1 draw.
Luciano Spalletti concedes 10-man Roma were naïve in their 1-1 draw at Porto, but “I got confirmation that I have a strong side.”
Radja Nainggolan admits Roma “regret not scoring more when we were dominating,” but got a positive result down to 10 men at Porto.
Thomas Vermaelen was sent off on his debut, but Roma earned a 1-1 draw away to Porto when down to 10 men.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni assured “confidence is essential” in the Champions League play-off with Porto, but won’t cry over Miralem Pjanic.
Roma begin their campaign with Edin Dzeko, Thomas Vermaelen and Alisson against Porto for the Champions League play-off.
Roma’s entire season could be transformed in the Champions League preliminary round, as they go head-to-head with Porto.