CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

The dates of Juventus and Napoli’s Champions League fixtures have been officially announced by UEFA.
Juventus and Napoli learned their Champions League opponents, with both receiving favourable groups.
Maxi Pereira, the Porto player felled by Daniele De Rossi in the Champions League play-off, will be out for two to three months.
Juventus are top seeds in the Champions League draw, while Napoli go into Pot 2.
Roma’s Champions League exit not only damages them financially, but it boosts the coffers of Juventus and Napoli.
Porto Coach Nuno Espirito Santo felt his men started with “the right approach” and that was the decisive factor against Roma.
Wojciech Szczesny admits Roma “didn’t keep our heads, but Porto were there for us to beat” in the Champions League play-off.
Luciano Spalletti insists “there was no warning and therefore we couldn’t prevent” the red cards as Roma crashed out of the Champions League to Porto.
Kevin Strootman doesn’t understand what went wrong when Roma crashed out of the Champions League to Porto. “It’s psychological.”
Miguel Layun said it’s “a pity Roma won’t be in the Champions League,” but Porto kept their heads in the play-off.
Radja Nainggolan felt Roma “couldn’t done much more” if it weren’t for the three red cards in two legs against Porto.
Roma crashed out of the Champions League play-off after Daniele De Rossi and Emerson Palmieri saw red in a 3-0 defeat to Porto.
Roma director Mauro Baldissoni has faith ahead of the Champions League play-off with Porto and confirmed a new Radja Nainggolan deal.
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.