NEWS

Giorgio Chiellini ran the defensive masterclass at Camp Nou, as Tom Scholes rates the Juventus squad.
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique confessed Juventus “played better over the two legs and can win the Champions League this season.”
Luis Enrique said Barcelona “lacked sharpness,” but doesn’t see Juventus as Champions League favourites now.
Max Allegri warned “only a great Juventus could’ve qualified” against Barcelona, but “we have to improve and not just maintain current form.”
Leonardo Bonucci insists they proved themselves after eliminating Barcelona and “every opponent must worry about Juventus now.”
Paulo Dybala confessed “keeping a clean sheet over two legs against Barcelona isn’t easy,” but Juventus have no preference for the semi-final.
Juan Cuadrado felt Juventus “hunger and spirit of sacrifice” were decisive for qualification against Barcelona.
Juventus are through to the Champions League semi-final after a relatively comfortable 0-0 draw at Camp Nou, ending Barcelona’s 15-game home winning streak.
Join us for all the build-up, action and post-match comments from the Champions League quarter-final as Juventus visit Barcelona.
Beppe Marotta reveals the “risk” he took in signing Paulo Dybala and confirms Juventus tried to buy Javier Mascherano from Barcelona.
Barcelona director of sport Robert Fernandez admits “it’s a complicated game for us and Juventus, but we’re capable of turning this around.”
Arrigo Sacchi believes Juventus are “the most balanced side in Europe, as long as they don’t sit too deep” against Barcelona.
Juventus stick with their first choice XI, including brace hero Paulo Dybala, as Barcelona return to 4-3-3 for a place in the Champions League semi-final.
Napoli are renewing their interest in Udinese’s Swiss international full-back Silvan Widmer, claim Sky Sport Italia.
Alessio Tacchinardi believes Juventus have one very important advantage over Barcelona tonight. “They have a different appetite.”
Kostas Manolas is increasingly likely to make the move from Roma to Inter for €30m, snubbing Premier League interest.
Claudio Ranieri is one of the candidates for the Sevilla job if Jorge Sampaoli leaves to take over the Argentina squad.
Lazio are expected to sell defender Mauricio after his Spartak Moscow loan spell ends and he’s likely to stay in Russia with Rostov or Zenit.
Daniele Padelli’s agent admits it’s been a “difficult” season with Joe Hart arriving at Torino, but there’s no offer from Inter.
Cristian Ansaldi’s agent says “in principle” the full-back should stay at Inter but if not “we’ll make our evaluations”.
Marcello Lippi predicts that Chelsea manager Antonio Conte won’t join Inter - “he seems happy in London”.
Marcello Lippi doesn’t feel Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is off form “it’s all the rest of the team”.
Barcelona-Juventus is expected to be 3-4-3 versus 4-2-3-1, as Max Allegri sticks with the team he played in Turin.
Jorginho’s agent says “I would take him to Barcelona” but “he’s very happy at Napoli and has no problems”.
Andrea Ranocchia is happy at Hull City, but admits “it’s impossible to predict” if he’ll join permanently from Inter.
Sassuolo President Giorgio Squinzi says Eusebio Di Francesco is “absolutely not” leaving - “journalistic fantasies shouldn’t be taken at face value”.
Milan have officially confirmed that Massimo Mirabelli has been appointed as the new sporting director.
Reports in Italy claim Inter are interested in Tottenham Hotspur defenders Kyle Walker and Toby Alderweireld.
Former Real Madrid striker Antonio Cassano describes Barcelona as “my great passion”.
Antonio Cassano confirms he won’t hang up his boots - “I can still make the difference in Serie A”.
Marcello Lippi believes Juventus are “the best team in Europe” while Barcelona have “a sublime attack and nothing else”.
Inter Coach Stefano Pioli could replace Paulo Sousa at Fiorentina, according to reports, but China is also an option.
Reports indicate that Federico Bernardeschi will make Fiorentina wait until the end of the season before deciding on a new contract.
Milan have reportedly hit a snag with the contract renewal of attacking midfielder Suso, with the player asking for more money.
Barcelona Coach Luis Enrique has selected Javier Mascherano for the squad to face Juventus this evening.

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