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Vincenzo Montella marks his 100th Fiorentina match in their Europa League meeting with Guingamp. “We care about this competition.”
Guingamp players Lionel Mathis and Jeremy Pied see tomorrow’s Europa League clash with Fiorentina as “David and Goliath.”
Brazil named their squad for friendlies against Argentina and Japan, including several Serie A-based players.
Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong is “proud” to be admired by Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal.
Sampdoria striker Eder believes that Sinisa Mihajlovic has instilled in the team the same grit and determination he had as a player.
Massimo Maccarone has urged his Empoli colleagues to back up ‘beautiful performances’ with what matter most - goals.
Brazil international Leandro Damiao says he did receive an ‘interesting offer’ from Milan, but opted against accepting it.
Rafa Benitez sees Napoli’s fans as behind the team, as he explains where the squad needs to improve, even if they are ‘as good as last year, if not better’.
Rafael Cabral insists that the mood in the Napoli camp is at its best, the players are united and that the Champions League must be forgotten.
Marco Fassone has labelled Walter Mazzarri as Inter’s ‘added value’ and suggested Mauro Icardi’s new contract is not a priority.
Roma have advised defender Leandro Castan to skip training today and tomorrow due to a case of severe earache.
Andrea Poli has enthused at Milan’s start and lists their determination to continue to improve, and to take a result against Juventus in Week 3.
Malmo defender Pa Konate has accused Stephan Lichtsteiner of some below-the-belt tactics during Juventus’ Champions League win yesterday.
A trident of Keisuke Honda, Jeremy Menez and Stephan El Shaarawy is speculated to start for Milan at the weekend against Juventus.
Milan’s objective is reportedly to have Diego Lopez and Riccardo Saponara both fit and ready by mid-October and Week 7.
Rudi Garcia will reportedly keep faith with both Douglas Maicon and Ashley Cole at full-back for Roma’s Champions League meeting with CSKA Moscow.
Serse Cosmi has defended Rafa Benitez and believes Napoli’s issues may lie in a lack of competitive hunger.
Rafa Benitez is expected to ring the changes to his Napoli side for their Europa League season debut against Sparta Prague.
Roberto Mancini has distanced himself from reports linking him with taking over at Russian side Lokomotiv Moscow.
Fabio Capello has warned Roma Coach Rudi Garcia not to take CSKA Moscow lightly, as he considers the Giallorossi’s Champions League group.
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Mario Gomez insists he is “accustomed to pressure and will get back to the real Mario” for Fiorentina soon.
Malmo goalkeeper Robin Olsen still felt “pleased with the match as a whole” despite a 2-0 defeat to Juventus.
Ciro Immobile confessed his debut Borussia Dortmund goal against Arsenal was “like a weight off my shoulders.”
Massimiliano Allegri complained Juventus were “too disorganised and wasted chances” in their 2-0 win over Malmo.
Ciro Immobile and Mario Balotelli scored decisive goals, but Alessio Cerci and Cesare Prandelli had poor debuts.
Carlos Tevez insists he “truly did not miss” Champions League goals after ending his five-year drought.
Carlos Tevez broke his Champions League drought with a brace, giving Juventus a 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo.
CSKA Moscow manager Leonid Slutski is worried about facing Roma’s “frightening attack” in the Champions League.
Francesco Bardi moved from Inter to Chievo on loan, but his agent reveals “Monaco wanted him at all costs.”
Beppe Marotta said “it is only normal” for Juventus to be under pressure ahead of a Champions League tie with Malmo.
Tonight’s eight Champions League games all involve at least one Italian, including Mario Balotelli and Ciro Immobile.
Luciano Spalletti trusts Roma and Inter can trouble Juventus, while Milan got rid of “cumbersome” Mario Balotelli.
Juventus field Paul Pogba, Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente in their Champions League opener against Malmo.
Miralem Pjanic prepares for CSKA Moscow and assures Roma “can have our say in a very tough group.”

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