NEWS

Roma President James Pallotta insists “the team deserves to be applauded, not whistled at” for Champions League qualification.
Rudi Garcia insisted “Roma did everything to score and did not play badly” against BATE Borisov. “We did qualify.”
Wojciech Szczesny “got lucky” in the 0-0 draw with BATE Borisov and reassured “frustrated” Roma fans.
Roma and Juventus are in the Last 16 of the Champions League, but risk a tough draw on Monday.
Radja Nainggolan insists Roma “gave everything” in their 0-0 draw with BATE Borisov. “Qualification is positive.”
Roma scraped a 0-0 draw with BATE Borisov, but qualified for the Champions League Last 16 thanks to Bayer Leverkusen’s stalemate with Barcelona.
Dusan Basta assures Lazio will take the clash with Saint-Etienne seriously - “it’s a Europa League match, not a friendly.”
Lazio Coach Stefano Pioli insists “the club think I’m the perfect Coach for this team” amid rumours he’s under pressure.
Gonzalo Higuain has been rested for Napoli’s final Europa League match with Legia Warsaw.
It’s reported Leicester City are interested in out-of-favour Milan midfielder Nigel de Jong.
Saint-Etienne midfielder Valentin Eysseric sees an “opportunity” when Lazio visit in the Europa League tomorrow.
Saint-Etienne Coach Christophe Galtier says his side face Lazio in the Europa League under “no pressure”.
Roma director Walter Sabatini commented on Gervinho’s injury and insists the Champions League is “about prestige more than economics.”
Ezequiel Lavezzi’s agent admits a return to Italy is “a possibility” but his client won’t be returning to Napoli.
Paul Pogba is not bothered who Juventus face in the Champions League - “if we play Bayern, Barça or Zenit, it’s all the same.”
Mario Balotelli has returned to training with his Milan teammates, as he continues his recovery from a hernia.
Roma lost Gervinho in the warm-up and Mohamed Salah on the bench in their Champions League decider against BATE Borisov.
Roma’s Champions League fate will be decided tonight at the Stadio Olimpico in a face-to-face with BATE Borisov.
Lazio midfielder Senad Lulic speaks about his horror injury - “it could have been much worse”.
Roma’s Ultras are continuing their boycott, but turned out to support the youth team at Trigoria.
Milan Badelj assures Fiorentina are fully focused on Belenenses, despite the trip to Juventus on Sunday.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa insists “a team with our quality must remain in Europe” ahead of the Belenenses match.
Napoli midfielder Jorginho says the team have ‘learned our lesson from Bologna’ after their shock defeat.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is ‘angry about the Bologna match’ but defends his side’s conversion rate.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri says his side want to become ‘the best in Europe statistically’ against Legia tomorrow.
Javier Zanetti says Joao Miranda is Inter’s ‘figurehead’ and urges the team to ‘continue in the vein’.
Reports say Internacional goalkeeper Alisson Becker could join Juventus in January if Neto leaves the club.
Bologna reportedly want Fiorentina’s Mati Fernandez on loan in January as he awaits a new Viola contract.
The agent of reported Lazio target Douglas Silva of Dnipro says he has had no contact with the club ‘for three years.’
Nine Serie A players have been dealt one-match bans after Week 15, including Inter’s Danilo D’Ambrosio and Lazio’s Mauricio.
Fiorentina Coach Paulo Sousa says he aims ‘to have already won the Champions League’ in five years’ time.
Fiorentina boss Paulo Sousa says being in Serie A is improving him as he ‘faces off against Coaches with great tactical qualities’.
Agent Andrea D’Amico says Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, New York City FC’s Andrea Pirlo and Zenit’s Domenico Criscito will all stay put.
Carlos Bacca has ‘great confidence’ in Milan and says their objective is ‘to find consistency and a winning streak.’
Miralem Pjanic says the Roma fans ‘taught me what it means to be a Romanista’ and names five people who changed his life.

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