NEWS

Napoli defender Federico Fernandez reveals “we had the illusion that we were going to qualify, then Borussia scored.”
Christian Abbiati confessed to “suffering” against Ajax, but hopes Milan face Atletico Madrid in the Round of 16.
Arsene Wenger admits Arsenal were “nervous in the end” after scraping through despite a 2-0 defeat to Napoli.
Gonzalo Higuain was in tears after Napoli’s Champions League exit and can’t believe they were eliminated.
Massimiliano Allegri admits he “lost weight” with the stress of watching 10-man Milan’s 0-0 draw with Ajax.
Rafa Benitez believes Napoli “deserved to qualify” after finishing joint top with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis praised his side for amassing 12 points despite their Champions League exit.
Milan clung to a 0-0 against Ajax to qualify after Riccardo Montolivo left them with 10 men for over an hour.
Napoli beat Arsenal 2-0, but a late Borussia Dortmund winner knocks them out of the Champions League.
Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis sees a “good omen” ahead of tonight’s Champions League decider with Arsenal.
There are reports of serious crowd trouble throughout the day ahead of Milan-Ajax with six people stabbed.
Miroslav Klose is back in the Lazio squad for Thursday’s Europa League match with Trabzonspor.
Fredy Guarin is at risk for Sunday’s Napoli-Inter Serie A match after picking up an injury in training.
Milan need a point from their home game with Ajax to progress in the Champions League, as Stephan El Shaarawy and Kaka support Mario Balotelli.
Napoli face a Mission: Impossible tonight against Arsenal, as Gonzalo Higuain and substitute goalkeeper Rafael take on Mesut Ozil.
Roma look to be without Marco Borriello for Monday’s clash with Milan, as he sprained his ankle.
Juventus-Sassuolo has been moved to 17.30 GMT on Sunday from its original 19.45 GMT Saturday kick-off.
Vincenzo Montella’s Fiorentina fight Dnipro for top spot, but he warns Juventus are “already Europa League Finalists.”
“I believe in this squad,” insisted under-fire Lazio Coach Vladimir Petkovic ahead of a showdown with Trabzonspor.
Giorgio Chiellini feels Galatasaray-Juventus should’ve been a draw, but concedes “we threw qualification away.”
Napoli are likely to be without goalkeeper Pepe Reina for tonight’s crucial Champions League clash with Arsenal.
Reports in the Italian Press this afternoon suggest that Genoa could make a double move for Giuseppe Sculli and Stephan El Shaarawy next month.
Fernando Muslera knocked Juventus out with Galatasaray and hopes it can be “an appetiser” for the World Cup.
Hellas Verona are preparing themselves for an onslaught of bids for Jorginho and Juan Iturbe in January.
Antonio Conte thought it madness to play on that pitch, but admits Juventus “shouldn’t have left it all to the last match.”
Jeremy Menez looks set to leave Paris Saint-Germain, and reports in the French Press believe Italy will be his next destination.
Former Juventus flop Felipe Melo snapped at Italian media for their “lack of respect” for Galatasaray.
Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has insisted that the Premier League side will face Napoli tonight looking for a win.
Roberto Mancini insists Galatasaray “deserved to win” against Juventus, but reveals he didn’t want to play.
Former Ajax goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar believes that the Dutch side have what it takes to beat Milan this evening.
Juventus crashed out of the Champions League after going down 1-0 to Galatasaray thanks to a late Wesley Sneijder goal.
Milan have announced Keisuke Honda will be given the No 10 shirt when he arrives at the club in January.
Roma boss Rudi Garcia has hailed the ability of club captain Francesco Totti. “He’s one of the best in history.”
Ricky Alvarez admits recent results have been disappointing for Inter, but the club are having a positive campaign.
Ajax boss Frank De Boer says his side have “nothing to lose” when facing Milan at San Siro on Wednesday night.

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