Nainggolan: No-one believed in us
Radja Nainggolan says Roma enjoyed silencing their critics after they qualified for the Champions League last 16. “Nobody thought we’d get through…”
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Conte: 'Roma deserved it'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits Roma “deserved” to win the Champions League group. “It’s a good sign for Italian football, awaiting Napoli.”
De Rossi: 'Clean up Roma image'
Daniele De Rossi hopes winning the Champions League group can “clean up the image of Roma in Europe in a way.”
Ancelotti: 'I want a club role'
Carlo Ancelotti reiterated he wants to remain at club level, but is “not ruling out” the Italy job in future, especially after Daniele De Rossi’s advice.
EDF: 'People assumed Roma were out'
Eusebio Di Francesco finds Roma topping the Champions League group “satisfying because everyone assumed we’d be eliminated” by Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
Allegri: 'Juve must think positive'
Max Allegri wants Juventus to “go for the jugular” when in the lead, but urged their fans to “stop being so negative” about the Champions League.
Cuadrado: 'Juve achieved aims'
Juan Cuadrado notes Juventus got the job done with a 2-0 victory away to Olympiacos, qualifying for the Champions League Round of 16.
Perotti: 'Nobody believed in Roma'
Diego Perotti admits “when the draw was made, nobody believed” in Roma, but they won the group ahead of Chelsea and knocked out Atletico Madrid.
CL: Roma through as group winners
Diego Perotti’s header gave Roma victory over Qarabag and ensured they won the Champions League group ahead of Chelsea, eliminating Atletico Madrid.
CL: Juventus sweep through
Juan Cuadrado and Federico Bernardeschi enjoyed a goal in each half, as Juventus conquered Olympiacos to book their place in the Champions League Last 16.
Pallotta: 'Stadium Roma deserve'
Roma President Jim Pallotta hailed the all-clear for the Stadio della Roma project. “We want to give our fans the home they deserve.”
Report: Nicola to quit Crotone?
There are shock reports Crotone Coach Davide Nicola is ready to hand in his resignation following a 3-0 home defeat to Udinese.
Liveblog: Roma-Qarabag, Olympiacos-Juve
Join us for the build-up and action from tonight’s Champions League deciders, Roma-Qarabag and Olympiacos-Juventus.
Sarri: 'No Napoli crisis'
Maurizio Sarri hit back at suggestions Napoli are “in crisis” after their defeat to Juventus, as Champions League qualification is in the balance against Feyenoord.
Marotta: 'Hoping Buffon faces Inter'
Juventus director general Beppe Marotta insists they are not “anxious” about the Olympiacos clash, but Gigi Buffon is at risk for Inter.
El Shaarawy: 'Roma deserve qualification'
Stephan El Shaarawy warned Roma to ignore Chelsea-Atletico Madrid and focus only on Qarabag. “We deserve to go through to the next round.”
Official: Stadio della Roma all-clear
The Stadio della Roma project has finally been approved by the local council and related agencies and should be ready for 2020-21.
Juventus are without Gigi Buffon, Mario Mandzukic and Miralem Pjanic, but rely on Juan Cuadrado and Douglas Costa against Olympiacos.
Roma have Radja Nainggolan, Diego Perotti and Daniele De Rossi back for their decisive Champions League encounter with Qarabag.
Mertens: 'I'd lose teeth for Napoli'
Dries Mertens said he’d gladly lose another two teeth against Feyenoord if that meant Napoli getting through to the Champions League Round of 16.
Cannavaro brothers reunite in China?
Sassuolo defender Paolo Cannavaro could retire from football in January to join his older brother Paolo at Guangzhou Evergrande.
Napoli offer Ounas for Verdi
Bologna have joined Inter in pushing for Bologna talent Simone Verdi during the January window and could offer Adam Ounas in exchange.
Rossi: 'Genoa an easy choice'
Giuseppe Rossi explains why he chose Genoa to revitalise his career after injury and still dreams of an Italy call. “They said things I wanted to hear.”
Van Beek: 'Napoli stronger than Shakhtar'
Feyenoord defender Sven van Beek believes Napoli “are a stronger team than Shakhtar Donetsk,” but will try to halt their Champions League progress.
Romagnoli among Serie A bans
Alessio Romagnoli, Andrea Poli and Dias Felipe are among the players suspended for this weekend in Serie A.
‘Feyenoord want to win’
Giovanni van Bronckhorst says Feyenoord “want to beat Napoli” tomorrow, despite having nothing to play for.
Alex Sandro wants Juventus exit?
Reports in Britain claim Alex Sandro wants to leave Juventus, who would be willing to sell for around €57m.
Del Piero to be Hall of Famer
Juventus legend Alessandro Del Piero and Milan hero Ruud Gullit will be inducted into the Italian football Hall of Fame, the FIGC has announced.
Howedes: ‘Infinite disappointment’
Juventus defender Benedikt Howedes expresses his “infinite disappointment” after his latest injury setback.
Foggia accused of tax fraud
Roberto De Zerbi’s lawyer maintains the Benevento Coach’s “absolute non-involvement” as Foggia are accused of paying players and staff under the table to avoid tax.
Ghoulam: ‘Proud to play for Napoli’
Faouzi Ghoulam is “proud” after renewing his Napoli contract, and calls himself Neapolitan.
Agent: ‘Napoli won’t sell Giaccherini’
Emanuele Giaccherini’s agent laments his client’s lack of game time but “for Napoli he’s unsellable”.
Insigne run ends at 60
Lorenzo Insigne’s omission from the Napoli squad to face Feyenoord means he ends a run of 60 consecutive starts.
Kovacic: ‘Icardi would help Madrid’
Mateo Kovacic believes Inter captain Mauro Icardi could “help” Real Madrid but Karim Benzema is “the best striker in the world”.
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