CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Napoli’s Champions League opponents KRC Genk have fired coach Felice Mazzu, just months after the club won the Belgian title.
Despite the latest setback with Genoa and morale at an all-time low, Napoli and Carlo Ancelotti are reportedly sticking together at least until Liverpool.
Simone Inzaghi does not agree that Lazio would be better off out of the Europa League, but is targeting a top four finish ahead of today’s Lecce game.
Antonio Conte saw “an important response” to Inter’s Champions League defeat, as they fought back to beat Verona. “We’re going beyond the rosiest expectations.”
Gian Piero Gasperini and Atalanta have even more injury problems going into tomorrow’s trip to Sampdoria. “We’re a bit low on numbers.”
Alessandro Del Piero celebrates his 45th birthday today, so Football Italia decided to rank his five greatest lesser-known goals for the Bianconeri, not an easy task considering he scored 290 for Juventus over a 19-year period.
Aurelio De Laurentiis was ready to sack Carlo Ancelotti following the Napoli players' mutiny on Tuesday, but was talked out of it by his lawyers, claim several reports.
Fabio Capello believes Matthijs de Ligt would've enjoyed a better start to his Juventus career had he played alongside Giorgio Chiellini.
Juventus winger Douglas Costa says the current Milan side “deserve great respect” and ranks his goal against Lokomotiv Moscow as “my most beautiful”.
Inter boss Antonio Conte insists his post-Borussia Dortmund rant was “simply a constructive address. I have faith in my players.”
Juventus winger Douglas Costa “has no reason to envy Kylian Mbappe”, according to former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu.
Arsene Wenger has claimed that Aaron Ramsey “wanted to stay at Arsenal”, despite his eventual move to Juventus.
Matteo Politano faces around a month out after the Inter winger suffered an ankle injury.
Allan could join Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon out of Napoli as it is reported the midfielder played a key role in the squad’s refusal to go in ritiro.
Atalanta captain Alejandro Gomez has apologised for not testing Manchester City defender Kyle Walker in goal last night.
The Champions League is the only thing on Ciro Immobile's mind as the Lazio striker argues "we deserve to be among the best."
Gian Piero Gasperini believes the missed Gabriel Jesus penalty was “the wake-up call” Atalanta needed. “In the second half, we were better than Manchester City.”
Mario Pasalic “would’ve been quite happy” with Atalanta holding Manchester City 1-1, but was left with regrets at San Siro instead.
Joao Cancelo thanked Kyle Walker for “going above and beyond for the team” by taking the gloves in a 1-1 draw with Atalanta, but felt Manchester City were hard done by.
Pep Guardiola admits “the fear set in” after Claudio Bravo’s red card and “four points from two games against Atalanta is a wonderful result” for Manchester City.
Josip Ilicic admits Atalanta were “actually disappointed not to beat Manchester City” after a 1-1 draw, their first ever Champions League point.
Atalanta outplayed Manchester City in the second half and snatched their first Champions League point with Mario Pasalic, but didn’t make the most of Claudio Bravo’s dismissal, which left Kyle Walker in goal.
Maurizio Sarri admits “it was not one of our best performances” and explains Juventus changes in a 2-1 win at Lokomotiv Moscow, including Cristiano Ronaldo’s substitution.
Douglas Costa confessed the winner away to Lokomotiv Moscow was “one of my most important goals in a Juventus jersey.”
Leonardo Bonucci said Juventus are capable both of playing Maurizio Sarri’s style of football and “suffering” under pressure after beating Lokomotiv Moscow 2-1.
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Champions League, as Juventus visit Lokomotiv Moscow and Atalanta host Manchester City.
A moment of magic from Douglas Costa in stoppages gave Juventus the 2-1 victory away to Lokomotiv Moscow, booking their spot in the Champions League Round of 16.
Josip Ilicic is again the False 9 with Papu Gomez and Mario Pasalic, as Atalanta seek their first Champions League point against Manchester City.
Juventus have reached an historic milestone with their 300th Champions League goal, scored by Aaron Ramsey against Lokomotiv Moscow.
Juventus director Fabio Paratici notes the team “is growing consistently, but there are huge margins for improvement.”