CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Juan Jesus admits Roma “would always like to play like we do in the Champions League”, and is fully focused on tomorrow’s Spal game.
Roma rival and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits he could retire ‘a lot earlier than Coaches usually do’ or return to Borussia Dortmund one day.
Sadio Mane accepts Roma ‘won’t be an easy game’ for Liverpool but insists ‘we have the quality to beat any team’ in the Champions League.
Mohamed Salah is sure his Champions League semi-final with Roma will be “very emotional” playing for Liverpool.
Diego Perotti treated the Roma squad to an Argentinean barbecue today and Gabriel Batistuta promised to cook if they reach the Champions League Final.
Roma have officially sold all their tickets for the first leg of the Champions League semi-final with Liverpool at Anfield.
Diego Perotti is back in the Roma squad ahead of the games with SPAL and above all Liverpool.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco and Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri are among several tacticians linked with the Chelsea job in England.
A goalkeeper in the eighth tier of Italian football imitates Gigi Buffon, accusing a referee of having “a case of beer for a heart”.
Juan Jesus points out Roma getting to the Champions League semi-final “didn’t happen by accident”.
Liverpool’s CEO has shared a scouting report from their 1984 European Cup final against Roma.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson assures they “certainly won't underestimate” Roma in their Champions League semi-final.
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan describes the Champions League as “the dream of every young lad who plays football”.
Just one point separates Roma and Lazio from Inter, with all three sides going for just two Champions League places.
Eusebio Di Francesco would rather deal with Roma “euphoria than depression” and is glad they didn’t pay for distractions against Genoa.
Juventus director Beppe Marotta spoke of a Crotone “minefield” and the “mirage” of seeing Paul Pogba and Alvaro Morata return.
Roma director of sport Monchi insists Genoa are “just as important” as the Champions League and embraces the passion of the fans.
Stephan El Shaarawy points out Roma have to get their Serie A record back on track against Genoa before thinking about Liverpool.
Pierluigi Collina warns that even with VAR technology, “there will continue to be incidents that divide opinion and the referee must make a final decision.”
Ivan Perisic has warned Inter’s rivals that ‘we’ll do everything to qualify’ for the Champions League in the next six games.
Tickets for Roma’s Champions League semi-final second leg against Liverpool at the Olimpico on May 2 have officially sold out online.
Ex-Milan supremo Adriano Galliani has blasted Michael Oliver for his ‘ridiculous’ penalty award to Real Madrid against Juventus, branding the referee an ‘idiot’.
Alitalia have set up a flight directly from Rome to Liverpool purely for the Champions League semi-final.
Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco described his “attacking, pro-active and aggressive” philosophy of football ahead of the Champions League semi-final with Liverpool.
CONI President Giovanni Malagò is in favour of VAR in the Champions League, but warns the reaction to Gigi Buffon’s comments were “too partisan.”
Blaise Matuidi says Juventus are “proud of what we did” against Real Madrid, despite going out of the Champions League.
The head of FIFA’s refereeing department responds to Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon - “it’s impossible to think about where we are, what happened before…”
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon admits “sometimes getting it wrong”, but says Real Madrid and its aftermath was “pure adrenaline”.
Lucas Vazquez has reiterated that ‘of course it was a penalty’ for Real Madrid against Juventus and branded critics ‘jealous’ of their success.
Refereeing chief Marcello Nicchi claims he would have sided with Michael Oliver if Gianluigi Buffon’s ‘threatening’ outburst happened in a Serie A game.