CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly would prefer the Scudetto to the Champions League but “it’s too early to talk about it”.
Shakhtar Donetsk captain and Napoli rival Darijo Srna has reportedly failed a drug test.
Atletico Madrid’s new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium hosts the 2019 Champions League Final, with the Europa League in Baku.
Marko Pjaca’s agent believes his client would have made the difference in Juventus’ Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Maurizio Sarri set the Napoli ambitions after a 6-0 win over Benevento and called Dries Mertens “one of the best strikers in the world.”
Juventus director Beppe Marotta suggested simply reaching the Champions League Final is “the maximum target a club like ours can aim for.”
Paulo Dybala said Juventus “have the chance to forget what happened” against Barcelona by beating Sassuolo.
Max Allegri insists “nothing is compromised” after the Champions League loss to Barcelona, but Juventus must beat Sassuolo.
Luciano Spalletti warns having no European commitments “can be an advantage or an extra difficulty” for Inter as they visit Crotone.
Torino midfielder Daniele Baselli admits he dreams of “playing at Stamford Bridge” against Davide Zappacosta’s Chelsea.
Italy remain fourth in UEFA’s association rankings thanks to their victories on the Europa League’s first matchday.
Gianluigi Buffon explains why he is frustrated by his Spanish defeats. “I’ve always had to greet the same faces and congratulate them…”
Marco Verratti believes Paris Saint-Germain “have the means” to win the Champions League this season.
Jorginho’s agent says the Napoli midfielder “knew he wouldn’t play yesterday” as he was carrying a slight knock.
Roma President James Pallotta denies criticising Eusebio Di Francesco - “I want to meet this journalist…”
Napoli lost 2-1 to Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine last night, with the hosts opting to take the game to Maurizio Sarri’s side.
Davide Zappacosta has “no doubt” that his home Chelsea debut was the best night of his career, describing it as “beautiful chaos”.
Jose Callejon fears the defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk shows “opponents study how Napoli play and know our systems.”
Paulo Fonseca believes Shakhtar Donetsk “deserve credit for annulling Napoli’s strong points” in a 2-1 Champions League win.
Arkadiusz Milik admits Napoli stepped up a gear when Dries Mertens came on, but “the first half was really, really bad” against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Maurizio Sarri warns “this was the third game in a row we’ve started badly” and explained his Napoli choices against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Allan admits Napoli “are more stretched out and lost our shape” after a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Lorenzo Insigne said Napoli will “see what mistakes we made so we can correct them” after a 2-1 defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Napoli paid the price for poor finishing and Pepe Reina errors as they suffered a shock 2-1 Champions League defeat at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Ukraine Coach Andriy Shevchenko is excited as Napoli take on Shakhtar Donetsk tonight. “It will be great to watch.”
Raul Albiol said Napoli “worked hard to get back into the Champions League, so now we want to win” away to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Napoli start Arkadiusz Milik with Lorenzo Insigne, resting Dries Mertens, in their Champions League opener with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Join us for all the build-up and action from the Champions League as Napoli visit Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine.
Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain has avoided disciplinary action for a rude gesture to Barcelona fans last night.
Juventus have announced that Mattia De Sciglio suffered no “serious injuries” against Barcelona, but he’ll be monitored in the coming days.