CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Napoli captain Lorenzo Insigne is steadily improving in the race against time to be ready for Saturday’s Champions League decider with Barcelona.
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu has criticised Napoli patron Aurelio De Laurentiis for his ‘alarmist’ statements ahead of the big match on Saturday.
Greece international Kostas Manolas has claimed Napoli must stop Lionel Messi ‘as a team’ when the Partenopei travel to Barcelona on Saturday.
UEFA has announced that Cuneyt Cakir will oversee Barcelona-Napoli at Camp Nou on Saturday and both clubs have bad history with the Turkish referee.
Manchester City midfielder David Silva has reportedly agreed a move to Lazio ahead of the 2020-21 season.
PSG confirm Marco Verratti has ‘some muscular damage’ and is at risk to face Atalanta, but Kylian Mbappé is back in training.
There are reports in France that Marco Verratti will be out of the PSG squad taking on Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-final after an injury in training.
The local government insists the Champions League encounter between Barcelona and Napoli can go ahead at Camp Nou, despite spiking coronavirus rates.
Former Milan and Barcelona director Ariedo Braida would ‘not rule out’ Lionel Messi joining Inter, while giving Napoli advice on how to beat Barca.
Atalanta and Paris Saint-Germain have made several changes to their Champions League squads, with Bosko Sutalo among those coming in and Edinson Cavani out.
Lorenzo Insigne is ‘optimistic’ he’ll recover from injury in time to face Barcelona on Saturday, said the Napoli captain’s agent. ‘If he feels he’s at 80 per cent, he’ll play.’
German referee Felix Zwayer will officiate the Champions League Round of 16 decider between Juventus and Olympique Lyonnais.
Juventus are reportedly close to agreeing new terms with Paulo Dybala, who looks set to extend with the Bianconeri until June 2025.
Olympique Lyonnais coach Rudi Garcia has defended Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri ahead of their clash in the Champions League. ‘They were still the best’.
Injured Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini does everything he can to get ready for the big match against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Napoli strayed too far from their identity under Carlo Ancelotti, a mutiny tore the club apart and Gennaro Gattuso steered the ship to a Coppa Italia triumph, writes Ciro Di Brita.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti said former Inter captain Mauro Icardi has ‘goals in his veins’, enjoyed following a tight Serie A 2019-20 and has been happy to see Italy ‘attracting great champions again’.
Juventus did the bare minimum to win their ninth straight Scudetto in a transitional season under Maurizio Sarri, despite a series of setbacks, writes Livio Caferoglu.
Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was, according to France Football, considering a move to Paris Saint-Germain last winter but talks were allegedly blocked by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Atalanta inspired everyone both on and off the field this season, in Italy and Europe, as Owen Diana pays tribute to club that just keeps getting stronger.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti warns about ‘tough’ Atalanta and thinks La Dea ‘know how to win without Josip Ilicic’.
Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet doesn’t look beyond the match against Napoli on Saturday and calls for ‘extreme focus’ against the Partenopei.
Three-time Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti claims the competition has become ‘an obsession’ for Juventus, thinks Paris Saint-Germain 'aren’t too happy' playing Atalanta and wishes Napoli ‘all the best’ against Barcelona.
Olympique Lyonnais forward Memphis Depay has claimed that ‘with the new rules, anyone can be favourites’ ahead of their big match against Juventus in the Champions League.
If Atalanta lit up Serie A and the Champions League, a lot of it is down to their captain and most representative player, as Kaustubh Pandey pays tribute to Papu Gomez.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini has claimed Inter ‘are the only side who can push Juventus off the throne’ and hopes to see Antonio Conte continue at San Siro.
Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini hopes to have Josip Ilicic back for next season and thinks La Dea can only continue to fight at the top of Serie A with some improvements to the squad.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta ‘have a chance’ against Paris Saint-Germain in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. ‘We have enough time to prepare’.
Lorenzo Insigne faces an anxious wait for test results on his groin injury, as Napoli visit Barcelona for the Champions League next Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain are increasingly confident Kylian Mbappé could make a miraculous recovery in time to face Atalanta in the Champions League.