CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Dries Mertens feels Napoli failed to get the victory against KRC Genk and didn’t “play our football. It’s a pity.”
Antonio Conte saw “an undeserved defeat” against Barcelona and criticised the referee, but also warned Inter “cannot be happy, as this is not the mentality of a great team.”
Ernesto Valverde acknowledged “Inter proved they are an excellent team, but Barcelona raised the tempo and that made a big difference.”
Nicolò Barella confirms Antonio Conte told Inter they “came here to play and wanted to win,” so a 2-1 defeat to Barcelona is “disappointing.”
Lautaro Martinez opened the scoring at Camp Nou and Inter dominated the first half, but Barcelona fought back to win with a Luis Suarez brace.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Napoli visit Belgian title holders KRC Genk and Inter face Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Carlo Ancelotti assured Napoli’s 0-0 draw with Genk was “not a slip-up at all and remains a positive result,” while explaining why Lorenzo Insigne was in the stands.
Napoli paid the price for wasteful finishing, as they hit the woodwork three times and had Kalidou Koulibaly’s shot cleared off the line in a 0-0 with Genk.
Stefan de Vrij assures Inter “know how to hurt Barcelona and have certainly improved compared to a year ago.”
Alexis Sanchez and Lautaro Martinez lead the Inter attack at Camp Nou, while Lionel Messi is fit enough to start for Barcelona.
Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli insists Lorenzo Insigne in the stands for a Champions League trip to Genk “shouldn’t cause all this surprise.”
Inter have already stunned Barcelona once today, as they crushed the Blaugrana 3-0 on their own turf in the UEFA Youth League.
Mario Rui warned “we need the real Napoli” against KRC Genk in the Champions League, as they cannot take this fixture for granted.
Napoli revolutionise the squad with Hirving Lozano and Arkadiusz Milik, sending Dries Mertens to the bench and Lorenzo Insigne the stands against KRC Genk.
The man who helped sell Kalidou Koulibaly to Napoli in 2014 says “it’s a shame he hasn’t made the step-up to a big European club yet.”
Inter loanee Mauro Icardi made it clear only Paris Saint-Germain were on his mind after his first goal. “I’m very happy, it’s easy with players of this quality.”
Javier Zanetti believes Inter’s Champions League clash with Barcelona on Wednesday “will tell us where we are.”
Cristiano Ronaldo made more Champions League history during Juventus’ 3-0 win against Bayer Leverkusen last night.
Arkadiusz Milik and Hirving Lozano look set to lead the line for Napoli against Racing Genk in the Champions League tonight.
Barcelona have Lionel Messi back but are not expected to start him against a Romelu Lukaku-less Inter this evening.
Bayer Leverkusen Coach Peter Bosz acknowledged Juventus made them pay for every error. “We saw the difference in experience.”
Maurizio Sarri explained why he started Federico Bernardeschi against Bayer Leverkusen, praised Juan Cuadrado and Juventus defending.
Federico Bernardeschi reveals when he found out he’d start against Bayer Leverkusen. “It’s the Juventus that we all want.”
Juan Cuadrado confessed Andrea Barzagli “is on me constantly” to make the Juventus star an effective right-back. “I know I can do better.”
Gonzalo Higuain “came here with great determination, as I wanted to prove I could stay” at Juventus, as he was crucial in the 3-0 win over Bayer Leverkusen.
Gonzalo Higuain scored one goal and created another, while Cristiano Ronaldo netted late on as Juventus beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0.
Shakhtar Donetsk Coach Luis Castro admits they “have more Champions League experience and it shows” after beating Atalanta 2-1.
Gian Piero Gasperini insists Atalanta did not deserve a Champions League defeat to Shakhtar Donetsk in stoppages. “It really hurts.”
Join us for the build-up and action from the Champions League, as Atalanta host Shakhtar Donetsk at San Siro and Juventus take on Bayer Leverkusen.
Atalanta suffered another Champions League defeat with the last kick of the game at San Siro, having gone in front and missed a Josip Ilicic penalty.