CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Paris Saint-Germain have announced Alessandro Florenzi has tested positive for coronavirus after his return from the Italy squad.
Juventus are firm in their defence of coach Andrea Pirlo, but Tuttosport reports contact between patron Andrea Agnelli and former coach Max Allegri.
Milan goalkeeper Gigio Donnarumma has yet to renew his contract with the Rossoneri and fans reacted when he wrote ‘united’ on social media.
Milan coach Stefano Pioli believes qualifying for the Champions League will be crucial to keep Hakan Calhanoglu and Gigio Donnarumma at San Siro.
Marco Verratti left the Italy camp with a thigh injury, but tests have reassured PSG he will be ready to face Bayern Munich.
A decision over the new Champions League format from 2024-25 has been postponed to April 19 after a handful of big clubs reportedly made extra demands.
Marco Verratti is reportedly a major doubt for the first leg of PSG’s Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich due to a thigh strain.
The Italians playing for PSG have suddenly become favourites to reach the Champions League semi-finals after Bayern Munich confirmed Robert Lewandowski is out for a month.
Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly decide his future before the end of the current campaign, to help the Old Lady plan for the summer.
Gian Piero Gasperini said Atalanta will be ‘even stronger’ in the future and works hard to ‘improve’ the current squad. ‘The ideas are very clear’.
Gian Piero Gasperini will ‘always be grateful’ to Papu Gomez, discusses Atalanta’s playing style and Andrea Pirlo’s debut difficulties at Juventus.
Lazio announced they will appeal the sanctions given for ‘violating the COVID protocols’, as President Claudio Lotito was suspended for seven months.
Patron Claudio Lotito has, according to ANSA, been suspended for seven months and Lazio have been fined €150,000 ‘for violation of the COVID protocol’.
Lazio forward Felipe Caicedo recalls the winner against Torino in a seven-goal thriller last year. ‘When I hear Lazio vs. Torino’.
Former Inter defender Marco Materazzi trolls Juventus Vice-President Pavel Nedved on Instagram after his comments about the Scudetto run.
Milan have reportedly offered Gianluigi Donnarumma a new deal worth €8m but have started to look around for possible replacements too.
Il Corriere dello Sports claims Champions League qualification will not save Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo, but Tuttosport reports it’s the minimum target.
A video posted by the Champions League’s official Instagram accounts shows what Cristiano Ronaldo told Pepe during Juventus-Porto.
Alessandro Del Piero analysed the situation at Juventus and 'worries' about the ‘lack of unity and concentration’ after a poor performance against Benevento.
La Stampa reveals the high tension in the Juventus dressing room and a confrontation between patron Andrea Agnelli and coach Andrea Pirlo after the 1-0 defeat to Benevento.
Max Allegri broke his silence, insisting his future has not been decided and the problem with Italian football is ‘players become instruments to show a coach is good or to create value.’
Gian Piero Gasperini looks forward to ‘a real battle’ with Ivan Juric’s Verona and back to what Atalanta learned from the Champions League.
Juventus midfielder Arthur Melo has returned from a ‘strange injury’ and vows to help push Inter in the Scudetto race. ‘It could still be a positive season’.
Alessandro Florenzi, Marco Verratti and Moise Kean’s PSG will face Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri’s Chelsea will meet Porto.
The four Serie A teams are eliminated from the Champions League, but there are still five Italians in the draw, and they could possibly meet in the next round.
Marco Parolo scored an historic Champions League goal, but admits Lazio are lacking the right ‘mentality’ both in Serie A and Europe.
For only the sixth time in Champions League history and the first since 2015-16, there are no Italian teams in the quarter-finals.
Simone Inzaghi admits Bayern Munich are a team Lazio ‘simply cannot compete with right now,’ but they are ‘proud of our journey in Europe.’
Francesco Acerbi believes Lazio left the Champions League ‘with heads held high’ and regrets the ‘tension’ that prompted those errors against Bayern Munich.
Jorginho was suspended, but another Italy international made his mark for Chelsea, as Emerson Palmieri scored in the 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid.