CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata was ‘happy for the goals’ against Ajax, but admitted it ‘wasn’t easy’ to bounce back from being two goals down.
Andreas Pereira has joined the Lazio team in Belgium and will be at coach Simone Inzaghi’s disposal against Club Brugge.
Inter coach Antonio Conte admitted he was ‘disappointed’ after the 0-0 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk. ‘We created so many chances’.
Juventus hope to have Leo Bonucci available, as Paulo Dybala seems set to start against Barcelona, spearheaded by Lionel Messi but without Gerard Pique.
Lazio coach Simeone Inzaghi must cope without 13 players for the Champions League match against Club Brugge, including Luis Alberto and Ciro Immobile.
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez enjoyed ‘a wonderful game of football’ in the 2-2 draw with Ajax and joked about his grumpiness at being substituted.
Shakhtar Donetsk are top of their group after drawing with Inter and Real Madrid’s stalemate at Borussia Monchengladbach. ‘Inter are one of the best teams in the world,’ said coach Luis Castro.
Erik ten Hag admits ‘it’s not easy to play against Atalanta’ and a draw is ‘not a negative result,’ but Ajax can rue fumbling a 2-0 lead.
Gian Piero Gasperini sees ‘similarities’ in approach between Atalanta and Ajax, pointing out where they need to improve on the Champions League stage.
Duvan Zapata praised Atalanta for ‘digging deep into our pride and our football in a difficult moment’ to fight back from 2-0 down to draw Ajax 2-2.
Duvan Zapata’s two goals in six minutes completed the Atalanta comeback from 2-0 down to hold Ajax 2-2 in an entertaining Champions League encounter.
It's been a very busy eve of Juventus-Barcelona in Turin. Cristiano Ronaldo still tests positive for Covid while Leo Messi and Barcelona were welcomed at their hotel in Turin by 100 fans not wearing masks.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from the Champions League, as Inter visit Shakhtar Donetsk and Atalanta host Ajax.
Ashley Young says Inter are disappointed for their draw against Shakhtar Donetsk but believes the Nerazzurri can grab points against Real Madrid.
Antonio Conte claims Inter dominated against Shakhtar and praises his players: ‘Something has changed.' “I think there are...
Stefan de Vrij is disappointed for Inter’s 0-0 draw against Shakhtar but tries to see the positive side of Nerazzurri’s game.
Atalanta director Umberto Marino hailed ‘an historic evening’ in Bergamo, discussing the similarities between La Dea and Ajax.
Inter were made to rue so many chances in Kiev, hitting the crossbar twice and Romelu Lukaku penalty appeals waved away in a 0-0 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Cristiano Ronaldo has again tested positive for COVID-19, claim Sky Sport Italia, and therefore misses Juventus v Barcelona on Wednesday.
There are multiple reports in Spain that Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu and his Board have resigned, just 24 hours before the game with Juventus.
Atalanta host Dutch giants Ajax in an historic match, starting Papu Gomez, Duvan Zapata and Josip Ilicic against Dusan Tadic and David Neres.
Lazio have travelled to Belgium with only 16 players to face Club Brugge in Champions League tomorrow and Simone Inzaghi reveals the club will release a statement tomorrow.
Ronald Koeman says he doesn’t know if Cristiano Ronaldo will play tomorrow against Barcelona: ‘It’s not my problem,’ he claims, adding that it is still too early to judge Andrea Pirlo as a coach.
Miralem Pjanic says he will tell his grandchildren he’s played with Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as he returns to Turin to face his former club Juventus in Champions League.
Inter director Beppe Marotta warns Shakhtar Donetsk are a very different team to the one they beat 5-0 in the Europa League semi-final.
Inter have Achraf Hakimi and Ashley Young back in the starting XI against giant-killers Shakhtar Donetsk, but Christian Eriksen goes to the bench.
Club Brugge coach Philippe Clement insists Champions League opponents Lazio are ‘nonetheless very strong’ even without half their squad.
Although Lazio have not announced the squad travelling for the Champions League game with Club Brugge, observers saw them leave Ciro Immobile, Luis Alberto Lucas Leiva, Thomas Strakosha and more.
Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi admitted there’s an emergency ahead of the match against Club Brugge. ‘This is the situation, we must move on’.
Juventus are waiting for the outcome of Cristiano Ronaldo’s swab test to know if he will be eligible to play against Barcelona in Champions League tomorrow.