CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said it’s ‘always nice to go to Rome’ but warned Die Roten of an ‘uncomfortable’ Lazio match.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi said the last-16 clash with Real Madrid ‘will be a great experience’ for the Orobici. ‘It’s a great pride for us’.
Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto said the Aquile will face Bayern Munich ‘without fear’ in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Ivan Perisic reportedly struggles to convince Inter coach Antonio Conte and could be on his way out the door in January.
Atalanta captain Papu Gomez sent a message to the Orobici fans. ‘When I leave, you will know the truth’.
Former Inter President Massimo Moratti said the Nerazzurri were ‘brave’ to appoint coach Antonio Conte, admitting the coach has a ‘difficult character’.
Three Italian teams are waiting for the Champions League draw. Check out the possible opponents of Juventus, Lazio and Atalanta in the last 16.
Borussia Dortmund youngster and Golden Boy 2020, Erling Braut Haaland, said his ‘biggest dream is to win the Champions League’.
Andrea Pirlo tells Juventus to get Barcelona out of their minds and focus on Genoa, but also reveals why gets angry with Juan Cuadrado.
Gian Piero Gasperini is without Josip Ilicic against Fiorentina and admits Atalanta have been distracted by the Champions League. ‘Players are not machines.’
Antonio Conte snapped at the Sky Sport presenter, the reporter and Fabio Capello after Inter’s elimination from Europe. The former coach hit back: ‘He can’t talk only when things go well,’ while Alessandro Costacurta said: ‘He didn’t respect us.’
Inter patron Steven Zhang supported coach Antonio Conte after the Champions League exit on Wednesday. ‘We were aware of the difficulties’.
Simone Inzaghi said the qualification in the Champions League was ‘a dream come true’ for Lazio but vowed to ‘find continuity’ in Serie A.
Shakhtar Donetsk have trolled Inter's Romelu Lukaku on social media, posting a picture of his involuntary deflection on an Alexis Sanchez header.
Inter’s exit from Europe is not just a heavy blow to their sporting reputation, but also financially, boosting Juventus, Lazio and Atalanta.
Antonio Conte’s Inter ‘neither showed ideas nor courage’ and the coach 'should have made substitutions earlier,' Italian media claim.
Shakhtar Donetsk defender Mykola Matvienko said ‘thanks’ to Romelu Lukaku and claimed the Ukrainians ‘deserve’ a place in the Europa League.
Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said ‘maybe David Alaba will stay’ but understands that teams like Juventus want the defender.
Atalanta have made history qualifying for the last 16 stage of the Champions League for the second successive season. Italian media praise Matteo Pessina and Luis Muriel who netted the winner at Ajax.
It is often said that Antonio Conte doesn’t deliver in the Champions League, but the statistics show he won just three of his last 15 games in the competition.
Shakhtar Donetsk coach Luis Castro reveals the tactical adjustments he made to ‘close off Inter initiatives in attack.’
Antonio Conte snapped at reporters to ‘think before asking questions’ and explained his choices in Inter’s Champions League exit to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Samir Handanovic admits Inter ‘are not yet ready for the Champions League and didn’t deserve to go through’ after a 0-0 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.
The draw for the last 16 stage of the Champions League will take place on Monday, December 14 at 11.00 UK time. Juventus won Group G, Lazio and Atalanta finished runners-up in their groups. Take a look at their possible opponents.
Inter had some chances, rattling the crossbar with Lautaro Martinez and forcing a save with Romelu Lukaku, but the 0-0 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk was not enough and they crashed out of Europe.
Cristiano Ronaldo has said he misses supporters in the stadiums but ‘the show must go on.’
Marten de Roon jokes he was ‘surprised’ to be in a scoring position against Ajax, but Atalanta ‘are a great team’ if they achieved qualification despite the locker room tension.
Gian Piero Gasperini has praised ‘extraordinary Atalanta’ and commented on the rumours of his possible resignations.
Remo Freuler has claimed Atalanta ‘followed the plan’ as La Dea reached the last 16 stage of the Champions League for the second successive season.
Inter director Beppe Marotta insists Antonio Conte’s ‘decisions are incontestable’ after half-fit Nicolò Barella was preferred to Christian Eriksen against Shakhtar Donetsk.