CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Barcelona coach Quique Setien has praised his former pupil Fabian Ruiz as ‘a player of an extraordinary level’ and claimed the Napoli midfielder ‘only needed an opportunity’.
The second leg of Juventus’ Champions League Last-16 tie with Olympique Lyonnais has reportedly been scheduled for August 8.
Former Juventus defender Medhi Benatia ‘felt betrayed’ by Max Allegri and saw ‘something strange’ in the Champions League exit to Real Madrid.
National Association director Zoran Lakovic has revealed that UEFA has ‘other alternatives ready’ in case the hypothesis of concluding the campaign in August won’t be possible.
On this day, five years ago, Inter retired the No4 as a tribute to their former captain Javier Zanetti: “Being part of the history of this club is an honour.”
Carlo Ancelotti claims the Milan team who lost the Champions League to Liverpool in 2005 were better than his winners of 2003 and 2007.
Pierluigi Gollini has confirmed that he will be staying at Atalanta. “I’m not choosing between Italy and England, I’ve chosen Bergamo.”
If Serie A were to stop early and use the French points per game system, then Milan would drop below Hellas Verona and Parma, with Lecce, SPAL and Brescia relegated.
The Ligue 1 season finishing early has a knock-on effect for Roma, as it means Steven Nzonzi will automatically extend his loan at Rennes.
Napoli full-back Mario Rui praises Gennaro Gattuso for his man-management and believes they can still upset Barcelona in the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al Khelaifi warns they want to conclude the Champions League, even if it means playing abroad, after the Ligue 1 season was terminated.
The Spanish Government announced an easing of coronavirus pandemic response measures, so La Liga players can resume training from May 4, with potentially games after June 5.
Alessandro Florenzi reveals there was only one Roma player who didn’t believe they could complete the comeback with Barcelona – Kostas Manolas.
The 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 season is over, announced the Prime Minister of France Edouard Philippe, but it’s unclear what this means for clubs in the Champions League.
Robin Gosens believes Atalanta continuing their Champions League adventure will help the people of Bergamo return to normality. “We want to make our fans happy.”
Papu Gomez explains when Atalanta realised they needed to ‘step up a gear’ in the Champions League. “Nobody expected us to get this far.”
Italy will announce the details of Phase Two in the COVID-19 pandemic response, which should see training resume from May 4, in groups from May 18, so on track for games from May 27-June 2.
Atalanta defender Rafael Toloi is eager to get back on the pitch this season, especially in the Champions League. “We deserve to be here and anything is possible.”
Roberto Mancini believes he would’ve won the Treble with Inter too, but regrets “believing what they told me” in his second spell at San Siro.
Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez reveals the moment he recognised Atalanta could become a big club and how Gian Piero Gasperini changed their mentality. “We started this incredible journey.”
Atalanta midfielder Ruslan Malinovskyi admitted he fancies the Premier League but claimed ‘there are no conditions to talk about a transfer’.
Dries Mertens helps Naples in the fight against coronavirus by donating his record-equalling shirt from the match against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Pippo Inzaghi looks back over the most famous goal he never scored for Milan, the last-gasp winner to beat Ajax 3-2 on this day 17 years ago.
The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) has agreed to postpone the end of the 2019-20 Serie A season from June 30 to August 2.
The Bundesliga would be ready to resume on May 9, said DFL CEO Christian Seifert, but it all depends on when politicians give the all-clear.
UEFA’s guidelines urge domestic leagues to complete their season, either regularly or with a “different format,” but eligibility for Champions and Europa League should be decided “on sporting merit.”
Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini is expected to be fully recovered and return to lead the Bianconeri out of the gates when football resumes.
Captain Alejandro Gomez has claimed the options in attack at Atalanta are ‘crazy’ regarding 'the budget in a provincial side’ like the Orobici.
Monza CEO Adriano Galliani claims top clubs in Europe risk bankruptcy due to the lack of revenue during the forced break.
Marten de Roon has pledged to make pizza for 1,000 people in Bergamo if Atalanta win the Champions League. “I’ll throw a party and everyone’s invited.”