CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Inter legend Walter Zenga sees a “decisive” match against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League tonight.
Roma defender Kostas Manolas believes they should have reached last year’s Champions League final as there were “two penalties not given” against Liverpool.
Francesco Totti admits “Real Madrid tried everything to get me to join them”, but his love for Roma won out.
Javier Zanetti believes the Champions League is “the natural habitat of a club like Inter” as they prepare to make their return.
Barcelona President Josep Maria Bartomeu believes the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo is “a coup” for Juventus.
Mauro Icardi’s wife and agent, Wanda, calls tonight’s game with Tottenham “a very special match” for the Inter captain, who will make his Champions League debut.
Gianluigi Buffon has travelled with Paris Saint-Germain to Liverpool for their Champions League opener at Anfield, despite being suspended.
Kalidou Koulibaly believes he and his Napoli teammates ‘will improve together’ under Carlo Ancelotti as ‘we’re assimilating what he wants very quickly’.
Carlo Ancelotti says Napoli will be looking to his Milan sides of 2003 and 2007 for inspiration in the Champions League this season.
Mauricio Pochettino has described dropping Toby Alderweireld and Kieran Trippier for Tottenham Hotspur’s trip to Inter as ‘technical decisions’.
Monchi admits ‘the Monchi of Sevilla doesn’t work at Roma’ but feels Justin Kluivert is an ‘investment’ for the club.
Paulo Dybala suffered a bruised foot in Juventus’ win over Sassuolo, making him a doubt for Wednesday night’s Valencia game.
Roma legend Francesco Totti believes “we’re facing the best team in the Champions League” in Real Madrid, but “when we’ve met them we’ve caused problems”.
Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti doesn’t agree Harry Kane looks tired - “we’ve watched Tottenham’s games and we saw him working hard in every situation”.
Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti sees the Tottenham game as a potential turning point - “it’s one of those matches you wouldn’t swap for anything”.
Matias Vecino admits there are moments where Inter “don’t know how to suffer as a team”, and hopes to put that right against Tottenham Hotspur.
Inter defender Milan Skriniar pinpoints Harry Kane as Tottenham’s greatest threat - “even if you don’t see him for 20 minutes, he can score with his first chance”.
Calcio fans all over the world can now delve into the Old Lady’s history, explains Adam Digby, thanks to a new version of hit documentary ‘Black and White Stripes: The Juventus Story’
Nenad Krsticic warns “it will be difficult” for Napoli when they face Red Star at a sold out Marakana.
Red Star Coach Vladan Milojevic “cannot wait” to play Napoli in the Champions League - “it’s hard to explain what it means to us”.
Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti describes the Champions League as “the Disneyland of football” ahead of their return to the competition.
Serie A returned with a bang after the international break, with several of the top teams dropping points.
Goalkeeper Alex Meret is included in the Napoli squad for their Champions League opener against Red Star Belgrade.
Eusebio Di Francesco confessed “the worst thing you can do is think you’re in control and not finish it off” after Roma’s 2-2 draw with Chievo.
Sime Vrsaljko is reportedly suffering from gonalgia in his left knee, ruling him out of Inter’s Champions League game with Tottenham.
Roma director of sport Monchi backed Coach Eusebio Di Francesco and assured “this side was constructed to fight on all fronts.”
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak will officiate Napoli’s Champions League trip to Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
French referee Clement Turpin will officiate Inter’s Champions League opener against Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
English papers continue to maintain Juventus are ready to sell Paulo Dybala to Manchester United as part of a €150m deal for Paul Pogba.
Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic was furious with the referee and VAR after a 1-0 home defeat to Parma. “The goal should’ve been disallowed.”