Bonucci: ‘Expected more skepticism’
New Milan signing Leonardo Bonucci admits “I thought there would be a bit more skepticism” after his move from Juventus.
Five crucial fixtures for… Juventus
Ahead of this weekend’s Serie A kick-off, Football Italia looks at the crucial fixtures for the top sides, starting with champions Juventus.
Ref named for Napoli-Nice
Pole Szymon Marciniak will be the referee for Napoli’s Champions League playoff first leg against Nice on Wednesday.
Chiellini: 'Shake off Cardiff'
Giorgio Chiellini said Juventus want to “shake off” the Champions League Final defeat by winning the Super Cup against Lazio.
Napoli fans barred from Nice
As expected, Napoli fans have been barred from travelling for the Champions League play-off against Nice.
Allegri: 'Use Juventus anger'
Juventus need to “use that anger” of a Champions League Final defeat in the Super Cup against Lazio and explains why he didn’t resign.
EDF: 'Ready for Champions League'
Eusebio Di Francesco discussed his favourite memories of Roma as a player, making his Champions League debut and why VAR won’t rule out errors.
Prandelli: 'Napoli on Juve's level'
Cesare Prandelli believes Napoli start the Serie A season “on the same level” as six-times winners Juventus, but Mario Balotelli has “found his identity” in Nice.
Nice beaten at home by Troyes
Napoli’s Champions League opponents Nice were beaten at home by newly promoted Troyes.
Mertens: 'Up to Napoli now'
Dries Mertens admits “now it’s up to us” for Napoli to beat Nice and reach the Champions League after their friendly win over Espanyol.
Nice fans banned for Napoli trip
Nice fans will not be allowed to travel for the Champions League play-off with Napoli on August 16 due to security concerns.
Allegri: 'I almost resigned'
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri admits he considered resigning after the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Sacchi: 'Juve only play 15 mins'
Arrigo Sacchi doubts Juventus can win the Champions League, because “they only play for 15 minutes and then just defend and counter.”
Balotelli to miss Napoli?
Mario Balotelli is expected to miss the first leg of the Champions League play-off against Napoli, confirmed Nice Coach Lucien Favre.
Super Cup: Madrid down Man Utd
Real Madrid became the first club since Milan to win back-to-back Champions Leagues and European Super Cups after beating Manchester United 2-1.
Allegri: 'Juve underestimated'
Juventus Coach Max Allegri believes “people didn’t understand the importance of what we did” to reach the Champions League Final in Cardiff.
Official: Sneijder deal with Nice
As expected, Wesley Sneijder has agreed terms with Napoli’s Champions League opponents Nice, pending a medical.
Sneijder flies in for Nice
Napoli will have an extra obstacle to overcome in their Champions League play-off, as Wesley Sneijder has flown in to join Nice.
Balotelli back in Naples
Today’s Champions League play-off draw paired Napoli with Mario Balotelli’s Nice, and the striker has an emotional history at the San Paolo.
CL playoffs: Napoli face Nice
Napoli have been paired with Nice in the Champions League playoffs following Friday’s draw.
CL: Napoli learn potential opponents
Napoli’s Champions League opponents will be one from Hoffenheim, Istanbul Basaksehir, Young Boys, Steaua Bucharest and Mario Balotelli’s Nice.
Roma get Champions League boost
Good news for Roma, as Young Boys eliminated Dinamo Kiev, meaning the Giallorossi are in Pot 3 for the Champions League draw.
Montella: 'I feel Milan responsibility'
Vincenzo Montella feels “a lot of responsibility, but also very motivated” after Milan’s spending spree. “Our objective is Champions League qualification.”
Conte: 'Destroyed after games'
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte “loses 2-3kg during the game” with his touchline antics, but admits he’s a more talented Coach than he was a player.
Pirlo: ‘Juventus still the team to beat’
Andrea Pirlo doesn’t think Milan will challenge for the Scudetto this year, and says Juventus “are still the team to beat”.
‘Juventus aiming for CL final’
Max Allegri says Juventus are aiming for another Champions League final, and expects Serie A to go down to the final day.
Buffon: ‘Nothing happened in Cardiff’
Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon insists “absolutely nothing happened” at half-time in the Champions League final.
Higuain: ‘Juventus still the best’
Gonzalo Higuain believes the Scudetto is in Juventus’ hands - “every year they talk about other teams and in the end we always win”.
Valero: CL for Inter, never Juve
Borja Valero has expressed his desire to take Inter back into the Champions League and asserts “I’d never join Juventus” out of loyalty to Fiorentina.
Fassone: ‘Scudetto not impossible’
Marco Fassone says the Scudetto is “almost impossible” for Milan this season but “I leave the door open to anything”.
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