CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Maurizio Sarri felt Napoli “did the best we could at this stage of the season and are lacking sharpness” after beating Nice 2-0.
Dries Mertens warns a 2-0 win over nine-man Nice “isn’t bad, but considering the game, it was too little to show” for Napoli.
Dries Mertens and a Jorginho penalty gave Napoli the 2-0 victory over nine-man Nice, but they’ll regret many missed chances in the Champions League play-off.
Napoli look to Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne and Jose Callejon for their Champions League play-off with Nice, who start Alassane Plea in attack.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Nice at the Stadio San Paolo.
Former Napoli midfielder Alain Boghossian has given them the low-down on tonight’s Champions League opponents Nice. “Dante is really slow.”
As Napoli prepare to face Nice in the first leg of their Champions League play-off, Football Italia takes a look at what to expect from the French side.
Nice striker Alassane Plea takes control in Mario Balotelli’s absence and admits “it’s a privilege to play Napoli at the Stadio San Paolo.”
Nice Coach Lucien Favre admits he could add an extra midfielder for tomorrow’s Champions League showdown with Napoli. “They have few weaknesses.”
Napoli’s Lorenzo Insigne warns “the first leg is always crucial” ahead of tomorrow’s game with Nice.
Maurizio Sarri warns Napoli “represent a city that is worthy of a place in the Champions League and it’s what we want” in the play-off with Nice.
Real Madrid full-back Dani Carvajal says Juventus “assumed the role of favourites” ahead of the Champions League final “and that’s what killed them”.
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been nominated for the UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award, alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Around 55,000 fans are expected at the Stadio San Paolo for Napoli’s match with Nice tomorrow.
Napoli Coach Maurizio Sarri is said to be weighing-up whether to start Allan or Piotr Zielinski against Nice.
New Milan signing Leonardo Bonucci admits “I thought there would be a bit more skepticism” after his move from 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.
Pole Szymon Marciniak will be the referee for Napoli’s Champions League playoff first leg against Nice on Wednesday.
Giorgio Chiellini said Juventus want to “shake off” the Champions League Final defeat by winning the Super Cup against Lazio.
As expected, Napoli fans have been barred from travelling for the Champions League play-off against Nice.
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.
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.
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.
Napoli’s Champions League opponents Nice were beaten at home by newly promoted Troyes.
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 will not be allowed to travel for the Champions League play-off with Napoli on August 16 due to security concerns.
Juventus Coach Massimiliano Allegri admits he considered resigning after the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
Arrigo Sacchi doubts Juventus can win the Champions League, because “they only play for 15 minutes and then just defend and counter.”
Mario Balotelli is expected to miss the first leg of the Champions League play-off against Napoli, confirmed Nice Coach Lucien Favre.
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.