CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Daniele De Rossi claims Luciano Spalletti “made a mess” at Roma last season with Francesco Totti and that “we all suffered a bit” from it.
Eusebio Di Francesco confirms Diego Perotti and Radja Nainggolan are in Roma’s squad for Qarabag as he admits “only going through tomorrow counts.”
Lorenzo Insigne will reportedly miss Napoli’s crunch Champions League encounter with Feyenoord on Wednesday.
Juventus’ Blaise Matuidi says his side’s win over Napoli sent out ‘a clear message’ to their Serie A title rivals.
Spaniard David Fernandez Borbalan will take charge of Juventus’ decisive Champions League clash with Olympiacos.
Gonzalo Higuain says Juventus have ‘rediscovered the right hunger’ following an indifferent start to the season.
Benedikt Howedes is out until 2018 with a thigh strain, confirmed Juventus, while Mario Mandzukic remains in doubt for the Champions League against Olympiacos.
Lorenzo Insigne is a huge doubt to feature against Feyenoord in the Champions League after muscular problems in Napoli-Juventus.
Radja Nainggolan and Diego Perotti took part in training today, so should be fit for Roma’s Champions League clash with Qarabag.
Marek Hamsik insists the 1-0 defeat to Juventus “changes nothing” for Napoli. “It’s not easy to break down teams that are so defensive.”
Eusebio Di Francesco said Roma “wanted victory at all costs” against SPAL, but was angry that they failed to keep a clean sheet.
Miralem Pjanic says Juventus “hope to aim for the Champions League again” but “objective number one remains the Scudetto”.
Eusebio Di Francesco warned Roma “can and must do better” in the trip to Genoa, while analysing what went wrong against Atletico Madrid.
Napoli hero Dries Mertens confirmed he was approached by Barcelona, but “I didn’t want to go back on the bench. Then Neymar left…”
Dries Mertens talked about his “insane” last year at Napoli, why there ought to be a documentary on Maurizio Sarri and being a €28m “bargain.”
Massimiliano Allegri insists tactics are irrelevant compared to “attitude” and urged Juventus to “respect” Crotone. “It’s not a difficult moment at all.”
Milan sent scouts to watch Celtic striker Moussa Dembele in a 7-1 Champions League defeat to PSG, according to reports in Scotland.
Lionel Messi tips Manchester City or PSG for the Champions League, but wants Milan and Inter back in the tournament. “It’s just not the same.”
Marek Hamsik insists Napoli’s Serie A showdown with Juventus will not be decisive but reveals he has space reserved for a Scudetto tattoo.
Medhi Benatia has warned Juventus that “if we don’t beat Olympiakos, it means we don’t deserve” to qualify for the Champions League last 16.
Miralem Pjanic concedes Juventus “have to play better football,” but looks denies they care more about the Champions League than Serie A.
Roma President James Pallotta praised Monchi and Eusebio Di Francesco, sees Lorenzo Pellegrini as the future of the club and aimed a few sideswipes his former staff.
Sporting director Igli Tare says Lazio want “to go to the Champions League” and “maybe win” the Europa League this year.
Francesco Totti says “it’s all down to us” when asked about Roma’s Champions League campaign, and shrugs off Italy’s World Cup failure.
Sporting CP Coach Jorge Jesus still thinks they can reach the Champions League Last 16 as “I don’t believe Juventus will win in Athens”.
Roma failed to secure a place in the Champions League Last 16 as they lost to Atletico Madrid, and Football Italia rates the players.
Andrea Barzagli considers the 0-0 draw with Barcelona to be “a good point” for Juventus and is content with the clean sheet.
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde explains why he left out Lionel Messi in the 0-0 draw with Juventus and insists he wasn’t “defensive.”
Juventus, Roma and Napoli can all still make the Champions League Last 16, but nothing is guaranteed for Serie A’s representatives.
Diego Simeone acknowledges his substitutions made the difference as Atletico Madrid beat Roma and now his hopes lie with Qarabag.