CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Serie A chief executive Luigi De Siervo has warned UEFA that his League will go on strike if a ‘Super Champions League’ comes to fruition.
Seventh place in Serie A will be good enough for Europa League qualification if Atalanta win the Coppa Italia and finish in the top four.
Max Allegri analysed the Juventus season and why he is refusing to commit to next term yet. “I’ve had a clear idea what we needed to do since October.”
If PSG don’t renew his contract, Gianluigi Buffon is prepared to play on elsewhere, as long as they’re in the Champions League, it’s reported.
Alessandro Florenzi admits this has been “the worst of the last six seasons” for Roma and he doesn’t expect quick stadium developments.
Max Allegri insists he had the Juventus project “in mind for six months” and will see if it coincides with the club’s view. “If I hadn’t brought in trophies, they’d have burned me at the stake!”
Napoli Coach Carlo Ancelotti insists he is building towards an end to the Juventus dominance. “I am here to win the Scudetto, not on vacation.”
Vincenzo Montella has called for patience at Fiorentina. “Tottenham Hotspur had six players playing for them from when we knocked them out...”
Arkadiusz Milik has rued Napoli’s failure in Europe this season but is confident ‘we can still grow a lot’.
Torino President Urbano Cairo believes English football ‘should aim for its own Brexit’ and reiterates Gianluca Petrachi is not moving to Roma.
Maurizio Sarri described the “strong cultural differences” he has found at Chelsea. “Clearly, there are more individualistic players than at Napoli, but in England they are becoming more tactically-evolved.”
Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has made history as the first Italian Coach to compete in the modern Europa League Final.
According to The New York Times, leaked UEFA documents show proposed Champions League reforms would turn it into a calcified SuperLeague.
Chelsea assistant manager Gianfranco Zola believes Maurizio Sarri is among foreign Coaches who brought “new ideas and ways of playing” to English clubs.
Fernando Llorente’s agent assures the Tottenham Hotspur striker would be “very happy and honoured to try an experience at Napoli.”
Edin Dzeko has expressed his unhappiness with Roma’s 2018-19 campaign. “There are so many games that I’d like to play again...”
Lucas Moura’s hat-trick fired Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League Final – but his father claims he could have been playing for Napoli.
Juventus old boy Fernando Llorente says ‘I believe in second chances’ after Tottenham Hotspur reached the Champions League Final.
Tottenham Hotspur will play Liverpool in the Champions League Final, but both came within goal difference of being eliminated by Inter and Napoli.
Ajax director Edwin van der Sar seemed to rule Juventus out of the running for Matthijs de Ligt. “I think he’ll go to England or Spain.”
UEFA released the all-time Champions League standings since 1993 and Juventus are the top Italian side, in fifth place overall, with Milan in ninth.
Fiorentina legend Gabriel Batistuta has hailed Liverpool for ‘moving’ him after they ‘transformed into lions’ against Barcelona on Tuesday.
Alessandro Costacurta hailed Anfield for having ‘something in its walls’ as Liverpool beat Barcelona 4-0, while Fabio Capello hit out at Philippe Coutinho.
Atalanta boss Gian Piero Gasperini has recalled his ‘fantastic’ pursuit of Champions League football with Genoa ahead of facing them this weekend.
Atalanta will continue to use Sassuolo’s Mapei Stadium for their European fixtures, while Napoli should eventually be allowed to stay at the San Paolo.
Aurelio De Laurentiis agrees the Champions League and Europa League should be abolished but warns Andrea Agnelli’s plans will ‘drive away’ fans.
Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic did not reject PSG or Real Madrid rumours. “If everyone is in agreement, we can discuss a departure.”
Maurizio Sarri has steered Chelsea into the Champions League, leaving Arsenal and Manchester United behind them in the Premier League.
Hans Hateboer confirms Atalanta and Ajax “share the same principles of football,” while today’s showdown with Lazio is “decisive for both teams.”
Max Allegri had a lengthy and fascinating discussion on the Juventus DNA, pursuit of result rather than style and proving “football is not an exact science, it's an art.”