The referees for Sunday’s Serie A fixtures have been confirmed, with Federico La Penna given Napoli-Milan.
Juventus will bring their big guns back against Atalanta, who look set to go with Mario Pasalic over Josip Ilicic in attack.
Serie A brothers Hamed and Amad Traore reportedly risk long bans, amidst allegations they may have lied about the identity of their father.
Paris Saint-Germain defender Thiago Silva has told his teammates to expect ‘an open game’ against Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.
UEFA Vice-President Michele Uva has confirmed that the two European Cups will be held behind closed doors this August.
Atalanta are reportedly in advanced talks with Roma outcast Alessandro Florenzi, who will return from a loan stint at Valencia this summer.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel expects a tough battle against Atalanta in the quarter-finals of the Champions League but insists Les Parisiens are 'in it to win it’.
Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri doesn’t think Paulo Dybala would have changed the ‘blackout’ at Milan and feels ‘consistency and order’ can help the Old Lady control the game against Atalanta on Saturday.
Pavel Nedved warns the first Juventus objective is to ‘get to Portugal’ for the Champions League, then Real Madrid and Manchester City are ‘candidates for the trophy.’
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi is expecting a ‘very interesting clash with Atalanta’ in the Champions League quarter-final. ‘We can’t wait.’
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi admits he’ll be ‘tense from now until August’ waiting for the Champions League quarter-final with PSG. ‘It’s the game of a lifetime.’
Atalanta have every reason to feel confident, because Paris Saint-Germain have never beaten an Italian club in the Champions League.
Atalanta President Antonio Percassi said it is ‘a dream for Atalanta just to be among the top eight in Europe,’ but PSG chief Leonardo warns ‘anyone can win’ in this new format.
Atalanta will face PSG in the Champions League quarter-finals, while Juventus are paired with Real Madrid or Manchester City and Napoli with Bayern Munich if they get through.
Piero Giacomelli has been assigned to the top of the table showdown between Juventus and Atalanta, as referees are named for Saturday’s Serie A games.
Atalanta, Juventus and Napoli are waiting to see what the Champions League Final Eight draw holds for them, while Inter and Roma are in the Europa League.
Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta are inspiring everyone in Europe, claims Verona coach Ivan Juric, and thinking of the Scudetto. ‘He’s only behind Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.’
A month after the resumption, UEFA prepare draws for the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Champions League and the Europa League to be held in Nyon tomorrow.
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Juventus are reportedly considering a move for €20m-rated Atalanta left-back Robin Gosens this summer.