Alessandro Del Piero believes his old teammate Andrea Pirlo can ‘do even better than Zinedine Zidane’ in his new role as Juventus coach.
Barcelona coach Quique Setien praises Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli as ‘one of the best teams in Italy. They are a really difficult team to steal the ball from.’
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Chievo have the upper hand after winning the first leg of the Serie B promotion play-off semi-final 2-0 against Spezia and parrying another penalty.
Dries Mertens feels Napoli ‘gifted’ the Champions League Round of 16 tie to Barcelona. ‘After conceding, we forgot what we were supposed to do.’
Atalanta are the only Italian representatives in the Champions League Final Eight, but there are only two previous winners and two domestic champions.
Gennaro Gattuso leaves Barcelona with ‘many regrets, because Napoli could really hurt them, but fell asleep for half-an-hour and handed them the tie.’
Lorenzo Insigne believes Barcelona ‘didn’t do any better than us other than finishing their chances when we didn’t after Napoli lost 3-1 to exit the Champions League Round of 16.
Napoli were undone by defensive errors, Lionel Messi magic and their own poor finishing, as they had more possession at Camp Nou, but lost 3-1 to Barcelona.
Join us for all the build-up and action as it happens from Camp Nou, where Barcelona and Napoli battle for a place in the Champions League quarter-final.
Juventus director Fabio Paratici confirms the decision to sack Maurizio Sarri was made before the Champions League exit and they believe Andrea Pirlo is ‘destined for greatness’ as their coach.
Napoli director of sport Cristiano Giuntoli assures they ‘want to put in a tough performance and achieve a coup’ against Barcelona in the Champions League tonight.
Fabian Ruiz hopes he can break both his and Napoli’s Barcelona taboo in the Champions League tonight. ‘This can be the right day. We can make history.’
Juventus have officially appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new senior coach after sacking Maurizio Sarri, just a week after hiring him for the Under-23 squad.
Lorenzo Insigne is fit to start with Dries Mertens and Jose Callejon, as Napoli take on Barcelona with Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann in the Champions League.
There are growing reports Andrea Pirlo will be announced as the new Juventus coach tonight or tomorrow, having sacked Maurizio Sarri.
Cristiano Ronaldo wrote an Instagram message after Juventus crashed out of the Champions League and sacked Maurizio Sarri. ‘May us all make the best decisions for the future.’
Another new name has emerged for the Juventus bench after Maurizio Sarri was fired, with links for FC Porto coach Sergio Conceicao.
Miralem Pjanic wrote a goodbye message to Juventus, but none of the players have so far said a word about Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.
Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini confirms he’ll be out of action for ‘around two months,’ but is cheering his teammates on in the Champions League.
Bayer Leverkusen director and former Roma star Rudi Voeller is impressed by Europa League opponents Inter, but insists the Germans ‘can beat anyone in a one-off game.’
Lautaro Martinez’s agent insists the proposed Barcelona transfer is ‘more in the media than real life,’ as he is ‘very happy’ at Inter.
Mauricio Pochettino remains the favourite for the Juventus job after Maurizio Sarri’s sacking, with Simone Inzaghi, Zinedine Zidane and Andrea Pirlo other candidates.
Roberto Pereyra could return to Udinese after Watford’s relegation from the Premier League, claim reports in Italy.
Juventus have told news agency Ansa that reports director Fabio Paratici will be fired are ‘totally unfounded’ after announcing Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.
Daniele Faggiano is the new director of sport at Genoa, just hours after leaving Parma by mutual consent.
Juventus sack the Scudetto winner for the second year running, but Maurizio Sarri’s contract means this decision will cost €20m.
Spanish referee Carlos del Cerro Grande has been assigned to Inter’s Europa League quarter-final against Bayer Leverkusen, with Alejandro Hernandez as the VAR.
Not only has Maurizio Sarri been sacked, but Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici is also potentially on the chopping block at Juventus, claim Sky Sport Italia.
It is now official that Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri after just one year at the helm, despite winning their ninth consecutive Serie A title.
Reports are growing that Maurizio Sarri’s time at Juventus is up, with a crisis meeting called, Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Simone Inzaghi contacted.
According to reports in France, Marco Verratti will not only miss the Atalanta match, but potentially all of the Champions League, should PSG progress.
Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is out of the Champions League quarter-final with PSG after he was diagnosed with a knee ligament tear.
For the first time since Antonio Conte’s debut campaign in 2011-12, Juventus have finished the season with just one trophy.
Robin Gosens reveals the secret to Atalanta’s success in their intensive training methods and the Champions League advantage over PSG. ‘They are not a team unit.’