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Eusebio Di Francesco “did not get the response I wanted” from his Roma team after a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Viktoria Plzen.
Cristiano Ronaldo had a shot cleared off the line, but Guillaume Hoarau’s penalty has given Young Boys the half-time lead over Juventus.
Alessandro Florenzi said some of his Roma teammates are “afraid of the ball. We can’t keep embarrassing ourselves like this.”
Kostas Manolas confessed Roma “are not playing like a great team” and “lost to an inferior opponent” in Viktoria Plzen.
Join us for the build-up and action from the Champions League, as Roma visit Viktoria Plzen and Juventus take on Swiss side Young Boys.
Roma knew they were second in the Champions League group, but the 2-1 defeat to Viktoria Plzen is still another blemish on their recent form.
Juventus director Fabio Paratici called the synthetic turf in the Young Boys stadium “strange” and urged them to take nothing for granted.
Juventus move to 4-4-2 with Federico Bernardeschi and Douglas Costa flanking Cristiano Ronaldo and captain Mario Mandzukic against Young Boys.
Gennaro Gattuso reveals Suso needs a fitness test ahead of the Europa League decider against Olympiacos, who are “not just heart.”
Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik defended his performance and last-gasp chance against Liverpool, hitting out at “armchair critics.”
Daniel Maldini proves we could have a third generation of Maldini shine in the Milan jersey with a remarkable free kick.
Roma director Monchi wants his team to “not drift out of the game” against Viktoria Plzen and hopes Patrik Schick can flourish on home turf.
Antonio Mirante makes his Champions League debut at the age of 35 and assured Roma won’t change attitude against Viktoria Plzen.
There are reports Eleven Sports, who transmit Serie A and La Liga games in the UK, could close down after just four months.
Roma make few changes for their final Champions League group stage trip to Viktoria Plzen and hope playing at home will help Patrik Schick.
Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto admits “I’ve had a very strange year” but “we must always look forward”.
Mario Balotelli reaches out to the youth of Italy after the recent nightclub tragedy, telling them to stop using pepper spray - “there’s nothing funny about it”.
Milan and Inter are reportedly considering a new stadium adjacent to San Siro, which would then be demolished or converted for another purpose.
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Reports in Italy state Chelsea are interested in Cagliari talent Nicolò Barella but so far there hasn’t been any official offer.
Lazio Coach Simone Inzaghi assures Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will get back to his best - “I’ve been there as a player”.
Liverpool centre-back Virgil van Dijk defends his challenge on Napoli forward Dries Mertens - “I would never go in to hurt him”.
Roma sporting director Monchi is expected to fly to Boston next week to meet with owner James Pallotta.
Football Italia is on the lookout for the next up and coming Italian football journalist to join its ranks.
Chievo President Luca Campedelli insists “I’m not thinking about relegation” and warns players “who don’t believe” will be sold in January.
Andrea Pirlo believes Carlo Ancelotti and Napoli “will aim to win the Europa League” after their elimination from the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was disappointed to see Napoli and Inter exit the Champions League and admits “no-one wants to play” Juventus.
Mateo Musacchio has returned to Milan’s squad for their Europa League match against Olympiakos on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho’s former spokesman claims Manchester United are to blame for Paul Pogba’s struggles. “He’s worth nothing without runners by his side.”
Former Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira is ‘so proud’ of his move to Arsenal but admits he expected to stay in Serie A.
Marek Hamsik admits Napoli are ‘sad’ after going out of the Champions League but insists ‘we want to go as far as possible’ in the Europa League.
PSV boss Mark Bommel claims ‘maybe we’d have gone through’ if Samir Handanovic was sent off in their first Champions League match against Inter.
Roma are expected to rotate for their Champions League group finale at Viktoria Plzen on Wednesday.
Joao Cancelo and Paulo Dybala should be rested for Juventus’ final Champions League group game against Young Boys this evening.
Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata is being linked with Milan again as the Rossoneri step up their search for a new striker.