Del Piero: 'Pirlo can be better than Zidane'
Alessandro Del Piero believes his old teammate Andrea Pirlo can ‘do even better than Zinedine Zidane’ in his new role as Juventus coach.
Setien: 'Napoli one of the best in Italy'
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.’
What the papers say...
Today's front page headlines in English from La Gazzetta dello Sport, Corriere dello Sport and Tuttosport.
Serie B Play-Offs: Advantage Chievo
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.
Mertens: 'Napoli forgot what to do'
Dries Mertens feels Napoli ‘gifted’ the Champions League Round of 16 tie to Barcelona. ‘After conceding, we forgot what we were supposed to do.’
Champions League: Final Eight decided
Atalanta are the only Italian representatives in the Champions League Final Eight, but there are only two previous winners and two domestic champions.
Gattuso: 'Napoli could've really hurt Barca'
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.’
Insigne: 'Barcelona finished chances, Napoli didn't'
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.
Barcelona 3-1 Napoli: Partenopei out of Champions League
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.
Liveblog: Barcelona v Napoli
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.
Paratici: 'Juve decision before Lyon'
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.
Giuntoli: 'Napoli want a coup'
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: 'Napoli can make history'
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.’
OFFICIAL: Pirlo is new Juventus coach
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.
Line-ups: Barcelona v Napoli
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.
Reports: Pirlo to be new Juventus coach
There are growing reports Andrea Pirlo will be announced as the new Juventus coach tonight or tomorrow, having sacked Maurizio Sarri.
Ronaldo: 'Best decisions for the future'
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.’
Conceicao new candidate for Juve job
Another new name has emerged for the Juventus bench after Maurizio Sarri was fired, with links for FC Porto coach Sergio Conceicao.
Juventus players silent on Sarri
Miralem Pjanic wrote a goodbye message to Juventus, but none of the players have so far said a word about Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.
Gollini: 'I'll be out for two months'
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.
Voeller: 'Leverkusen can beat Inter'
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.’
Agent: 'Lautaro move more media than reality'
Lautaro Martinez’s agent insists the proposed Barcelona transfer is ‘more in the media than real life,’ as he is ‘very happy’ at Inter.
Pochettino favourite for Juve, but Pirlo...
Mauricio Pochettino remains the favourite for the Juventus job after Maurizio Sarri’s sacking, with Simone Inzaghi, Zinedine Zidane and Andrea Pirlo other candidates.
Udinese comeback for Pereyra?
Roberto Pereyra could return to Udinese after Watford’s relegation from the Premier League, claim reports in Italy.
Juventus deny Paratici axe
Juventus have told news agency Ansa that reports director Fabio Paratici will be fired are ‘totally unfounded’ after announcing Maurizio Sarri’s dismissal.
Official: Faggiano new Genoa director
Daniele Faggiano is the new director of sport at Genoa, just hours after leaving Parma by mutual consent.
Sarri sacking costs Juve 20m
Juventus sack the Scudetto winner for the second year running, but Maurizio Sarri’s contract means this decision will cost €20m.
Del Cerro Grande for Inter-Bayer Leverkusen
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.
Juventus fire Sarri, Paratici to follow?
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.
OFFICIAL: Juventus have fired Sarri
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: Juventus sack Sarri
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.
Reports: Verratti injury for PSG is serious
According to reports in France, Marco Verratti will not only miss the Atalanta match, but potentially all of the Champions League, should PSG progress.
Gollini out of PSG game
Atalanta goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini is out of the Champions League quarter-final with PSG after he was diagnosed with a knee ligament tear.
Worst Juve trophy haul in eight years
For the first time since Antonio Conte’s debut campaign in 2011-12, Juventus have finished the season with just one trophy.
Gosens: 'Atalanta are a team, unlike PSG'
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.’
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