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Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis has backed Rafa Benitez, despite the club crashing out of the Champions League.
Goran Pandev confirmed he is joining Napoli teammate Blerim Dzemaili at Galatasaray. “I can play in the Champions League.”
Rafa Benitez said Napoli and fans must “learn” from their Champions League exit, but pour that energy into facing Genoa on Sunday.
Roberto Mancini believes “Roma are not inferior to Manchester City and can get a result with Bayern Munich.”
Rudi Garcia said “everyone assumes Roma are out, but I like” the Champions League group with Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
Juventus play their first Champions League game at home against Malmo and end the group with Atletico Madrid in Turin.
Roma open at home with CSKA Moscow and end their Champions League group against Manchester City.
Roma President James Pallotta is “very excited and amused” with the Champions League draw, but warned Mattia Destro “is not for sale.”
Beppe Marotta admits Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos and Malmo represent “a Champions League group Juventus are happy with.”
Max Allegri thinks Juventus have a “nice and balanced” Champions League group with Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos and Malmo.
Gervinho and Radja Nainggolan welcomed Roma’s Champions League draw with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA Moscow.
Juventus will face Atletico Madrid, Olympiacos and Malmo while Roma enter the Group of Death with Bayern Munich, Manchester City and CSKA in the Champions League.
It’s reported San Siro in Milan – the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza – will host the Champions League Final in 2016.
Juventus and Roma will today learn their opponents for the Group stage of the 2014-15 Champions League.
There is more bad news for Napoli, as Faouzi Ghoulam has a suspected broken arm after defeat to Athletic Bilbao.
Rafa Benitez reveals Napoli had worked on corners against Athletic Bilbao, “but we made important mistakes anyway.”
Marek Hamsik has regrets, as his goal against Athletic Bilbao gave Napoli hope, “but didn’t achieve anything.” The Slovakian...
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde hailed “an historic day” as they knocked Napoli out of the Champions League.
Aritz Aduriz praised Athletic Bilbao’s confidence and calm as they fought back to eliminate Napoli.
Juventus are second seeds in tomorrow's Champions League draw, but Roma are pushed down to fourth.
Christian Maggio insisted Napoli’s Champions League exit to Athletic Bilbao was “not a failure, but it’s a psychological issue.”
Marek Hamsik gave Napoli Champions League hope, but shambolic defending saw Athletic Bilbao win the play-off 3-1.
Napoli start Dries Mertens, Gonzalo Higuain and Faouzi Ghoulam in their Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Rafa Benitez is expected to make three changes to his Napoli side to face Athletic Bilbao in the Champions League tonight.
Zenit, Maribor, BATE Borisov, APOEL and Porto are through to the Champions League, which is bad news for Roma.
Jose Callejon expects “the first 15 minutes to be crucial” in Napoli’s Champions League play-off with Athletic Bilbao.
Rafa Benitez said Napoli “have faith” against Athletic Bilbao, but “it wouldn’t be a tragedy” to go out of the Champions League.
Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde notes Napoli “have no choice but to score” at the San Mames.
Athletic Bilbao star Aritz Aduriz warns they cannot hope for a goalless draw in the Champions League with Napoli.
The Napoli squad has arrived in Bilbao for tomorrow’s Champions League play-off with Athletic.
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