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Juventus will today further assess Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal, with a view to their availability for next weekend’s meeting with Milan.
Polish referee Szymon Marciniak has been assigned to the Juventus-Malmo Champions League tie.
Atletico Madrid Coach Diego Simeone reveals Catania was “a real learning curve” in his career.
Fabio Capello tips Bayern Munich or Chelsea for the Champions League and compares Paul Pogba to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Juventus confirmed Arturo Vidal will need “further tests next week” on his “light strain” of the right thigh.
Borja Valero has admitted his Fiorentina outfit have the objective of finishing the Serie A season in the top three.
Juventus summer signing Alvaro Morata is inching towards making his debut, having almost recovered from a pre-season injury.
David Trezeguet advised Juventus to “focus on the Champions League rather than a fourth consecutive Scudetto.”
Italy captain Gigi Buffon has “the utmost respect for Norway” and Juventus Champions League opponents Malmo.
Massimiliano Allegri is “not disappointed” by the Juventus transfer session or their failure to sign Radamel Falcao.
Roma’s Champions League squad includes Kevin Strootman and several summer signings, but not Urby Emanuelson or Antonio Sanabria.
Juventus have submitted a 26-man list of players for the group stages of the Champions League, including Alvaro Morata.
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.”
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Athletic Bilbao Coach Ernesto Valverde hailed “an historic day” as they knocked Napoli out of the Champions League.
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