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Juventus assistant manager Angelo Alessio said they “achieved this mission” of Champions League qualification, but can now hand over to Antonio Conte.
Shakhtar Donetsk manager Mircea Lucescu said “Juventus wanted this win much more,” but also complained about the referee.
The world of football is holding its breath after Lionel Messi was stretchered off during Barcelona’s 0-0 draw with Benfica.
Giorgio Chiellini believes Juventus “proved we can challenge anyone in Europe,” but hopes they don’t draw Real Madrid.
Juventus are not only through to the Champions League last 16, but also finished top of their group after a 1-0 victory away to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Giorgio Chiellini, Paul Pogba and Sebastian Giovinco are in the starting XI as Juventus must earn a point at Shakhtar Donetsk to continue their Champions League adventure.
Leonardo Bonucci has rejected talk that Juventus will be playing for a draw at Shakhtar Donetsk this evening.
Milan forward Bojan Krkic has admitted that he fears being drawn against former club Barcelona in the next round of the Champions League.
Giorgio Chiellini will reportedly return to the Juventus side for this evening’s crucial Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Zenit beat Milan at San Siro and are in the Europa League, but Coach Luciano Spalletti can’t help but feel “regret” at their Champions League campaign.
Massimiliano Allegri admits Zenit “were probably more motivated” than already-qualified Milan in the Champions League tonight.
Mathieu Flamini was “disappointed” with Milan’s home defeat to Zenit, “as we dominated the game.”
Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit earned a 1-0 win at San Siro to reach the Europa League, but already-qualified Milan couldn’t make their chances count.
Giampaolo Pazzini partners Bojan Krkic and Kevin-Prince Boateng as Milan welcome Zenit in their final Champions League Group C game.
Shakhtar Donetsk are already qualified, but Henrikh Mkhitaryan is confident they can do even better than their draw when Juventus come to town.
Angelo Alessio prepares for his final game as stand-in Coach for Antonio Conte and hits back at Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu’s accusation Juventus are “predictable.”
Captain Gigi Buffon believes Juventus “have returned to being competitive on a European level,” although tomorrow’s game with Shakhtar has hidden dangers.
Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo does not believe a draw will cut it for the Old Lady tomorrow at Shakhtar Donetsk – and says that the club has no intention of playing for a point.
Look ahead to tonight’s Champions League action between Italian giants Milan and Luciano Spalletti’s Zenit St Petersburg.
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Mircea Lucescu has refused to comment on whether they will play for a mutually beneficial against Juventus tomorrow.
Zenit St Petersburg boss Luciano Spalletti has ruled himself out of the running to become the next Coach of Milan.
Milan have named their 20-man squad for the Champions League match with Zenit St Petersburg tomorrow.
Milan defender Mario Yepes has claimed that the team will 'honour the shirt' as they face Zenit St Petersburg in a Champions League dead-rubber.
Boss Massimiliano Allegri has warned his Milan side that defeat is not an option in their irrelevant tie against Zenit St Petersburg.
Juventus boss Antonio Conte has named a 21-man squad for this week’s crucial Champions League game at Shakhtar Donetsk.
Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez doesn’t think that Shakhtar Donetsk will be content with a draw against Juventus on Wednesday night.
Stephan El Shaarawy insists Milan “believe we can qualify for the Champions League” after their victory over leaders Juventus.
UEFA President Michel Platini has revealed that the Europa League could be scrapped in favour of an even bigger Champions League.
Luiz Adriano is suspended for the Shakhtar Donetsk Champions League game with Juventus after he “violated the principles of conduct.”
Federation President Giancarlo Abete confirms a plan to “return Serie A to 18 teams as soon as possible” and send Europa League semi-finalists into the Champions League.
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