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Schick: 'Pleased with Ranieri comments'

Patrik Schick welcomes new Roma Coach Claudio Ranieri and says they must “give our all for the jersey” against Empoli tonight. It kicks off at 19.30 GMT, click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG. “The new Coach has arrived, so we begin again tonight and t

Line-ups: Roma v Empoli

Claudio Ranieri picks a 4-2-3-1 formation on his Roma debut against Empoli, with Justin Kluivert, Nicolò Zaniolo and Stephan El Shaarawy supporting Patrik Schick. It kicks off at 19.30 GMT, you can follow all the build-up and action as it happens on the L

Douglas Costa out of Juve-Atleti

Douglas Costa is out of the Champions League Round of 16 between Juventus and Atletico Madrid, confirmed Max Allegri. The second leg kicks off in Turin tomorrow at 20.00 GMT after a 2-0 first leg defeat. “Douglas Costa won’t be taking part, as he hurt him

Simeone: 'No Juve-Atleti favourites'

Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Godin will start for Atletico Madrid and warned Juventus “are not just Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s hard to talk about favourites” even after a 2-0 first leg win. The Juventus Stadium hosts the Champions League Round of 16 decider

Official: Real Madrid appoint Zidane

Real Madrid have formally appointed Zinedine Zidane as their Coach until June 2022, ending speculation of a move to Juventus. The French tactician had been the hot favourite to replace Massimiliano Allegri in Turin next season, regardless of the Champions

Simeone: 'No Juve-Atleti favourites'

Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Godin will start for Atletico Madrid and warned Juventus “are not just Cristiano Ronaldo. It’s hard to talk about favourites” even after a 2-0 first leg win. The Juventus Stadium hosts the Champions League Round of 16 decider

Official: Real Madrid appoint Zidane

Real Madrid have formally appointed Zinedine Zidane as their Coach until June 2022, ending speculation of a move to Juventus. The French tactician had been the hot favourite to replace Massimiliano Allegri in Turin next season, regardless of the Champions

Koke: 'Juve-Atleti like warfare'

Atletico Madrid midfielder Koke expects “warfare” against Juventus and is not taking their 2-0 lead for granted. “Anything can happen in the Champions League.” The first leg ended 2-0 for Atleti and the decider in the Champions League Round of 16 is in Tu

Acquah doesn't trust Roma crisis

Empoli midfielder Afriyie Acquah isn’t buying the Roma crisis talk. “We’d be stupid to think we can go there and win comfortably.” It kicks off at the Stadio Olimpico tonight at 19.30 GMT, click here for a match preview. This will be caretaker manager Cla

Braida tips Juve for turnaround

Milan old boy Ariedo Braida has backed Juventus to turn around their Champions League last-16 tie with Atletico Madrid. “Miracles do happen…” Juve must overturn a 2-0 deficit against Atleti to reach the quarter-finals, but they will have home advantage on

Samp deny Defrel car chase

Sampdoria have denied reports that striker Gregoire Defrel was involved in a police chase on Sunday night. Defrel was alleged to have been pursued by police after Samp’s 2-1 defeat to Atalanta on Sunday, before crashing his car and being found to have had

Marotta: Enough about Icardi!

Inter general manager Beppe Marotta claims he does not watch Wanda Nara on Tiki Taka and is tired of the speculation surrounding Mauro Icardi. Inter confirmed last week that they held ‘friendly’ talks with Wanda, but Icardi seems no nearer to a return aft