CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Ernesto Valverde praised Barcelona for taking ‘a mental edge’ into the Clasico after their 2-0 Champions League win against Inter on Wednesday.
Rafinha affirmed Barcelona ‘are going to go with everything’ against Real Madrid in the Clasico after their 2-0 victory over Inter.
A Lionel Messi-less Barcelona took a giant step towards the Champions League knockout stages with a 2-0 win against Inter on Wednesday.
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Rafinha is entrusted with replacing the injured Lionel Messi in Barcelona’s Champions League XI against Inter this evening.
Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is wary of the threat carried by Borrusia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer: “I am not surprised by his form.”
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has issued a rallying call to his teammates insisting they were ‘on the path of change’.
Barcelona Coach Ernesto Valverde believes Lionel Messi’s absence is a ‘challenge’ and that only ‘collective responsibility’ can replace him.
Inter striker and captain Mauro Icardi admits he is ‘excited’ to face Barcelona, the club at which he began his career.
Defender Joao Miranda is adamant Inter go to Barcelona ‘to win’ and is not concerned about complacency in Lionel Messi’s absence.
Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti believes Barcelona will stick with their 4-3-3 formation despite Lionel Messi’s absence on Wednesday.
Ivan Rakitic is ‘very confident’ Barcelona have enough to see off Inter in the Champions League despite the absence of Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos believes his side must improve defensively after scrapping a home win over Viktoria Plzen.
Jordi Alba admits Lionel Messi’s absence from Barcelona’s team for three weeks ‘will be significant’ but others must now step up.
Marcelino warned Valencia ‘it’s impossible to win by playing like we did’ during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Young Boys in the Champions League.
Marcelo blasted journalists after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win against Viktoria Plzen, accusing them of being jealous ‘because they don’t know how to play football’.
Julen Lopetegui is ‘optimistic’ Marcelo will face Barcelona in the Clasico and ‘convinced’ he will remain Real Madrid’s Coach for the trip to Camp Nou.
Marcelo bailed out Real Madrid again as they scraped to a 2-1 victory over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema line up for an ultra-attacking Real Madrid against Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League this evening.
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen insists the club are trying to win every trophy available to them this season with focus on the Champions League.
Borussia Dortmund striker Paco Alcacer has described playing Atletico Madrid as a similar experience to suffering toothache.
Pep Guardiola believes his Barcelona side of 2008-2012 were a team who came along ‘once in a lifetime’ as ‘it was a unique moment of the stars aligning’.
La Liga chief Javier Tebas has urged the European Union to apply more pressure on Paris Saint-Germain, who have ‘cheated’ Financial Fair Play.
Tottenham forward Erik Lamela has described compatriot Lionel Messi as the world’s ‘best player’ and praised Barcelona’s ‘control in possession’.
Antoine Griezmann admits he ‘dreams’ of winning the Ballon d’Or but wants to keep improving: “I want to know how good I can be.”
Barcelona midfielder Arthur Melo has hailed Lionel Messi’s ability “to make the most extraordinary things appear routine.”
Jordi Alba has described how Lionel Messi ‘eats at a different table’ to any other player to illustrate his greatness for Barcelona.
Ivan Rakitic has described Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi as ‘different’ to any other player in football: “He is on another level.”
Lionel Messi has detailed how Barcelona’s ‘extraordinary’ performance left Tottenham Hotspur ‘lost’ during their Champions League encounter.
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