CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco believes Real Madrid ‘have more quality on the ball’ since Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit to Juventus.
Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale admits his Champions League final goals were fuelled by ‘anger’ following his exclusion from the starting line-up.
Raul Albiol believes Juventus ‘will suffer’ on Wednesday away to their Champions League group opponents Valencia.
Valencia are sweating over the fitness of Jeison Murillo, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Ezequiel Garay for their Champions League opener against Juventus.
UEFA have confirmed the introduction of a third new European trophy by 2021/22 alongside the Champions League and Europa League.
Luis Suarez has admitted Barcelona’s recent failures in the Champions League, coupled with Real Madrid’s successes, is infuriating.
Monaco striker Falcao admits facing Atletico Madrid in the Champions League will be ‘very special’ for him as they are ‘in his heart’.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent claims it is ‘ridiculous and shameful’ that Luka Modric won UEFA’s Men’s Player of the Year instead of the ex-Real Madrid forward.
Real Madrid begin their Champions League defence against Roma, while Barcelona are drawn Tottenham Hotspur and Valencia get two giants.
Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Valencia discover their Champions League group stage opponents.
Four Spanish clubs will be involved in today’s Champions League draw, which takes place in Monte Carlo at 17.00 UK time.
Barcelona midfielder Arturo Vidal has claimed Real Madrid would not have won the Champions League in the past two seasons had VAR been used.
Barcelona are focusing on success in the Champions League next season after seasons of underperformance, states Lionel Messi.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has mocked Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp amid an ongoing war of words dating back to May’s Champions League final.
Lucas Vazquez upped the ante with Medhi Benatia ahead of Spain-Morocco, claiming ‘VAR wouldn’t have changed’ Real Madrid’s 3-3 draw with Juventus.
Lionel Messi has urged Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann. “You need the best to win the Champions League, and he’s one of them.”
Lionel Messi admits ‘there’s no explanation’ and only ‘anger’ for Barcelona’s Champions League exit to Roma last season.
Sergio Ramos has hit back at critics following the Champions League final and is “waiting for Firmino to say he had a cold because my sweat landed on him.”
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during last month's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, according to doctors.
Zinedine Zidane has described winning last season’s La Liga title with Real Madrid as his ‘best moment’ in charge of the club.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola ‘takes his hat off’ to Real Madrid after they secured their third straight Champions League title.
Spanish clubs dominate UEFA’s list of ‘Top Clubs’ rankings, occupying both of the top two spots and four of the top six.
Dani Carvajal says he is confident of overcoming his ‘tiny’ injury in time for Spain’s World Cup campaign.
Spain have announced that Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal will stay with the squad for the World Cup - for now.
Liverpool are reportedly considering whether to pay €100m for Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak.
Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal could be fit to participate in Spain’s World Cup campaign after reportedly avoiding a hamstring tear.
Carles Puyol believes it is time Barcelona ‘deprioritised’ the Copa del Rey for the Champions League but insists they remain ‘better’ than Real Madrid.
Over 400,000 people have signed a petition asking for Sergio Ramos to face retrospective punishment for ‘intentionally injuring’ Mohamed Salah.
Cristiano Ronaldo told Real Madrid fans it was a case of ‘until next time’ during the club’s Champions League celebrations on Sunday.
Merseyside Police will probe death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after Saturday’s Champions League Final against Real Madrid.
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