Cherished once as a Lazio player, Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone made an emotional return to the Stadio Olimpico, where he spent four years – winning one Serie A, Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana and UEFA Super Cup each – at the turn of the century.
Real Sociedad icon Xabi Prieto believes his lifelong club are poised to give Inter a hard time when they visit Estadio de Anoeta in their UEFA Champions League group stage opener
The final Champions League clash for a Serie A side this week comes in the form of Real Sociedad vs Inter on Wednesday night at Reale Arena. The Spanish outfit are playing in the Champions League for the first time since the 2013/14 season, whilst the Nerazzurri reached the final of the competition last term.
Braga vs Napoli is next up in Champions League action as the two sides meet at Estadio Municipal de Braga on Wednesday night in Group C. It should be an interesting group since Real Madrid and Union Berlin round it off.
Maurizio Sarri is wary of the threat Atletico Madrid are capable of producing, as the two sides prepare to meet in their maiden UCL head-to-head clash. "We have to get a result against Atletico. I don't know if this is the best time to face them."
Sandro Tonali returns to Milan for the first time since moving away from the Rossoneri, as Newcastle United prepare to visit San Siro in the UEFA Champions League Group F opener: "I feel strong emotions because Milan is the team I support and gave me the opportunity to grow."
Milan vs Newcastle United takes place on Tuesday night in a highly-anticipated Champions League encounter at San Siro.
It's Lazio vs Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night as the Biancocelesti feature in their first Champions League encounter since the 2020/21 season at Stadio Olimpico.
All four Italian teams have released their respective squad lists for the upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. The new season of Europe’s top-tier continental tournament begins in the third week of September, and some mouthwatering clashes await all the Serie A clubs involved.
Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has offered his thoughts on the club’s upcoming UEFA Champions League group stage campaign. Benfica, RB Salzburg, and Real Sociedad await Simone Inzaghi’s men in the next couple of months, and Marotta believes the overall draw is balanced: "Destiny is in our hands."
Milan, Lazio, Napoli and Inter now know the group opponents they will face in the 2023/24 campaign, with some mouthwatering clashes to look forward to in the coming months.
The pots for the UEFA Champions League (UCL) draw have been set in stone after Royal Antwerp, PSV Eindhoven, SC Braga, BSC Young Boys, Galatasaray, and FC Copenhagen all secured their respective places in the 2023/24 season of Europe’s top continental tournament after aggregate victories in the UCL play-off stages.