MONTECARLO – Pavel Nedved controversial at the end of the draw for the Champions League groups and the awarding of the best players of the top European club competition: "Van Dijk best player of the Champions League? I expected Ronaldo's victory, but we accept everything ".
"A tough round, not an easy one, but in the Champions League there are no easy games" "We changed coach, with other players, but I am convinced that we can do well." "Sarri is better but it was right that these first two Serie A games remain out to recover: with pneumonia, no joke. I think we'll see him back on the bench immediately after the stop for the national teams ”.
"It's a good draw. Of course it's never easy in the Champions League, but I'm very confident for my team. I can't wait to play this beautiful tournament ”.
This is how the Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo comments on Sarri's team in the Champions League. His statements are reported by Ansa.
"The start of the season is always tough, it is normal that we are in a process of renewal – he added to the Sky Sport microphones – The Champions League is always difficult, there are so many strong teams, it is always tough".
Ronaldo was also in the list of three candidates for the Uefa award, with Messi and the Dutchman Van Dijk, the winner then, and before the ceremony he said he was very happy with the move to Italy: "It was a big change. I won three titles, the Supercup, the Serie A and the Nations League against the Netherlands – the Portuguese said -. I am very happy both individually and as a team. Now another season and other records ".
These are the rounds of the Champions League of the four Italian teams, as defined by the UEFA draw: GROUP C: Manchester City (Ing), Shaktar Donetsk (UCR), Dinamo Zagreb (Cro), ATALANTA; GROUP D: JUVENTUS , Atletico Madrid (Spa), Bayer Leverkusen (Ger), Lokomotiv Moscow (Rus); GROUP E: Liverpool (Ing), NAPLES, Salzburg (Aut), Genk (Bel) GROUP F: Barcelona (Spa), Borussia Dortmund (Ger), INTER, Slavia Prague (Rce). Here are the other groups.
GROUP A: Paris Saint Germain (Fra), Real Madrid (Spa), Bruges (Bel), Galatasary (Tur); GROUP B: Bayern Munich (Ger), Tottenham (Ing), Olympiacos (Gre), Stella Ross (Ser); GROUP G: Zenit (Rus), Benfica (Por), Olympique Lyon (Fra), Leipzig (Ger); GROUP H: Chelsea (Ing), Ajax (Ola), Valencia (Spa), Lille (Fra) (source Ansa).
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Source: Blitz Quotidiano