SSC Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuaín told UEFA.com he puts the team’s elimination from the UEFA Champions League down to bad “luck” after they missed out despite a 2-0 win over Arsenal FC, whose Mathieu Flamini admitted the most important thing was “qualification” for his side.
Mkhitaryan: Dortmund 'gave everything'
A "proud" Henrikh Mkhitaryan spoke to UEFA.com after his Borussia Dortmund team clinched their place in the round of 16 against Olympique de Marseille, whose Benoît Cheyrou was able to take positives from the game despite the end of their European season.
Schalke 'objective' achieved
FC Schalke 04's Benedikt Höwedes felt that he team "deservedly won" as they secured their place in the last 16 against FC Basel 1893, whose Yann Sommer could not hide his "disappointment".
Balotelli lauds Milan 'character'
AC Milan have "a good group of players" Mario Balotelli told UEFA.com after his side ensured their place in the last 16, while AFC Ajax's Viktor Fischer said his team will learn from their experiences this season to improve next time around.
Press conference: Arsène Wenger (Arsenal)
Press conference: José Mourinho and Branislav Ivanović (Chelsea)
Benfica, Paris look to positives
Enzo Pérez echoed SL Benfica’s frustration as victory did not prove enough for qualification but was happy with victory against “a big team” in Paris Saint-Germain, whose Lucas believes can “go a long way”.
Saviola delight with Olympiacos progress
A “very happy” Javier Saviola spoke to UEFA.com after Olympiacos FC booked their place in the round of 16 in an eventful game against RSC Anderlecht, whose Silvio Proto admitted it was “hard” as his side finished with just eight men.
Rooney: Win was ‘vital’
Wayne Rooney said that Manchester United FC had to “win at all costs” following recent poor domestic results as they secured top spot in Group A, while Douglas Costa reflected on FC Shakhtar Donetsk's elimination from the competition and looked ahead to the UEFA Europa League.
Press conference: David Moyes (Man. United)
Press conference: Manuel Pellegrini (Man.City) and Thiago Alcántara (Bayern)
Salah ‘proud’ at Basel exploits
After helping FC Basel 1893 to the brink of qualification to the knock-out stages of the UEFA Champions League, Mohamed Salah reveals how it felt to score winning goals against Chelsea FC and his pride at playing in the competition.