De Roon reiterated a promise he had made a few months ago after being asked by an Atalanta fan about what he would do if his team won the European title. The Dutch player said he would throw a party in Bergamo's central square and everyone would be invited.
Bringing teams together over two weeks is a first for Champions League football, and it could feel like the harbinger to a potential Super League.
Champions League: COVID-19 tests to locker room protocols, key questions ahead of quarterfinals answered
Because of the health risks, spectators will be absent from Champions League matches and players and officials would follow a strict protocol set down by UEFA to prevent infections.
Champions League: PSG coach Thomas Tuchel says Kylian Mbappe could feature against Atalanta in quarter-final
Kylian Mbappe was left in a race against time to be fit for the start of the 'Final Eight' after suffering a sprained ankle in a crunching tackle early in PSG's French Cup final win over Saint-Etienne on 24 July.
Champions League: Preliminary fixture between KF Drita and Linfield called off due to COVID-19 cases
UEFA's Control and Disciplinary Body will decide whether the match can be rescheduled for a later date.
Bundesliga: Thiago Alcantara set to leave Bayern Munich but club 'cautiously optimistic' on keeping David Alaba
With a year left on their contracts, both defender Alaba and central midfielder Alcantara are stalling over extensions.
Champions League: Atletico Madrid heave sigh of relief as remaining squad members test negative for COVID-19
Tests at the weekend had revealed two coronavirus cases at the club, which Atletico confirmed on Monday to be players Angel Correa and Sime Vrsaljko.
Champions League: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin to undergo testing before presenting trophy at final
Ceferin and general secretary Theodore Theodoridis will be tested two days before the finals of Europe's three club competitions this month so they can hand over the medals and trophies, UEFA said Monday.
Champions League: Manchester City have matured in tournament since previous disappointments, says Gabriel Jesus
Jesus had a standout performance in Friday's 2-1 win over 13-time European champions Real Madrid that earned a place in the quarter-finals.
Champions League: Atletico Madrid report two positive COVID-19 cases ahead of quarter-final against Leipzig
Atletico Madrid on Sunday reported two positive coronavirus tests, just four days before they face Leipzig in Portugal for a place in the Champions League semi-finals.
Champions League: Lionel Messi's injury not a big problem, says Barcelona boss Quique Setien ahead of Bayern Munich clash
Messi took a hard knock to his lower left leg in the first half of the team’s 3-1 win on Saturday. He was hit by Kalidou Koulibaly after slipping in front of the defender inside the area, earning a penalty kick for the Catalan club.
Champions League: Lyon head Jean-Michel Aulas says ‘big stroke of luck’ needed to undo injustice caused by Ligue 1’s abrupt end
When the league was halted because of the coronavirus pandemic, Lyon were nine points behind Lille who took the last Champions League place and one point behind Reims who gained the last guaranteed Europa League spot.
Champions League: Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi run riot as Chelsea, Napoli trudge along helplessly
Like Lewandowski, Messi is one player you should tune in to watch as a neutral, lest your mind remains unexpanded by the boundaries these two players push.
Champions League: We'll learn from this, says Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after Bayern Munich mauling
Having lost 3-0 to Bayern at Stamford Bridge in the first leg, an injury-depleted Chelsea were brushed aside as Robert Lewandowski, netted twice and created two more.
Champions League: Robert Lewandowski scores brace as Bayern Munch cruise past Chelsea, win 7-1 on aggregate
Lewandowski has 13 goals in seven Champions League games this season — putting Cristiano Ronaldo's record of 17 within reach — and 53 in 44 across all competitions.
Champions League: Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to victory against Napoli, seal quarter-final spot
After finishing five points behind Real Madrid in LaLiga, Barcelona resumed in the Champions League with doubts hanging over the form of the team and the future of their coach.
Champions League: Andrea Pirlo named Juventus coach after club sacks Maurizio Sarri following Round of 16 exit
Ten days ago, Pirlo had been appointed coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C. But he had not coached a game yet.
Champions League: Zinedine Zidane says he's proud of Real Madrid despite disappointing Round of 16 exit
Trailing 2-1 from the first leg at home back in February, before the coronavirus shutdown, Real Madrid lost by the same scoreline at an empty Etihad Stadium to go out 4-2 on aggregate
Despite leading Juve to a ninth straight Scudetto, his first as a coach, Sarri paid for the club's failure on the European stage.
Champions League: Manchester City's howling appetite sees them through to quarter-finals as Real Madrid, Juventus bow out
There was a stink of complacency in the pre-match preparations of Real. Attitudes relaxed since their domestic title win, while City’s appetite was howling.