Miguel Russo (Boca Juniors coach): "We lost our concentration a few times and struggled with high balls, but I think in general we deserved the win. The important thing about this victory is that it has taken us into another final, which shows once again that Boca are one of the biggest teams in the world. Of course there are things to improve, especially the tempo of our play. At times we were trying to do things too quickly, although there were also times when we got our timing just right. We can't deny that the desire not to be eliminated by a team from Tunisia was a factor, albeit at a subconscious level. With all due respect to our opponents, that would have been very hard to take. Now we have our sights set on another title, and I hope we get things right and bring the trophy home."

Bertrand Marchand (Etoile Sportive du Sahel coach): "I want to thank my players for a brilliant game. You have to remember we were facing a team that is at another level, but even so we managed one of our best performances in my time at the club. In games like this, class and talent make all the difference. I think we had more chances to score than they did, but thanks to one great piece of play they beat us. I wouldn't say Boca played poorly, rather that they were under pressure because of the way we performed. I'm leaving here very proud."

Hugo Ibarra (Boca Juniors defender): "Those who thought Etoile would be a pushover were proved wrong. We knew it was going to be very tough - after all they did beat Pachuca. However, Boca are as hungry for victory as ever, as you saw today, and now we're going for another title. Will we end up facing Milan? I don't know, and I don't like to make predictions. All that matters is that we've won and that we're through to another final."

Sabeur Frej (Etoile defender): "I think we deserved more from this game tonight, but Boca have a lot of experience and were able to draw on that. We're a very young side, although we did try to cause them a few problems. I feel disappointed and happy at the same time. Disappointed to have lost, but happy to be among the four best teams in the world."