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Monday December 3 2012
Benitez believes in Shakhtar

Chelsea boss Rafael Benitez doesn’t think that Shakhtar Donetsk will be content with a draw against Juventus on Wednesday night.

The Ukrainian giants are already qualified and only need a point to win the group, while the Italian outfit need just a point to come second.

“We know that a draw would be bad for us,” Benitez, who replaced Roberto Di Matteo after the 3-0 loss at Juventus, stated.

“But the positive thing is that Shakhtar have a lot of good players and everybody is talking about them, so they have to show the rest of the world that they are really good players.

“When you know the top sides in Europe or in the world are watching you then you have to perform.

“Obviously, Juve will go for the win, but Shakhtar will need to show this level that they have.”

Chelsea need to beat Nordsjaelland this week and hope that the Bianconeri are defeated in their away trip.

“Shakhtar might finish second and have to play against one of the top sides in Europe and it will be more difficult, so I think they will try to win,” Benitez claimed.

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