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Monday December 11 2017
EDF: ‘Shakhtar a tough opponent’

Roma Coach Eusebio Di Francesco won't underestimate Shakhtar Donetsk - “they qualified from a tough group, eliminating Napoli, who are one of the best sides in Italy”.

The Giallorossi were drawn against the Ukrainian side in today’s Last 16 draw in Nyon, and the tactician isn’t underestimating Shakhtar.

“The draw in Nyon has given us a very difficult opponent for the Last 16,” Di Francesco told the Lupi’s official website.

“Over the last few months I have followed Shakhtar Donetsk closely: they are a well-organised side from a tactical standpoint, thanks to the work of Paulo Fonseca, who I believe is a great coach.

“They qualified from a tough group – eliminating Napoli, who are one of the best sides in Italy.

“There are a lot of reasons to respect them as opponents, but there are just as many reasons why we must go out on the pitch and give everything to qualify for the next round.”

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