Thursday November 8 2012
Chelsea crucial, warns Quagliarella

Fabio Quagliarella has underlined that the home game against Chelsea will go a long way to deciding Juventus’ Champions League fate.

The Old Lady moved on to six points with a win against Nordsjaelland last night, but they are still trailing the Premiership giants and Shakhtar Donetsk with two games left.

“Chelsea and Shakhtar are two great teams,” the forward, who scored last night, told Sky Sport Italia.

“Shakhtar have made a big impression on me and it won’t be easy to go and play in the Ukraine,” he added.

“But the crucial game will be Chelsea at home. We have to do all that we can to get the victory in that one.

“Chelsea are a very physical and technical side. They are the reigning champions and we will have to be good at starting the game in the right way.”

Turning to domestic matters, the Italian international applauded Inter who netted a 3-1 win in Turin last Saturday.

“Inter have some great players and they are a team who will fight for the Scudetto, along with Napoli. I think that it will be a beautiful and exciting championship until the very end.”

The former Sampdoria man also defended struggling teammate Alessandro Matri who has just one goal this season.

“He hasn’t played that much, but he seems very calm and there are moments as an attacker when the ball just won’t go in.

“He has great quality though and he’s really happy at Juventus.”