Roma Champions League Tie Not Over Yet - Shakhtar Donetsk's Eduardo

Posted by admin on Thursday, 17 February 2011

Shakhtar Donetsk striker Eduardo has pointed out that the Champions League tie with Roma isn't over yet.
Shakhtar Donetsk surprised many with a 3-2 away win against Roma in Wednesday's Champions League round of 16 match, but attacker Eduardo has made it clear that the tie isn't over yet and that a lot can happen in the return.

"Everyone's delighted with that 3-2 win, but we know it's not over yet. We have another 90 minutes in Donetsk and we hope we can do just as well at home in front of our own supporters. It won't be easy but tonight was a big result for us," said Eduardo on the official UEFA website.

"It's very hard to get back into the swing of things after not playing for about three months. Our last game was against Braga on December 8 so it was tough because we didn't play competitively, we only played pre-season games and friendly matches.

"But you could see in the second half when Roma pushed up and dominated possession, we weren't quite able to counter-attack for a fourth goal."

The second leg will take place at the Donbass Arena on March 8, and Eduardo is eager not to take progression for granted.

"We still have 90 minutes left in Donetsk, but if we qualify then we can think about the quarter-finals and then maybe have a bit of luck and play against a good club, but hopefully not a top club like Arsenal or Barcelona."