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Friday, December 14, 2007

Most Feared Champions League Team - Chelsea

Spalletti hoping to avoid Chelsea in UCL draw

Roma coach Luciano Spalletti wants to avoid Chelsea in the last 16 of the Champions League.
The Eternal City giants wrapped up their group campaign with a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico.
'If I could choose, I would avoid a meeting in the next round with Chelsea,' Spalletti said.
'But in any case, we will have to accept the rival that the draw will give us.
'When one arrives at this stage of the competition it's always difficult and there's always the risk that you can give a bad image. I will await with calmness the draw.'

Roma had beaten Lyon 2-0 on aggregate to reach the last eight.
Spalletti believes his team is capable of doing well again.
'Let's not forget last year we faced Olympique (Lyon),' Spalletti said.
'While there were doubts about our chances we behaved well and went through.
'I am convinced that my team will continue to hand good performances as we have done this season.'