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sbobet 789 Roma head coach Eusebio Di Francesco says he is unconcerned by having to overturn the club's 2-1 first-leg deficit against Shakhtar at the Stadio Olimpico on Tuesday.
Cengiz Under's first-half strike in Ukraine was cancelled out by Facunda Ferreyra's goal before a fantastic free-kick from Fred settled the first leg three weeks ago, leaving Shakhtar eyeing a first quarter-final spot since 2011.
But with home comforts on the Italians' side, Di Francesco urged his players to cast aside any nerves and get on the front foot in Rome.
He said: "If we thought about those things, we wouldn't even step on the pitch to play the game. I think Roma must be both light-hearted and extremely motivated entering this match. We must not be cocky but still we must have that strong desire to do damage to our opponents. sbobet 789
"This is not a match that we can manage, we must win, so the key to this match is being light-hearted and having an extreme determination to hurt our opponents.
"And we cannot stand and wait to get that, we are a team always trying to dominate our matches, even if we are aware that we are facing a team with great qualities and excellent ball-passing."
Roma's Gregoire Defrel may be fit to return after missing the last month with injury, but may not be risked amid an injury-hit first campaign in the Italian capital.
Defender Rick Karsdorp is still missing with a long-term injury and will not return until next month at the earliest.
Shakhtar defender Sergiy Kryvtsov, who was forced off with injury in the first leg, has not recovered in time for the game and Ivan Ordets, who replaced him in that game, could deputise. sbobet 789