Fabio Quagliarella says Juventus must beat Chelsea in their next Champions League match if they are to reach the knockout stages.
The Italy striker scored in the 4-0 win over FC Nordsjaelland on Wednesday, leaving the Serie A champions third in Group E, which is led by Shakhtar Donetsk, and needing to win at least one of their final two matches to have a realistic chance of qualification.
The 29-year-old, who also scored at Stamford Bridge earlier in the competition, believes the reverse fixture in Turin could be Juve’s best chance of picking up all three points and reaching the last 16.
“Chelsea and Shakhtar are two great teams. Shakhtar have made a big impression on me and it won’t be easy to go and play in the Ukraine,” Quagliarella told Sky Sport Italia.
“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.”