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Stepanenko: there are No easy opponents in the Champions League

Степаненко: Не бывает простых соперников в Лиге чемпионов

Shakhtar midfielder Taras Stepanenko commented on the results of the draw for the group stage of the Champions League

“We have a very tough group. Naturally, tune in to such rivals not particularly necessary. It is clear that in such matches and shows the class of the team, the players. I hope we can even in our group to perform that task which is put before us, is to get out of it. We will fight to the end, from the first to the last minute. And we will see what will be the result.

The problem of groups that have explicit grants, – the pressure of a name: and the opponent, and judges. Here important for a player to cope with the psychological factor. And if all goes well, then even these teams can be beat, just need to put a huge amount of effort.

  • The results of the draw for the group stage of the Champions League

Of course, the miner also has a name in Europe. But there are clubs such as real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern who support people around the world who are buying top players for crazy money. And these teams are considered leaders in European football. This is the only reason the pressure, I was talking about. And so, it is clear that there are no easy opponents in the Champions League. If we can get out of such a tough group, then there is nobody to be afraid of. While the matches have not started yet, all of the clubs have the same chance of reaching the 1/8″ – quoted Stepanenko official website of the miner.

We will remind, on August 27 was held the draw for the group stage of the Champions League. Donetsk Shakhtar fell into group a, where he will compete with PSG, real Madrid and malmö.

Dynamo Kiev will play in group G with Chelsea, Porto and Maccabi from tel Aviv.