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Chelsea's Di Matteo: 1-0 lead over Benfica is basically nothing

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo believes the 1-0 advantage his side takes into tomorrow night's Champions League quarter-final with Benfica means nothing.

The Blues scored a solid victory in Lisbon with Salomon Kalou netting the only goal of the match last week but ahead of the return leg at Stamford Bridge, Di Matteo feels it might as well be even between the two teams.

"It is a danger. This is half-time and we're leading 1-0. But a 1-0 lead is basically nothing," the Italian said.

"Our players are aware of this, and we'll have to go into this game with the right attitude, the same attitude as against Napoli (when they came from behind to win the Round of 16 tie).

"Nothing has been done yet. We're aware of that. We need to go and qualify for the next round."

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