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Mata urges Chelsea fans to get behind Champions League clash

Juan Mata has implored Chelsea supporters to come out in their drives to help push the club into the next phase of the Champions League.

The Blues basically need a 2-0 victory over Napoli tonight to atone for last fortnight's 3-1 away loss in the Round of 16 first leg and Mata says a lot depends on if the Stamford Bridge crowd can act as a 12th man.

"It's a big game for us, just like a final. We need two goals at least to qualify and we will try to do it, try to win the game and to qualify," Mata told the club's official website.

"They [Napoli] are very good, they showed in the first game how good they are. I think they have very high-quality strikers up front like [Marek] Hamsik, [Ezequiel] Lavezzi and [Edinson] Cavani but we have good players as well so it is going to be a big battle for us.

"I believe in the support from Stamford Bridge and in the team, and I believe we can do it."

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