Chelsea Learn the Dangers of Underestimating Shakhtar Donetsk
The last time John Terry and Ashley Cole set foot in the Donbass Arena, they were part of an England team favoured to beat Euro 2012 hosts Ukraine.
The current Champions League holders may have had a similar expectation of victory when they arrived at Shakhtar Donetsk’s 52,000-capacity home for Champions League match day three.
They may even have been preoccupied by the media circus surrounding the contentious return of captain John Terry and his ‘Unite Against Racism’ armband.
If Chelsea learned one lesson in Ukraine, however, it’s that you underestimate Shakhtar Donetsk at your peril.