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Brede Hangeland knows Fulham will have to best at their very best if they are to progress in the Europa League tonight.

The Whites lead Shakhtar Donetsk 2-1 from the first leg but Hangeland knows that the UEFA Cup holders will be confident of securing a passage through to the last sixteen on their home turf.

We’re in the lead after the hone game but it’s a very narrow lead to take to a place like this. We’ll have to play really well, defend well and take our chances when they come. Hopefully we can go through.

I was very impressed with them [Shakhtar Donetsk] – they were quick, athletic and very good on the ball. It was a different to what we are used to in the Premier League but I thought we did well at the Cottage and if we can do something similar hopefully we can go through.

We came into this competition as a sort of bonus for doing well last season and obviously we’d like to go as far as we can. We’re just enjoying every opportunity and travelling to some places that we haven’t been before.