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Benitez focused on 'next challenge'

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Chelsea may have become the first Champions League holders to exit at the group stage, but interim manager Rafael Benitez remained positive as attention turned to Europa League glory.

The Blues did all they could by beating FC Nordsjaelland 6-1 at Stamford Bridge, but their efforts proved futile as Juventus' victory at Shakhtar Donetsk condemned them to third place in Group E. The Europa League now awaits the west Londoners, whose manager Benitez collected his first win since replacing Roberto di Matteo.

"Can we change the result of the other game? No," the Spaniard said. "Can we change the situation? No. So we have to think about what we can change, which is improving and be ready for the next challenge."

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