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Chelsea 6-1 FC Nordsjaelland

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Torres: Bagged a brace

Torres: Bagged a brace

Chelsea crashed out of the Champions League despite a resounding 6-1 victory over Danish outfit Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge.

The first-half was a story of three penalties and the first was awarded to the Danish side, when Gary Cahill was adjudged to have handled the ball in the box on 32 minutes.

It looked like a harsh decision on the defender, who appeared to be outside the box, but it didn't matter as Nicolai Stokholm saw his effort saved by Petr Cech from the spot.

Just three minutes later Chelsea were awarded a penalty of their own for a handball in the area and Eden Hazard saw his penalty saved by Jesper Hansen.

In a peculiar first-half, referee Bas Nijhuis gave another harsh penalty for handball in the box and this time Blues defender David Luiz made no mistake from the spot to break the deadlock.

The second-half started in electric fashion with Nordsjaelland scoring a goal after just 20 seconds, when Joshua John was played in before he chipped to ball over Cech to score.

However, it was not long before Chelsea regained their advantage when Cahill scored with a powerful header on the 51st minute.

The game was really put to bed when Torres netted from close range just five minutes later, and a deserved goal for Juan Mata and strike from substitute Oscar were just icing on the cake.

However, due to the 1-0 win for Juventus against Shakhtar Donetsk, Chelsea became the first winners of the Champions League to crash out in the group stages of the following campaign.

Posted: 05/12/12 22:05

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