Wednesday December 5, 2012 Group Stage: Group E Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 6 - 1 FC Nordsjælland

  • David Luiz 38’ (pen.)
  • Torres 45’, 56’
  • Cahill 51’
  • Mata 63’
  • Oscar 71’
  • John 46’

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    • Chelsea
    • FC Nordsjælland
    • - So has Benitez earned some respite? What do you make of Chelsea's elimination? And how did Torres play tonight? Tweet me @symco_eurosport
    • 90+2' All over - Chelsea win 6-1 but the final whistle has also sounded in Ukraine on a 1-0 win for Juve. Holders Chelsea are out of the Champions League. Group E details
    • 90+1' Torres played in and looks to chip Hansen, but the Nordsjaelland keeper stands tall and makes the save. Should have been a hat-trick.
    • 90' Luiz booked and will miss his next European match.
    • 89' Really sombre atmosphere as Chelsea contemplate becoming the first holders of the Champions League to go out in the group stage.
    • 88' Just over a minute left at the Donbass Arena as Juve keeper Gigi Buffon makes two saves then starts and promptly ends a scrap... what a guy. Still 1-0. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 87' Plenty of home fans heading home. Moses, with his back to goal, tries with a clever backheel but Hansen makes the save. Torres also crossed with the Rabona... #showingoffnow
    • 85' Luiz does the sidefoot-dipping thing which is in vogue and just clears the crossbar. It was 25 yards out.
    • 84' Mtiliga fouls Torres outside the box and Chelsea could score a seventh here. Booking for the Nordsjaelland left-back.
    • 82' Torres forces a save from Hansen. This is like a training match now.
    • 80' Hazard clips a cross into the box where Torres controls and takes a couple of touches before laying off for Oscar, who forces Hansen to tip over.
    • 79' It wasn't a penalty, to be fair to him.
    • 79' Torres darts into the box and hits the deck, but ref Nijhuis on this occasion turns it down. he only gives them for handball...
    • 77' This is the first time Chelsea have scored six goals in a Champions League tie.
    • 76' Still 1-0 to Juve in Ukraine. Time running out for Chelsea there. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 74' Ivanovic with a free header, sent just over the bar.
    • 74' Luiz wins a corner and the Blues will make another change: Mata, who leaves to an ovation, replaced by Paulo Ferreira, who makes his first appearance of the season.
    • 73' Some Chelsea fans are heading out of the ground - poor show.
    • 71' SIXTH GOAL FOR CHELSEA! 6-1! Oscar scores. Mata steals the ball from an away defender and gives it to the sub, who sticks it away.
    • 69' Oscar sitting deep in midfield where Ramires was playing alongside Romeu. I'm not sure if the latter Brazilian was carrying a knock.
    • 67' Hansen blocks a side-footed effort from Torres.
    • 66' Torres almost nicks the ball off the foot of a defender. Nordsjaelland coming under further pressure. Shakhtar have hit the post! The Blues need them to win as well as win this match. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 65' Chelsea change: Oscar on for Ramires.
    • 65' Nordsjaelland change: Kamal Issah on for Ticinovic.
    • 63' GOAL FOR MATA - FIVE FOR CHELSEA! 5-1. The imperious Mata with a one-two with Hazard to break into the box. His first shot is saved by the legs of Hansen, but he is there to score his ninth goal of the season - he is top scorer at the club.
    • 62' Ivanovic looks for the feet of Moses, but left-back Mtiliga cuts it out.
    • 61' Nordsjaelland change: Henrik Kildentoft on for Christiansen.
    • 61' Chelsea change: Cole, carrying a knock on this, his 100th Champions League appearance, replaced by Ryan Bertrand.
    • 60' Nordsjaelland with some ball in the home half, but it is a long way back from here - and without the carrot of qualification to strive for, it must be extremely unlikely that they will get a result.
    • 58' Luiz in to the feet of Torres, who turns but is unable to get a strike on goal.
    • 56' TORRES SCORES HIS SECOND AND CHELSEA'S FOURTH! 4-1! He plays in Hazard on the left and the Belgian cuts back into the six-yard box for Torres to finish from close range.
    • 55' Juventus winning 1-0! Bad news for Chelsea. They need them to lose. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 54' Ramires wins a corner.
    • 52' Shakhtar again go close. All eyes turning to that match after the two-goal lead was restored.
    • 51' GOAL FOR CHELSEA! 3-1 TO THEM! Cahill directs a lovely header into the corner from the free-kick, whipped into the box by Mata.
    • 50' Booking for Mtiliga for a foul on Cahill. That was harsh and Chelsea have a free-kick in a dangerous position on the right.
    • 49' Ramires with a long ball for Torres, but it is too long. Nordsjaelland were explosive after kicking off at the start of the half, with Kasper Lorentzen delivering that ball through for John to score.
    • 48' Shakhtar almost score... close but no cigar. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 47' Moses almost on the end of a ball into the other box.
    • 47' The man on loan from Twente with a lovely finish from a chipped pass into the box.
    • 46' GOAL FOR NORDSJAELLAND! Joshua John finishes inside 21 seconds of the restart! 2-1 to Chelsea!
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+4' And half-time at Stamford Bridge. 2-0 to Chelsea, with a penalty missed by each side after three were awarded for handball in 15 minutes.
    • 45+4' Yet it may all be futile - half-time in Donetsk with the score still goalless. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 45+3' Hansen also took a blow to the head in that goal, and receives some attention.
    • 45+2' GOAL FOR CHELSEA! TORRRRRRRRRRESSSSSS!!!!!!! 2-0. Moses slips him in and he rounds Hansen, who manages to block his first shot - but the Spain star sticks it away at the second attempt.
    • 45' Three minutes to be added on.
    • 44' I think the first Chelsea penalty was correct, but not the second. Cahill's may or may not have been inside the box. What did you think? Tweet me @symco_eurosport
    • 43' Luiz over-hits a ball in behind for Torres, who looks a bit harried.
    • 41' Mata playing about 15 one-twos in succession as he controls the attacks.
    • 40' Romeu with a late challenge on Parkhurst but nothing is given.
    • 38' DAVID LUIZ SENDS IT INTO THE TOP CORNER! 1-0 CHELSEA!
    • 38' ANOTHER PENALTY FOR CHELSEA! Mata strikes for goal and the ref points to the spot again for handball against Patrick Mtiliga. His hand was by his side and he was looking the other way!
    • 37' Christiansen booked for a foul on former Barca youth prospect Romeu.
    • 36' No time to take a breath in this one... the crowd are at least being treated to a keen contest and a performance from their men.
    • 35' HANSEN SAVES HAZARD'S KICK! He sidles up and it is saved at the foot of the post!
    • 34' PENALTY FOR CHELSEA! Beckmann with a blatant handball following a header at goal from Cahill.
    • 33' Torres in behind and toepokes for goal... kept out by Hansen!
    • 32' CECH SAVES IT! It was to his right from Stokholm and he was easily equal to it. It looked like the handball was outside the box... it was close.
    • 31' PENALTY TO NORDSJAELLAND! Handball given against Gary Cahill!
    • 30' Moses offside. He then kicks the ball away a little bit and the away side complain to the Dutch ref. It was nothing really.
    • 29' Romeu playing well at the base of the midfield. Away defensive midfielder Enoch Adu here brings the ball forward and strikes for goal, with Cech making the save standing up.
    • 28' Christiansen with a crisp strike from 35 yards which is a whisker wide. Cech was worried.
    • 28' Moses brilliantly combines with Mata again, on the left this time, and keeper Hansen collects at the second attempt.
    • 27' Moses springs the offside trap and cuts across the goal from the right byline where Nordsjaelland captain Nicolai Stokholm slices against his own crossbar!
    • 26' Torres gives the ball away then wins it back then gives it away again. And falls over in the box. In a nutshell.
    • 25' Hazard probing down the left, but makes a mess of his delivery into the box.
    • 24' Torres falling backwards in the box as a long ball is pinged in to him, but he isn't going to get an overhead kick on target under close attention from a defender.
    • 24' Nice passing play from Nordsjaelland with Anders Christiansen getting plenty of touches, but they eventually clip it forward with no end result.
    • 23' Mata whips in a free-kick for Torres to head over, but Luiz was offside anyway.
    • 21' Beckmann under a cross with Cech forced to punch clear under pressure. Chelsea have been camped in the away side's half for long periods, but there is a threat at the other end.
    • 20' Torres in prime position to strike for goal on the edge of the box, but he cannot get hold of it. He is looking lively though - he has a point to prove. Lovely one-two with Mata to get into that position.
    • 19' Moses flagged offside and the fans aren't happy about it... late flag.
    • 18' The loss at Juventus prompted Chelsea to dismiss Di Matteo. It all looked so different on matchday two when Chelsea ran out 4-0 winners in Copenhagen, with Juan Mata (2), David Luiz and Ramires all on target. Di Matteo pleased to see Chelsea win away in Europe
    • 17' As we enter the 16th minute, a minute's applause ensues to honour former boss Roberto Di Matteo.
    • 16' Corner to Chelsea, headed away. Patrick Mtiliga with a late challenge to take out Moses on the right wing... but ref Bas Nijhuis refuses to give him a free-kick. Still 0-0 in Donetsk. Shakhtar v Juve LIVE
    • 15' Luiz inside the box looks to get the ball into the six-yard box but it is hacked clear. End-to-end stuff at the Bridge.
    • 14' Eden Hazard races down the left and seeks to play a cross to the near post with the outside of his right foot. Deflected behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.
    • 13' Nordsjaelland attack now with sub Beckmann getting a weak header on goal that Petr Cech is not troubled by.
    • 12' Chelsea defend it and counter themselves, with Ramires playing out to the left for the diagonal run of Mata and from the low return cross the Brazilian gets a shot on goal, caught high up by Hansen.
    • 11' Luiz forced to play the ball out for a corner to the away side as they counter.
    • 10' Torres again, on the right inside the box, forcing a parried save out of Hansen! He struck that with some power.
    • 10' Torres just offside from a flick through but chips the keeper anyway!
    • 9' Nordsjaelland finally bring their man on: Mikkel Beckmann.
    • 8' Ashley Cole attacks the left and sends an excellent cross to the far side, where Victor Moses executes a side volley just saved down at the foot of the near post by Jesper Hansen.
    • 7' There was no one near him - but he leaves on a stretcher. The visitors are already without highly-rated defender Jores Okore.
    • 6' Croatian centre-half Ivan Runje down for over a minute and does not look able to continue.
    • 5' Tom Adams (@tomEurosport), at the Bridge: 'Bring back the Special One', 'Fergie - hands off Jose'. Fair to say a decent portion of this crowd watched the Mourinho doc this week.
    • 4' Luiz playing quite far forward as the base of the home attacks.
    • 3' Ramires jumps into Mario Ticinovic when the aerial ball drops outside the away side's box and is penalised.
    • 2' Chelsea with a pair of corners on the right in the early stages. David Luiz beaten in the air at the near post.
    • 1' The Blues straight on to the attack, with Fernando Torres almost finding space in the box.
    • 1' Chelsea kick us off and will attack the goal to our left.
    • 19:42 Out come the teams - but the photographers are most interested in Benitez. Crunch evening for his short reign, although he hasn't managed in the competition yet!
    • 19:39 Benitez says out-of-form striker Torres "is doing a great job". He needs him tonight... Watch the pre-match video
    • 19:37 The fear is that Juve and Shakhtar will conspire to play out the draw that will send them both through. Easier said than done! Group E details
    • 19:34 @zubisid: "Scholes, Gary Neville and? Giggs is welsh.." /// Nice try - it was Scholesy, G-Nev and David Beckham.
    • 19:32 Kasper Hjulmand: "We should definitely not think that Chelsea are a bad team just because they've had some poor results. It's not only the scoreboard that matters."
    • 19:28 If Chelsea go out they will become the first ever holders of the Champions League to be knocked out in the group stage.
    • 19:25 Rafael Benitez: "We don't need a miracle. We just have to do our job. I'm convinced that Shakhtar can beat Juventus. The only thing we can do is win our game but I have confidence that Shakhtar will do well. They have players that want to be seen around the world. They will want to win and I'm sure they will try."
    • 19:20 Nordsjaelland have the worst defence in this season’s Champions League conceding 16 goals so far. Only 11 teams have ever conceded more goals in a complete Group Stage with Dinamo Zagreb’s 22 shipped in 2011-12 being the most ever.
    • 19:15 Tom Adams (@tomEurosport), at the Bridge: "A welcome return to the Champions League for Rafa Benitez, his first game at this level since December 2010, but for how long?"
    • 19:10 The Blues have won five and lost none of the seven Champions League games they have played against Danish opponents and kept four clean sheets in a row against them including one away on matchday two.
    • 19:05 Chelsea have won seven and drawn one of their last eight Champions League home games at Stamford Bridge.
    • 19:00 If Chelsea don’t win this match it will be their worst ever performance in a Champions League Group.
    • 18:56 For the visitors, highly-rated defender Jores Okore - who supports Chelsea and impressed in the 4-0 defeat to the Blues on match day two - is out with a torn thigh which will sideline him until 2013. American right-back Michael Parkhurst will likely cover at centre-back.
    • 18:54 Neither John Terry nor Frank Lampard were ready to face Nordsjaelland despite returning to training following knee and calf injuries.
    • 18:52 Victor Moses also features in a supporting attacking role ahead of Oscar. Rafa has not been keen on previous boss Roberto Di Matteo's main policy of playing all three of Oscar, Eden Hazard and Juan Mata behind Torres.
    • 18:51 Fernando Torres retains his place in attack under Rafael Benitez, who must be praying to go through tonight. Chelsea must win to have a chance of qualifying for the next stage, but they must also hope that Juventus lose to have a chance of making the last 16. Nordsjælland are already eliminated from European competition this season.
    • 18:49 Oriol Romeu starts as defensive midfielder with John Obi Mikel on the bench despite having signed a new five-yar contract barely an hour ago. Mikel signs five-year Chelsea deal
    • 18:47 Ashley Cole makes his 100th appearance in the Champions League - the fourth Englishman to do so and first who didn't play for Manchester United. Who were the three United players? Tweet me @symco_eurosport
    • 18:45 TEAMS - Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Romeu, Hazard; Mata, Moses, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Oscar, Mikel, Marin /// Nordsjaelland: J.Hansen; Parkhurst, Gundelach, Runje, Mtiliga; Lorentzen, Adu, Stokholm, John; Christiansen, Ticinović. Subs: Raagaard Jensen, Kildentoft, Maxsø, Issah, Beckmann, Laudrup, Lindberg.
    • 18:40 Chelsea must beat Nordsjaelland at Stamford Bridge to have a chance of reaching the last 16 of the Champions League.
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Torres played in and looks to chip Hansen, but the Nordsjaelland keeper stands tall and makes the save. Should have been a hat-trick.
    • 87' Plenty of home fans heading home. Moses, with his back to goal, tries with a clever backheel but Hansen makes the save. Torres also crossed with the Rabona... #showingoffnow
    • 71' SIXTH GOAL FOR CHELSEA! 6-1! Oscar scores. Mata steals the ball from an away defender and gives it to the sub, who sticks it away.
    • 63' GOAL FOR MATA - FIVE FOR CHELSEA! 5-1. The imperious Mata with a one-two with Hazard to break into the box. His first shot is saved by the legs of Hansen, but he is there to score his ninth goal of the season - he is top scorer at the club.
    • 56' TORRES SCORES HIS SECOND AND CHELSEA'S FOURTH! 4-1! He plays in Hazard on the left and the Belgian cuts back into the six-yard box for Torres to finish from close range.
    • 51' GOAL FOR CHELSEA! 3-1 TO THEM! Cahill directs a lovely header into the corner from the free-kick, whipped into the box by Mata.
    • 46' GOAL FOR NORDSJAELLAND! Joshua John finishes inside 21 seconds of the restart! 2-1 to Chelsea!
    • 45+2' GOAL FOR CHELSEA! TORRRRRRRRRRESSSSSS!!!!!!! 2-0. Moses slips him in and he rounds Hansen, who manages to block his first shot - but the Spain star sticks it away at the second attempt.
    • 38' DAVID LUIZ SENDS IT INTO THE TOP CORNER! 1-0 CHELSEA!
    • 38' ANOTHER PENALTY FOR CHELSEA! Mata strikes for goal and the ref points to the spot again for handball against Patrick Mtiliga. His hand was by his side and he was looking the other way!
    • 35' HANSEN SAVES HAZARD'S KICK! He sidles up and it is saved at the foot of the post!
    • 34' PENALTY FOR CHELSEA! Beckmann with a blatant handball following a header at goal from Cahill.
    • 33' Torres in behind and toepokes for goal... kept out by Hansen!
    • 32' CECH SAVES IT! It was to his right from Stokholm and he was easily equal to it. It looked like the handball was outside the box... it was close.
    • 31' PENALTY TO NORDSJAELLAND! Handball given against Gary Cahill!
    • 27' Moses springs the offside trap and cuts across the goal from the right byline where Nordsjaelland captain Nicolai Stokholm slices against his own crossbar!
    • 10' Torres again, on the right inside the box, forcing a parried save out of Hansen! He struck that with some power.
    • 8' Ashley Cole attacks the left and sends an excellent cross to the far side, where Victor Moses executes a side volley just saved down at the foot of the near post by Jesper Hansen.
    • 18:45 TEAMS - Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Romeu, Hazard; Mata, Moses, Torres. Subs: Turnbull, Ferreira, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Oscar, Mikel, Marin /// Nordsjaelland: J.Hansen; Parkhurst, Gundelach, Runje, Mtiliga; Lorentzen, Adu, Stokholm, John; Christiansen, Ticinović. Subs: Raagaard Jensen, Kildentoft, Maxsø, Issah, Beckmann, Laudrup, Lindberg.
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    Manager: Rafael Benítez

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    Manager: Kasper Hjulmand

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