Parken - Copenhagen 02/10/2012 - 20:45CET (20:45 local time)

Group stage - Group E

Nordsjælland - Chelsea
0-4
 

Nordsjælland - Chelsea 0-4 - 02/10/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Nordsjælland wings clipped by clinical Chelsea

Published: Tuesday 2 October 2012, 23.00CET
Nordsjælland wings clipped by clinical Chelsea 
Nordsjælland–Chelsea player reaction ©AFP/Getty Images

Chelsea FC returned to winning ways as their defence of the UEFA Champions League title began in earnest, though the scoreline was harsh on competition newcomers FC Nordsjælland who played with heart and skill throughout.

Only three goals inside the last 11 minutes allowed the Londoners to breathe easily at a job well done. Juan Mata added to his first-half effort shortly after David Luiz had converted a free-kick, and while Ramires also got in on the act, the Danish champions had come close to equalising before the late rush.

Match in 5

  • Holders Chelsea earn first win in Group E
  • Blues score three goals in final 11 minutes
  • Juan Mata with two clinical finishes
  • Nordsjælland lose first home match in UEFA Champions League
  • Encouraging display from hosts

Reaction

We were not efficient enough. I don't think 4-0 is an accurate reflection. We played well but gave away the first and the third goals. You simply can't afford that at this level.

Mikkel Beckmann, Nordsjælland midfielder

Mikkel Beckmann, Nordsjælland midfielder

They were a bit of an unknown [quantity] but we knew they played good football and we had to bide our time. We put the hard work in and the goals came in the end.

Frank Lampard, Chelsea midfielder

Frank Lampard, Chelsea midfielder

 

Player rater

Juan Mata

Top Player

Chelsea 

Standings

Last updated: 14/11/2012 10:31 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   

Matches

 
 

Match statistics

Nordsjælland
Chelsea

0

Goals scored

4

48

Possession (%)

52

10

Total attempts

12

6

Attempts on target

7

4

Attempts off target

5

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

1

2

Corners

3

4

Offsides

6

1

Yellow cards

0

0

Red Cards

0

13

Fouls committed

14

13

Fouls suffered

13

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Chelsea win 4-0 at Parken. A goal down for much of the match but competitors throughout, an impressive Nordsjælland were eventually killed off by three goals inside ten minutes as the match entered the final stages.
  • Goal
    89
    Ramires (Chelsea) scores!
    The Blues hit a fourth, Ramires tapping in on the line after Oscar had darted to the byline and squared a pass with the outside of his boot.
  • Substitution
    85
    Laudrup (in) - Lorentzen (out) (Nordsjælland)
  • Substitution
    83
    Mikel (in) - Juan Mata (out) (Chelsea)
  • Goal
    82
    Juan Mata (Chelsea) scores!
    Juan Mata neatly tucks in the third. He collects his own rebounded pass with his first touch, rearranges his feet, and slots past Jesper Hansen with his second touch.

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