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Group stage - Group E

Chelsea - Nordsjælland
6-1
 

Chelsea - Nordsjælland 6-1 - 05/12/2012 - Match page - UEFA Champions League 2013

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Holders out as six-goal Chelsea win in vain

Published: Wednesday 5 December 2012, 22.00CET
Holders out as six-goal Chelsea win in vain 
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Seldom can a victory have been accompanied by so much despair. The Chelsea FC faithful may have continued to bellow out their "Champions of Europe" anthem but the harsh reality is that their defence ended here – or, more accurately, in Ukraine where Juventus secured Group E's other qualifying place.

It is the first time in their 11 UEFA Champions League campaigns that the London side have failed to get out of the group and, more ignominiously, they are the first winners of the competition to bow out so early. Goals from Fernando Torres (2), David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Juan Mata and Oscar ensured an emphatic sign-off but it could not lift the sense of disappointment and regret. Joshua John claimed FC Nordsjælland's solitary reply.

Match in 5

  • Chelsea victory in vain, first holders to exit at group stage
  • Juve win at Shakhtar sends hosts to UEFA Europa League
  • Torres double, Cahill, Mata, Oscar and Luiz with others
  • Each team miss penalties, John scores consolation
  • Benítez claims first win in charge of Chelsea

Reaction

When you win you have to be a bit happy but we are disappointed that we can't progress. We have to think about the Europa League as another challenge.

Rafael Benitez, Chelsea manager

Rafael Benitez, Chelsea manager

Against Chelsea we did not stand a chance. We were not even near Chelsea's level, so it is a rather terrible feeling I have afterwards.

Kasper Hjulmand, Nordsjælland coach

Kasper Hjulmand, Nordsjælland coach

 

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Match statistics

Chelsea
Nordsjælland

6

Goals scored

1

51

Possession (%)

49

27

Total attempts

4

19

Attempts on target

3

8

Attempts off target

1

0

Attempts blocked

0

0

Attempts against woodwork

0

13

Corners

1

5

Offsides

2

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

7

Fouls committed

14

12

Fouls suffered

6

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    Despite a Fernando Torres double as well as strikes from Juan Mata, Gary Cahill, Oscar and a David Luiz penalty Chelsea crash out of the UEFA Champions League after Juventus’ victory over Donetsk – Joshua John got a consolation for Nordsjælland.
  • Yellow Card
    90
    David Luiz (Chelsea) is shown a yellow card.
  • Yellow Card
    84
    Mtiliga (Nordsjælland) is shown a yellow card.
  • Substitution
    74
    Ferreira (in) - Juan Mata (out) (Chelsea)
    The Spaniard is given a rousing reception as he heads off after an excellent game.
  • Goal
    71
    Oscar (Chelsea) scores!
    The substitute gets on the score-sheet as he is played in by Juan Mata, gives Jesper Hansen the eyes and slots it into the right corner with ease.

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