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Torres double helps Chelsea cruise past Genk

Published: Wednesday 19 October 2011, 22.53CET
Chelsea FC 5-0 KRC Genk
A Fernando Torres double helped the hosts record their biggest ever home win in the UEFA Champions League and consolidated their lead at the Group E summit.
by Trevor Haylett
from Stamford Bridge
Torres double helps Chelsea cruise past Genk
Fernando Torres takes the plaudits after getting on the scoresheet against Genk ©Getty Images

Match statistics

ChelseaGenk

Goals scored5
 
0
Attempts on target13
 
0
Attempts off target12
 
2
Corners5
 
4
Offsides3
 
4
Fouls committed9
 
10
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0
Possession (%)62
 
38

Standings

Last updated: 21/05/2012 17:36 CET

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Published: Wednesday 19 October 2011, 22.53CET

Torres double helps Chelsea cruise past Genk

Chelsea FC 5-0 KRC Genk
A Fernando Torres double helped the hosts record their biggest ever home win in the UEFA Champions League and consolidated their lead at the Group E summit.

Fernando Torres scored two eye-catching goals as Chelsea FC eased to their biggest home win in the UEFA Champions League to consolidate their position at the top of Group E. It was a difficult night for a KRC Genk side who have yet to score in this season's competition and lacked any defensive organisation.

Two goals arrived inside 11 minutes, through Raul Meireles and the resurgent Torres who was delighted to be involved again amidst his domestic ban. The Spaniard made it 3-0 with a wonderful header and the scoreboard rolled on to four at half-time as Branislav Ivanović rose highest to turn in a Florent Malouda free-kick. Substitute Salomon Kalou added the fifth late on.

Torres gave an early hint of what was to come when he instantly controlled a ball over the top from Meireles. However, the striker's finish was a little tentative and the ball rolled to safety via the right-hand upright.

That was forgotten a minute later when Meireles picked up possession midway inside the Genk half and, allowed the freedom to size up his options, took aim from distance. His well-struck effort surprised László Köteles and the goalkeeper, perhaps unsighted, watched the shot fly past him into the bottom left-hand corner of his net.

While they struggled defensively, the visitors looked more promising going forward. Kevin De Bruyne was showing himself to be full of intent and good ideas down the left but the space between their defenders demanded punishment. In the 11th minute they were cut apart again when Frank Lampard played in Torres, and the Spanish international scored with ease.

Malouda could have added to the visitors' woe but missed the target, although Torres was more clinical soon afterward, finding the net with a sumptuous header after Meireles picked him out with a perfect delivery. The striker then turned provider with a cross for Lampard, yet the midfielder's aim was wayward.

Ivanović gave the visitors more food for thought at the interval with a towering header to make it 4-0, but at least they improved their possession statistics in the second half. Even so, Petr Čech was scarcely called into action. Malouda declined the invitation to be a record-breaker when shooting tamely at Köteles and it was left to substitute Salomon Kalou to add Chelsea's fifth after the keeper had parried from Torres.

Last updated: 21/10/11 11.29CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

genk

Genk

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
26
KötelesLászló Köteles (GK)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
Goal42
2
MasueroAbel Masuero
Substitution46
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
Substitution46
7
HylandKhaleem Hyland
Yellow Card15
4
David LuizDavid Luiz
Yellow Card18
8
TőzsérDániel Tőzsér (C)
6
Oriol RomeuOriol Romeu
9
VossenJelle Vossen
Substitution81
8
LampardFrank Lampard (C)
Substitution68
11
Vanden BorreAnthony Vanden Borre
9
TorresFernando Torres
Goal11
Goal27
14
De BruyneKevin De Bruyne
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
16
NgongcaAnele Ngongca
16
Raul MeirelesRaul Meireles
Goal8
18
BardaElyaniv Barda
Substitution71
17
BosingwaJosé Bosingwa
Substitution78
19
BuffelThomas Buffel
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
33
PudilDaniel Pudil
Yellow Card42

Substitutes

22
TurnbullRoss Turnbull (GK)
1
SandomierskiGrzegorz Sandomierski (GK)
10
Juan MataJuan Mata
15
CamusFabien Camus
Substitution46
12
MikelJohn Obi Mikel
21
NdabashinzeDugary Ndabashinze
Substitution71
19
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
Substitution46
24
DurwaelTimothy Durwael
21
KalouSalomon Kalou
Substitution68
Goal72
27
NwangangaKennedy Nwanganga
Substitution81
23
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
31
OgunjimiMarvin Ogunjimi
33
AlexAlex
Substitution78
35
LimbombeAnthony Limbombe

Coach

André Villas-Boas (POR) Mario Been (NED)

Referee

Aleksei Nikolaev (RUS)

Assistant referees

Anton Averianov (RUS), Tikhon Kalugin (RUS)

Fourth official

Vitali Meshkov (RUS)

Additional assistant referees

Stanislav Sukhina (RUS), Maksim Layushkin (RUS)

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