Samuel Eto'o scored his first UEFA Champions League goals for Chelsea FC to drive the London side to a three-point lead in Group E with their 100th European victory.
Eto'o's first was a triumph for anticipation and opportunism as FC Schalke 04 goalkeeper Timo Hildebrand dallied over his attempted clearance, allowing the striker to divert it into an empty net. The second recalled all the Cameroonian's best moments in the colours of FC Barcelona and FC Internazionale Milano as his shot arrowed into the far corner while Demba Ba's first in the competition put the icing on Chelsea's cake with seven minutes remaining.
The first 15 minutes were difficult, we were lucky as they did not score from some good chances. After that we played very well. We are almost there.
José Mourinho, Chelsea manager
I am extremely upset. Our second half was poor but our start was fantastic. We had everything under control, then conceded an unfortunate lead.
Benedikt Höwedes, Schalke defender
|1||Čech (GK)||34||Hildebrand (GK)|
|23||Schwarzer (GK)||1||Fährmann (GK)|
|4||David Luiz||5||Felipe Santana|
|José Mourinho (POR)||Jens Keller (GER)|
|Svein Oddvar Moen (NOR)|
|D||Man. City||CSKA Moskva|
|A||Real Sociedad||Man. United|