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Second-half surge takes clinical Chelsea through

Published: Thursday 2 May 2013, 22.00CET
Second-half surge takes clinical Chelsea through 
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Chelsea FC found a purple patch of goalscoring brilliance for ten second-half minutes to ease through to the UEFA Europa League final in Amsterdam on 15 May where they will face SL Benfica.

Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and a stunning David Luiz strike ended the London side's anxieties after Mohamed Salah had brought FC Basel 1893 level on aggregate on the stroke of half-time. It leaves Chelsea one victory away from becoming only the fourth side to win all three of UEFA's major club competitions.  

 

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Last updated: 02/05/2013 23:09 CET

Standings

Matches

 

Match statistics

Chelsea
Basel

3

Goals scored

1

11

Attempts on target

5

6

Attempts off target

11

7

Corners

4

2

Offsides

2

6

Fouls committed

12

1

Yellow cards

3

0

Red Cards

0

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Minute By Minute

  • End Time
    The final whistle is blown.
    (Agg: 5-2) Full-time at Stamford Bridge. Trailing at half-time to Mohamed Salah's effort, Chelsea reacted well after the break with three goals in nine minutes from Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and David Luiz. The 5-2 aggregate scoreline means the hosts are through to a second European final in as many years.
  • Yellow Card
    88
    Serey Die (Basel) is booked.
  • Substitution
    82
    Aké (in) - David Luiz (out) (Chelsea)
  • Substitution
    75
    Díaz (in) - F. Frei (out) (Basel)
  • Substitution
    75
    Juan Mata (in) - Hazard (out) (Chelsea)

See also

  • Chelsea

    Next match played UEFA Europa League: v Benfica, 15 May 2013, 1-2
  • Basel

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