Chelsea 3 - 1 Rubin Kazan

Match info: Europa League - Quarter Final at Stamford Bridge

Date: 04/04/2013 KO: 20:05 Ref: G Rocchi Att: 32,994

Home team/scorers Scores Away team/scorers


Victor Moses 32
Fernando Torres 70,16



Bibras Natkho 41 (pen)

FT (ht: 2-1)

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  • Chelsea will go into their UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg against Rubin Kazan with a healthy 3-1 advantage thanks in large to a brace from Fernando Torres. Fernando Torres bundled home the first after 16 minutes for his 17th goal of the season before Victor Moses lashed in a stunning second. However, the visitors pulled one back when John Terry was penalised by referee Gianluca Rocchi for a handball. Bebars Natcho made no mistake from the spot four minutes from the break. Torres bagged his second of the night with 20 minutes remaining as he climbed high to head the ball past Sergey Ryzhikov after a fine delivery from Juan Mata's left-wing cross.

  • Marko Marin is booked for a late challenge.

  • Ramires slices his right-foot shot wide of the target as the board goes up for added time of which there will be TWO minutes.

  • Eden Hazard's delivery from the left is well held by Sergey Ryzhikov with Torres lurking at the back post.

  • Meanwhile, the chant goes up for Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge.

  • Cesar Azpilicueta remains calm as he chests the ball back to Petr Cech.

  • Pablo Orbaiz flies in on Ramires and is then shown a yellow crad card by Gianluca Rocchi.

  • Stamford Bridge is not a sell-out tonight. 32,000 have turned up for this clash. Still not a bad turn out.

  • Yossi Benayoun is replaced by Marko Marin for Chelsea while Alan Kasaev comes on for Oleg Kuzmin in a Rubin chance.

  • Chelsea win a third consecutive corner and Ramires's shot deflects into the path of Torres, but the flag is up on the far side and he is denied a hat-trick.

  • The Blues are aiming to become just the fourth club to win all three European cup competitons and the first to win the Champions League and then the Europa League the very next season.

  • Oscar replaces the infuencial Juan Mata. He gets a tap on the head from Fernando Torres as he departs the field.

  • Yossi Benayoun is booked for a challenge on Cristian Daniel Ansaldi.

  • They take it quickly, but Gokdeniz Karadeniz is just caught offside.

  • Referee Gianluca Rocchi seems to have it in for John Terry as he awards the visitors a free-kick.

  • Chelsea will be looking to kill Rubin Kazan off tonight and they're coming forward in numbers again.

  • Torres has hit a purple patch for the Blues and is enjoying the service, although some of the defending has been poor.


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