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Holders Chelsea out of Champions League

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Modified 06 Dec 2012, 09:21 IST
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Chelsea‘s striker Fernando Torres (R) goes around FC Nordsjaelland’s goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to score” href=”https://staticg.sportskeeda.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/photo_1354743632762-1-0.jpg" class="sk-app-thumbnail” rel=”prettyPhoto[] nofollow” target=”_blank”>
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Chelsea’s striker Fernando Torres (R) goes around FC Nordsjaelland’s goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to score during a UEFA Champions League group E football match at Stamford Bridge in London. Chelsea became the first defending champions to be eliminated from the Champions League at the group phase despite thrashing FC Nordsjaelland 6-1.

LONDON - Chelsea became the first defending champions to be eliminated from the Champions League at the group phase despite thrashing FC Nordsjaelland 6-1 at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday.

In order to go through, Chelsea needed to win and hope Juventus lost at Shakhtar Donetsk in the other Group E game, but the Italian champions won 1-0 to take their place in the last 16.

Published 06 Dec 2012, 09:21 IST
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