Chelsea win, but also lose
- Published: 6 Dec 2012 at 04.36
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Defending champions Chelsea did their best but were eliminated from the Champions League despite a 6-1 victory over Group E cellar-dwellers Nordsjaelland Thursday morning (Thailand time).
Chelsea were not masters of their fate. They needed to beat Nordsjaelland, which they did, but they also needed Group E leaders Shakhtar Donetsk to defeat Juventus.And that did not happen. After a scoreless first half, Juventus were given a dodgy own goal, and just like that, the Champions League season was over for Chelsea.Chelsea became the first Champions League winners ever to fail to reach the knockout stage the following season.At Stamford Bridge, Chelsea dominated the second half of the match, but there was little joy even as the score wound...
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