Chelsea stick six past Nordsjaelland but the Blues are KO’ed into the Europa League

Chelsea 6 – FC Nordsjaelland 1 (Champions League, December 5, 2012) (Alternative highlightsLonger highlights.) The match woke up when Nordsjaelland won a penalty which Peter Cech dramatically saved, while Chelsea immediately went up the other end and won their own penalty which Eden Hazard amazingly also missed. Chelsea won thier second penalty of the half just after the half hour, and this time David Luiz converted. Just before the break Fernando Torres killed off the Danes with a goal scored at the second attempt. The second half got off to an electric start as Joshua John headed Nordsjaelland back in the game 20 seconds after the restart  Chelsea restored their 2-goal cushion thanks to a Gary Cahill header from a free-kick. The match looked over as a contest when Fernando Torres put the Blues 4-1 ahead, and Chelsea’s began to enjoy themselves when Juan Mata stuck in a fifth in the 62nd. The rout continued when Oscar netted a sixth in the 70th.

GIF: A Chelsea banner flaps in the wind with “Bring back the Special One”

GIF: Nordsjaelland win a penalty for a Gary Cahill handball

GIF: Petr Cech’s penalty save v Nordsjaelland

GIF: Gary Cahill’s header wins Chelsea their 1st penalty

GIF: Eden Hazard’s penalty miss v Nordsjaelland

GIF: Chelsea win a 2nd penalty v Nordsjaelland

GIF: David Luiz’s penalty v Nordsjaelland

GIF: Fernando Torres fires Chelsea 2-up v Nordsjaelland

GIF: Joshua John’s header for Nordsjaelland v Chelsea

GIF: Gary Cahill heads Chelsea 3-1 up

GIF: Fernando Torres gets his 2nd of the night v Nordsjaelland 

GIF: Juan Mata claims Chelsea’s 5th v Nordsjaelland

GIF: Oscar chalks up a 6th for Chelsea v Nordsjaelland

We’ll try to win the Europa League – Rafa Benitez.