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Three goals in nine second-half minutes helped Chelsea beat Basel 3-1 and seal a 5-2 aggregate win that secures their place in the Europa League final. Rafa Benitez's men found themselves behind at the break thanks to Mohamed Salah's strike in first half stoppage time. However, quick-fire goals from Fernando Torres, Victor Moses and David Luiz at the start of the second half put Chelsea in command and into their second successive European final. Frank Lampard captained the side as he chased the goal that would equal Bobby Tambling's all time record and he had the first chance of the game on nine minutes, his scuffed volley rebounding off the post with Yann Sommer beaten. Torres had an effort from distance smartly saved by the Basel 'keeper nine minutes later before Ramires shot straight at Sommer midway through the half following good work by Moses and Eden Hazard. Basel appeared to be galvanized by Chelsea's profligacy and stunned Stamford Bridge by taking ...
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