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Despite seventy-five minutes of well below-par football from the reigning champions of Europe, late goals from Juan Mata, David Luiz and Ramires added to a first-half successful strike from the aforementioned Spaniard to secure Chelsea’s first win of the new Champions League campaign when they travelled to København to take on Danish champions Nordsjælland.
From the off, it was arguably clear to see that this tie meant more to the Danes than it did to the current Premier League leaders; playing in their first ever competitive match against English opposition in only their second ever Champions League appearance, the club from the small North Zealand town of Farum – playing today in Parken, the national stadium, in København rather than their own Farum Park – saw today’s match as more of an important lesson in European football than an unfortunate nuisance as it seemed to be for the visitors.
Despite a bright start, the hosts soon looked nervy in defence, Victor Moses, starting for ...
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Chelsea, Manchester United, Valencia, Celtic, FC Barcelona, BATE, and Braga all won in the UEFA Champions League on October 2, 2012.
FC Nordsjaelland 0-4 Chelsea
A match was that a bit nervy for Chelsea until they scored three goals in the final 11 minutes. Juan Mata led the way with two goals while David Luiz and Ramires scored the others.
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Arsenal 1-2 Chelsea
Arsenal saw their unbeaten start to the season disappear at Emirates Stadium after goals from Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sandwiched Gervinho’s first-half equaliser.
But, while the nature of the result frustrated the Gunners boss, he believes his side has the character to emerge stronger from the disappointment.
“The players are very frustrated. They...