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Moses, Mikel rescue Chelsea in Champions League cracker

By News Express on 08/11/2012

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Nigerian internationals Victor Moses and Mikel Obi were among the heroes when European Champions League champions Chelsea of England resurrected their title defence hopes with a dramatic 3-2 victory over stubborn Shaktar Donetsk of Russia.

Chelsea, who have struggled to recreate the form that made them champions last season, were being torn to shreds by the visitors but Super Eagles Mikel and Moses came to the rescue. While Mikel, who was on throughout the duration of the game, gave a good account of himself, even scoring a disallowed goal, it was Moses who ensured victory with a late header that decided the game played at Stamford Bridge.

Though outclassed by Shaktar, the Blues went ahead twice, first through Fernando Torres in the sixth minute and again through Oscar in the 40th. The visitors however replied through Willian in the ninth and 47th minutes.

Chelsea, who lost the first leg 1-2 last fortnight, had their campaign hanging on the balance before Moses (shown in photo), who came on in the 80th minute, headed in a Juan Mata corner on the last minute of the game.

If Chelsea had lost, they would have needed to beat Juventus away in their next game to keep alive their campaign. Last night’s victory however saw them tieing at seven points with Shaktar, who however, lead the group on account of the head to head rule.

All the results

TUESDAY

Dinamo Kiev   0-0       FC Porto        

PSG                 4-0       Dinamo Zagreb          

Olympiakos     3-1       Montpellier     

Schalke 04       2-2       Arsenal           

AC Milan        1-1       Malaga           

Anderlecht      1-0       Zenit St Petersburg    

Man City         2-2       Ajax   

Real Madrid    2-2       Borussia Dortmund

WEDNESDAY

Chelsea 3 - 2 Shakhtar Donetsk

Bayern Munich 6 - 1 Lille

Benfica 2 - 0 Spartak Moscow

Braga 1 - 3 Man Utd

Celtic 2 - 1 Barcelona

CFR Cluj-Napoca 1 - 3 Galatasaray

Juventus 4 - 0 Nordsjaelland

Valencia 4 - 2 BATE Borisov

Source News Express

Posted 08/11/2012 10:36:42 AM

 

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