Mark Schwarzer has become the oldest player to debut in the UEFA Champions League.

At 41 years and 66 days, the Australian goalkeeper was handed a rare start for Chelsea as they beat Steaua Bucharest 1-0 in their final group stage fixture.

Schwarzer, who joined the Blues from Fulham prior to the 2013/14 season, was not kept all that busy during the clash with the Romanians at Stamford Bridge and managed to come away with a clean sheet in his first start in Europe's premier club competition.

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho said: "Schwarzer didn't have a lot to do but did it comfortably.

"He knows (Petr) Cech is first choice but felt my trust for this game."

Chelsea finished top of Group E courtesy of Demba Ba's 10th minute winner and will now await the Round of 16 draw which takes place on December 16.

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