Chelsea have moved through to the Europa League quarter-finals thanks to a Round of 16 second leg win over Steaua Bucharest.
The reigning European champions won 3-1 at Stamford Bridge tonight to edge the Romanians 3-2 on aggregate after their 1-0 defeat in Bucharest last week.
Rafael Benitez’s men needed a lift in the second half and it came when skipper John Terry, who has reportedly had differences with the Spaniard recently, met Eden Hazard’s free-kick to fire home a powerful header just before the hour-mark.
A little over ten minutes later and Chelsea were 3-1 ahead on the night and 3-2 on aggregate thanks to Fernando Torres who produced a neat first touch from Hazard’s pass before slotting expertly past Tatarusanu. The Spaniard could have bagged himself a brace, and finished off the tie for Chelsea, but smashed his penalty into the post after Hazard had been brought down by Alexandru Bourceanu.
2012/13 UEFA Europa League – Round of 16 second leg
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