Chelsea into the quarter finals

Fernando Torres scored just his second goal in twenty games to send Chelsea past Steaua Bucharest and through to the last eight of the Europa League.

The Blues were trailing 1-0 from the first leg, but found themselves on level terms just after the half hour mark thanks to Juan Mata’s close range finish.

However, the visitors equalised on the stroke of half time, leaving Rafael Benitez’s side needing two goals to progress.

Captain John Terry made it 2-1 on the night with a header just short of the hour mark, before Torres swung the tie in favour of the Blues for the first time with twenty minutes to play.

The Spaniard missed a penalty five minutes from time, but the hosts managed to hang on to put themselves in the hat for today’s quarter final draw, along with fellow Premier League sides Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.

The club will now turn their attention to Sunday afternoon’s league game with West Ham United, where they will hope to avenge the 3-1 defeat suffered at Upton Park back in December.

Meanwhile, Gary Cahill, Ashley Cole and Frank Lampard have been called up to the England squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro.

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