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UEFA Champions League: Chelsea shutout Bayern Leverkusen 2-0

09-14-2011 14:36 BJT

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In Group E, Chelsea hosted Bayer Leverkusen at Stamford Bridge.

Leverkusen thought they had taken the lead after three minutes when Simon Rolfes heads one home but the referee ruled Leverkusen's players were guilty of pushing from the free-kick. Television replays fail to support the claims with no clear infringements obvious.

Less than a minute later Chelsea thought they had scored when Fernando Torres flicks the ball into the net but Raul Mereiles, who attempted to backheel the ball home, was ruled offside.

Chelsea's John Mikel Obi, left, vies for the ball with Bayer Leverkusen's Andre
Schurrle during the group E Champions League soccer match between Chelsea and Bayer
Leverkusen at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Then a superb 67th minute build-up involving Ashley Cole and Torres sets up 24-year-old Brazilian centreback David Luiz who curls the ball around the German defence and into the far corner. Luiz the unlikely first scorer in a star studded field.

Two minutes into stoppage time, Torres, who has only scored once for Chelsea in 22 matches, squares a neat cross to Juan Mata, who fires home with a low shot. Chelsea prevails with a 2-0 win over a sluggish German side.

Chelsea's John Mikel Obi, left, moves the ball away from Leverkusen's Renato Augusto
during the group E Champions League soccer match between Chelsea and Bayer 04
Leverkusen at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Stadium in London, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011.
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Editor:Zou Xian |Source: CNTV.CN

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