Champions League - Round of 16 - 2nd Leg
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Chelsea 2-0 Galatasaray (3-1 agg)

Samuel Eto'o

Chelsea became the first English side to reach this season's Champions League last eight by beating a limp Galatasaray.

Former Blues striker Didier Drogba could not inspire the Turkish team, who fell 2-1 down on aggregate when Samuel Eto'o fired home in the fourth minute.

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Gary Cahill doubled the lead when scored from close range after John Terry's header was saved.

Galatasaray's night was summed up by Drogba's stoppage-time miss.

After Arsenal and Manchester City were knocked out last week, Chelsea won this game at a canter.

And the result means that Galatasaray boss Roberto Mancini has yet to beat Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho in six European attempts.

Unlike the first leg in Istanbul, when Galatasary recovered from a poor start, they did not look like troubling the Premier League leaders, who responded well to Saturday's surprise defeat by Aston Villa.

Mourinho, who is aiming to win a third Champions League trophy with a different team, said in the build-up to the game that Drogba was still one of the world's best strikers.

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But there was no fairytale return to Stamford Bridge for the Ivorian. Instead, Eto'o took centre stage.

The Cameroon forward looked sharp from the start and put Chelsea ahead with his 30th Champions League goal when he latched on to Oscar's diagonal pass to beat goalkeeper Fernando Muslera.

Chelsea, who remain on course to win their third consecutive European trophy, showed far more impetus in the first half with Frank Lampard and Willian wasting good chances after excellent build-up play from Eden Hazard and Oscar.

Felipe Melo's tame shot was Galatasaray's only real effort towards Petr Cech's goal. Drogba's free-kick ended up in the top tier of the Chelsea stand and they did not muster a shot on target all game.

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Added to their lifelessness in attack the visitors showed little desire to mark Terry at set-pieces and, after the Chelsea captain volleyed over from a free-kick, he was free to head goalwards from a corner, with Cahill smashing home the rebound.

Prior to this encounter, Galatasaray had failed to beat English opposition in eight attempts and once they had gone two goals behind they rarely looked like changing the game's course.

With Hazard again the creative force, Oscar, Willian and Lampard all had chances to extend Chelsea's lead after the break.

Hazard also drew a late save from Muslera, who is likely to face England in the group stage of the 2014 World Cup with Uruguay.

Despite three second-half substitutions, Galatasaray could not make an impression and Chelsea set themselves up perfectly for Saturday's league game against Arsenal with a comfortable victory.

Line-ups

Chelsea

  • 1Cech
  • 2IvanovicBooked at 58mins
  • 28Azpilicueta
  • 8Lampard
  • 24Cahill
  • 26Terry
  • 22WillianSubstituted forKalasat 90+3'minutes
  • 7Ramires
  • 29Eto'oSubstituted forTorresat 85'minutes
  • 11OscarBooked at 40minsSubstituted forSchürrleat 82'minutes
  • 17Hazard

Substitutes

  • 4David Luiz
  • 9Torres
  • 12Mikel
  • 14Schürrle
  • 19Ba
  • 23Schwarzer
  • 33Kalas

Galatasaray

  • 25Muslera
  • 27EbouéSubstituted forHajrovicat 77'minutes
  • 15Telles
  • 35KurtulusSubstituted forBaltaat 67'minutes
  • 21Chedjou
  • 26Kaya
  • 17YilmazSubstituted forBulutat 54'minutes
  • 3Felipe MeloBooked at 19mins
  • 11DrogbaBooked at 67mins
  • 8InanBooked at 90mins
  • 10Sneijder

Substitutes

  • 2Burdisso
  • 6Gülselam
  • 14Hajrovic
  • 19Bulut
  • 22Balta
  • 55Sarioglu
  • 86Ceylan
Referee:
Dr. Felix Brych

Match Stats

Home TeamChelseaAway TeamGalatasaray
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home20
Away3
Shots on Target
Home9
Away0
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home20
Away20

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea 2, Galatasaray 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea 2, Galatasaray 0.

Offside, Chelsea. Frank Lampard tries a through ball, but Eden Hazard is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Tomas Kalas replaces Willian.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Semih Kaya.

Attempt blocked. André Schürrle (Chelsea) right footed shot from long range on the left is blocked.

Booking

Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray).

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Felipe Melo (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fernando Torres (Chelsea).

Attempt missed. Ramires (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Willian.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a through ball.

Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ramires (Chelsea).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. Fernando Torres replaces Samuel Eto'o.

Attempt missed. Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Fernando Muslera.

Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Frank Lampard.

Attempt missed. César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ramires.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea. André Schürrle replaces Oscar.

Semih Kaya (Galatasaray) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Eden Hazard (Chelsea).

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray).

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Alex Telles (Galatasaray).

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Izet Hajrovic replaces Emmanuel Eboué.

Foul by Emmanuel Eboué (Galatasaray).

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aurélien Chedjou (Galatasaray).

Samuel Eto'o (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) right footed shot from long range on the left is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Selcuk Inan (Galatasaray).

Willian (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Didier Drogba (Galatasaray) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Didier Drogba (Galatasaray).

César Azpilicueta (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Galatasaray. Hakan Balta replaces Yekta Kurtulus.

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