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Chelsea cruise into final

02 May 2013 22:17:31

Chelsea cruise into final

Chelsea advanced to a European final for the second successive season with a comprehensive 3-1 Europa League semi-final second leg defeat of Basle at Stamford Bridge.

Last season's Champions League winners fell behind to Mohamed Salah's fine 45th-minute goal for the Swiss champions, but Fernando Torres and Victor Moses maintained their impressive individual records in the competition by scoring within three second-half minutes.

David Luiz's stunning curled goal ended the tie as a contest and ensured Chelsea's passage to the May 15 final in Amsterdam against his former club Benfica - but there was no record-equalling goal for Frank Lampard on a memorable night in west London.


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