Chelsea beat FC Copenhagen 2-0 in Champions League

Written by: Biswajeet Panda
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Copenhagen, Feb 23: It was a night that Nicolas Anelka will remember for a long time. His double strike ensured that out-of-form Chelsea beat FC Copenhagen in the fist leg match, of Champions League last 16. The scoreline read 2-0.

The French footballer hit two identical goals, one in each half of the match against Copenhagen at the latter's home ground. Chelsea could have expected nothing better than this. Their most expensive player Fernando Torres is struggling with his current form and star striker Drogba too was on the bench.

Anelka scored his first goal in the 17th minute of the match through a right foot shooter in to the corner of the goal post, leaving the goal keeper with no chance to save it.

Martin Vingaard, who substituted Cesar Santin, nearly scored the equalising goal for Copenhagen, but just fell short. And then it was a night when nothing could go wrong for Anelka. His second goal, scored in the 54th minute of the match ensured that Chelsea sealed off the match without any further hiccups.

Fernando Torres also showed signs of returning to form when he nearly scored the third goal for Chelsea. He made a clean turn and shot the ball sharply but an equally impressive save from the goalkeeper meant that Torres had to wait for his first goal in Chelsea's colours.

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