FC Nordsjaelland

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FC Nordsjaelland

SOCCER

    Chelsea hit minnows for six but still crash out

    #INSERT type:image caption: David Luiz put Chelsea in front from the penalty spot. END# Rafael Benitez finally notched a win at Chelsea but was powerless to stop them becoming the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas following their 6-1 hammering of FC Nordsjaelland.The fact Fernando Torres ended his goal drought in what was an expected romp was also scant consolation for Benitez and the European champions, who were consigned to the Europa League after Juventus won at Shakhtar Donetsk to top Group E. Lythell: Chelsea reacquaint themselves with disappointment Torres even scored twice after David Luiz put Chelsea ahead from the spot at the end of a crazy spell of three penalties for handball in seven minutes that saw both Nicolai Stokholm and Eden Hazard miss.Joshua John did make it 2-1 but Gary Cahill, Juan Mata and substitute Oscar ensured the holders at least bowed out with their biggest ever Champions League victory and ended their six-match winless streak, three of which were overseen by Benitez.Chelsea fans' reaction to their interim manager during games has already become a cliche, but amid the customary jeers, abuse and protest banners were newer placards declaring, `Bring Back The Special One'.It is debatable whether even Jose Mourinho could manage Torres back to his best, the striker appearing fully aware the game represented his best chance of ending his latest drought.Indeed, the first half-hour was almost all about the Spaniard's quest, whose job against the Group E whipping boys got even easier when Nordsjaelland centre-back Ivan Runje was carried off injured inside five minutes.Already without their best defender, the Danish champions almost conceded when down to 10 men but Jesper Hansen held Victor Moses' crisp near-post volley from an Ashley Cole cross on the full-back's 100th Champions League appearance.Mikel Beckmann joined the fray before Torres had the ball in the net, chipping Hansen having already been flagged offside.He saw another effort saved before at least backing up Benitez's assertion that he was ``amazing'' at defending corners when one of his clearances set up a lightning break Hazard could not finish.Hazard threatened again with one of several jinking runs before Torres failed to react to Moses' drilled cross, poked another one-two with Mata straight at Hansen, and fell over attempting an overhead kick.Nordsjaelland captain Stokholm almost showed him the way when he smashed Moses' cross against his own crossbar before the visitors tried their luck at the right end through Kasper Lorentzen and Enoch Adu.Their adventure was dramatically rewarded in the 31st minute when referee Bas Nijhuis adjudged Cahill to have handled Anders Christiansen's shot on the edge of the area.Chelsea protested but it did not matter as Petr Cech guessed right to keep out Stokholm's penalty.After Torres' latest weak finish was deflected wide, Cahill got his revenge when his header from the resulting corner hit the arm of Beckmann.Incredibly, Hazard's weak penalty was also saved.Even more incredibly, Nijhuis awarded a third spot-kick for handball moments later when Patrick Mtiliga blocked Mata's shot.This time, Luiz took charge, firing the ball high into the net.The Torres show then resumed with an errant diving header before he finally found the net in stoppage time.There were echoes of his last - lucky - goal against Shakhtar as his finish from Moses' ball in behind hit Hansen and rebounded back off the striker, who accidentally trod on the keeper before gobbling up the rebound.Torres' strike was cancelled out straight after half-time when John got in behind Branislav Ivanovic to lift Lorentzen's ball over the advancing Cech.But Cahill restored the advantage five minutes later when he hung in the air to loop a superb header into the corner of the net from Mata's free-kick.Five minutes after that, Torres finally scored a goal that owed nothing to luck, brilliantly finishing off a sweeping break by poking in Hazard's cutback.Any joy was tempered by the news Juve had taken the lead in Donetsk - in defiance of the ``Come on Shakhtar'' chants from Stamford Bridge.Chelsea continued to attack and Torres was denied a penalty before Mata beat Hansen at the second attempt after a one-two with Hazard.Torres had two penalty appeals turned down either side of Oscar entering the fray to finish smartly after being played through by Mata for his fifth Champions League goal in six games.Luiz picked up a booking for a foul on Nordsjaelland substitute Kamal Issah to earn a one-match ban.He had already gone close with a free-kick, Oscar saw another shot saved, Moses shanked a header and Torres failed to chip Hansen for his hat-trick but it was goals elsewhere Chelsea and Benitez needed.
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    FC Nordsjaelland

    SOCCER

      Chelsea hit minnows for six but still crash out

      Rafael Benitez finally notched a win at Chelsea but was powerless to stop them becoming the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas following their 6-1 hammering of FC Nordsjaelland.The fact Fernando Torres ended his goal drought in what was an expected romp was also scant consolation for Benitez and the European champions, who were consigned to the Europa League after Juventus won at Shakhtar Donetsk to top Group E.Torres even scored twice after David Luiz put Chelsea ahead from the spot at the end of a crazy spell of three penalties for handball in seven minutes that saw both Nicolai Stokholm and Eden Hazard miss.Joshua John did make it 2-1 but Gary Cahill, Juan Mata and substitute Oscar ensured the holders at least bowed out with their biggest ever Champions League victory and ended their six-match winless streak, three of which were overseen by Benitez.Chelsea fans' reaction to their interim manager during games has already become a cliche, but amid the customary jeers, abuse and protest banners were newer placards declaring, `Bring Back The Special One'.It is debatable whether even Jose Mourinho could manage Torres back to his best, the striker appearing fully aware the game represented his best chance of ending his latest drought.Indeed, the first half-hour was almost all about the Spaniard's quest, whose job against the Group E whipping boys got even easier when Nordsjaelland centre-back Ivan Runje was carried off injured inside five minutes.Already without their best defender, the Danish champions almost conceded when down to 10 men but Jesper Hansen held Victor Moses' crisp near-post volley from an Ashley Cole cross on the full-back's 100th Champions League appearance.Mikel Beckmann joined the fray before Torres had the ball in the net, chipping Hansen having already been flagged offside.He saw another effort saved before at least backing up Benitez's assertion that he was ``amazing'' at defending corners when one of his clearances set up a lightning break Hazard could not finish.Hazard threatened again with one of several jinking runs before Torres failed to react to Moses' drilled cross, poked another one-two with Mata straight at Hansen, and fell over attempting an overhead kick.Nordsjaelland captain Stokholm almost showed him the way when he smashed Moses' cross against his own crossbar before the visitors tried their luck at the right end through Kasper Lorentzen and Enoch Adu.Their adventure was dramatically rewarded in the 31st minute when referee Bas Nijhuis adjudged Cahill to have handled Anders Christiansen's shot on the edge of the area.Chelsea protested but it did not matter as Petr Cech guessed right to keep out Stokholm's penalty.After Torres' latest weak finish was deflected wide, Cahill got his revenge when his header from the resulting corner hit the arm of Beckmann.Incredibly, Hazard's weak penalty was also saved.Even more incredibly, Nijhuis awarded a third spot-kick for handball moments later when Patrick Mtiliga blocked Mata's shot.This time, Luiz took charge, firing the ball high into the net.The Torres show then resumed with an errant diving header before he finally found the net in stoppage time.There were echoes of his last - lucky - goal against Shakhtar as his finish from Moses' ball in behind hit Hansen and rebounded back off the striker, who accidentally trod on the keeper before gobbling up the rebound.Torres' strike was cancelled out straight after half-time when John got in behind Branislav Ivanovic to lift Lorentzen's ball over the advancing Cech.But Cahill restored the advantage five minutes later when he hung in the air to loop a superb header into the corner of the net from Mata's free-kick.Five minutes after that, Torres finally scored a goal that owed nothing to luck, brilliantly finishing off a sweeping break by poking in Hazard's cutback.Any joy was tempered by the news Juve had taken the lead in Donetsk - in defiance of the ``Come on Shakhtar'' chants from Stamford Bridge.Chelsea continued to attack and Torres was denied a penalty before Mata beat Hansen at the second attempt after a one-two with Hazard.Torres had two penalty appeals turned down either side of Oscar entering the fray to finish smartly after being played through by Mata for his fifth Champions League goal in six games.Luiz picked up a booking for a foul on Nordsjaelland substitute Kamal Issah to earn a one-match ban.He had already gone close with a free-kick, Oscar saw another shot saved, Moses shanked a header and Torres failed to chip Hansen for his hat-trick but it was goals elsewhere Chelsea and Benitez needed.
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      FC Nordsjaelland

      SOCCER

        Adriano hits treble for five-star Shakhtar

        #INSERT type:image caption: Adriano hit a hat-trick for Shakhtar in their resounding victory against Nordsjaelland END# A hat-trick by Adriano and two goals from Willian saw Shakhtar Donetsk go through to the knockout stages of the Champions League following a controversial 5-2 win at Nordsjaelland.In a see-saw game, the Danish hosts twice went ahead before the game was level at half-time.However, Shakhtar were dominant after the break to run out easy winners in Copenhagen, going a point clear of Juventus at the top of Group E.Nordsjaelland certainly played their part in the game but had nothing to show at the end of the night and still have just one point from five games after an abortive European campaign.Shakhtar had the first effort on goal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan firing in a right-footed shot from 20 yards.Luis Fernandinho also had a shot from distance which was blocked by Nordsjaelland midfielder Soren Christensen.Mkhitaryan mis-hit a shot when well-placed as the visitors made the running in the opening stages.However, it was the hosts who took a shock lead in the 24th minute.Joshua John's cross from the left wing found Morten Nordstrand in the centre of the penalty area and he struck a low shot into the middle of the goal.However, their lead lasted just two minutes with Shakhtar equalising in controversial fashion.The visitors were returning the ball to their opponents following a break for injury but Adriano had failed to read the script and he ran on to the ball with the home defence static and rounded the keeper and scored.Nordsjaelland regained the lead just four minutes later, though, Kasper Lorentzen turning and smashing the ball home off the bar.Mkhitaryan had two attempts before Shakhtar equalised shortly before half-time through Willian which took a deflection off Fernandinho and into the net.The second half started in the same fashion as the first ended with Shakhtar going ahead from a magnificent finish from Willian five minutes after the break, firing into the top right-hand corner of the goal from 20 yards.Adriano then scored his second of the night three minutes later when he drilled home a right-footed shot.Nicolai Stokholm's effort for Nordsjaelland was blocked by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.Then Lorentzen found himself in the centre of the area but his weak shot went wide.Shakhtar were all over the hosts and Adriano completed his hat-trick nine minutes from time when he slotted home from close range.
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        FC Nordsjaelland

        SOCCER

          Adriano hits treble for five-star Shakhtar

          A hat-trick by Adriano and two goals from Willian saw Shakhtar Donetsk go through to the knockout stages of the Champions League following a controversial 5-2 win at Nordsjaelland.In a see-saw game, the Danish hosts twice went ahead before the game was level at half-time.However, Shakhtar were dominant after the break to run out easy winners in Copenhagen, going a point clear of Juventus at the top of Group E.Nordsjaelland certainly played their part in the game but had nothing to show at the end of the night and still have just one point from five games after an abortive European campaign.Shakhtar had the first effort on goal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan firing in a right-footed shot from 20 yards.Luis Fernandinho also had a shot from distance which was blocked by Nordsjaelland midfielder Soren Christensen.Mkhitaryan mis-hit a shot when well-placed as the visitors made the running in the opening stages.However, it was the hosts who took a shock lead in the 24th minute.Joshua John's cross from the left wing found Morten Nordstrand in the centre of the penalty area and he struck a low shot into the middle of the goal.However, their lead lasted just two minutes with Shakhtar equalising in controversial fashion.The visitors were returning the ball to their opponents following a break for injury but Adriano had failed to read the script and he ran on to the ball with the home defence static and rounded the keeper and scored.Nordsjaelland regained the lead just four minutes later, though, Kasper Lorentzen turning and smashing the ball home off the bar.Mkhitaryan had two attempts before Shakhtar equalised shortly before half-time through Willian which took a deflection off Fernandinho and into the net.The second half started in the same fashion as the first ended with Shakhtar going ahead from a magnificent finish from Willian five minutes after the break, firing into the top right-hand corner of the goal from 20 yards.Adriano then scored his second of the night three minutes later when he drilled home a right-footed shot.Nicolai Stokholm's effort for Nordsjaelland was blocked by Yaroslav Rakitskiy.Then Lorentzen found himself in the centre of the area but his weak shot went wide.Shakhtar were all over the hosts and Adriano completed his hat-trick nine minutes from time when he slotted home from close range.
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          FC Nordsjaelland

          SOCCER

            Juve cruise past Nordsjælland

            #INSERT type:image caption:Sebastian Giovinco celebrates after scoring Juve's third in the rout of FC Nordsjælland END# Juventus registered their first Champions League win of the season after a comfortable victory over FC Nordsjaelland. - Alessio: Chelsea clash key for Juve First-half strikes from Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco, plus a second-half header from Fabio Quagliarella were enough to see off the Norwegian champions as the Italians finally tasted victory after three successive draws.For the hosts, Mauricio Isla came in for Stephan Lichtsteiner who was injured in their 3-1 loss to Inter at the weekend, while Alessandro Matri replaced Mirko Vucinic.The visitors made two changes from the team who won 2-1 at Sonderjyske, with Soren Christensen and Morten Nordstrand making way for Andreas Laudrup and Nicolai Stokholm.Juventus were thankful for a Vucinic strike nine minutes from time to spare the Serie A champion's blushes when the two teams met a fortnight ago.However, it took them just six minutes to get on the scoresheet tonight as Isla's low cross from the right was converted by Marchisio from six yards out.And they were two up after 23 minutes as Vidal capitalised on hesitant Nordsjaelland defending to slide in and divert the ball past Jesper Hansen.The home side almost grabbed a third just three minutes later as Andrea Pirlo's corner was headed onto the crossbar from six yards out by Matri.The visitors were struggling and needed a fine save from Hansen just after the half-hour mark, with the stopper tipping Marchisio's shot from the edge of the area round the post.It was however three 10 minutes before the break as Sebastian Giovinco curled an effort from just inside the box into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.The visitors did not manage a shot on goal during the opening 45 minutes and 20 minutes into the second half forced Gigi Buffon into action for the first time, with the Italian number one parrying Patrick Mtiliga's 25-yard effort.Juventus rounded off the win in the 75th minute through substitute Quagliarella.
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            FC Nordsjaelland

            SOCCER

              Juventus 4-0 FC Nordsjælland

              Juventus registered their first Champions League win of the season after a comfortable victory over FC Nordsjaelland.First-half strikes from Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco, plus a second-half header from Fabio Quagliarella were enough to see off the Norwegian champions as the Italians finally tasted victory after three successive draws.For the hosts, Mauricio Isla came in for Stephan Lichtsteiner who was injured in their 3-1 loss to Inter at the weekend, while Alessandro Matri replaced Mirko Vucinic.The visitors made two changes from the team who won 2-1 at Sonderjyske, with Soren Christensen and Morten Nordstrand making way for Andreas Laudrup and Nicolai Stokholm.Juventus were thankful for a Vucinic strike nine minutes from time to spare the Serie A champion's blushes when the two teams met a fortnight ago.However, it took them just six minutes to get on the scoresheet tonight as Isla's low cross from the right was converted by Marchisio from six yards out.And they were two up after 23 minutes as Vidal capitalised on hesitant Nordsjaelland defending to slide in and divert the ball past Jesper Hansen.The home side almost grabbed a third just three minutes later as Andrea Pirlo's corner was headed onto the crossbar from six yards out by Matri.The visitors were struggling and needed a fine save from Hansen just after the half-hour mark, with the stopper tipping Marchisio's shot from the edge of the area round the post.It was however three 10 minutes before the break as Sebastian Giovinco curled an effort from just inside the box into the bottom left-hand corner of the net.The visitors did not manage a shot on goal during the opening 45 minutes and 20 minutes into the second half forced Gigi Buffon into action for the first time, with the Italian number one parrying Patrick Mtiliga's 25-yard effort.Juventus rounded off the win in the 75th minute through substitute Quagliarella.
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              Goal Difference
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              Goals Scored
              29
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