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Champions League holders Chelsea out despite rout

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Chelsea became the first Champions League holders to go out in the group phase despite a resounding 6-1 win at home to FC Nordsjaelland in their final Group E game on Wednesday. 

Chelsea's striker Fernando Torres (R) goes around FC Nordsjaelland's goalkeeper Jesper Hansen to score during a UEFA Champions League group E football match at Stamford Bridge in London. Chelsea became the first defending champions to be eliminated from the Champions League at the group phase despite thrashing FC Nordsjaelland 6-1.

The much-maligned Fernando Torres scored twice, with David Luiz, Gary Cahill, Juan Mata and Oscar also on target, but Juventus' 1-0 win at Shakhtar Donetsk in the other group game put the Italians in the last 16 at Chelsea's expense.

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