FC Nordsjælland vs. Chelsea: Champions League Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Champions League Group Stage—Full Time
FC Nordsjælland 0-4 Chelsea
However, Roberto Di Matteo's men will need to capitalise on their chances on an altogether more clinical manner in future if they're to come out on top of the group.
Chelsea: Cech; Ivanovic, Luiz, Cahill, Cole; Ramires, Lampard (C), Oscar; Mata, Moses; Torres
Subs: Turnbull, Terry, Azpilicueta, Bertrand, Mikel, Romeu, Hazard
Scorers: Matat (33', 82') Luiz (79') Ramires (89')
Nordsjælland: Hansen; Mtiliga, Runje, Okore, Parkhurst; Stokholm, Adu; John, Nordstrand, Lorentzen; Beckmann
Subs: Villadsen, Gundelach, Christensen, Tičinović, Petry, Christiansen, Laudrup
FULL TIME—NORD 0-4 CHE
They may have left it late but the result is all that matters and Roberto Di Matteo can be pleased with the second half conviction shown by a majority of his players.
That said, Nordsjælland can also walk away from this display with their heads held high and were it not for a lack of stamina, the Danish champions may have staged an upset this evening.
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You get the impression that Chelsea were almost hanging back in the first half as Ramires caps off a fine last 20 minutes with a goal of his own.
Oscar nicks the ball from Torres before drilling onto the left side of Nordsjælland's goal, finding a free Ramires in the area, who taps in from a yard.
Probably the cleanest goal of the evening, Chelsea can take the most pride in their fourth.
88'—NORD 0-3 CHE
Although the eventual score would prove otherwise, Chelsea have been largely unimpressive tonight, failing to make good on a host of clear-cut chances in front of goal.
They'll need to deliver on more of their chances if they're to make the best of remaining fixtures.
Andreas Laudrup does get his chance to shine after all and comes onto the field of play in place of Kasper Lorentzen.
Barely a minute after scoring, Juan Mata is replaced by John Obi Mikel, who would seem pleased with the scoreline and wants to hold onto such a lead.
And in a mere Mata of minutes, Chelsea are 3-0 up.
If you haven't guessed already, it was Juan Mata that wrapped up a fluid one-touch passing motion between himself, Frank Lampard and Oscar.
Although they were looking confident at times tonight, Nordsjælland just haven't had the stamina to keep up tonight and they don't deserve this scoreline.
It would seem that's all she wrote and what a goal from David Luiz to wrap this game up.
The Blues have a free kick almost 30 yards from goal and Luiz's effort leaves Hansen absolutely rooted to the spot, crashing in off his right post.
How is the Brazilian youngster a centre-back?
77'—YELLOW CARD (Nordsjælland)
Ramires uses those nimble feet of his to nip the ball away before a rampaging Runje hacks the Brazilian down on the edge of the box.
Mata pings the resulting free-kick into the wall, before seeing it booted clear.
Nordsjælland may not come closer to scoring all night.
John does he has done all night and cuts in off the right to send a curling shot towards the top right. Luckily for Chelsea, they have one of the world's best in between their posts and the Czech is equal to it, pushing the shot onto the post and wide.
71'—NORD 0-1 CHE
That momentum continues to build for Nordsjælland, too, after Adu sends over a ball for Beckmann that just alludes the striker's clutches.
69'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Since the changes, Nordsjælland have assumed the power position, forcing Chelsea deep into their own half.
Luiz and Ivanovic are being forced to clear their ranks crudely instead of retaining possession, giving the hosts a chance to breathe.
Hazard does indeed come on to replace Victor Moses while Morten Nordstrand makes way for Mario Tičonović for the hosts.
63'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Eden Hazard is warming up for Chelsea and could be introduced soon.
60'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Jores Okore proves that he's not simply a defensive starlet by picking out his striking teammate, Beckmann, with a delightful chip over the top.
Beckmann fails to challenge Cech's goal, but Okore is doing no harm for his image with this incredibly rounded performance.
58'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Victor Moses has been impressive tonight. Roberto Di Matteo may have left Hazard out of his line-up for more reason than simply maintaining fitness.
The Nigerian has linked up well with Torres in attack and seems to be a constant outlet going forward.
That being said, he's still out of sync with teammates from time to time and needs to get up to speed quick.
Long way from Crystal Palace, that lad.
Oscar and Moses both have 2nd half goals disallowed for Chelsea— Ian Abrahams (@BroadcastMoose) October 2, 2012
Nordsjælland come close to scoring their first Champions League goal after Joshua John cuts in from the right to find space on the edge of the box before firing low and hard.
The effort whizzes past Cech right-hand post and I'm not so sure the No.1 would have been saving that were it half a yard to the right.
50'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Branislav Ivanovic wins his side a corner after pinging the ball off a Nordsjælland defender attempting to send in a cross.
The set-piece is cleared and the hosts stage a counter of their own, but it comes to little.
47'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Oscar puts the ball into the back of the net again, but it comes after Fernando Torres is pulled up for offside.
It may not have counted but Chelsea Brazilian summer purchase is showing excellent positional play tonight, displaying more than his 21 years would let on.
Nordsjælland resume the action..
Halftime—NORD 0-1 CHE
Chelsea eventually made good on some early pressure to put themselves in front before the break thanks to a Juan Mata finish.
Nordsjælland are far from out of this fixture however, and can be pleased with their performance so far against one of Europe's giants.
44'—DISALLOWED GOAL!!! (Chelsea)
Jores Okore again does fantastically to hunt down Victor Moses and stopping the Nigerian from getting in on goal.
However the ball eventually falls through to Torres, who forces a save out of Hansen. Lampard collects the rebound and promptly fires to Torres, who nets with aplomb.
Chelsea's main attacker failed to come back from an offside position however, and the goal is ruled out.
41'—NORD 0-1 CHE
Petr Cech is forced into what is becoming a rare save as Mtiliga fires in a 25-yard daisy-cutter that forces the Czech No.1 to the floor.
Chelsea's stopper had that covered all day long but the space created for Kasper Hjulmand's side is encouraging.
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