Chelsea were victorious in the final match of their 2012-13 UEFA Champions League campaign on Wednesday, as they beat Nordsjaelland, 6-1.
Rafa Benitez's squad put on a clinic of the potential talent they possess, but in the end it was too little, too late to salvage the club's Champions League hopes.
There were plenty of positives to take out of blowout win over the Group E bottom feeders, as the attacking players were stellar and Petr Cech came up big for the club when he was called upon.
Here are six things we learned from Chelsea's five-goal win that sent them into the second tier of European competition.
Although Chelsea were knocked out of the Champions League on Wednesday night, the Blues still have a chance to win the Europa League.
The Europa League may not be a trophy that Chelsea fans and players will take pride in winning, but it is a competition that manager Rafa Benitez has won in the past. He won the title with Valencia during the 2003-04 season when the competition was known as the UEFA Cup.
It will not be an easy task for Chelsea to win the Europa League with all the clubs in the knockout round of the competition lining up to take down the Blues.
After failing to score a goal in his last six matches, Fernando Torres ended Wednesday's match with a pair of goals.
Torres was the best player on the pitch for Chelsea and he was rewarded for his stellar first half play with a goal in the 45th minute.
The Spaniard scored 11 minutes into the second half but he could not end the match with a hat-trick.
Torres accounted for 10 of the club's 32 shots during Wednesday's match and it looks like he has finally begun to feel comfortable under Rafa Benitez at the club.
Two of Chelsea's six goals on Wednesday were scored by defenders David Luiz and Gary Cahill.
Luiz's thunderous penalty kick in the 38th minute put the Blues in the lead, a goal which came just three minutes after Eden Hazard's lackluster attempt at a penalty shot that was saved by Nordsjaelland keeper Jesper Hansen.
In the 51st minute, it was Cahill who scored the third Chelsea goal with a strong header off of a cross from Juan Mata.
No one has ever doubted the aerial skills of the Blues defenders, but a strong penalty by Luiz did come as a shock to some observers, like myself.
Twenty-one seconds into the second half, Nordsjaelland shocked the crowd at Stamford Bridge with a goal.
Joshua John slotted the ball past Petr Cech after receiving a pass from Kasper Lorentzen.
It was one of the few bad moments for the Chelsea defense on Wednesday night, as they were caught napping at the beginning of the half.
The error in defense will be masked by the dominant offensive performance and the failure to qualify for the knockout round of the Champions League, but it something that needs to be worked on.
If a defensive error happened like the one in the 46th minute in a big match, it would have been one of the focal points of the post-match coverage.
In the 32nd minute, Nordsjaelland were awarded a penalty after Gary Cahill was whistled for a handball in the penalty area.
Nordsjaelland captain Nicolai Stokholm stepped up to the penalty spot, and his shot was saved by the always-reliable Petr Cech.
At that moment in the match, Cech's save shifted all the momentum over to the Chelsea side, and not only did the fans become louder after the save, but the players began to wake up and play with a new-found energy.
Cech has always been one player in the Chelsea starting 11 that has stepped up to play in a big game, and he did the same in the 32nd minute when the Blues still had a shot at qualifying for the Champions League knockout round.
Chelsea broke three records in the process of winning on Wednesday.
The most dubious record set by the Blues was set after Juventus scored through an own goal by Olexandr Kucher, as Chelsea became the first defending Champions League champions to be eliminated from the competition in the group stage.
Chelsea was a part of two other record-breaking moments against Nordsjaelland, as they set the record for most penalty kicks in a regulation 90-minute match with the three penalties given six minutes apart.
The final record broken by the Blues was the most goals scored in a Champions League match by the club with six.
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