Torres double in vain as Blues crash out

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Rafael Benitez finally notched a win as Chelsea boss but was powerless to stop them becoming the first Champions League holders to crash out of the competition before Christmas.

Fernando Torres ended his goal drought in a 6-1 win against FC Nordsjaelland but the European champions 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. 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.

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