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Chelsea edge past AC Milan

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Chelsea sealed a 2-0 win against Milan in the Guinness International Champions Cup 2013 on Sunday - with Belgium international Kevin de Bruyne and German winger Andre Schurrle scoring the goals for the Blues.

Jose Mourinho maintains his 100 per cent win record for Chelsea and will face former club Real Madrid on Wednesday in the tournament's finale.

The match got off to a flying start with Chelsea having most of the possession.

Branislav Ivanovic had the first two chances for Chelsea with the first being a low shot in the box for the defender who flicked it towards goal but was cleared by Milan goalkeeper Abbiati.

The other Ivanovic chance came seven minutes later when Eden Hazard crossed a decent ball from a free-kick only for Ivanovic to head it wide.

This was by far their biggest match in the pre-season, but 15 minutes into the match Mourinho was seen not too pleased with his team and was gesturing continuously near the touchline. 

Ivanovic was again in the spotlight when he received the first yellow card of the match for a tackle from behind on Mario Balotelli just outside the box.

Moments after the incident, Van Ginkel, Oscar and De Bruyne combined well with a quick break which ultimately resulted in the ball hitting Demba Ba who was then declared offside.

Petr Cech came up with the ‘save of the match’ deflecting a cross from Sully Muntari and Ivanovic braving beating Balotelli to clear it for a corner.

Chelsea opened the scoring when Hazard teared apart the Milan defence and crossed to fellow Belgian De Bruyne - who finished it by scoring past Abbiati.  

The start of the second half saw Mourinho make seven changes while Milan made just two.

It was all even in terms of possession and creating chances for Chelsea and Milan for the first quarter of the second half.

During the closing stages of the match, Moses broke past defenders to cross to Schurrle who then scored his first Chelsea goal with a sublime volley.

Chelsea will take on Ancelotti's side on Wednesday, with both teams playing exceptional throughout the tournament.

 

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