Posted: Wednesday December 5, 2012 4:44 PM

Chelsea routs Nordsjaelland 6-1 but exits CL

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LONDON (AP) -Fernando Torres rediscovered his goal-scoring touch too late for Chelsea's Champions League hopes on Wednesday, with the English side becoming the first holders to exit at the group stage despite a 6-1 thrashing of FC Nordsjaelland.

On a bittersweet night for Chelsea, Torres ended a month-long goal drought by scoring twice in a match for the first time this season.

Chelsea went ahead in a frenzied spell in which both sides miss penalties before David Luiz scored from the spot in the 39th minute. Torres netted in first-half stoppage time.

Although Joshua John pulled one back for Nordsjaelland 20 seconds after the break, Gary Cahill began Chelsea's second-half goal spree with a header. Torres drove in his second before Juan Mata and Oscar added goals.

 
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