Chelsea survive late scare to top Group C

Belgium International Eden Hazard ensured Chelsea’s unbeaten start to this year’s Champion’s League reminded intact after Italian club Roma had fought back from being 2-1 down at the break at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard had given the Premier League champions a 2-0 leading the first half with David Luiz opening the scoring with a stunning strike on the eleventh minute mark. Despite the two-goal disadvantage Roma never gave up and deservedly narrowed the gap moments before the break through Alexsander Kolarov to make it 2-1 at the break.

It stayed that way until midway through the second half when two goals from Edin Dzeko in the space of six minutes turned the tide and gave the visitors the advantage. Dzeko’s first was a superb left footed volley that scotched past Chelsea keeper Thibaut Courtois. His second came from Kolarov free kick, when the ex-Manchester city forward found Dzeko unmarked to head in his second and give them a 3-2 lead. Thankfully the lead didn’t last too long as with five minutes Hazard found himself on the end of a Pedro cross, to slot home his second of the night and make it level at 3-3.

Roma had their chance to snatch a late winner, with Dzeko heading wide late on but, Chelsea stayed strong and with the draw they keep their place at the top of Group C, two points above Roma who they face in Italy in a fortnights time.

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