5 Apr 2013

Chelsea beat Rubin Kazan

11:30 am on 5 April 2013

European football champions Chelsea beat Russia's Rubin Kazan 3-1 in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final, helped by two goals from Spanish striker Fernando Torres.

Chelsea, who are in Europe's second-tier competition after failing to clear the group stage of the Champions League they won last year, were playing their third game in six days and fielded several players normally left on the bench.

Also in London, Tottenham Hotspur and Basel drew 2-2, while Newcastle lost 3-1 at Benfica and Fenerbahce beat Lazio 2-0.