7 Dec 2011

Chelsea into last 16 of Champions League

1:07 pm on 7 December 2011

The English football club Chelsea shook off their recent problems with an accomplished performance that secured a 3-0 home victory over Spanish side Valencia and took them into the Champions League knockout phase for the ninth successive season.

Arsenal, who had already secured top spot in their group, were beaten 3-1 at Greek side Olympiakos.

Olympique Marseille of France scored twice in the last five minutes to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-2 and snatch the other place in the last 16 from Olympiakos.

Already-qualified Barcelona showed they have plenty of exciting talent coming through the ranks when a team of youngsters lit up the Nou Camp in a 4-0 drubbing of basement side BATE Borisov in Champions League Group H on Tuesday.