Wellington, Mar 19: Chelsea has cruised into the quarter-finals of the Champions League following a 2-0 win over a weak Galatasaray side on Tuesday at home in Stamford Bridge, reaching the last eight 3-1 on aggregate.
However, the defeat for Galatasaray capped a frustrating return for former Chelsea star Didier Drogba, who received a hearty welcome before kickoff and even gave Jose Mourinho a kiss.
According to Stuff.co.nz, first-half goals by Samuel Eto’o and Gary Cahill effectively settled the tie and Chelsea then ended the match with Frank Lampard offering a tireless midfield screen and their John Terry-led defence in total command.
Chelsea won the second-tier Europa League last season under Rafael Benitez after being knocked out of the Champions League at the group stage, the report added. (ANI)