Half-Time Report: Chelsea in front against Shakhtar Donetsk

Chelsea hold a 2-1 half-time lead over Shakhtar Donetsk in tonight's Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have a 2-1 lead at half-time against Shakhtar Donetsk in tonight's Champions League encounter at Stamford Bridge.

Willian cancelled out Fernando Torres's opener, but Oscar netted five minutes before the break to put the Blues back in front.

Fernando Torres celebrates scoring for Chelsea© PA Photos

Chelsea went ahead in comical circumstances after only six minutes as Fernando Torres charged down Shakhtar goalkeeper Andriy Pyatov's clearance before finding the net.

However, the visitors were only behind for five minutes as Willian calmly struck the ball through a number of Chelsea players to get his side level.

The two teams weren't afraid to leave gaps in defence in search of more goals and Chelsea nearly went behind when Fernandinho's effort was palmed away by Petr Cech.

Shakhtar were on the attack again midway through the half as Henrikh Mkhitaryan smashed his volley wide of Cech's post before Alex Teixeira shot inches wide.

Despite the away side's dominance, Chelsea regained the lead five minutes before the break when Oscar fired in from long range.

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