Oct 22, 2013 at 7.45pm UK at ÔÇőVeltins-Arena
SchalkeSchalke 04
0-3
Chelsea

Jones (48'), Neustadter (67')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Torres (5', 68'), Hazard (87')
Cahill (54')

Result: Fernando Torres brace enough for Chelsea

Fernando Torres scores twice for Chelsea to help them win 3-0 against Schalke at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen.

Chelsea have defeated Schalke 3-0 at the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen in the Champions League Group E, thanks to a brace from Fernando Torres.

The striker broke the deadlock for the visitors as early as the fifth minute when he headed home from close range after meeting a Branislav Ivanovic flick-on from a corner.

Chelsea┤s Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 22, 2013© Getty Images

Schalke's first real chance of the contest came in the 26th minute when Roman Neustadter set up Atsuto Uchida, but the full-back could only blaze his shot high and wide.

The German side had two good chances to restore parity five minutes from half time when Kevin-Prince Boateng tested Petr Cech with a long-range effort and Neustadter came close from the resulting corner.

Torres was unlucky not to double his tally just six minutes into the second half when his close-range header came back off the crossbar.

However, the Spain international striker did complete his brace in the 68th minute. Eden Hazard started the move when he stopped a Schalke attack, went past two players and released Oscar, who then passed the ball onto Torres to slot home.

Hazard completed the scoring for Jose Mourinho's side in the 87th minute with a well-placed shot from 12 yards.

Chelsea┬┤s Spanish striker Fernando Torres celebrates during the UEFA Champions League Group E football match Schalke 04 vs FC Chelsea in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on October 22, 2013
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