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Result: Chelsea through despite Rubin Kazan defeat

Chelsea make it through to the Europa League semi-finals, despite a 3-2 defeat against Rubin Kazan in Russia.

Chelsea have reached the Europa League semi-finals, despite a 3-2 defeat against Rubin Kazan in Russia.

The result was enough to see the Blues progress 5-4 on aggregate following last week's 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres celebrates a goal against Rubin Kazan on April 11, 2013© AP Photos

The visitors were in front with just four minutes played thanks to Fernando Torres as the Spaniard latched on to Frank Lampard's incisive pass before lifting the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper.

Rubin got themselves level on the night early in the second half when Ivan Marcano got in front of Ramires to head past Petr Cech.

Chelsea's Victor Moses scores against Rubin on April 11, 2013© AP Photos

However, Chelsea went ahead again moment later as Victor Moses curled the ball into the top corner following an exchange of passes with Ramires.

The hosts reduced the aggregate deficit on the hour through Gokdeniz Karadeniz's header before he scored from the penalty spot on 73 minutes.

Bibras Natkho powered home from 12 yards after substitute Aleksandr Ryazantsev was bundled over by Cesar Azpilicueta.

Rubin surged forward frantically in the final stages as they tried to salvage something from the game, but they were unable to add to their tally.

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Chelsea forward Fernando Torres celebrates a goal against Rubin Kazan on April 4, 2013
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