Chelsea crush Steaua Bucharest 4-0 to recover from opening defeat

AP, Tuesday 1 Oct 2013

Chelsea recover from their opening defeat by Basel to crush Steaua Bucharest 4-0 in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday

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Chelsea's Ramires, center, celebrates his 2nd goal against Steaua during the UEFA Champions League group E soccer match between Steaua Bucharest and Chelsea, in Bucharest, Romania, on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013(Photo: AP)

Chelsea got its Champions League campaign back on track with a 4-0 win at Steaua Bucharest on Tuesday as the Premier League club bounced back from an opening loss in Group E.

Following a surprise 2-1 home defeat by Basel, Jose Mourinho's team recovered in style under the roof of the National Arena, with Brazilian midfielder Ramires scoring a brace.

The Blues dominated throughout and opened the scoring in the 20th minute through Ramires. They doubled their lead at the stroke of hal-time when Daniel Georgievski scored an own goal before Ramires and Frank Lampard sealed Chelsea's victory after the break.

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