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Eden Hazard's goal puts Chelsea through

February 21, 2013
By ESPN.com news services
Substitute Eden Hazard saved Chelsea's blushes Thursday with a stoppage-time strike that saw Rafael Benitez's side sneak into the Europa League last 16 at the expense of Sparta Prague, 2-1 on aggregate.

Just nine months on from winning the Champions League, the west Londoners only just managed to overcome the side third in the Czech top flight at Stamford Bridge.

Hazard grabbed the all-important goal to avoid extra time and, more pertinently, the potential of an embarrassing ...

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