Steaua Bucharest 1, Chelsea 0

Steaua beats Chelsea in first leg

March 7, 2013
By Press Association
Rafael Benitez's Chelsea suffered a lackluster 1-0 defeat to Steaua Bucharest in its Europa League last-16 first-leg clash at the National Arena on Thursday.

In the first of two games in four days and the Blues' 50th game of a turbulent season, last season's Champions League winners went behind after 34 minutes when Ryan Bertrand was penalized for pulling back Raul Rusescu, who converted the spot kick.

Benitez was disappointed with the penalty decision that led to his side's ...

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