International Champions Cup

Chelsea through to Champions Cup final

August 5, 2013

Chelsea will face Real Madrid in the final of the International Champions Cup after defeating AC Milan 2-0 in their semi-final on Sunday.

Andre Schurrle's volley sealed Chelsea's passage to the final.
APSchurrle's stunner sealed the win.

Goals to Kevin De Bruyne and Andre Schurrle continued Chelsea's impressive pre-season run, with the Blues preparing to clash with Jose Mourinho's former side on Wednesday.

Chelsea dominated proceedings early, with Branislav Ivanovic involved in a flurry of early chances, his header from an Oscar free-kick flashing just wide.

De Bruyne had his 19th-minute strike ruled out for offside and Ivanovic did well to clear as Mario Balotelli looked set to score down the other end just minutes later.

Oscar fired wide shortly before De Bruyne opened the scoring in the 29th minute, rounding off a neat passing move by taking a pass from Eden Hazard and sidefooting home from 16 yards.

The chances continued for the Blues in a second half which again saw boss Jose Mourinho take the opportunity to use his entire squad.

After Ramires had unselfishly tried to set up Romelu Lukaku in injury time, Chelsea got their second goal when Schurrle impressively volleyed home from 15 yards after receiving the ball from Moses.

In Sunday's other match, Valencia eased to a 4-0 rout over Inter Milan in the losers' semi-final. 

Walter Mazzarri's woes continued just weeks out from the Serie A season, with the Nerazzurri now forced into a seventh-placed playoff against Juventus.

It took just seven minutes for Valencia to open the scoring, with Ever Banega darting through the Inter defence and curling the ball into the top right corner of the net.

The Spanish side doubled their lead in the 34th minute when Jonathon Viera pounced on a loose ball from a corner and had his shot deflected in off Marco Andreolli.

Valencia rounded out the victory with second-half goals to Jonas and Viera and will now face Everton for fifth-place on Tuesday.

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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