Chelsea continue European adventure

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  • Mask of Torro

    Fernando Torres' hot streak in the Europa League continued as Chelsea booked a semi-final spot at the expense of Rubin Kazan.

    Torr blimey

    The Spaniard scored early, and although Chelsea lost on the night they progressed thanks to a superior aggregate score.

    Russians riled

    Russian side Rubin ran Chelsea close but they didn't have enough to match the Premier League side in the end.

    Flying the flag

    Tottenham travelled to Basel hoping to make the semi-finals, but they were greeted by a well organised and stubborn side.

  • Dempsey at the double

    Clint Dempsey scored twice to help fill the hole left by Spurs' star man Gareth Bale who is injured and didn't play.

    Mo problems

    But Basel wouldn't lie down and came from behind to take the lead, Mohamed Salah scored the first of their goals.

    Red mist

    Tottenham's cause wasn't helped when they were reduced to ten-men following Jan Vertonghen's red card.

    Andre Villas-Boas' side fought bravely throughout extra-time but lost 4-1 on penalties to exit the competition.

  • Pard task ahead

    Trailing 3-1 from the first leg in Portugal, Newcastle boss Alan Pardew knew his side were underdogs against Benfica.

    Taking the Papiss?

    Papiss Cisse had the ball in the net twice for Newcastle but the goal was ruled out for offside on both occasions.

    Arfa chance

    Cisse eventually scored legally and the Toon Army thought they were in with an unlikely chance of another dramatic late show.

    Salvation for Benfica

    Just when they thought they had a chance, Eduardo Salvio scored for Benfica to break Newcastle hearts and eliminate them.

  • Cane is able

    Caner Erkin ensured Fenerbahce's progress and Lazio's elimination with a second half strike against the Italians.

    Turkish delight

    Fenerbahce's prize will be a tie against Chelsea, Basel or Benfica in the semi-final.