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Clinical finish from Eto'o ends Chelsea's European hopes.

Last Updated: 3/16/2010 10:36:44 PM

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A clinical finish from Cameroonian striker Samuel Eto'o ended Chelsea's run in the European Champions League and saw his team Inter Milan through to the quarter finals on a 3-1 aggregate.....

Eto'o ends Chelsea's hopes
Eto'o ends Chelsea's hopes

Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho got his revenge on Chelsea as a late goal from Samuel Eto'o sealed a 1-0 last 16 second leg victory over his former club at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday for a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Mourinho was back at Chelsea for the first time since being sacked in September 2007 following a power struggle with Blues owner Roman Abramovich and he showed the Russian what he had let go by devising the perfect game-plan to eliminate his former team.

The Portuguese coach once criticised Tottenham for "parking the bus" after Chelsea were shut out by their defensive London rivals, but Mourinho borrowed a trick or two from that scheme to keep Carlo Ancelotti's side at bay before Eto'o's strike secured victory.

Chelsea, who had Didier Drogba sent off in the final moments, hadn't been held without a goal at home for 11 months, yet they rarely threatened to find a way through an Inter defence superbly marshalled by Lucio and Walter Samuel.

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