Champions League: Chelsea F.C. Defeat Sporting Lisbon 1-0

Chelsea F.C. had drawn Schalke in the Champions League opener and were guilty of squandering several chances against Sporting Lisbon as well.

updated: October 01, 2014 07:48 IST
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Chelsea's Serbian midfielder Nemanja Matic (R) celebrates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League Group G football match against Sporting CP.


Lisbon: Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea its first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.

A Cesc Fabregas free kick from the left in the 34th minute floated over the Sporting defense to the back post, where Matic sent a looping header over goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

The London club's slim margin of victory belied its dominance of the Group G game, with a series of wasted chances in similar fashion to Chelsea's 1-1 home draw against Schalke in its group opener.

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