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Chelsea lead english trio into europa league last eight

Chelsea led a trio of English clubs into the Europa League quarterfinals on Thursday after Tottenham Hotspur survived a thrilling Inter Milan fightback to advance on away goals and Newcastle United got a late winner. Goals from Juan Mata, John Terry and Fernando Torres, who also missed a penalty, put European champions Chelsea through 3-1 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate. Spurs striker Emmanuel Adebayor pounced in extra time to score a vital away goal in their 4-1 second-leg defeat at the San Siro as they scraped past three-times European champions Inter after the nail-biting tie ended 4-4 on aggregate. Newcastle United joined their Premier League rivals when Papiss Cisse headed the winning goal against big-spending Anzhi Mackhachkala with the last action of the game to take them through 1-0 after a goalless first leg. LAST EIGHT FIXTURES: Matches to be played on April 4 and 11 Chelsea (ENG) v Rubin Kazan (RUS) Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) v Basel (SUI) Fenerbahce (TUR) v Lazio (ITA) Benfica (POR) v Newcastle (ENG)
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