Hazard scores two as Chelsea cruises to 6-0 rout of Maribor
LONDON (AP) — Eden Hazard netted twice and Didier Drogba scored his first goal since returning to Chelsea in a comprehensive 6-0 victory over Maribor in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Hazard scored the last two goals against the Slovenian side, including one from the penalty spot, as Chelsea consolidated top spot in Group G in a ruthless manner.
Drogba's two-month search for a goal ended in the first half shortly after replacing Loic Remy, who was injured while netting Chelsea's opener in the 13th minute.
Just like his last Chelsea goal — the winning strike in the 2012 Champions League final shootout — Drogba netted his 158th for the London club from the penalty spot.
The Premier League leaders' supremacy was never in doubt after captain John Terry scored scored his first goal in 13 months, and Maribor defender Mitja Viler inadvertently diverted Eden Hazard's ball into his own goal at the start of the second half.
Maribor squandered the chance of a consolation goal when Agim Ibraimi hit a penalty against the post, but Hazard did find the target from the spot before completing the rout in the 90th minute.
Chelsea remains two points ahead of Schalke, which clinched a 4-3 victory over Sporting Lisbon in stoppage time when Eric Choupo-Moting scored a penalty.