Fernando Torres scored a valuable away goal for Chelsea in a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray in the Champions League on Wednesday, giving the Premier League side the slight edge as they chase a spot in the quarter-finals.
Torres scored the first goal by an English team in the knockout phase in the ninth minute after Cezar Azpilicueta cut the ball back to the striker.
But Chelsea failed to build on their strong start and the Turkish champions equalized in the second half after gaining in confidence and cutting out their defensive mistakes.
Aurelien Chedjou put the ball past goalkeeper Petr Cech in the 64th after connecting with Wesley Sneijder’s corner.
The second leg of the round of 16 game is at Stamford Bridge on March 18.