Chelsea star Juan Mata admits European Champions were flattered by final score

Juan Mata: Spain international scored twice in Chelsea's victory over Nordsjaelland

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Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata has admitted the Blues were flattered by their 4-0 victory over Nordsjaelland in the UEFA Champions League.

Roberto Di Matteo's European champions scored three times in the closing stages, with Mata adding to his first-half opener, to give the scoreline against the Danish minnows a comprehensive look.

But the Spain international was honest enough to admit that the Stamford Bridge club were kept on their toes by the Champions League debutants in their Group E contest.

Petr Cech had to be at his best to tip a curling effort from Joshua John onto the post when Chelsea's lead was just 1-0, before late goals from David Luiz and Ramires.

Mata told the club's official website: "It was nice to score and to get this result. We are now on top of the group which is what we are aiming for.

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"It makes up for the Juventus game. This game was very difficult for us, but we go back to London with a very important three points.

"After seeing the ball possession, to win 4-0 is harsh. They played well on the ball and had some quality players. It wasn't as easy as 4-0 sounds and they had a good opportunity to score at 1-0.

"Nordsjaelland have very good players in the midfield and play it short from their goalkeeper, so I liked their style and appreciate their efforts."

Fellow goalscorer David Luiz was equally impressed by their opponents and was pleased to see the Blues in pole position ahead of back-to-back meetings with Shakhtar Donetsk.

"Their philosophy is fantastic, and they have a great coach," he said. "To play there was difficult, so I am happy that we won three points and are top of the group."

On his superb goal, the Brazilian added: "I always train hard with the free-kicks and today was a great goal and helped the team."