Top 10 Photos: Europa League, 7 Mar 2012 – Tottenham Roll Inter Over, Steaua Stun Chelsea

Chris Wright

8th, March 2013

By Chris Wright

Pies’ pick of the ten finest still exposures from last night’s round of Europa League antics…

Steaua Bucharest’s Lukasz Szukala stretches a gangly leg to block a shot from Chelsea striker Fernando Torres (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

That man Szukala again, seen here cruising in at high altitude (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Steaua’s Raul Rusescu cracks a penalty past Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to settle the first leg with the only goal of the game (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Benfica midfielder Carlos Martins hitches a ride on the back of teammate Rodrigo Moreno after the Portuguese side took the lead against Bordeaux through what went down as technically being a Cedric Carasso own-goal (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Anzhi’s Andrey Eschenko and Newcastle’s Gabriel Obertan: Not a pretty sight (AP Photo/Misha Japaridze)

Newcastle stand-in keeper Rob Elliot waits for the ball to drop from the heavens as Anzhi’s Joao Carlos pulls up a pew alongside him (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

Fenerbahce’s Joseph Yobo waltzes past a challenge from Viktoria Plzen’s Marek Bakos (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

Tottenham’s Gareth Bale catches some serious air to score the opener against Inter after just six minutes and take his fantastic recent goal tally to 11 in his last nine games (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Gareth Bale is administered with his fourth booking of the season for “simulation” by referee Antonio Miguel Mateu Lahoz after feigning yet another penalty claim (Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic is left sprawling as Jan Vertonghen buries a header to complete Tottenham’s 3-0 victory. Safe to say this 2012/13 version is far from being a vintage Internazionale squad (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Last night’s Europa League last 16 first leg results in full…

Anzhi 0-0 Newcastle
Steaua Bucharest  1-0 Chelsea
Tottenham 3-0 Inter Milan
Plzen 0-1 Fenerbahce
VfB Stuttgart 0-2 Lazio
Benfica 1-0 Bordeaux
FC Basel 2-0 Zenit
Levante 0-0 Rubin Kazan

(Photos: PA)