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NEW YORK – Far away from the jeering supporters at London's Stamford Bridge, Rafa Benitez completed his brief but productive reign at Chelsea with a 5-3 loss to Manchester City in a season-ending exhibition game Saturday night.
In a wide-open match largely devoid of tough tackles and less physical than many training sessions, Samir Nasri scored twice for City and Ramires had two goals for Chelsea.
City built a 2-0 lead on goals by Gareth Barry in the third minute and Nasri in the 29th. Ramires scored for Chelsea in the 46th and 69th minutes around James Milner's Rodwell's goal for City in the 55th.
Nasri made it 4-2 in the 74th, Juan Mata curled in a free kick for Chelsea 8 minutes later, and Edin Dzeko bounced a 30-yard shot past Petr Cech in the 84th.