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Chelsea - Ajax

Elite FA Cup Group Stage Round 5, Chelsea vs. Ajax (Thu Jul 11)


                              Chelsea  |  Ajax
                              5-3-2 P  |  4-4-2 C
                         Ian McNamara  |  James Maund
                                       |
                       Hugo_Lloris GK  |  GK E_Van_d_Sar
                           L_Olsen DF  |  DF Alvaro_Rubio
                       C_Metzelder DF  |  DF Fazio
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF M_Keown
                      J_A_Boumsong DF  |  DF T_Vermaelen
                        D_Williams DF  |  MF J_Crujff
                          E_Lamela MF  |  MF I_Muniain
                         T_Cairney MF  |  MF P_Vieira
                           N_Piere MF  |  MF Tomas_Rosicky
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW D_Bergkamp
                         D_Bunting FW  |  FW G_Puciato
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB G_Langerak
                       E_Henderson SUB |  SUB S_Kolasinac
                      H_Mkhitaryan SUB |  SUB C_Dos_Passos
                           Houston SUB |  SUB F_Ljungberg
                          Y_Mizuno SUB |  SUB T_Wallcott

Referee: H_Webb (England)


Min. 1  :(chs) C_Metzelder with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  C_Metzelder sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 5  :(chs) N_Piere has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  He puts in M_Madl!
          ...  T_Vermaelen intercepts the pass
Min. 9  :(chs) E_Lamela is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  D_Trezeguet latches onto the end of it
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a terrible tackle
          ...  YELLOW CARD!! He is in the book for that one
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
          ...  H_Webb speaks with his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  D_Trezeguet places the ball on the spot!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar tips it wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Metzelder lofts the ball in!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar comes out and claims it!
Min. 11 :(aja) P_Vieira brings it under control
          ...  He takes on M_Madl
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Bergkamp!
          ...  M_Madl does well to get the tackle in
Min. 12 :(aja) J_Crujff unselfishly heads the ball back to Fazio
          ...  Fazio tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kisses his shirt!!
          ...  He shows his love for the club!!
          ...  The fans cheer him and chant his name!!
          ...  Ajax have snatched the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 Ajax ...
Min. 13 :(chs) Chelsea switch to playing A
Min. 13 :(aja) The Ajax manager shouts at them from the touchline to play A
Min. 15 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Keown gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Keown has a go!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He kisses his shirt!!
          ...  He shows his love for the club!!
          ...  The fans cheer him and chant his name!!
          ...  Chelsea 0-2 Ajax ...
Min. 15 :(aja) It looks as though Ajax is now playing C
Min. 15 :(chs) E_Lamela breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on E_Van_d_Sar!
          ...  G_Puciato brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 16 :(chs) N_Piere gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  C_Metzelder is unmarked
          ...  C_Metzelder swings in the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  Chelsea 1-2 Ajax ...
Min. 17 :(aja) Ajax are switching their playing style to A
Min. 20 :(aja) Fazio plays a long ball to D_Bergkamp
          ...  E_Lamela with a terrible tackle
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 23 :(chs) D_Williams with the kinky dribble
          ...  Good sliding challenge from Fazio
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  D_Bunting chips the ball into the area!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily catches it!
Min. 24 :(chs) D_Trezeguet could get a shot on goal here
          ...  M_Keown plays the back pass
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  Look at the relief on his face!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Piere chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar jumps well to claim it!
Min. 27 :(aja) M_Keown beats J_A_Boumsong
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  M_Keown looks to see where Hugo_Lloris is!
          ...  He rifles in the shot!
          ...  But Hugo_Lloris punches it away
          ...  He had to be brave to come for that one
Min. 28 :(aja) Fazio flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  Fine tackle by L_Olsen
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 29 :(chs) E_Lamela brings it under control
          ...  He takes on Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in D_Trezeguet!
          ...  D_Trezeguet has a dig at goal!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!!
          ...  It's all square now!
          ...  Chelsea 2-2 Ajax ...
Min. 31 :(aja) J_Crujff takes advantage of a mistake by M_Madl
          ...  That mistake could prove costly
          ...  L_Olsen cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 31 :(chs) The ball goes loose!
          ...  D_Bunting seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  D_Bergkamp wins the ball well
          ...  H_Webb has given a free kick
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  E_Lamela shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to D_Bunting instead
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  Fazio looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 32 :(chs) M_Madl with the first time flick to C_Metzelder
          ...  A cracking drive from C_Metzelder !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 34 :(aja) T_Vermaelen loses M_Madl
          ...  L_Olsen with a bad challenge
          ...  H_Webb will want to speak to him
          ...  H_Webb refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 39 :(aja) Alvaro_Rubio controls the ball with ease
          ...  C_Metzelder takes out the attacker
          ...  He looked to have fouled him there
Min. 40 :(chs) D_Bunting with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  Fine tackle by Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 40 :(aja) D_Bergkamp with the dribble
          ...  L_Olsen is easily beaten
          ...  C_Metzelder reads the play well
Min. 41 :(chs) T_Cairney with the dribble
          ...  M_Keown gathers up the loose ball
Min. 42 :(chs) N_Piere crosses in from the wing, he finds D_Bunting in the box
          ...  P_Vieira with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(aja) D_Bergkamp controls it with ease
          ...  D_Williams gets the foot in to win the ball
          ...  It rolls out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Vermaelen chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris makes the catch!
Min. 44 :(chs) N_Piere cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Bunting
          ...  T_Vermaelen stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 44 :(aja) I_Muniain takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_Keown
          ...  M_Keown with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  Hugo_Lloris with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 45 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  D_Trezeguet decides to keep possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  I_Muniain with a nasty foul
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  That will be a booking
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 46 :(chs) N_Piere sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet fires a shot at goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 2-2 Ajax

Min. 46 :(aja) D_Bergkamp knocks it past J_A_Boumsong and runs onto it
          ...  He leaves the defender standing
          ...  D_Bergkamp tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris falls over
          ...  He recovers to tip it onto the post!
          ...  But it hits his back!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Unlucky!
          ...  The Ajax fans start to taunt him now!
          ...  That's given Ajax the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 2-3 Ajax ...
Min. 49 :(chs) E_Lamela with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Alvaro_Rubio
          ...  He knocks it to D_Bunting!
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 50 :(aja) S_Kolasinac is being brought on
          ...  Alvaro_Rubio is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 50 :(chs) T_Cairney hoofs it up field to find J_A_Boumsong
          ...  Tomas_Rosicky tackles cleanly
Min. 51 :(aja) F_Ljungberg takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace I_Muniain
          ...  He'll play as a MF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 52 :(aja) T_Wallcott comes on for D_Bergkamp and will play FW to the delight of the fans
Min. 53 :(aja) P_Vieira with an excellent first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  T_Wallcott gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  From long range T_Wallcott bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 54 :(chs) C_Metzelder finds his way through
          ...  He lost his man too easily
          ...  C_Metzelder tries the shot !
          ...  Looks like it should be E_Van_d_Sar's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Piere hits it towards the far post!
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar easily catches it!
Min. 54 :(aja) M_Keown knocks the ball past the lunge of D_Williams
          ...  D_Williams moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 55 :(aja) T_Wallcott finds a hole in the defence
          ...  But E_Lamela spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 57 :(aja) J_Crujff is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  T_Wallcott latches onto the end of it
          ...  T_Wallcott drives it towards goal !
          ...  It flies in!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!!
          ...  Chelsea 2-4 Ajax ...
Min. 58 :(aja) Ajax switch to playing C
Min. 59 :(chs) D_Trezeguet jumps over S_Kolasinac's challenge
          ...  But P_Vieira wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 62 :(chs) T_Cairney gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  L_Olsen is unmarked
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  M_Keown hits it out for a throw
Min. 64 :(chs) D_Bunting is through on goal
          ...  T_Wallcott slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 64 :(chs) D_Trezeguet finds D_Bunting on the edge of the box
          ...  J_Crujff rushes in with a clumsy challenge!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  H_Webb lectures him
Min. 65 :(aja) Tomas_Rosicky works the ball inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to T_Wallcott
          ...  A glorious effort by T_Wallcott !
          ...  Hugo_Lloris gathers it easily
Min. 66 :(aja) S_Kolasinac stops the ball and looks around for movement
          ...  A team mate overlaps him now
          ...  He uses his team mates run as a decoy and heads towards the goal!
          ...  N_Piere goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 69 :(chs) T_Cairney cut's in on the inside of the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Bunting
          ...  Fazio beats him to the ball
Min. 70 :(chs) E_Henderson replaces J_A_Boumsong and will play DF
Min. 70 :(chs) H_Mkhitaryan is being brought on
          ...  E_Lamela is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 70 :(chs) a big roar from the crowd as Y_Mizuno comes on for D_Trezeguet to play FW
Min. 70 :(aja) F_Ljungberg hits a hard pass to P_Vieira
          ...  C_Metzelder is called for the holding foul
          ...  He was a bit too close for comfort
          ...  H_Webb called him over for a strong verbal warning
Min. 70 :(aja) T_Wallcott loses his marker!
          ...  E_Henderson wins the ball
Min. 71 :(aja) J_Crujff plays it forward to T_Wallcott
          ...  T_Wallcott attempts to nutmeg Hugo_Lloris!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  OHHHHHHHH !!
          ...  He's put it over
Min. 73 :(aja) P_Vieira knocks the ball past M_Madl
          ...  C_Metzelder wins the ball well
          ...  H_Webb has given a free kick
          ...  H_Webb calls him over
          ...  H_Webb tells him he has had enough warnings
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 76 :(chs) T_Cairney plays it forward to Y_Mizuno
          ...  The cross hits Y_Mizuno on the butt and rebounds towards goal !
          ...  E_Van_d_Sar is stranded!
          ...  He can't get there in time!
          ...  OH! It drifts just past the post
          ...  Great strike!
          ...  Deserved a goal really
Min. 76 :(aja) J_Crujff with the nod to T_Wallcott
          ...  H_Mkhitaryan wins the ball with ease
          ...  H_Webb saw something no-one else did
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
Min. 81 :(chs) C_Metzelder finds Y_Mizuno with a ball over the defence
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Fazio
Min. 83 :(aja) P_Vieira with the first time flick to Tomas_Rosicky
          ...  M_Madl slides in to knock the ball out for a throw-in
Min. 84 :(chs) Y_Mizuno runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  A well-placed shot from Y_Mizuno !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 86 :(aja) J_Crujff beats his marker
          ...  J_Crujff with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Kolasinac chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  Hugo_Lloris easily catches it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 89 :(chs) N_Piere sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  Y_Mizuno runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  But T_Vermaelen slides in
Min. 91 :(chs) C_Metzelder changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Olsen
          ...  But F_Ljungberg sees the pass and cuts it out

*************  FULL TIME  ****************


Match Details
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Venue                : Stamford Bridge
Attendance           : 92,000
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : N_Piere
Scorers              : C_Metzelder (16), D_Trezeguet (29)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : E_Lamela (20), C_Metzelder (73), H_Mkhitaryan (76)
Injured              : N/A
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Ajax Match Info
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Best player          : J_Crujff (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Fazio (12), M_Keown (15), D_Bergkamp (46), T_Wallcott (57)
Sent Off             : G_Puciato (15)
Booked               : E_Van_d_Sar (9), P_Vieira (42), I_Muniain (45)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Chelsea     |      Ajax
Attempts on Goal     :           8        |       10
Off target           :           4        |       2
On target            :           4        |       8
Possession           :          40        |       60
Corners              :           4        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       3
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          18        |       12
Key Tackles          :          10        |       16
Key Passes           :          18        |       12
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Final Score          : Chelsea 2 - 4 Ajax
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Player Statistics - Chelsea
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Hugo_Lloris    GK  33   3   2   3  13 |  95   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -30   0   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  28   8   6  42 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
C_Metzelder    DF   2  27   8   8  30 |  95   0   2   2   0   4   1   1   0   0  38  18  45
M_Madl         DF   3  26   9   6  22 |  95   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
J_A_Boumsong   DF   2  25   9  11  20 |  74   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_Williams     DF   1  25   5   6  32 |  95   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
E_Lamela       MF   1   8  25  10  32 |  74   0   1   3   1   0   0   1   0   0  18  48  -2
T_Cairney      MF   2   8  25   8  21 |  95   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
N_Piere        MF   1   6  25   7  30 |  95   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  80   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  28  21 |  74   0   0   1   0   2   1   0   0   0   0  10  55
D_Bunting      FW   1   2   8  26  31 |  95   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
E_Henderson    DF   2  25   8   7  21 |  21   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
H_Mkhitaryan   MF   3   9  25  12  29 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Houston        FW   1   5   7  25  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Mizuno       FW   2   6   6  25  23 |  21   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -18

Player Statistics - Ajax
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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E_Van_d_Sar    GK  39   5   5   7  14 |  95   7   0   0   0   0   0   1   0  13   0   0   0
Alvaro_Rubio   DF   2  30   9  10  36 |  54   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Fazio          DF   2  30   8  10  41 |  95   0   4   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  80  10  35
M_Keown        DF   3  28  12   7  21 |  95   0   3   0   0   3   1   0   0   0  80  20  75
T_Vermaelen    DF   2  27   8   6  31 |  95   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
J_Crujff       MF   2   6  31  11  28 |  95   0   0   4   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  80   1
I_Muniain      MF   1  11  29   8  24 |  55   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
P_Vieira       MF   1   7  29   9  20 |  95   0   1   3   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  28  -2
Tomas_Rosicky  MF   3   7  28   7  32 |  95   0   2   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  40  40   0
D_Bergkamp     FW   1   8   7  30  21 |  56   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  29  42 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
G_Langerak     GK  27   2   2   6  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Kolasinac    DF   2  30  11   9  11 |  41   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Dos_Passos   DF   1  28  11   5  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
F_Ljungberg    MF   3   7  29  11  12 |  40   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  11  28  21 |  39   0   1   0   0   4   1   0   0   0  40  20  76
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