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Division 2, Week 10

Chelsea 2 - 1 AC Milan

Division Two League Match, Chelsea vs. AC Milan (Sun Dec 10)


                              Chelsea  |  AC Milan
                              5-3-2 N  |  4-4-2 C
                        James Houston  |  Darren Broadhurst
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK M_Steklenburg
                             Doria DF  |  DF T_Butcher
                        G_Burdisso DF  |  DF Ricadio
                         A_Maxwell DF  |  DF J_Richards
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF T_Haas
                            Varane DF  |  MF L_Macleod
                         R_Castias MF  |  MF T_Motta
                           Drexler MF  |  MF Jese
                              Park MF  |  MF K_Commons
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW D_Stanfield
                     R_Lewandowski FW  |  FW J_Vardy
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB J_Hunter
                          S_Pearce SUB |  SUB C_Ferrara
                         S_Gerrard SUB |  SUB Alexis
                        Robertinho SUB |  SUB Sven_Bender
                         M_Vucinic SUB |  SUB Ricardo

Referee: B_Kuipers (Netherlands)


Min. 1  :(amn) T_Motta is first to the loose ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to T_Butcher
          ...  M_Madl with a bad challenge
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  B_Kuipers refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 6  :(amn) L_Macleod plays the early ball across the box to find J_Vardy in space
          ...  J_Vardy fires the shot in!
          ...  Rafael is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!
          ...  That's given AC Milan the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 7  :(amn) J_Vardy with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows the defender a clean set of heals
          ...  J_Vardy with a bicycle kick !
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Rafael got a touch
Min. 8  :(chs) R_Castias backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  R_Lewandowski gets on the end of it
          ...  Ricadio plays it back
          ...  M_Steklenburg slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Park floats the ball in!
          ...  Ricadio reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 8  :(amn) L_Macleod is through on goal
          ...  M_Madl is called for the holding foul
          ...  Looked like a fair jump
          ...  The referee got it wrong
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 9  :(amn) K_Commons finds the run of J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But Rafael makes a superb stop down low.
Min. 10 :(amn) Jese hoofs it up field to find T_Butcher
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by M_Madl
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Motta drives it into the box!
          ...  It comes to L_Macleod
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  Rafael tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by L_Macleod
          ...  R_Lewandowski gets up well
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 11 :(chs) M_Madl takes on 3 men
          ...  M_Madl tries to chip the ball over M_Steklenburg!
          ...  M_Steklenburg gets up well to catch that one
Min. 11 :(amn) L_Macleod chips the ball over the defence and finds D_Stanfield
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Doria belts it clear
Min. 15 :(chs) Drexler looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  M_Steklenburg dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The deflection beat M_Steklenburg!
          ...  That's got Chelsea back level!
          ...  Chelsea 1-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 17 :(amn) Jese with a slick pass to L_Macleod
          ...  L_Macleod sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 21 :(amn) K_Commons cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy with the punt towards goal!
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 22 :(chs) Drexler looks for options
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Varane
          ...  J_Richards makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Drexler crosses it in!
          ...  D_Trezeguet loses his marker
          ...  He gets his head onto it!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  M_Steklenburg plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 24 :(amn) D_Stanfield flicks it past G_Burdisso
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  D_Stanfield attempts to nutmeg Rafael!
          ...  Rafael tips it round the post
          ...  Good save
          ...  Corner not given!!
Min. 27 :(chs) R_Castias gains control of the loose ball
          ...  J_Richards goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  B_Kuipers warns him
Min. 29 :(chs) Drexler takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past J_Richards
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  Drexler tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  But M_Steklenburg punches it away
          ...  He commands his area so well
Min. 33 :(amn) K_Commons with a reverse pass to J_Vardy
          ...  J_Vardy has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  Rafael parries it
          ...  The defender clears it
Min. 39 :(chs) Drexler backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  D_Trezeguet latches onto the end of it
          ...  T_Haas cleanly tackles him
          ...  He judged that well
Min. 40 :(chs) R_Castias turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Burdisso
          ...  But Ricadio wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(chs) Drexler takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to D_Trezeguet
          ...  But Jese reads the situation well and wins the ball

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 1-1 AC Milan

Min. 47 :(chs) G_Burdisso gets to the by line
          ...  He looks up and lobs in a cross
          ...  R_Lewandowski is unmarked
          ...  R_Lewandowski with a bicycle kick !
          ...  M_Steklenburg is beaten!
          ...  It hits the bar!!
          ...  And goes clear
Min. 48 :(amn) Jese with the cross-field pass to D_Stanfield
          ...  Driven towards goal by D_Stanfield !
          ...  Rafael with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 51 :(chs) D_Trezeguet takes a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball into G_Burdisso
          ...  G_Burdisso hits a great drive!
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lets see if Chelsea can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Chelsea 2-1 AC Milan ...
Min. 52 :(amn) The assistant manager is out on the touchline shouting orders
          ...  It seems AC Milan will now be playing A
Min. 53 :(chs) Varane slows the ball down and waits for support
          ...  No one seems to be coming forward
          ...  He heads towards the goal alone!
          ...  A glorious effort by Varane !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 54 :(chs) Drexler with a 50-yard pass to R_Lewandowski
          ...  R_Lewandowski with the header !
          ...  What agility from M_Steklenburg
Min. 61 :(chs) Varane curls the ball out wide to R_Lewandowski
          ...  R_Lewandowski sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  That was a terrible attempt!
Min. 62 :(chs) Park holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Drexler
          ...  T_Butcher seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 65 :(chs) Drexler finds his way through
          ...  The offside trap didn't work
          ...  J_Richards with an awful challenge
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 69 :(amn) J_Vardy kills the ball dead
          ...  Beautiful turn
          ...  He could get a shot of here
          ...  D_Trezeguet with a late tackle
          ...  It looked worse than what it was
          ...  He is surrounded by the AC Milan players
          ...  B_Kuipers reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 71 :(chs) Park with a precise pass to R_Lewandowski
          ...  R_Lewandowski tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  The shot slips through M_Steklenburg's hands
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  He got away with that!
Min. 72 :(chs) D_Trezeguet nicks it past the slide tackle skilfully
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge by Jese
          ...  He timed it well
Min. 72 :(amn) K_Commons looks for options
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to T_Haas
          ...  T_Haas with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 74 :(chs) Drexler with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past J_Richards
          ...  He knocks it to R_Castias!
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by D_Stanfield
Min. 75 :(amn) Alexis is going to be brought on
          ...  Jese is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 77 :(amn) Up goes the substitution board - J_Hunter on for T_Haas as a DF
Min. 79 :(amn) Ricardo is going to be brought on
          ...  D_Stanfield is leaving the pitch
          ...  He hasn't had the best of games today
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(chs) S_Pearce takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace Doria
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 80 :(chs) Robertinho comes on for Varane and will play MF to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Vucinic replaces Park and will play FW
Min. 82 :(amn) T_Motta with the header on
          ...  He finds J_Vardy in space
          ...  J_Vardy with the shot !
          ...  But it puts it well wide
Min. 85 :(amn) T_Motta miskicks!
          ...  He finds K_Commons though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  R_Lewandowski takes possession
Min. 86 :(amn) L_Macleod beats his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  L_Macleod has a dig at goal!
          ...  Rafael takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 87 :(chs) A_Maxwell spots D_Trezeguet who is in acres of space
          ...  L_Macleod dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(amn) L_Macleod has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past M_Madl
          ...  He puts in Ricardo!
          ...  Ricardo tries to chip the ball over Rafael!
          ...  Rafael with a great save
          ...  And he holds onto it as well!
Min. 89 :(amn) T_Motta holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_Vardy
          ...  A_Maxwell takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!
Min. 90 :(amn) Alexis sidesteps his marker
          ...  He's been running his marker ragged all game
          ...  M_Vucinic reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 91 :(chs) M_Vucinic sidesteps J_Hunter
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  M_Vucinic leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  M_Steklenburg tips it wide !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by Robertinho
          ...  M_Steklenburg catches it!
Min. 91 :(amn) J_Vardy flicks it over the defenders head
          ...  He showed some great skill there!
          ...  J_Vardy with the cheeky shot!
          ...  Rafael makes himself big
          ...  Superb Stop !
          ...  Well that one would have delighted him
Min. 92 :(amn) K_Commons runs at the defence
          ...  He nutmegs R_Castias
          ...  He showed his class there
          ...  R_Lewandowski brings him down from behind!
          ...  But the ref gives nothing!

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stamford Bridge
Attendance           : 89,421
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : Drexler
Scorers              : D_Trezeguet (15), G_Burdisso (51)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : M_Madl (8), D_Trezeguet (69)
Injured              : N/A
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AC Milan Match Info
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Best player          : L_Macleod (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_Vardy (6)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : J_Richards (65)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                              Chelsea     |     AC Milan
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       14
Off target           :           4        |       3
On target            :           7        |       11
Possession           :          44        |       56
Corners              :           3        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           2        |       1
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          11        |       5
Key Tackles          :           6        |       9
Key Passes           :          14        |       14
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Final Score          : Chelsea 2 - 1 AC Milan
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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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Rafael         GK  29   2   2   2  20 |  94  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   4  32 |  82   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  25   5   9  39 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  30
A_Maxwell      DF   2  25   5   3  27 |  94   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
M_Madl         DF   3  24   8   6  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   3
Varane         DF   2  23   9   6  10 |  82   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
R_Castias      MF   2   9  28   9  29 |  94   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  40  20
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |  94   0   0   6   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  75   5
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |  82   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |  94   0   0   1   1   2   1   1   0   0  -2  23  33
R_Lewandowski  FW   2   9   8  26  20 |  94   0   3   0   0   4   0   0   0   0  60   0   8
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  24   7  10  18 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  26  17  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Robertinho     MF   3   5  24   5  10 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   8  26  14 |  12   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5

Player Statistics - AC Milan
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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M_Steklenburg  GK  34   3   1   1  32 |  94   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
T_Butcher      DF   2  25   8   7  23 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Ricadio        DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  94   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40 -20 -20
J_Richards     DF   1  25   6   7  22 |  94   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
T_Haas         DF   2  24  12   7  11 |  79   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  26  10  31 |  94   0   1   3   1   3   0   0   0   0  20  45  15
T_Motta        MF   1   9  26   4  32 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
Jese           MF   2   5  26   7  41 |  77   0   2   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10 -20
K_Commons      MF   1   7  25  10  32 |  94   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
D_Stanfield    FW   2   8   5  26  32 |  81   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
J_Vardy        FW   1   6   7  23  30 |  94   0   0   0   0   7   1   0   0   0   0   0  52
J_Hunter       DF  27   4   1   1  37 |  15   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Ferrara      DF   2  26   8   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Alexis         MF   3   9  24  13  12 |  17   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Sven_Bender    MF   2  10  23  12  43 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Ricardo        FW   1   7   9  24  21 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
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