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Division 2, Week 1

Chelsea 1 - 2 AS Roma

Division Two League Match, Chelsea vs. AS Roma (Thu Oct 12)


                              Chelsea  |  AS Roma
                              5-4-1 C  |  4-3-3 E
                        James Houston  |  Chris Ridout
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK G_Pagliuca
                             Doria DF  |  DF Ronaldo
                         A_Maxwell DF  |  DF J_A_Riise
                          S_Pearce DF  |  DF M_Demichelis
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF G_Fotheringam
                            Varane DF  |  MF Nuri_Sahin
                           Drexler MF  |  MF I_Falque
                              Park MF  |  MF G_Cooper
                         S_Gerrard MF  |  FW T_Wallcott
                        P_Coutinho MF  |  FW M_McKay
                       D_Trezeguet FW  |  FW D_Baggio
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB P_Kenny
                        G_Burdisso SUB |  SUB L_Jones
                          Mo_Diame SUB |  SUB C_Ridout
                         T_Cairney SUB |  SUB B_Yaga
                         M_Vucinic SUB |  SUB Arnautovic

Referee: A_Barken (Norway)


Min. 3  :(asr) M_McKay with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  D_Baggio gets on the end of the pass
          ...  D_Baggio hits a great drive!
          ...  Rafael parries it, he follows it up
          ...  And Rafael recovers to save!!
Min. 5  :(asr) J_A_Riise looks to play the ball out wide
          ...  He plays the ball across to M_McKay
          ...  A wicked drive by M_McKay !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  And AS Roma are leading in the game now
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 8  :(chs) S_Gerrard pushes it past T_Wallcott
          ...  A delicate chip from S_Gerrard !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 9  :(chs) S_Gerrard takes possession
          ...  He looks up
          ...  He's in acres of space
          ...  J_A_Riise slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 11 :(chs) P_Coutinho unselfishly lays the ball back to Drexler
          ...  Ronaldo with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 12 :(chs) S_Gerrard flicks it past M_McKay
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  S_Gerrard hits a great shot !
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  How did he manage to miss that?
Min. 13 :(chs) M_Madl with a real burst of pace
          ...  He leaves G_Fotheringam behind
          ...  Ronaldo goes in with the block tackle
          ...  He comes out of it with the ball
          ...  Great tackle!
Min. 14 :(chs) M_Madl spots Drexler who is in acres of space
          ...  Drexler tries the shot !
          ...  G_Pagliuca parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 14 :(asr) I_Falque drives the ball across field
          ...  It comes to G_Fotheringam
          ...  G_Fotheringam runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Chelsea 0-2 AS Roma ...
Min. 15 :(chs) Drexler puts in S_Gerrard
          ...  S_Gerrard carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  Looks like it should be G_Pagliuca's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  G_Pagliuca looks embarrassed!
          ...  Chelsea 1-2 AS Roma ...
Min. 15 :(asr) G_Fotheringam picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  Fine tackle by Varane
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 18 :(chs) D_Trezeguet jumps over G_Fotheringam's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  D_Baggio body checks his opponent!!
          ...  That's a careless challenge!!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was unlucky to be booked for that
Min. 19 :(chs) Drexler with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Trezeguet
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from G_Fotheringam
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 25 :(asr) J_A_Riise beats his marker
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves A_Barken
          ...  J_A_Riise flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Rafael is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  G_Cooper plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Doria heads it away
Min. 27 :(chs) Drexler picks up the pass
          ...  Drexler with the drive!
          ...  G_Pagliuca can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  G_Pagliuca makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 27 :(asr) I_Falque back heels to find Ronaldo in space
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  S_Pearce belts it clear
Min. 28 :(chs) Drexler is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  G_Pagliuca never had a chance!
Min. 29 :(asr) D_Baggio has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past P_Coutinho
          ...  He knocks it to Nuri_Sahin!
          ...  Nuri_Sahin fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  Rafael just watches float over the bar!
Min. 31 :(chs) S_Gerrard hits a hard pass to Doria
          ...  Doria belts the ball towards goal!
          ...  It swerves a lot in the air
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  G_Pagliuca is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gerrard drives it into the box!
          ...  G_Fotheringam wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 32 :(asr) Nuri_Sahin with an in swinging cross to T_Wallcott
          ...  S_Pearce plays the back pass
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!!
          ...  It goes just wide!!
          ...  What a lucky escape!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  I_Falque chips the ball into the area!
          ...  S_Pearce gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 37 :(chs) P_Coutinho watches his team-mates pull the defenders out of position
          ...  He decides to be greedy and run into the space
          ...  He's gone right through!
          ...  A well-placed shot from P_Coutinho !
          ...  G_Pagliuca takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 40 :(asr) Nuri_Sahin plays in T_Wallcott with a beautiful ball
          ...  T_Wallcott with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  Rafael can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  Rafael makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 41 :(chs) D_Trezeguet loses M_McKay
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the overhead !
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  G_Pagliuca never had a chance!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 45 :(asr) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  AS Roma will now play C
Min. 48 :(chs) D_Trezeguet loses G_Fotheringam
          ...  G_Fotheringam moves quickly to get the tackle in this time

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 1-2 AS Roma

Min. 48 :(chs) Park brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  D_Trezeguet gets on the end of the pass
          ...  G_Fotheringam makes the challenge and clears the ball
          ...  But it drifts out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_Gerrard chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  I_Falque wins the ball
          ...  And he heads it away
Min. 53 :(chs) M_Madl takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But Ronaldo sweeps up the threat
Min. 60 :(asr) L_Jones comes on for Ronaldo and takes up a DF role
Min. 63 :(chs) A_Maxwell spits at T_Wallcott
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  A_Barken reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 65 :(chs) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  Chelsea will now play L
Min. 65 :(asr) C_Ridout is being brought on
          ...  Nuri_Sahin is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 67 :(asr) D_Baggio breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Rafael!
          ...  Park brings him down!
          ...  He's been sent off!!
          ...  RED CARD!!
Min. 67 :(asr) The manager shouting something towards his players
          ...  It looks like he's turning things round a bit
          ...  AS Roma will now play A
Min. 70 :(chs) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  G_Burdisso will come on for Doria and play DF
Min. 70 :(asr) G_Cooper punches P_Coutinho off the ball
          ...  He's Butted him !
          ...  A_Barken has stopped play
          ...  The referee reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
Min. 72 :(chs) P_Coutinho runs at I_Falque
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  P_Coutinho with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  G_Pagliuca makes the save
          ...  He hits the ball up field!
Min. 76 :(chs) Drexler fires over a low cross to D_Trezeguet
          ...  L_Jones gets the foot in to win the ball
Min. 80 :(chs) Mo_Diame is being prepared to come on
          ...  M_Madl is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 80 :(chs) T_Cairney is being brought on
          ...  Varane is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 81 :(asr) Arnautovic replaces M_McKay to play as a FW
Min. 83 :(chs) Drexler with the cross-field pass to D_Trezeguet
          ...  G_Fotheringam steals the ball of off him
Min. 84 :(asr) D_Baggio beats G_Burdisso
          ...  A left-footer by D_Baggio !
          ...  But the ball goes harmlessly wide
Min. 87 :(chs) The defender under hits the back pass!
          ...  S_Pearce is through!
          ...  Arnautovic reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(chs) Drexler hits a hard pass to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  G_Pagliuca makes himself big and wins the ball
Min. 88 :(asr) T_Wallcott knocks it forward
          ...  A_Maxwell slips
          ...  D_Baggio gets to it!
          ...  Rafael with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  A_Barken wants a quiet word
          ...  A_Barken gives a PENALTY !!
          ...  D_Baggio takes it
          ...  He's put it over!
Min. 93 :(asr) C_Ridout pass splits open the defence and finds I_Falque
          ...  I_Falque curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  Rafael makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Ridout plays it towards the near post!
          ...  S_Gerrard gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 93 :(chs) P_Coutinho with a 50-yard pass to Mo_Diame
          ...  M_Demichelis with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 94 :(asr) I_Falque with a short pass to find G_Fotheringam
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  G_Burdisso hits it out for a throw

*************  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          : Drexler (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : S_Gerrard (15)
Sent Off             : Park (67)
Booked               : A_Maxwell (63)
Injured              : N/A
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : G_Fotheringam
Scorers              : M_McKay (5), G_Fotheringam (14)
Sent Off             : G_Cooper (70)
Booked               : D_Baggio (18), M_Demichelis (93)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      |    AS Roma
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       8
Off target           :           7        |       4
On target            :           4        |       4
Possession           :          51        |       49
Corners              :           2        |       3
Red Cards            :           1        |       1
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       10
Key Tackles          :           4        |       9
Key Passes           :          11        |       10
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Final Score          : Chelsea 1 - 2 AS Roma
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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 |  98   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -10   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   5  32 |  74   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
A_Maxwell      DF   2  25   4   3  27 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
S_Pearce       DF   1  24   7  10  18 |  98   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  24   8   6  22 |  84   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Varane         DF   2  23   9   6  10 |  84   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |  98   0   0   6   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  75   2
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |  71   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10   0 -10
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  26  17  21 |  98   0   1   1   0   3   1   0   0   0  20  10  32
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  24  15  31 |  98   0   0   2   0   4   0   0   0   0   0  20  16
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |  98   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  24   5   9  39 |  24   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  24   7  42 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Cairney      MF   2   7  23   8  21 |  14   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   8  25  14 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - AS Roma
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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G_Pagliuca     GK  32   5   5   2  23 |  98   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
Ronaldo        DF   2  30  12   9  29 |  64   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_A_Riise      DF   3  26   7   9  32 |  98   0   1   1   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  45  21
M_Demichelis   DF   2  26   8   7  18 |  98   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
G_Fotheringam  DF   2  25   8  11  30 |  98   0   5   0   0   1   1   0   0   0 100   0  30
Nuri_Sahin     MF   1   8  28   9  19 |  69   0   0   2   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  20   1
I_Falque       MF   3  15  27   9  19 |  98   0   1   3   1   1   0   0   0   0  40  65  25
G_Cooper       MF   4   8  27  14  27 |  74   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0 -10 -10 -10
T_Wallcott     FW   3   8  10  26  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
M_McKay        FW   3   7  10  26  21 |  85   0   0   1   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  10  30
D_Baggio       FW   2   6   9  24  21 |  98   0   0   1   0   2   0   1   0   0  -2   8   5
P_Kenny        GK  27   2   2   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  25   7   8  22 |  34   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
C_Ridout       MF   3   8  27   4  32 |  29   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
B_Yaga         MF   2   9  26   8  35 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Arnautovic     FW   1   7   5  25  11 |  13   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
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