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Division 2, Week 9

Chelsea 3 - 2 AS Roma

Division Two League Match, Chelsea vs. AS Roma (Sun Jan 12)


                              Chelsea  |  AS Roma
                              4-3-3 A  |  4-1-3-2 P
                         Ian McNamara  |  Care Taker
                                       |
                         M_Kozakic GK  |  GK G_Banks
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF Bauer
                         Cece_Pepe DF  |  DF Aldair
                            Varane DF  |  DF A_Arrondel
                        D_Williams DF  |  DF Roberto
                         A_A_Messi MF  |  DM A_Pirlo
                        K_Magennis MF  |  MF C_Makiadi
                         M_Laudrup MF  |  MF G_Karagounis
                         R_M_Perry FW  |  MF S_Gruber
                           R_Field FW  |  FW N_Kanu
                           M_Skiba FW  |  FW Emerson
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB A_Hugo
                        S_D_Gibson SUB |  SUB J_Matip
                         S_Mazzola SUB |  SUB P_Huntington
                           A_Souda SUB |  SUB Zico
                        M_Rashford SUB |  SUB Geminiho

Referee: O_Bundy (USA)


Min. 1  :(asr) Aldair brings the ball under control
          ...  He sees a team mate in space!
          ...  He plays the ball in to him!
          ...  N_Kanu gets on the end of the pass
          ...  N_Kanu with a graceful, looping effort !
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 3  :(asr) N_Kanu jumps over M_Madl's challenge
          ...  N_Kanu with a thundering drive!
          ...  M_Kozakic with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makiadi hits it into the box!
          ...  A_Pirlo tries to place the shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 6  :(asr) N_Kanu with a 50-yard pass to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with a screamer of a shot !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pirlo chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  C_Makiadi gets on the end of it
          ...  But he's missed it!
          ...  He couldn't hit a cow's arse with a banjo
Min. 8  :(asr) Aldair loses Varane
          ...  Aldair hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
Min. 9  :(chs) A_A_Messi with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past Bauer
          ...  He knocks it to R_Field!
          ...  Cleared by N_Kanu
Min. 11 :(chs) M_Laudrup runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  Bauer fouls badly
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 15 :(chs) M_Skiba had to stretch to reach the pass
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from M_Skiba !
          ...  G_Banks won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!
Min. 19 :(chs) M_Skiba makes the tackle
          ...  He gets to his feet quickly
          ...  He's beat the defender to the ball
          ...  M_Skiba with a little chip!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  G_Banks dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had G_Banks beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_A_Messi swings it in!
          ...  Roberto gets up well
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 19 :(asr) G_Karagounis takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to Emerson
          ...  The ball comes in high
          ...  Emerson beats the defender to the ball and heads it into his path
          ...  He just has M_Kozakic to beat
          ...  He rounds M_Kozakic
          ...  He has been pushed wide!
          ...  He shoots from a tight angle
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  And AS Roma are leading in the game now
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 21 :(chs) M_Laudrup holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to A_A_Messi
          ...  A_A_Messi runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  What agility from G_Banks
Min. 25 :(asr) C_Makiadi with a measured pass to Emerson
          ...  Emerson bears down on goal!
          ...  He hits the side netting
          ...  There was some parts of the ground that thought that went in!
Min. 27 :(asr) C_Makiadi beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds A_Pirlo
          ...  A_Pirlo attempts the shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It drifts wide!
          ...  M_Kozakic has a smile on his face
          ...  Did he know that was going wide?
Min. 28 :(asr) Aldair controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs M_Laudrup
          ...  He puts in Emerson!
          ...  Emerson with a thundering drive!
          ...  M_Kozakic falls over
          ...  But the ball sails wide anyway!
Min. 30 :(chs) R_Field with the dribble
          ...  He made that look easy
          ...  What a shot from R_Field !
          ...  It could go anywhere
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the fans!
          ...  And slides on his knees!
          ...  Chelsea are back on level terms now!
          ...  Chelsea 1-1 AS Roma ...
Min. 33 :(asr) S_Gruber is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He throws it to Emerson
          ...  Emerson has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 35 :(asr) G_Karagounis plays a first time ball through the defence to Roberto
          ...  Roberto strikes a wicked curler !
          ...  It clips the post!!
          ...  The net bulges !!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Lets see if AS Roma can hang onto that lead!
          ...  Chelsea 1-2 AS Roma ...
Min. 36 :(asr) N_Kanu finds his way through
          ...  He bent his run well
          ...  The ball hits Varane in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 41 :(asr) Bauer takes possession
          ...  Knocks it past M_Madl
          ...  He's through on goal
          ...  M_Madl reacts well to win the ball back
Min. 42 :(chs) A_A_Messi turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to R_M_Perry
          ...  But G_Karagounis puts it in row Z!
Min. 42 :(asr) Emerson jumps over M_Madl's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Emerson hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  M_Kozakic fists it away
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(chs) K_Magennis with a measured ball to R_Field
          ...  A great volley from R_Field !
          ...  G_Banks won't get to that!
          ...  It clips the post!
          ...  And goes wide!

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

Min. 48 :(chs) K_Magennis controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs A_Arrondel
          ...  He puts in R_M_Perry!
          ...  Cleaned up by A_Pirlo
Min. 49 :(chs) M_Skiba looks up for support for support
          ...  He spots his team mate making a run now
          ...  He plays it across to his team mate and runs forward now!
          ...  His team mate plays the through ball for him!
          ...  M_Skiba with the header !
          ...  G_Banks won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  That's got Chelsea back level!
          ...  Chelsea 2-2 AS Roma ...
Min. 51 :(chs) Cece_Pepe sidesteps Bauer
          ...  Cece_Pepe with a low drive through the rain!
          ...  G_Banks blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 52 :(asr) G_Karagounis with the first time flick to Emerson
          ...  Emerson hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But sails wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Roberto hits it towards the far post!
          ...  M_Kozakic comes out and claims it!
Min. 53 :(asr) G_Karagounis sprints down the wing
          ...  He knocks it past the defender into space!
          ...  He puts in a square ball!
          ...  A_Arrondel runs onto it
          ...  He uses a clever change of direction to go past the defender
          ...  D_Williams rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's O_Bundy going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 56 :(chs) M_Laudrup holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to R_Field
          ...  R_Field aims the cheeky shot at goal!
          ...  But G_Banks makes an easy save
Min. 60 :(asr) Zico is being prepared to come on
          ...  G_Karagounis is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 61 :(chs) R_M_Perry with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle from Bauer
          ...  A delicate chip from R_M_Perry !
          ...  G_Banks with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He shows why he is the number 1
Min. 62 :(chs) A_A_Messi brings it under control
          ...  He takes on N_Kanu
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in R_M_Perry!
          ...  R_M_Perry tries to beat G_Banks!
          ...  G_Banks collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 64 :(chs) A_A_Messi with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows A_Arrondel a clean set of heals
          ...  Aldair wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 67 :(asr) Roberto with the kinky dribble
          ...  Roberto goes for the top corner !
          ...  It hammers off the bar onto the line
          ...  The referee talks to his assistant
          ...  He waves play on
          ...  Goal not given there!
          ...  That looked like the wrong decision
Min. 68 :(chs) A_A_Messi runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to R_Field
          ...  But Emerson slides in two footed.
          ...  O_Bundy has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 70 :(chs) S_D_Gibson comes on for M_Madl and takes up a DF role
Min. 70 :(chs) M_Rashford is being prepared to come on
          ...  R_Field is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 70 :(asr) There's going to be a change
          ...  J_Matip will come on for Bauer and play DF
Min. 72 :(asr) a big roar from the crowd as Geminiho comes on for N_Kanu to play FW
Min. 72 :(asr) A_Arrondel takes possession on the halfway line
          ...  He runs forward with the ball
          ...  He skips past the challenges
          ...  A_Arrondel has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  But M_Kozakic reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 74 :(chs) S_D_Gibson beats A_Pirlo
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  Roberto fouls badly
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  It's a yellow, and rightly so
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  FREE KICK
          ...  Just inside there own half
          ...  Varane shapes to shoot
          ...  He plays it to M_Rashford instead
          ...  J_Matip slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by M_Skiba!
          ...  G_Banks comes out and claims it!
Min. 75 :(chs) M_Rashford finds his way through
          ...  They tried to play the offside trap
          ...  M_Rashford with a bomb of a shot !
          ...  G_Banks parries it
Min. 76 :(asr) Emerson plays a clever one-two with his team mate
          ...  He runs towards goal now
          ...  S_D_Gibson leaves his foot in with the challenge!!
          ...  That's a bad foul!!
          ...  O_Bundy calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Just outside the box!
          ...  A_Pirlo hoists it forward
          ...  Geminiho gets on the end of it
          ...  Geminiho hits the ball on the bounce !
          ...  M_Kozakic watches it sail wide!
Min. 78 :(asr) S_Gruber sprints past D_Williams
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from Cece_Pepe
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Pirlo plays it into the danger area!
          ...  It comes to C_Makiadi
          ...  He fires it towards to goal
          ...  M_Kozakic falls over
          ...  But M_Kozakic is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 79 :(chs) K_Magennis with a short pass to find M_Rashford
          ...  M_Rashford fires the shot in!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great finish
          ...  The Chelsea fans chant his name!
          ...  Have Chelsea stolen the win late on with that goal?
          ...  Chelsea 3-2 AS Roma ...
Min. 80 :(asr) AS Roma are switching their playing style to A
Min. 82 :(chs) S_Mazzola is being brought on
          ...  M_Laudrup is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 82 :(asr) C_Makiadi crosses to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with the spectacular bicycle kick!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 83 :(chs) M_Rashford takes advantage of a mistake by A_Pirlo
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  Aldair rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  What's O_Bundy going to give?
          ...  He just waves play on!
Min. 85 :(chs) M_Skiba with a real burst of pace
          ...  He shows A_Arrondel a clean set of heals
          ...  A glorious effort by M_Skiba !
          ...  But G_Banks parries the ball
          ...  It's picked up by the defender, much to the relief of the crowd
Min. 85 :(asr) Zico with the towering header to Geminiho
          ...  Geminiho uses the inside of his foot to curl a shot!
          ...  It takes a deflection!
          ...  But goes wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Geminiho hits it into the box!
          ...  M_Kozakic jumps well to claim it!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(asr) Roberto finds himself with plenty of time
          ...  Roberto rifles it to the far post !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  C_Makiadi curls it into the box!
          ...  It comes to A_Pirlo
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  M_Kozakic manages to turn it behind
Min. 90 :(asr) C_Makiadi with an in swinging cross to Emerson
          ...  Emerson with the cheeky shot!
          ...  M_Kozakic beats the ball away
Min. 92 :(chs) K_Magennis picks out M_Rashford with the cross
          ...  Geminiho goes in with high feet!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
Min. 93 :(asr) Emerson beats Cece_Pepe
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  Emerson has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  M_Kozakic with the save
          ...  He holds onto it as well!
Min. 94 :(asr) Aldair looks around for some movement
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to Geminiho
          ...  Varane gets in the way and wins the ball

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stamford Bridge
Attendance           : 89,691
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : M_Skiba
Scorers              : R_Field (30), M_Skiba (49), M_Rashford (79)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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AS Roma Match Info
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Best player          : G_Karagounis (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : Emerson (19), Roberto (35)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : Bauer (11), Roberto (74)
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      |    AS Roma
Attempts on Goal     :          13        |       24
Off target           :           3        |       14
On target            :          10        |       10
Possession           :          36        |       64
Corners              :           2        |       6
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           6        |       8
Key Tackles          :           5        |       7
Key Passes           :           9        |       14
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Final Score          : Chelsea 3 - 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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M_Kozakic      GK  31   3   1   3  22 |  96  10   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  26   9   6  22 |  72   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
Cece_Pepe      DF   2  26   6   7  22 |  96   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   5
Varane         DF   2  25   9   6  10 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
D_Williams     DF   1  25   5   6  32 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
A_A_Messi      MF   2   7  27  11  40 |  96   0   0   4   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  40   5
K_Magennis     MF   3   4  27   6  30 |  96   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0
M_Laudrup      MF   2  14  25   7  22 |  84   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
R_M_Perry      FW   1   9  11  26  30 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  30
R_Field        FW   3   6   6  26  22 |  72   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  36
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  25  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  37
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_D_Gibson     DF   1  26  11   8  12 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  20  20
S_Mazzola      MF   2  10  26   7  33 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Souda        FW   2   6   8  26  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Rashford     FW   2   7   9  25  23 |  24   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0  35

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_Banks        GK  29   3   1   3  12 |  96   8   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
Bauer          DF   2  29   9   5  32 |  72   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Aldair         DF   2  29   8   4  11 |  96   0   2   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  40  30   1
A_Arrondel     DF   2  29   4   7  12 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Roberto        DF   3  28   8   8  40 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   1   1   0   0  18  -2  30
A_Pirlo        DM   1  13  27   7  11 |  96   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0  11
C_Makiadi      MF   2   7  29   4  10 |  96   0   0   4   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  40   6
G_Karagounis   MF   2  10  28   9  33 |  62   0   1   4   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  70   0
S_Gruber       MF   3   8  27   8  21 |  96   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -20
N_Kanu         FW   3   6   7  30  21 |  74   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
Emerson        FW   3  11   7  29  21 |  96   0   1   0   0  10   1   0   0   0  20   0  51
A_Hugo         GK  27   2   3   1  12 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Matip        DF   3  28   8   8  10 |  24   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
P_Huntington   DF   1  25   8   6  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Zico           MF   3   8  29   8  30 |  34   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Geminiho       FW   3  10  11  27  31 |  22   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   2
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