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Elite League Cup Match 2

Chelsea 1 - 3 Celtic FC

Elite League Cup Group Match, Chelsea vs. Celtic FC (Wed Nov 01)


                              Chelsea  |  Celtic FC
                            4-4-1-1 C  |  4-1-3-2 E
                        James Houston  |  Stuart Neilson
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK T_Flowers
                             Doria DF  |  DF N_Wade
                         A_Maxwell DF  |  DF K_Abrha
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF C_Metzelder
                            Varane DF  |  DF K_Femenia
                           Drexler MF  |  DM M_Kikuchi
                         R_Castias MF  |  MF B_Bjorksson
                        P_Coutinho MF  |  MF A_Ben_Hatira
                         T_Cairney MF  |  MF R_V_Persie
                         S_Gerrard AM  |  FW P_McGowan
                         M_Vucinic FW  |  FW G_Puciato
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB S_Assenjo
                        G_Burdisso SUB |  SUB B_Howedes
                              Park SUB |  SUB Fernando_Mera
                          Mo_Diame SUB |  SUB K_Mizuno
                       D_Trezeguet SUB |  SUB M_Phisbaena

Referee: N_Alexander (Northern_Ireland)


Min. 1  :(chs) M_Vucinic takes advantage of a mistake by N_Wade
          ...  Can he make them pay?
          ...  M_Vucinic with the overhead !
          ...  T_Flowers fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 1  :(cfc) G_Puciato rushes through the defence
          ...  A_Maxwell stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 3  :(chs) S_Gerrard knocks the ball past the lunge of C_Metzelder
          ...  P_McGowan with the tackle
Min. 4  :(chs) S_Gerrard has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past G_Puciato
          ...  He knocks it to P_Coutinho!
          ...  P_Coutinho with a terrific drive !
          ...  T_Flowers just watches float over the bar!
Min. 6  :(chs) R_Castias back heels to find M_Vucinic in space
          ...  But M_Kikuchi reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 6  :(cfc) B_Bjorksson is out on the left
          ...  He moves the ball right to G_Puciato
          ...  Well executed sliding challenge from M_Madl
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira hits it towards the far post!
          ...  The ball finds its way to C_Metzelder
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  Rafael saves, but he fumbles
          ...  But he gathers at the second attempt!
Min. 11 :(chs) M_Vucinic runs at the heart of the defence
          ...  A great volley from M_Vucinic !
          ...  OOOOOOHHHHHHHH
          ...  It grazes the post and goes wide
Min. 11 :(cfc) R_V_Persie with the nod to K_Femenia
          ...  K_Femenia fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Runs off and slides on his knees!!
          ...  The fans go wild!
          ...  Celtic FC have snatched the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 Celtic FC ...
Min. 12 :(chs) R_Castias with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past K_Femenia
          ...  He knocks it to S_Gerrard!
          ...  But M_Kikuchi slides in two footed.
          ...  N_Alexander has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 13 :(chs) S_Gerrard beats P_McGowan
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves N_Alexander
          ...  C_Metzelder pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 19 :(chs) P_Coutinho runs at goal
          ...  He spots the run of M_Vucinic
          ...  He's played him in
          ...  But M_Kikuchi spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 20 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson finds P_McGowan in the box
          ...  P_McGowan curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  Rafael makes a comfortable save
          ...  He makes it look so easy
Min. 21 :(chs) Drexler drops his shoulder and takes it past the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to A_Maxwell
          ...  N_Wade fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  N_Alexander reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 24 :(cfc) P_McGowan lobs it over M_Madl
          ...  But M_Vucinic barges him off the ball
Min. 26 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Puciato
          ...  Drexler pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 27 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson holds the ball up
          ...  He sees K_Femenia in space!
          ...  P_Coutinho takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  N_Alexander refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 28 :(chs) T_Cairney slumps to the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 28 :(chs) Park replaces an unhappy T_Cairney and will play as a MF
Min. 29 :(chs) Drexler is all alone
          ...  the linesman keeps his flag down
          ...  Drexler has a dig at goal!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  M_Vucinic chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  T_Flowers catches it!
Min. 32 :(chs) Drexler cuts inside the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to M_Madl
          ...  A delicate header from M_Madl !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  T_Flowers never had a chance!
Min. 35 :(cfc) A_Ben_Hatira moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to B_Bjorksson
          ...  B_Bjorksson carves a shot towards goal !
          ...  Rafael has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  Rafael reacts well to save!!!
Min. 39 :(chs) Doria slices it
          ...  Rafael moves quickly!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He has put it into his own net!!
          ...  Chelsea 0-2 Celtic FC ...
Min. 40 :(cfc) K_Abrha makes the tackle
          ...  Drexler slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 40 :(chs) M_Vucinic with the mazy dribble
          ...  He takes it past the defender
          ...  K_Femenia with a nasty foul
          ...  The boy is unlucky to get a yellow
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 41 :(cfc) N_Wade finds R_V_Persie in the box
          ...  R_V_Persie fires the shot in!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  Rafael was beaten there!
Min. 42 :(cfc) R_V_Persie finds the space intelligently
          ...  R_V_Persie with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb strike!
          ...  His team mates join him in a celebration
          ...  They dance around his shirt in delight!!
          ...  Chelsea 0-3 Celtic FC ...
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(chs) R_Castias finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  R_Castias launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  The crowd goes wild !
          ...  Chelsea 1-3 Celtic FC ...
Min. 47 :(chs) Rafael is hobbling. He's unable to continue
Min. 47 :(chs) J_Bond is ready to come on to replace Rafael
          ...  Looks like he will play as a GK

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 1-3 Celtic FC

Min. 48 :(chs) S_Gerrard kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Vucinic gets on the end of the pass
          ...  B_Bjorksson rushes in with a clumsy tackle!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him over!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
Min. 55 :(chs) The defender loses control of the ball!
          ...  M_Vucinic seizes control of it and thinks about the shot
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from M_Kikuchi
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 58 :(cfc) G_Puciato takes advantage of a mistake by Varane
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  G_Puciato pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  J_Bond with a fantastic save
          ...  His captain pats him on the back for that one
Min. 58 :(chs) Doria is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass
          ...  M_Vucinic latches onto the ball
          ...  C_Metzelder with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  N_Alexander calls him for a talk
Min. 59 :(cfc) R_V_Persie has the ball
          ...  He knocks the ball past Doria
          ...  He puts in G_Puciato!
          ...  Park with an ugly foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  Right on the edge of the box!
          ...  G_Puciato bends it round the wall
          ...  But J_Bond reaches the ball. Good save
Min. 62 :(cfc) B_Bjorksson boots it towards P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan gets his head to the ball !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  J_Bond dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  And J_Bond tips it wide!
          ...  Great goalkeeping!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  B_Bjorksson crosses it in!
          ...  A_Maxwell reads it
          ...  He clears the danger
Min. 63 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to P_McGowan
          ...  P_McGowan with a bicycle kick !
          ...  Over the bar
Min. 65 :(chs) It seems Chelsea are making a tactical change to L
Min. 66 :(chs) Curled in dangerously from Park to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho sights up the goal
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  T_Flowers has it covered
          ...  It takes a bobble!
          ...  T_Flowers is left flat-footed
          ...  It's gone wide !!
Min. 67 :(cfc) N_Wade is rolling on the ground!
          ...  He isn't going to continue!
Min. 67 :(cfc) B_Howedes comes on for N_Wade and takes up a DF role
Min. 70 :(chs) G_Burdisso is going to be brought on
          ...  A_Maxwell is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play DF
Min. 72 :(cfc) K_Mizuno is being brought on
          ...  A_Ben_Hatira is leaving the pitch
          ...  He looks disappointed that he won't be continuing
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play MF
Min. 72 :(chs) Park plays it forward to M_Vucinic
          ...  M_Vucinic with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Park hits it into the box!
          ...  T_Flowers jumps well to claim it!
Min. 74 :(cfc) P_McGowan takes advantage of a mistake by Drexler
          ...  P_McGowan launches himself head first to connect with the low cross!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  J_Bond never had a chance!
Min. 75 :(cfc) M_Phisbaena is coming on for G_Puciato and will play FW
Min. 78 :(cfc) K_Femenia hits a hard pass to C_Metzelder
          ...  C_Metzelder with the drive!
          ...  J_Bond with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 79 :(chs) A defence splitting pass from S_Gerrard to Drexler
          ...  But K_Abrha spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 80 :(chs) Doria beats his man
          ...  But K_Femenia wins the tackle
Min. 82 :(cfc) M_Kikuchi has the ball on the wing
          ...  He knocks the ball past G_Burdisso
          ...  He puts in P_McGowan!
          ...  P_McGowan tries to curl it into the bottom corner !
          ...  It hits the inside of the post
          ...  It falls right into J_Bond's arms
          ...  Unlucky
Min. 84 :(chs) Drexler finds his way through
          ...  He bent his run well
          ...  Blocked by M_Kikuchi
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(cfc) K_Mizuno gets to the by-line
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to M_Phisbaena
          ...  M_Phisbaena hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 90 :(chs) Drexler with an intelligent ball to M_Vucinic
          ...  B_Howedes with the tackle
          ...  N_Alexander will want to speak to him
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He was lucky to escape with a caution!
          ...  James Houston looks bemused that it wasn't more!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  Drexler plays it short to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho from 20 yards !
          ...  It's wide!
          ...  9 times out of ten he would have scored that!
Min. 91 :(chs) M_Madl picks up the pass
          ...  B_Howedes takes the ball
          ...  OOOHHHH!!
          ...  He almost loses it straight away
          ...  But he hits it clear!

*************  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          : R_Castias
Scorers              : R_Castias (46)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : T_Cairney (28), Rafael (47)
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Celtic FC Match Info
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Best player          : R_V_Persie (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : K_Femenia (11), Doria (39 og), R_V_Persie (42)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N_Wade (21), K_Femenia (40), B_Bjorksson (48), B_Howedes (90)
Injured              : N_Wade (67)
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Match Statistics
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                              Chelsea     |    Celtic FC
Attempts on Goal     :           9        |       14
Off target           :           7        |       5
On target            :           2        |       9
Possession           :          39        |       61
Corners              :           2        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       4
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :           9        |       10
Key Tackles          :           5        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Chelsea 1 - 3 Celtic FC
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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 |  47   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -15   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   5  32 |  93   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0 -40 -30 -20
A_Maxwell      DF   2  25   5   3  27 |  72   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  24   8   6  22 |  93   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
Varane         DF   2  23   9   6  10 |  93   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |  93   0   2   3   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10 -19
R_Castias      MF   2   9  27   9  29 |  93   0   0   2   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  20  30
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  24  15  31 |  93   0   0   1   0   3   0   0   0   0   0  10   3
T_Cairney      MF   2   7  23   8  21 |  28   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
S_Gerrard      AM   2   6  26  17  21 |  93   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  26  14 |  93   0   1   0   0   3   0   0   0   0  20   0   7
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |  46   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  24   5   9  39 |  21   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |  65   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  24   7  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Celtic FC
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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T_Flowers      GK  39   2   2   1  27 |  93   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   5   0   0   0
N_Wade         DF   2  30   9   6  25 |  69   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2   8  -2
K_Abrha        DF   1  28   9   6  33 |  93   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
C_Metzelder    DF   2  26   8   8  30 |  93   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  10
K_Femenia      DF   3  25   8   6  32 |  93   0   1   1   0   1   1   1   0   0  18   8  28
M_Kikuchi      DM   1  14  26   8  30 |  93   0   5   2   0   0   0   0   0   0 120  40  20
B_Bjorksson    MF   2  10  29   7  31 |  93   0   0   4   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  38   3
A_Ben_Hatira   MF   2   6  29   8  40 |  74   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_V_Persie     MF   2   9  27  13  31 |  93   0   0   1   1   2   1   0   0   0   0  25  31
P_McGowan      FW   2   9   8  33  16 |  93   0   1   1   0   5   0   0   0   0  20  10  13
G_Puciato      FW   2   9   9  28  42 |  77   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
S_Assenjo      GK  28   3   3   4  34 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Howedes      DF   2  31  11   8  23 |  24   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
Fernando_Mera  DF   3  30   9   8  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
K_Mizuno       MF   1   8  32  10  28 |  19   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
M_Phisbaena    FW   2   9  13  32  32 |  16   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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