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Elite League Cup Match 1

Chelsea 3 - 2 FC Porto

Elite League Cup Groups Match 1, Chelsea vs. FC Porto (Wed Nov 14)


                              Chelsea  |  FC Porto
                              4-3-3 A  |  4-3-1-2 E
                        James Houston  |  Roberto Ciccotelli
                                       |
                           J_Reina GK  |  GK P_Lattuada
                           L_Olsen DF  |  DF C_Barr
                          S_Pearce DF  |  DF Maxi
                        G_Burdisso DF  |  DF S_Bradley
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF T_Haas
                        P_Coutinho MF  |  MF R_Neves
                          Mo_Diame MF  |  MF F_Alvares
                        Robertinho MF  |  MF M_James
                         M_Vucinic FW  |  AM S_Winzor
                           Houston FW  |  FW R_Chamgerlain
                           Edouard FW  |  FW G_Agbonlahor
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB C_Obasi
                             Balde SUB |  SUB L_Jones
                       D_Savicevic SUB |  SUB A_Silva
                              Park SUB |  SUB G_Mixon
                          Y_Mizuno SUB |  SUB J_Garner

Referee: F_Brych (Germany)


Min. 1  :(fcp) FC Porto switch to playing A
Min. 3  :(chs) Robertinho plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Vucinic keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  M_Vucinic hits a curling shot!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Houston chips the ball in towards the far post!
          ...  P_Lattuada fists it away!
Min. 7  :(fcp) M_James is taking a throw in
          ...  He dries the ball on his shirt
          ...  He throws the ball to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  G_Agbonlahor has time and space!
          ...  He flicks the ball towards goal
          ...  But J_Reina just gets his fingers to that one
Min. 8  :(chs) Robertinho races into the box
          ...  He sees Houston lose his man
          ...  He cuts the ball back to him
          ...  S_Bradley gathers up the loose ball
Min. 10 :(fcp) Maxi with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  Maxi with the strike !
          ...  It floats over J_Reina
          ...  Its heading goal ward!
          ...  But floats just over
          ...  That was a great effort
Min. 12 :(chs) Mo_Diame is closed down
          ...  He plays a quick pass under pressure
          ...  Houston latches onto the ball
          ...  Houston tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Wide !!
          ...  That was fortunate
Min. 14 :(fcp) S_Winzor bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  G_Burdisso reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 16 :(chs) Mo_Diame threads the through ball to M_Vucinic
          ...  M_Vucinic hits it
          ...  This one could go anywhere !
          ...  But it whistles just past the post
Min. 18 :(chs) P_Coutinho finds L_Olsen in the box
          ...  Fine tackle by S_Winzor
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 19 :(fcp) F_Alvares floats the ball in to find G_Agbonlahor
          ...  G_Agbonlahor leaps into the air to perform a scissors kick!!!
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  J_Reina plucks the ball out of the air
          ...  Good goalkeeping there!
Min. 20 :(fcp) C_Barr with a probing pass to F_Alvares
          ...  F_Alvares runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 22 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor sidesteps his marker
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_Reina with a superb challenge
          ...  The referee has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  He received a good talking to from F_Brych
          ...  Surely not!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  That's outrageous!!
          ...  R_Chamgerlain Places the ball on the spot
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  FC Porto go ahead in this match now!
          ...  Chelsea 0-1 FC Porto...
Min. 24 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain beats his man
          ...  G_Burdisso reads the play well
Min. 27 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor with a well-controlled run
          ...  Driven towards goal by G_Agbonlahor !
          ...  But J_Reina parries the shot
          ...  The defender manages to scramble the ball away
Min. 28 :(chs) Robertinho controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  P_Coutinho gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  P_Coutinho hits the shot!
          ...  It swerves a lot!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a great finish
          ...  The Chelsea fans chant his name!
          ...  That's the equaliser!
          ...  Chelsea 1-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 30 :(fcp) G_Agbonlahor 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!
          ...  L_Olsen fouls badly
          ...  The fans are chanting "OFF!!! OFF!!!
          ...  F_Brych calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
Min. 31 :(fcp) F_Alvares with the deft touch
          ...  He takes it past S_Pearce
          ...  He knocks it to R_Chamgerlain!
          ...  A cheeky lob from R_Chamgerlain !
          ...  J_Reina with an amazing dive to the bottom left
          ...  How he got to that one I don't know !
Min. 33 :(fcp) R_Chamgerlain plays the early ball across the box to find S_Winzor in space
          ...  S_Winzor shoots towards goal !
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  But it thumps off the woodwork !!
          ...  And goes safely clear!
          ...  J_Reina never had a chance!
Min. 34 :(chs) Mo_Diame plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  M_Vucinic keeps possession instead!
          ...  He runs towards the goal now!
          ...  But C_Barr slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 40 :(fcp) F_Alvares moves out over to the edge of the pitch
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He plays the ball through to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  M_Madl read the danger and stops the pass
Min. 43 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(fcp) C_Barr takes possession of the ball
          ...  He plays the ball across to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  G_Agbonlahor smashed the ball towards the bottom corner!
          ...  It flies wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 45 :(chs) P_Coutinho bursts into the box and cuts the ball back to Houston
          ...  But C_Barr slid in
          ...  It was a well timed tackle and it had to be
Min. 45 :(fcp) M_James controls it with ease
          ...  M_James with the overhead !
          ...  J_Reina with a superb tip around the post
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by S_Winzor
          ...  J_Reina comes out and claims it!
Min. 46 :(chs) Mo_Diame with a well-controlled run
          ...  Mo_Diame flicks the header toward the far post!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 47 :(chs) Houston turns nicely onto the ball
          ...  Maxi with a deliberate foul
          ...  He should be jailed for that
          ...  F_Brych calls him for a talk
          ...  It's just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  Houston drives it under the wall
          ...  But P_Lattuada palms it behind
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Coutinho drives it into the box!
          ...  Houston tries to place the shot!
          ...  It hits the bar
          ...  And goes over!
          ...  P_Lattuada was beaten there!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 1-1 FC Porto

Min. 46 :(fcp) F_Alvares sprints down the flank
          ...  He plays the ball in to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  P_Coutinho wins it well
          ...  Perfectly timed!
Min. 48 :(chs) Mo_Diame leaps into the air
          ...  He wins the header
          ...  He heads it across to P_Coutinho
          ...  Fine tackle by R_Chamgerlain
          ...  But he can't prevent the corner
Min. 50 :(chs) Mo_Diame with a flicked pass to M_Vucinic
          ...  M_Vucinic chases it through, he must score !
          ...  P_Lattuada gets the finger tips to it
          ...  And puts it over
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Mo_Diame chips the ball into the area!
          ...  The ball finds its way to Houston
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Look at the delight on his face!
          ...  Just look at the delight!!
          ...  That's put Chelsea in front!
          ...  Chelsea 2-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 51 :(chs) M_Vucinic with a flashy move
          ...  M_Vucinic drives it low !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 52 :(chs) S_Pearce with an intelligent ball to Edouard
          ...  T_Haas clatters him to the floor and puts the ball out of play
          ...  The linesman is flagging
          ...  Throw in
Min. 56 :(chs) P_Coutinho plays the early ball across the box to find Houston in space
          ...  Houston tries to beat P_Lattuada from outside the area!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort
Min. 56 :(fcp) M_James with a slick pass to Maxi
          ...  L_Olsen reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 58 :(fcp) M_James picks up the loose ball and runs forward with it
          ...  G_Burdisso wins the ball with ease
          ...  F_Brych saw something no-one else did
          ...  F_Brych gave him a strong warning
Min. 62 :(chs) Robertinho finds P_Coutinho with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  P_Coutinho with the cheeky shot!
          ...  P_Lattuada collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 63 :(fcp) M_James with a throw in
          ...  He throws the ball across to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  From long range R_Chamgerlain bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 64 :(chs) M_Vucinic jumps over T_Haas's challenge
          ...  M_Vucinic rifles it at the goal !
          ...  P_Lattuada won't get to that!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Pick that one out!!
          ...  Chelsea 3-1 FC Porto ...
Min. 64 :(chs) Chelsea will now play N after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 64 :(fcp) R_Neves runs towards the goal
          ...  R_Neves goes for the top corner !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He runs towards the bench
          ...  He jumps on a delighted Roberto Ciccotelli
          ...  Chelsea 3-2 FC Porto ...
Min. 71 :(fcp) F_Alvares threads the through ball to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  But it's gone just wide !!
Min. 73 :(chs) Robertinho has it now
          ...  He takes on C_Barr
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in M_Vucinic!
          ...  M_Vucinic could have let it bounce!
          ...  He couldn't have struck it more sweetly!!
          ...  But it sails past the post !!
          ...  P_Lattuada never had a chance!
Min. 73 :(fcp) Maxi plays it to his team mate for a one-two
          ...  G_Agbonlahor decides to go for goal instead!
          ...  Houston gets in the way of the ball and clears!
Min. 74 :(chs) P_Coutinho gains control of the loose ball
          ...  P_Coutinho runs forward
          ...  He hits the shot!
          ...  It grazes the bar
          ...  And goes over
          ...  Oh so close there!
Min. 75 :(fcp) S_Bradley takes advantage of a bad back pass from S_Pearce
          ...  Good sliding challenge from M_Madl
Min. 76 :(chs) P_Coutinho has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  Mo_Diame gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  Mo_Diame with the deft touch!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  P_Lattuada is just going to watch it go over!
          ...  It dips dramatically!!
          ...  But goes just over !!
          ...  P_Lattuada looks very relieved!
Min. 77 :(chs) P_Coutinho has it now
          ...  He takes on S_Bradley
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in Edouard!
          ...  Edouard with a thundering drive!
          ...  P_Lattuada blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  And he gathers it!
Min. 80 :(chs) Balde replaces an unhappy L_Olsen and will play as a DF
Min. 80 :(chs) D_Savicevic replaces an unhappy Mo_Diame and will play as a MF
Min. 80 :(chs) Y_Mizuno is going to be brought on
          ...  M_Vucinic is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(fcp) S_Winzor backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hoofs the ball up field
          ...  R_Chamgerlain gets on the end of it
          ...  R_Chamgerlain sends it flying towards goal!
          ...  Its sails over!
          ...  He has squandered a golden opportunity
Min. 81 :(chs) M_Madl gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside S_Bradley!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  C_Barr gets to the ball first
Min. 83 :(fcp) M_James with a glorious 60-yard pass to G_Agbonlahor
          ...  Y_Mizuno robs him of the ball
Min. 84 :(chs) P_Coutinho looks for options
          ...  He decides to go it alone
          ...  M_James with a nasty foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 86 :(chs) P_Coutinho with the first time flick to Y_Mizuno
          ...  Fine tackle by C_Barr
          ...  He prevents the corner as well
Min. 86 :(fcp) M_James 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 S_Winzor
          ...  S_Winzor with the punt towards goal!
          ...  OOOOHHHHH!!!!
          ...  Unbelievable!!!
          ...  It's gone wide
Min. 87 :(fcp) M_James with electric pace
          ...  He eases past G_Burdisso
          ...  A delicate header from M_James !
          ...  Looks like it should be J_Reina's
          ...  Oh he's let it go through his legs
          ...  But drifts inches wide !!
          ...  J_Reina looks embarrassed!
          ...  He was relieved to see it go wide!
          ...  Goal kick given, amazing decision there!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 88 :(fcp) F_Alvares threads the through ball to R_Chamgerlain
          ...  R_Chamgerlain must beat J_Reina!
          ...  J_Reina falls over
          ...  But J_Reina is relieved to watch it go out of play!
Min. 89 :(chs) G_Burdisso looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to Y_Mizuno
          ...  Y_Mizuno rifles it to the far post !
          ...  P_Lattuada fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 91 :(chs) Houston barges C_Barr off the ball
          ...  T_Haas wins the ball
Min. 92 :(chs) Curled in dangerously from D_Savicevic to Y_Mizuno
          ...  Y_Mizuno sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  He hits the post
          ...  He follows it up!
          ...  But puts it wide!
          ...  He'll be disappointed with that
Min. 93 :(chs) S_Pearce turns past the defender
          ...  He sees a team mate in space
          ...  He passes it to Robertinho
          ...  But T_Haas wins the tackle cleanly

*************  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          : P_Coutinho (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : P_Coutinho (28), Houston (50), M_Vucinic (64)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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FC Porto Match Info
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Best player          : R_Chamgerlain
Scorers              : R_Chamgerlain (22 pen), R_Neves (64)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      |    FC Porto
Attempts on Goal     :          19        |       17
Off target           :          11        |       9
On target            :           8        |       8
Possession           :          48        |       52
Corners              :           3        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       0
Fouls                :           7        |       11
Key Tackles          :           8        |       10
Key Passes           :          20        |       17
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Final Score          : Chelsea 3 - 2 FC Porto
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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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J_Reina        GK  35   2   3   1  18 |  96   7   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  15   0   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  27   8   6  42 |  83   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  26   7  10  18 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  26   5   9  39 |  96   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
M_Madl         DF   3  25   9   6  22 |  96   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  25  15  31 |  96   0   1   6   0   3   1   0   0   0  40  80  66
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  25   7  42 |  83   0   0   5   1   2   0   0   0   0   0  70   2
Robertinho     MF   3   5  25   5  10 |  96   0   0   5   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  70   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  26  14 |  83   0   0   0   0   6   1   0   0   0   0   0  49
Houston        FW   1   5   7  25  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   5   1   0   0   0  20   0  48
Edouard        FW   3   7   5  25  23 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  30
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Balde          DF   3  27   7   8  22 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Savicevic    MF   1   8  28   9  21 |  13   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
Park           MF   1   6  28   9  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Y_Mizuno       FW   2   6   6  25  23 |  13   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0  11

Player Statistics - FC Porto
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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P_Lattuada     GK  29   3   2   1  42 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Barr         DF   2  32  13  10  27 |  96   0   4   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  80  20   0
Maxi           DF   1  28   8   8  22 |  96   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -19
S_Bradley      DF   2  27  13   7  21 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
T_Haas         DF   2  25  12   7  11 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
R_Neves        MF   2   5  28   4  33 |  96   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
F_Alvares      MF   1   9  27   8  22 |  96   0   0   6   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  60   1
M_James        MF   2  11  25  14  21 |  96   0   0   5   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  50  11
S_Winzor       AM   3  20  25  10  22 |  96   0   1   2   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20   2
R_Chamgerlain  FW   2   6  10  27  20 |  96   0   1   1   0   5   1   0   0   0  20  10  58
G_Agbonlahor   FW   1  11   8  26  32 |  96   0   0   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0  31
C_Obasi        GK   2  28  11   8  39 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Jones        DF   3  27   7   8  22 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
A_Silva        MF   1   6  25   7  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
G_Mixon        FW   1   6  11  28  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_Garner       FW   3   7   8  28  11 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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