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Elite League Cup Match 3

Chelsea 1 - 0 Schalke 04

Elite League Cup League Stage Match, Chelsea vs. Schalke 04 (Wed Dec 11)


                              Chelsea  |  Schalke 04
                            4-1-3-2 C  |  5-3-2 N
                         Ian McNamara  |  Andy Banks
                                       |
                         M_Kozakic GK  |  GK Rafael
                        S_D_Gibson DF  |  DF F_Fazio
                            M_Madl DF  |  DF D_A_Cole
                            Varane DF  |  DF J_Ekstrand
                            M_Manz DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                         M_Laudrup DM  |  DF Tommy_Smith
                          E_Lamela MF  |  MF R_Donadoni
                            H_Reed MF  |  MF Hans_Gruber
                           N_Piere MF  |  MF Adriano
                         R_M_Perry FW  |  FW E_Stranger
                           M_Skiba FW  |  FW J_A_Vardy
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB P_Kenny
                      J_A_Boumsong SUB |  SUB D_Abdoun
                         S_Mazzola SUB |  SUB B_Charlton
                           A_Souda SUB |  SUB G_Zelalem
                        M_Rashford SUB |  SUB Juanfran

Referee: A_Dali (Iran)


Min. 3  :(chs) E_Lamela is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate loosing his marker
          ...  He throws it to R_M_Perry
          ...  Good sliding challenge from D_A_Cole and it had to be
Min. 3  :(shk) E_Stranger comes to collect the ball
          ...  Great turn!!!
          ...  Superb play
          ...  M_Madl stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 11 :(chs) N_Piere chips the ball over the defence and finds M_Laudrup
          ...  M_Laudrup fires off a left-footed shot !
          ...  Rafael gets his body behind the ball and saves
          ...  Text book goalkeeping!
Min. 13 :(chs) R_M_Perry lobs it over the defender
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from S_Pearce
          ...  It goes out of play
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Reed drives it into the box!
          ...  M_Madl gets something on it!
          ...  Rafael fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 14 :(shk) E_Stranger skips the challenge from the defender
          ...  E_Lamela with a deliberate foul
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
Min. 18 :(shk) Adriano lobs the ball over the defence
          ...  E_Stranger latches on to it
          ...  E_Stranger with a powerful downward header!
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Hans_Gruber drives it into the box!
          ...  The ball finds its way to R_Donadoni
          ...  He gets the shot away
          ...  M_Kozakic takes the ball off him
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 20 :(chs) M_Laudrup kills the ball dead
          ...  He sees a team mate leave his marker!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  M_Manz gets on the end of the pass
          ...  M_Manz aiming for the bottom corner !
          ...  Rafael with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 28 :(shk) F_Fazio miskicks!
          ...  He finds E_Stranger though
          ...  That was fortunate
          ...  An audacious effort from E_Stranger !
          ...  M_Kozakic blocks the shot with his legs
          ...  It goes clear!
Min. 29 :(chs) M_Madl 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!
          ...  M_Skiba receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Adriano reads the situation well and wins the ball
          ...  But it goes out
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  H_Reed floats the ball in!
          ...  The danger is dealt with by Tommy_Smith
Min. 32 :(chs) E_Lamela controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball into the middle!
          ...  Varane gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  J_A_Vardy tackles cleanly
Min. 40 :(chs) M_Madl knocks the ball past F_Fazio
          ...  M_Madl with the crafty shot!
          ...  Rafael fists it away
          ...  That was a good save!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there is 1 minute of time to be added on
Min. 43 :(chs) E_Lamela puts in M_Laudrup
          ...  Tommy_Smith with the tackle
          ...  He came to the rescue there!
Min. 43 :(shk) E_Stranger loses M_Madl
          ...  But Varane puts the ball out of play
Min. 43 :(chs) Varane 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!
          ...  M_Skiba receives the pass and heads towards the goal
          ...  Hans_Gruber fouls badly
          ...  A_Dali will want to speak to him
Min. 45 :(chs) N_Piere with the kinky dribble
          ...  R_Donadoni with a bad challenge
          ...  A_Dali will want to speak to him
          ...  He got away with just a warning
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  What a silly place to give away a free kick
          ...  R_M_Perry floats it forward
          ...  M_Manz latches onto the end of it
          ...  D_A_Cole reads the situation well and wins the ball
Min. 46 :(chs) E_Lamela holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to R_M_Perry
          ...  J_Ekstrand takes the player down!!
          ...  PENALTY!!
          ...  No! The ref has given the free kick the other way!
          ...  Unbelievable!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 0-0 Schalke 04

Min. 46 :(chs) E_Lamela with the through ball to M_Skiba
          ...  M_Skiba swings in the shot!
          ...  But Rafael reaches the ball. Good save
          ...  There was a foul on Rafael anyway
Min. 46 :(shk) Adriano knocks it forward
          ...  M_Manz slips
          ...  E_Stranger gets to it!
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  M_Laudrup looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 48 :(chs) E_Lamela picks out Varane with the cross
          ...  A powerful header from Varane !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  It's gone over
          ...  Well he must have left his shooting boots at home for that one
Min. 51 :(chs) E_Lamela with a superb first touch
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run!
          ...  He plays the ball across to him!
          ...  Varane gets on the end of the pass
          ...  Varane attempts to drive it home!
          ...  But Rafael tips it over
          ...  A_Dali has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 52 :(chs) N_Piere volleys it forward. He finds H_Reed
          ...  A wicked drive by H_Reed !
          ...  The fans behind the goal jump up!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  That's given Chelsea the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 1-0 Schalke 04 ...
Min. 52 :(shk) R_Donadoni off the woodwork.
          ...  J_A_Vardy picks up the deflection
          ...  Varane seizes control of the ball
          ...  He hoists it forward
Min. 55 :(chs) M_Skiba leaves his marker standing
          ...  M_Skiba with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  It goes wide!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 61 :(shk) D_A_Cole kills the ball dead
          ...  S_D_Gibson anticipates the pass and cuts it out
Min. 62 :(chs) E_Lamela has a go!
          ...  It hits the defender
          ...  M_Madl collects the loose ball!
          ...  M_Madl rifles it to the far post !
          ...  But it goes just over
Min. 64 :(chs) E_Lamela with the heel pass to M_Skiba
          ...  J_Ekstrand slides in hard!
          ...  And knocks the ball out for a throw!
Min. 64 :(shk) Adriano squares it to E_Stranger
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  S_D_Gibson looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 69 :(shk) J_A_Vardy beats his man
          ...  J_A_Vardy attempts a chip!
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 70 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong is coming on for M_Madl and will play DF
Min. 70 :(chs) Up goes the substitution board - M_Rashford on for R_M_Perry as a FW
Min. 76 :(chs) J_A_Boumsong controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the left!
          ...  M_Rashford gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  M_Rashford beats the offside trap!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  Rafael comes towards him
          ...  He tries to beat Rafael
          ...  Rafael dives on the ball !!
Min. 81 :(shk) B_Charlton will replace the useless S_Pearce and will play DF
Min. 81 :(shk) Juanfran is coming on and Adriano is being brought off
          ...  Looks likely he will go and play FW
Min. 82 :(chs) Up goes the substitution board - S_Mazzola on for M_Laudrup as a DM
Min. 82 :(chs) S_D_Gibson sidesteps F_Fazio
          ...  S_D_Gibson fires the shot in!
          ...  Terrific shot
          ...  It takes a bounce of the defender
          ...  The deflection takes it just wide
          ...  That's unlucky!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  S_D_Gibson chips the ball in towards the back post!
          ...  Rafael reads it well, and claims it!
Min. 84 :(shk) B_Charlton cuts the ball back to E_Stranger
          ...  E_Stranger attempts to drive it home!
          ...  M_Kozakic makes a comfortable save
          ...  He wasn't troubled there
Min. 85 :(shk) Juanfran with the dribble
          ...  N_Piere with an inch perfect tackle
          ...  The whistle has gone! Incredible!
          ...  A_Dali warns him
Min. 87 :(chs) S_Mazzola with a smart pass to M_Rashford
          ...  M_Rashford has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He fires the ball goal ward!
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Rafael dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Rafael beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  N_Piere plays it towards the near post!
          ...  Rafael easily claims the ball!
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(shk) J_A_Vardy gains possession
          ...  J_A_Vardy tries one from the edge of the box !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 92 :(chs) N_Piere squares it to S_D_Gibson
          ...  S_D_Gibson beats the offside trap!
          ...  He runs at Rafael
          ...  He lobs it over Rafael
          ...  It just didn't dip quickly enough!!

*************  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          : E_Lamela (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : H_Reed (52)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Schalke 04 Match Info
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Best player          : Adriano
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      |   Schalke 04
Attempts on Goal     :          14        |       6
Off target           :           6        |       3
On target            :           8        |       3
Possession           :          57        |       43
Corners              :           4        |       1
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       2
Fouls                :           8        |       4
Key Tackles          :           6        |       8
Key Passes           :          16        |       6
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Final Score          : Chelsea 1 - 0 Schalke 04
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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 |  94   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  75   0   0   0
S_D_Gibson     DF   1  26  11   8  12 |  94   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0   2
M_Madl         DF   3  26   9   6  22 |  71   0   1   1   0   3   0   0   0   0  20  10  21
Varane         DF   2  25   9   6  10 |  94   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0  11
M_Manz         DF   2  25   7   5  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  10
M_Laudrup      DM   2  14  25   7  22 |  83   0   1   1   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  10  10
E_Lamela       MF   1   8  25  10  32 |  94   0   0   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  90   0
H_Reed         MF   1   5  25   9  33 |  94   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  35
N_Piere        MF   1   6  25   7  30 |  94   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0
R_M_Perry      FW   1   9  11  26  30 |  71   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Skiba        FW   1   8   8  25  32 |  94   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0  11
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
J_A_Boumsong   DF   2  25   9  10  20 |  23   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
S_Mazzola      DM   2  10  26   7  33 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   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 |  23   0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  20  31

Player Statistics - Schalke 04
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  32   2   2   2  20 |  94   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  35   0   0   0
F_Fazio        DF   2  30   8   5  30 |  94   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_A_Cole       DF   1  29   9  11  29 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
J_Ekstrand     DF   1  29  11   7  22 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  28   7  10  18 |  82   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20
Tommy_Smith    DF   1  28   6   8  20 |  94   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
R_Donadoni     MF   1   8  27   7  41 |  94   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10  10
Hans_Gruber    MF   2   6  27   4  41 |  94   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
Adriano        MF   1   8  26  12  43 |  82   0   1   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  30   0
E_Stranger     FW   2   9   8  28  20 |  94   0   0   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  21
J_A_Vardy      FW   2   7   5  28  20 |  94   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
P_Kenny        GK  27   2   2   1  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Abdoun       DF   3  26   9   7  30 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Charlton     DF   1   8  26   9  30 |  12   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
G_Zelalem      MF   2   6  25  11  21 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Juanfran       FW   3   6   7  27  31 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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