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Elite FA Cup, Group B Game 3

Chelsea 3 - 5 Valencia

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 3, Chelsea vs. Valencia (Thu Nov 30)


                              Chelsea  |  Valencia
                              4-4-2 N  |  4-1-2-2-1 P
                        James Houston  |  Andie Glen
                                       |
                            Rafael GK  |  GK Savic
                             Doria DF  |  DF P_Senderos
                          S_Pearce DF  |  DF E_Johnson
                            Varane DF  |  DF L_Dixon
                            K_Zuma DF  |  DF C_Moreno
                           Drexler MF  |  DM Saddam_H
                        P_Coutinho MF  |  MF N_Ben_Khalifa
                          Mo_Diame MF  |  MF T_Huddlestone
                          E_Lamela MF  |  AM Saruman
                         M_Vucinic FW  |  AM J_R_Riquelme
                          Y_Mizuno FW  |  FW D_Rortugal
                                       |
                            J_Bond SUB |  SUB Kamikaze
                        G_Burdisso SUB |  SUB C_Smalling
                              Park SUB |  SUB W_Van_Boer
                         T_Cairney SUB |  SUB P_Niemeyer
                       D_Trezeguet SUB |  SUB M_Icardi

Referee: W_Collum (Scotland)


Min. 2  :(chs) P_Coutinho threads the through ball to E_Lamela
          ...  E_Lamela with a powerful diving header!
          ...  Savic is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!
          ...  That's given Chelsea the lead!
          ...  Chelsea 1-0 Valencia ...
Min. 3  :(vla) Valencia will now play A after the order comes from the dugout
Min. 5  :(chs) Varane is forced back with the ball
          ...  He belts the ball up field
          ...  S_Pearce latches onto the end of it
          ...  S_Pearce bears down on goal!
          ...  Savic catches the ball
Min. 6  :(chs) Y_Mizuno with the dribble
          ...  He uses his pace to get free
          ...  Y_Mizuno has his eyes on the goal!
          ...  He shoots!
          ...  Savic is beaten!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Superb finish!!
          ...  Chelsea 2-0 Valencia ...
Min. 9  :(chs) S_Pearce jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  S_Pearce hits the shot with the outside of the right foot!
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by S_Pearce
          ...  Savic comes out and claims it!
Min. 11 :(vla) D_Rortugal knocks the ball past Doria
          ...  But Varane with the fine tackle
Min. 12 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme beats K_Zuma
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the goal bound shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  It looks like he enjoyed that one!!
          ...  He grabs the corner flag and pretends to sing!
          ...  Chelsea 2-1 Valencia ...
Min. 14 :(vla) Saruman takes advantage of a bad back pass
          ...  But Doria wins the ball with a sliding challenge
Min. 17 :(chs) Drexler reads the run of K_Zuma
          ...  K_Zuma hits a curling shot!
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  Savic is wrong footed!
          ...  It drifts just wide!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Drexler plays it into the danger area!
          ...  P_Senderos belts it clear
Min. 18 :(chs) E_Lamela with a 40-yard pass to Y_Mizuno
          ...  Y_Mizuno cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  The fans get off there seats!
          ...  But it sails over !!
Min. 18 :(vla) T_Huddlestone holds the ball up and waits for support
          ...  His team mate makes an overlapping run now!
          ...  He knocks a through ball to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  P_Coutinho fouls badly
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
Min. 18 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa with the dribble
          ...  He spots the run of his team-mate
          ...  He's decided to go alone
          ...  Driven towards goal by N_Ben_Khalifa !
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  The Chelsea fans laugh at him
Min. 19 :(chs) K_Zuma beats L_Dixon
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  C_Moreno with the tackle
          ...  He did well to stop that attack!
Min. 21 :(vla) D_Rortugal latches onto the ball
          ...  He has some space now
          ...  Good sliding challenge from P_Coutinho
Min. 22 :(chs) Mo_Diame is through on goal
          ...  Wonderful sliding challenge by T_Huddlestone
Min. 23 :(chs) Y_Mizuno gets the ball on the wing
          ...  He cuts inside P_Senderos!
          ...  He has some space now!
          ...  L_Dixon hits it out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Swung in by S_Pearce
          ...  Savic easily catches it!
Min. 25 :(chs) P_Coutinho backtracks with the ball
          ...  He hits the ball up field
          ...  M_Vucinic latches onto the end of it
          ...  A powerful header from M_Vucinic !
          ...  It looks good
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the crowd!
          ...  The fans love him!!
          ...  Chelsea 3-1 Valencia ...
Min. 26 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme puts in L_Dixon
          ...  L_Dixon with the overhead !
          ...  He has put it over the bar!
          ...  He looks stunned by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 28 :(vla) D_Rortugal with the dribble
          ...  He skips through the tackle
          ...  D_Rortugal with an overhead kick !
          ...  He gets a connection
          ...  It hits off a defender!
          ...  But goes clear to safety!
Min. 29 :(chs) Drexler with a glorious long pass to Y_Mizuno
          ...  E_Johnson with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 31 :(chs) Doria slows the ball down and waits 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!
          ...  C_Moreno with the tackle
          ...  That's got to be a yellow
Min. 33 :(vla) Saddam_H runs with the ball to the corner flag
          ...  He plays the ball across to D_Rortugal
          ...  P_Coutinho with a deliberate foul
          ...  W_Collum will want to speak to him
          ...  W_Collum warns him
          ...  The ref looks across to his assistant!
          ...  PENALTY !!
          ...  D_Rortugal places the ball on the spot!
          ...  He sends Rafael the wrong way
          ...  Clinical Penalty
          ...  GOAL!!
          ...  Chelsea 3-2 Valencia...
Min. 34 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme volleys it forward. He finds Saruman
          ...  Saruman hits the shot with the inside of the right foot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  Was that a smile we saw on his manager's face?
          ...  That's got Valencia back level!
          ...  Chelsea 3-3 Valencia ...
Min. 35 :(vla) It seems Valencia are making a tactical change to P
Min. 36 :(chs) Drexler moves out wide
          ...  He plays the ball through to Y_Mizuno
          ...  L_Dixon takes the ball and the player!!
          ...  But the ref waves play on!!
Min. 36 :(vla) Saddam_H has found himself in space
          ...  He looks up for his team mates
          ...  He swings the ball in
          ...  J_R_Riquelme gets on the end of the pass
          ...  He is in space!
          ...  But S_Pearce spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 38 :(chs) Mo_Diame heads the ball back to K_Zuma
          ...  A scorcher of a shot from K_Zuma !
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 38 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa with the flick on
          ...  He plays the ball across to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme fires a shot at goal !
          ...  The shot deflects wide into the crowd!!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Saruman crosses it in!
          ...  T_Huddlestone tries to place the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He is dancing round the corner flag!
          ...  That's put Valencia ahead!
          ...  Chelsea 3-4 Valencia ...
Min. 40 :(chs) Mo_Diame with electric pace
          ...  He eases past N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  P_Senderos brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But W_Collum waves play on!!!
Min. 42 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa takes advantage of a defensive mistake
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa with the diving header !
          ...  He had to be brave there
          ...  It sails over!
          ...  He should have hit the target at least!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 44 :(vla) Saruman controls it with ease
          ...  Saruman heads the ball towards goal !
          ...  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. 46 :(vla) Saddam_H beats Varane
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  But he loses control of it
          ...  Doria belts it clear

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Chelsea 3-4 Valencia

Min. 46 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme finds the space intelligently
          ...  Varane plays it back
          ...  Rafael slips!!
          ...  It goes just wide
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by E_Johnson!
          ...  It goes straight into the arms of Rafael
Min. 51 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme crosses to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal with only one thing on his mind!
          ...  He hits the ball towards goal!
          ...  But Rafael punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a goal kick
          ...  It was clear to everyone that Rafael got a touch
Min. 52 :(chs) Drexler with a smart pass to M_Vucinic
          ...  But T_Huddlestone wins the ball with a sliding challenge
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Mo_Diame hits it towards the far post!
          ...  P_Senderos clears the danger
Min. 55 :(vla) a big roar from the crowd as C_Smalling comes on for C_Moreno to play DF
Min. 55 :(vla) P_Niemeyer is coming on for Saddam_H and playing DM
Min. 56 :(vla) Saruman flicks the ball through
          ...  T_Huddlestone runs onto it!
          ...  Varane reads him well and hoofs it clear
Min. 58 :(vla) Saruman holds up the ball
          ...  He plays the ball to D_Rortugal
          ...  D_Rortugal hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  Rafael gets a hand to it!!
          ...  But he picks up the rebound
          ...  Fantastic reflex save by Rafael !!
Min. 60 :(vla) N_Ben_Khalifa has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past Doria
          ...  He knocks it to J_R_Riquelme!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme gets up high for the header !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  He jumps into the crowd!
          ...  The fans love him!!
          ...  Chelsea 3-5 Valencia ...
Min. 64 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme plays the early ball across the box to find D_Rortugal in space
          ...  D_Rortugal pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  The net bulges!
          ...  OH!! He has hit the side netting
          ...  Goal kick given
Min. 65 :(chs) Chelsea restructured their strategy to L
Min. 65 :(chs) Mo_Diame with a probing through ball E_Lamela
          ...  Brilliantly taken away by E_Johnson !!
          ...  Any youngsters out there should be taking notes
Min. 65 :(vla) T_Huddlestone changes direction inside
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to N_Ben_Khalifa
          ...  N_Ben_Khalifa drives it towards goal !
          ...  Rafael with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 67 :(vla) Saruman beats his marker
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  From long range Saruman bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  Rafael collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 68 :(chs) E_Lamela finds Y_Mizuno with a perfectly weighted pass
          ...  L_Dixon wins the ball with a clear tackle
Min. 73 :(chs) E_Lamela is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Doria
          ...  Doria with a stunning strike !
          ...  The shot takes a wicked deflection
          ...  Savic dives desperately to try and save it!!
          ...  He can't get to it!
          ...  But it creeps just wide!!
          ...  The deflection had Savic beaten!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  Doria floats the ball in!
          ...  Savic jumps well to claim it!
Min. 76 :(chs) S_Pearce brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  Y_Mizuno makes himself available
          ...  A glorious effort by Y_Mizuno !
          ...  Saved by Savic
Min. 79 :(chs) M_Vucinic beats C_Smalling
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  M_Vucinic has time and space!
          ...  He shoots towards goal!
          ...  He has failed to hit the target!
          ...  He looks horrified by that miss!
          ...  He puts his face in his hands!
Min. 79 :(vla) C_Smalling is injured. He's unable to continue
Min. 79 :(vla) W_Van_Boer replaces an unhappy C_Smalling and will play as a DF
Min. 80 :(chs) G_Burdisso comes on for Doria and will play DF to the delight of the fans
Min. 80 :(chs) T_Cairney replaces Drexler and will play MF
Min. 80 :(chs) D_Trezeguet is coming on for E_Lamela and playing FW
Min. 86 :(vla) Saruman jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  Saruman attempts the shot!
          ...  Rafael with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 87 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme with a 50-yard pass to T_Huddlestone
          ...  But K_Zuma wins the tackle cleanly
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 2 minutes of time to be added on

*************  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
Scorers              : E_Lamela (2), Y_Mizuno (6), M_Vucinic (25)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : N/A
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : J_R_Riquelme (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : J_R_Riquelme (12,60), D_Rortugal (33 pen), Saruman (34), T_Huddlestone (38)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : C_Smalling (79)
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Match Statistics
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                             Chelsea      |    Valencia
Attempts on Goal     :          11        |       17
Off target           :           6        |       7
On target            :           5        |       10
Possession           :          31        |       69
Corners              :           5        |       2
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           0        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          10        |       5
Key Tackles          :           8        |       8
Key Passes           :          12        |       12
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Final Score          : Chelsea 3 - 5 Valencia
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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 |  96   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   5  32 |  84   0   2   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  40   0   1
S_Pearce       DF   1  24   7  10  18 |  96   0   1   1   0   2   0   0   0   0  20  10   6
Varane         DF   2  23   9   6  10 |  96   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  60  10   0
K_Zuma         DF   3  23   6   7  33 |  96   0   1   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  20   0   2
Drexler        MF   3   8  27   9  12 |  84   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  30   0
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  24  15  31 |  96   0   1   2   2   0   0   0   0   0  20  50   0
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  24   7  42 |  96   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
E_Lamela       MF   1   8  24   9  32 |  84   0   0   3   0   1   1   0   0   0   0  30  30
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  26  14 |  96   0   0   0   0   2   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  11
Y_Mizuno       FW   2   6   6  25  23 |  96   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0 -20 -20  16
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  25   5   9  39 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Park           MF   1   6  27   9  23 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Cairney      MF   2   7  23   8  21 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

Player Statistics - Valencia
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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Savic          GK  34   2   7   3  10 |  96   5   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  -5   0   0   0
P_Senderos     DF   1  30  12   5  31 |  96   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
E_Johnson      DF   1  29   8   6  31 |  96   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
L_Dixon        DF   1  23   7   9  31 |  96   0   3   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   1
C_Moreno       DF   2  23   9   9  32 |  59   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  20  20
Saddam_H       DM   2  20  28  25  27 |  59   0   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0
N_Ben_Khalifa  MF   1  12  27  12  25 |  96   0   0   2   1   3   0   0   0   0   0  35   7
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  27  11  19 |  96   0   2   1   0   1   1   0   0   0  40  10  30
Saruman        AM   2   7  27  24  30 |  96   0   0   2   1   4   1   0   0   0   0  35  41
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  27  21  34 |  96   0   0   5   1   3   2   0   0   0   0  65  61
D_Rortugal     FW   3  10   9  28  21 |  96   0   0   0   0   4   1   0   0   0   0   0  42
Kamikaze       GK  34   7   2   2  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
C_Smalling     DF   1  29   8   6  29 |  24   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  29   6   6  32 |  13   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Niemeyer     DM   1  17  27   5  22 |  37   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Icardi       FW   1   7   7  24  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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