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Marseille 2 - 0 Chelsea

Elite FA Cup Groups Match 4, Marseille vs. Chelsea (Thu Dec 07)


                            Marseille  |  Chelsea
                              4-4-2 A  |  5-4-1 L
                             Lee Shaw  |  James Houston
                                       |
                         R_Higuita GK  |  GK Rafael
                       D_Criscrito DF  |  DF Doria
                           S_Byram DF  |  DF G_Burdisso
                           J_Pedro DF  |  DF A_Maxwell
                        F_Le_Boeuf DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                        Y_Sankhare MF  |  DF M_Madl
                           J_Fleck MF  |  MF S_Gerrard
                          A_Marcos MF  |  MF P_Coutinho
                           N_Kante MF  |  MF Mo_Diame
                      A_Di_Stefano FW  |  MF T_Cairney
                     Z_Ibrahimovic FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                                       |
                          H_Lloris SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                          L_Shawry SUB |  SUB Varane
                       M_Dickinson SUB |  SUB R_Castias
                           M_Lopez SUB |  SUB Robertinho
                          Z_Zidane SUB |  SUB R_Lewandowski

Referee: N_Rizzoli (Italy)


Min. 2  :(chs) S_Gerrard with a perfectly timed run
          ...  A_Marcos is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  N_Rizzoli calls him over
          ...  He's told to calm down
          ...  Lee Shaw looks relieved
Min. 8  :(msl) D_Criscrito flicks it past M_Madl
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  D_Criscrito with the cheeky shot!
          ...  Rafael makes a great save
          ...  But he can't hold onto it!
Min. 9  :(chs) T_Cairney pulls up
          ...  That looks like his hamstring went
          ...  He wont be able to continue!!
Min. 9  :(chs) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  R_Castias will come on for T_Cairney and play MF
Min. 16 :(msl) A_Marcos is taking a throw in
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He throws it to Z_Ibrahimovic
          ...  A vicious shot by Z_Ibrahimovic !
          ...  The ball moves through the air!
          ...  Rafael moves quickly!
          ...  Can he get to this?
          ...  Rafael catches it with style!
Min. 19 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic takes advantage of a mistake by S_Gerrard
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But he steps on the ball and falls over!
          ...  A_Maxwell looks embarrassed to take the ball off him!
Min. 19 :(chs) D_Trezeguet swings at F_Le_Boeuf
          ...  N_Rizzoli refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 21 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled S_Pearce
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with a powerful downward header!
          ...  Rafael with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
Min. 24 :(msl) N_Kante sidesteps P_Coutinho
          ...  His quick feet took him past the defender
          ...  Mo_Diame gets in the way and wins the ball
Min. 24 :(chs) Mo_Diame controls it well
          ...  He nutmegs J_Pedro
          ...  He puts in P_Coutinho!
          ...  J_Pedro moves quickly to get the tackle in this time
Min. 26 :(chs) R_Castias hoofs it up field to find D_Trezeguet
          ...  D_Trezeguet sees R_Higuita off his line !
          ...  But R_Higuita tips it over
          ...  N_Rizzoli has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 27 :(chs) S_Pearce jumps over the defender's challenge
          ...  Oh, beautiful nutmeg
          ...  He's clean through
          ...  F_Le_Boeuf wins the ball with a superb sliding challenge
Min. 29 :(msl) F_Le_Boeuf finds Z_Ibrahimovic in acres of space
          ...  But Mo_Diame barges him off the ball
Min. 31 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic finds A_Di_Stefano with a ball over the defence
          ...  A_Di_Stefano keeps his head down as he hits the shot!
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  A quality strike
          ...  That's put Marseille in front!
          ...  Marseille 1-0 Chelsea ...
Min. 33 :(msl) N_Kante crosses in from the wing, he finds J_Fleck in the box
          ...  J_Fleck is in acres of space!
          ...  He looked offside to me
          ...  He tries to round Rafael
          ...  He tries to slide it past Rafael
          ...  Rafael gets a foot to it !!
Min. 34 :(chs) S_Pearce knocks the ball past the defender
          ...  D_Criscrito is late with that one
          ...  I think he was just trying to get to the ball
          ...  He gets a YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 36 :(chs) M_Madl nutmegs N_Kante
          ...  S_Byram stands his ground and wins the tackle
Min. 38 :(chs) S_Pearce gets to the bye line
          ...  He puts it into the box
          ...  He finds G_Burdisso
          ...  But S_Byram barges him off the ball
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th official signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(chs) S_Gerrard finds his way through
          ...  He bears down on goal
          ...  S_Gerrard sidesteps his marker and tries the wicked snap bender !
          ...  R_Higuita watches it sail safely wide!
Min. 46 :(msl) A_Marcos with a probing pass to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  Mo_Diame with a clumsy challenge
          ...  N_Rizzoli just wants to lecture him
Min. 47 :(msl) N_Kante has it now
          ...  He takes on Doria
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He puts in A_Di_Stefano!
          ...  A_Di_Stefano with the side footed shot!
          ...  Rafael heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Marseille 1-0 Chelsea

Min. 49 :(msl) A_Marcos knocks it past the defender and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But he stands on the ball and falls over!!
          ...  M_Madl picks up the loose ball and clears the danger
Min. 50 :(chs) G_Burdisso runs down the flank
          ...  He threads the ball in to P_Coutinho
          ...  P_Coutinho pounds a rocket on goal !
          ...  But R_Higuita stops that one easily
Min. 55 :(chs) Mo_Diame finds his way through
          ...  He sets up the shot
          ...  Good sliding challenge from S_Byram and it had to be
Min. 61 :(msl) Y_Sankhare drives it across the face of the goal Z_Ibrahimovic
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic with a stunning strike !
          ...  But it goes wide
Min. 62 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic knocks it past R_Castias and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic attempts a lob!
          ...  But Rafael tips it behind
          ...  N_Rizzoli has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 63 :(msl) S_Byram beats G_Burdisso
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves N_Rizzoli
          ...  S_Byram with a powerful diving header!
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 63 :(chs) S_Gerrard turns past J_Pedro
          ...  He has created space for himself now
          ...  S_Byram with an ugly foul
          ...  That looked malicious
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!, he is in the book for that one
Min. 68 :(chs) R_Castias beats J_Fleck
          ...  That was a quick burst of pace to set him free
          ...  D_Criscrito reads it well
          ...  This boy is a quality defender
          ...  The crowd sing his praises
Min. 69 :(chs) S_Pearce sprints past S_Byram
          ...  S_Pearce cracks a laser towards goal !
          ...  It grazes the post!
          ...  And hits the side netting
          ...  Goal Kick!
Min. 72 :(msl) N_Kante chips the ball over the defence and finds A_Marcos
          ...  M_Madl slides in to knock the ball out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_Fleck lofts the ball in!
          ...  S_Gerrard reads it well
          ...  And he knocks it away
Min. 74 :(chs) R_Castias finds A_Maxwell on the edge of the box
          ...  Z_Ibrahimovic with the tackle
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
Min. 77 :(msl) A_Marcos runs at M_Madl
          ...  He takes it past him
          ...  M_Madl goes in hard to win the ball back
Min. 78 :(msl) A_Di_Stefano flicks it over A_Maxwell and runs onto it
          ...  He showed great skill and pace there
          ...  But R_Castias spotted the danger and cleans up the play
Min. 80 :(msl) L_Shawry replaces J_Pedro to play as a DF
Min. 80 :(chs) Varane will replace Doria and play DF
Min. 80 :(chs) Robertinho is being brought on
          ...  M_Madl is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play MF
Min. 80 :(msl) N_Kante jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Byram
          ...  G_Burdisso wins the ball!
          ...  But he caught the player also!
          ...  The ref gives nothing!
Min. 82 :(msl) It looks like the manager is going to make a few changes to his side.
          ...  M_Dickinson will come on for Y_Sankhare and play MF
Min. 82 :(chs) Robertinho with an incisive pass to Mo_Diame
          ...  L_Shawry is late with that one
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  N_Rizzoli reaches to his pocket!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
Min. 83 :(chs) S_Pearce finds his way through
          ...  That was sheer effort
          ...  L_Shawry with the block
Min. 84 :(msl) A_Marcos curls the ball out wide to A_Di_Stefano
          ...  A_Maxwell gathers up the loose ball
Min. 85 :(msl) Z_Zidane comes on for A_Di_Stefano and takes up a FW role
Min. 85 :(msl) S_Byram back heels to find A_Marcos in space
          ...  Varane brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But N_Rizzoli waves play on!!!
Min. 88 :(REF) The board goes up indicating that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 91 :(msl) Z_Ibrahimovic threads the through ball to M_Dickinson
          ...  M_Dickinson tries to chip the ball over the keeper !
          ...  GOAL !!
          ...  What a cheeky finish!
          ...  Marseille 2-0 Chelsea ...

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Stade Veladrome
Attendance           : 145,026
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Marseille Match Info
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Best player          : Z_Ibrahimovic (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : A_Di_Stefano (31), M_Dickinson (91)
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Criscrito (34), S_Byram (63), L_Shawry (82)
Injured              : N/A
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : Mo_Diame
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : N/A
Injured              : T_Cairney (9)
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Match Statistics
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                             Marseille    |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :          10        |       4
Off target           :           2        |       2
On target            :           8        |       2
Possession           :          58        |       42
Corners              :           1        |       0
Red Cards            :           0        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           3        |       0
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          13        |       7
Key Tackles          :           7        |       10
Key Passes           :          12        |       5
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Final Score          : Marseille 2 - 0 Chelsea
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Player Statistics - Marseille
Name          Pos  St  Tk  Ps  Sh  Ag | Min Sav Ktk Kps Ass Sht Gls Yel Red KAb TAb PAb SAb
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R_Higuita      GK  39   2   2   2  34 |  97   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  50   0   0   0
D_Criscrito    DF   2  30  11   7  27 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   1   0   0  18  -2   3
S_Byram        DF   3  30   8   6  32 |  97   0   3   1   0   1   0   1   0   0  58   8  -1
J_Pedro        DF   2  29   7   8  33 |  83   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
F_Le_Boeuf     DF   2  28  10   7  22 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Y_Sankhare     MF   3   8  31  12  36 |  85   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
J_Fleck        MF   1   6  31   9  28 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20  25
A_Marcos       MF   2   7  29  16  32 |  97   0   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  50  20
N_Kante        MF   3   7  29   7  13 |  97   0   0   4   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0
A_Di_Stefano   FW   2   9  11  29  31 |  88   0   0   0   0   3   1   0   0   0   0   0  40
Z_Ibrahimovic  FW   1   4   4  26  35 |  97   0   0   2   2   3   0   0   0   0   0  50  11
H_Lloris       GK  26   2   3   1  27 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
L_Shawry       DF   2  32   8   8  15 |  14   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  18  -2  -2
M_Dickinson    MF   2  15  29   7  28 |  12   0   0   0   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0  30
M_Lopez        MF   2   6  23   8  32 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Z_Zidane       FW   2   8   8  30  34 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0

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 |  97   6   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0   0   0
Doria          DF   3  26   7   5  32 |  83   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 -20 -20 -20
G_Burdisso     DF   2  25   5   9  39 |  97   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
A_Maxwell      DF   2  25   5   3  27 |  97   0   2   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  40   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  24   7  10  18 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0 -20 -10 -19
M_Madl         DF   3  24   8   6  22 |  83   0   3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  60   0   0
S_Gerrard      MF   2   6  26  17  21 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  20   0   1
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  24  15  31 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Mo_Diame       MF   2  13  24   7  42 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
T_Cairney      MF   2   7  23   8  21 |   9   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   6  10  26  21 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Varane         DF   2  23   9   6  10 |  14   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
R_Castias      MF   2   9  28   9  29 |  88   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Robertinho     MF   3   5  24   5  10 |  14   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
R_Lewandowski  FW   2   9   8  26  20 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
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