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Division 1, Week 9

Valencia 0 - 0 Chelsea

Division One League Match, Valencia vs. Chelsea (Sun Dec 23)


                             Valencia  |  Chelsea
                            5-3-1-1 A  |  5-3-2 C
                           Andie Glen  |  James Houston
                                       |
                          Kamikaze GK  |  GK J_Reina
                      A_Van_Buuren DF  |  DF Balde
                        W_Van_Boer DF  |  DF L_Olsen
                        D_E_Boyata DF  |  DF S_Pearce
                        B_Ivanovic DF  |  DF Kommper
                            J_Stam DF  |  DF G_Burdisso
                        P_Niemeyer MF  |  MF Drexler
                     T_Huddlestone MF  |  MF Juarez
                       K_El_Ahmadi MF  |  MF D_Savicevic
                      J_R_Riquelme AM  |  FW K_Benzema
                            W_Jose FW  |  FW D_Trezeguet
                                       |
                            Romero SUB |  SUB J_Bond
                          T_Stavos SUB |  SUB M_Madl
                           A_Nouri SUB |  SUB Park
                         L_Macleod SUB |  SUB P_Coutinho
                        Christinoa SUB |  SUB M_Vucinic

Referee: D_Skomina (Slovenia)


Min. 4  :(vla) W_Jose finds his way through
          ...  His quick turn fooled S_Pearce
          ...  G_Burdisso with a deliberate foul
          ...  There's no place in the game for that kind of challenge
          ...  D_Skomina refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 5  :(vla) A_Van_Buuren brings the ball into the opposing area
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi makes himself available
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi tries to catch the keeper out!
          ...  He couldn't have hit that shot much better!!
          ...  J_Reina tips it over !!
          ...  Great goalkeeping there!
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  W_Van_Boer hits it towards the far post!
          ...  J_Reina easily claims the ball!
Min. 8  :(vla) W_Van_Boer beats one
          ...  Knocks it past a second
          ...  And finds W_Jose
          ...  W_Jose with the drive!
          ...  But J_Reina makes a fine save
Min. 9  :(vla) J_R_Riquelme beats G_Burdisso
          ...  He showed great skill there
          ...  J_R_Riquelme throws himself at the ball !
          ...  He manages to reach the ball
          ...  J_Reina with a superb tip over the bar
          ...  He showed great Reflexes there
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  The corner is swung in by B_Ivanovic!
          ...  J_Reina makes the catch!
Min. 11 :(vla) T_Huddlestone sidesteps Balde
          ...  A cracking drive from T_Huddlestone !
          ...  J_Reina parries it, he follows it up
          ...  He fires it over!!
Min. 11 :(chs) D_Trezeguet loses D_E_Boyata
          ...  A_Van_Buuren with a reckless challenge
          ...  That was a deliberate act that deserves punishment
          ...  RED CARD!!
          ...  He's off!!
Min. 11 :(vla) A_Nouri takes off his tracksuit, he'll replace W_Jose
          ...  He'll play as a DF
          ...  The manager will be hoping the substitution pays off
Min. 18 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme takes possession
          ...  He runs towards goal
          ...  But Balde slides in two footed.
          ...  D_Skomina has a look but waves "Play On!"
Min. 20 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme controls the ball with a deft piece of skill
          ...  He plays the ball out to the right!
          ...  D_E_Boyata gets onto the end of the pass!
          ...  D_Trezeguet bundles the player over!!
          ...  That's a foul!!
          ...  He's in trouble!!
          ...  He could be sent off for that!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!
          ...  He was lucky to get away with that!
          ...  FREE KICK!
          ...  It is within shooting distance!
          ...  P_Niemeyer drives it under the wall
          ...  J_Reina with a fantastic point blank save
          ...  When he's on his game he's one of the best in the league
Min. 27 :(chs) Drexler barges D_E_Boyata off the ball
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi takes the players legs from beneath him!!
          ...  That's a poor tackle!
          ...  He is ordered to cool off
Min. 40 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi flicks it past Juarez
          ...  He runs forward
          ...  Superbly timed tackle by D_Trezeguet
          ...  He made it look easy
          ...  But he can't keep it in
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  J_R_Riquelme drives it into the box!
          ...  Kommper clears the corner
Min. 42 :(chs) Juarez looks around for support
          ...  He knocks the ball across to K_Benzema
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi dives in two footed!!
          ...  Play On!!
Min. 43 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 4 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 46 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme beats S_Pearce
          ...  He muscled him off the ball
          ...  J_R_Riquelme tries to place it in the corner !
          ...  But J_Reina tips it over
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  He's not having the best of days !
Min. 48 :(chs) S_Pearce gets possession in his own half
          ...  J_Stam with the high feet
          ...  D_Skomina refrained from booking him but had words

*************  HALF TIME  ****************
Half Time Score: Valencia 0-0 Chelsea

Min. 49 :(vla) P_Niemeyer with a slick pass to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme tries to chip the ball over J_Reina!
          ...  But he puts it over
          ...  He can't be happy with that effort
Min. 49 :(chs) D_Savicevic beats D_E_Boyata
          ...  It looked like he pushed his marker
          ...  "Play On!" Waves D_Skomina
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with a nasty foul
Min. 54 :(vla) P_Niemeyer breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on J_Reina!
          ...  G_Burdisso brings him down!
          ...  He could be off here!
          ...  D_Skomina reaches to his pocket!
          ...  He jots down his name!
          ...  YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  I think he deserved that!
          ...  INDIRECT FREE KICK!
          ...  K_El_Ahmadi floats it forward
          ...  B_Ivanovic latches onto the end of it
          ...  B_Ivanovic with the 40 yard drive !
          ...  But J_Reina punches it away
          ...  That's gone out for a corner kick
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  T_Huddlestone swings it in!
          ...  L_Olsen wins the ball
          ...  And he clears the danger
Min. 55 :(vla) T_Stavos will come on for J_Stam and play DF
Min. 57 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme runs into space
          ...  A vicious shot by J_R_Riquelme !
          ...  But it's hit the defender and went out for a corner
          ...  CORNER!
          ...  P_Niemeyer chips the ball into the area!
          ...  Kommper reads it well and clears the danger
Min. 57 :(chs) D_Savicevic looks around for support
          ...  He sees a man in space!
          ...  He hits the ball up to D_Trezeguet
          ...  Excellent sliding challenge from A_Nouri
          ...  He could have easily caught the defender is he hadn't been careful
Min. 59 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi curls the ball out wide to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  D_Trezeguet with the block
Min. 61 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme finds the run of A_Nouri
          ...  A_Nouri with the attempt at goal!
          ...  But J_Reina tips it behind
          ...  D_Skomina has given a goal kick
          ...  Unbelievable !
Min. 65 :(vla) L_Macleod is ready to come on to replace T_Huddlestone
          ...  Looks like he will play as a MF
Min. 66 :(vla) A_Nouri runs forward
          ...  He only has going for the goal in mind!
          ...  A great volley from A_Nouri !
          ...  J_Reina heads it away
          ...  He was showing off there!
Min. 66 :(chs) D_Trezeguet plays it forward to K_Benzema
          ...  L_Macleod with a bad challenge
          ...  I don't think he meant anything other than trying to get the ball
          ...  Shown a YELLOW CARD!!
          ...  He'll need to be careful from now on
Min. 69 :(vla) L_Macleod chips the ball over the defence and finds J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme with the side footed shot!
          ...  But he puts it wide
          ...  He found himself with no room to manoeuvre
Min. 70 :(chs) Kommper takes on the defender
          ...  He gets past him!
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to S_Pearce
          ...  S_Pearce has a dig at goal!
          ...  Kamikaze collects it comfortably
          ...  The shot never troubled him
Min. 71 :(chs) Drexler is clutching his leg!
          ...  The Chelsea physio rushes on
          ...  He isn't able to carry on!
Min. 71 :(chs) Park will replace Drexler and play MF
Min. 72 :(chs) S_Pearce breaks clear of the defence!
          ...  He is clean through on Kamikaze!
          ...  W_Van_Boer brings him down!
          ...  D_Skomina refrained from booking him but had words
Min. 75 :(vla) L_Macleod fires over a low cross to J_R_Riquelme
          ...  J_R_Riquelme curls it towards the top corner !
          ...  But J_Reina palms it away
          ...  He could have caught that!
Min. 76 :(chs) Kommper with a smart pass to D_Trezeguet
          ...  W_Van_Boer with a well timed tackle
          ...  D_Skomina didn't like it though
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Madl is being prepared to come on
          ...  Kommper is leaving the pitch
          ...  Looks like the substitute will play DF
Min. 80 :(chs) M_Vucinic is going to be brought on
          ...  D_Savicevic is leaving the pitch
          ...  He applauds the crowd
          ...  Looks like his replacement will play FW
Min. 80 :(vla) P_Niemeyer crosses in from the wing, he finds J_R_Riquelme in the box
          ...  S_Pearce pulls on his shirt
          ...  He wins the ball
          ...  The defender got away with the foul there!
Min. 84 :(chs) M_Madl nutmegs T_Stavos, he continues to run forward
          ...  A_Nouri brings him down in the area
          ...  There can only be one outcome surely!
          ...  But D_Skomina waves play on!!!
Min. 87 :(vla) K_El_Ahmadi drives it across the face of the goal P_Niemeyer
          ...  P_Niemeyer hits the shot with the inside of the left foot!
          ...  J_Reina can't get to it!
          ...  OH! It has gone just over the bar!
          ...  J_Reina makes a cocky smile
          ...  Did he know that was going over?
Min. 88 :(REF) The 4th referee signals that there are 3 minutes of time to be added on
Min. 90 :(vla) T_Stavos reads the run of J_R_Riquelme
          ...  The ball hits M_Madl in the face!
          ...  And goes clear!
Min. 90 :(chs) M_Madl has the ball on the wing
          ...  He takes it past D_E_Boyata
          ...  He knocks it to Juarez!
          ...  An audacious effort from Juarez !
          ...  But he miskicks and puts it well off target
          ...  The Valencia fans taunt him about that effort
Min. 91 :(vla) J_R_Riquelme jinks infield
          ...  He sees a team mate making a run
          ...  He plays the ball through to L_Macleod
          ...  L_Macleod drives the ball low !
          ...  J_Reina parries the shot
          ...  And the defender clears it!
Min. 91 :(chs) M_Vucinic has time and space on the edge of the box
          ...  From long range M_Vucinic bends the ball towards goal!
          ...  But he somehow misses
          ...  That was a woeful effort

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


Match Details
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Venue                : Mestalla Stadium
Attendance           : 108,105
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Valencia Match Info
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Best player          : J_R_Riquelme
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : A_Van_Buuren (11)
Booked               : L_Macleod (66)
Injured              : N/A
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Chelsea Match Info
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Best player          : J_Reina (Man of the Match)
Scorers              : N/A
Sent Off             : N/A
Booked               : D_Trezeguet (20), G_Burdisso (54)
Injured              : Drexler (71)
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Match Statistics
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                             Valencia     |    Chelsea
Attempts on Goal     :          15        |       3
Off target           :           5        |       2
On target            :          10        |       1
Possession           :          59        |       41
Corners              :           5        |       0
Red Cards            :           1        |       0
Yellow Cards         :           1        |       2
Subs Used            :           3        |       3
Fouls                :          12        |       8
Key Tackles          :           3        |       5
Key Passes           :          12        |       5
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Final Score          : Valencia 0 - 0 Chelsea
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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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Kamikaze       GK  35   7   2   2  20 |  97   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  45   0   0   0
A_Van_Buuren   DF   2  32  12   8  25 |  11   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   1   0  30   0 -10
W_Van_Boer     DF   1  30   6   6  32 |  97   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
D_E_Boyata     DF   2  28  10   8  11 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
B_Ivanovic     DF   3  27  11   7  22 |  97   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
J_Stam         DF   2  27   8   7  29 |  59   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Niemeyer     MF   1  17  28   5  22 |  97   0   0   2   0   2   0   0   0   0   0  20   6
T_Huddlestone  MF   1  10  28  11  19 |  69   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
K_El_Ahmadi    MF   1  10  28   7  15 |  97   0   1   2   0   1   0   0   0   0  20  20   5
J_R_Riquelme   AM   3   6  28  21  34 |  97   0   0   3   0   6   0   0   0   0   0  30  18
W_Jose         FW   3   8   9  28  10 |  11   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   5
Romero         GK  34   1   2   2  33 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
T_Stavos       DF   3  27  12   5  10 |  38   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
A_Nouri        DF   1  26  11   6  21 |  86   0   2   0   0   2   0   0   0   0  40   0  10
L_Macleod      MF   2   9  27  11  31 |  28   0   0   2   0   1   0   1   0   0  -2  18   3
Christinoa     FW   3   9   7  26  42 |   0   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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J_Reina        GK  35   2   3   1  18 |  97  12   0   0   0   0   0   0   0 100   0   0   0
Balde          DF   3  27   7   8  22 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
L_Olsen        DF   3  27   8   6  42 |  97   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  20   0   0
S_Pearce       DF   1  26   7  10  18 |  97   0   1   0   0   1   0   0   0   0  60   0   5
Kommper        DF   1  26   9   8  32 |  84   0   2   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  40  10   0
G_Burdisso     DF   2  26   5   9  39 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   1   0   0  -2  -2  -2
Drexler        MF   3   8  29   9  12 |  75   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
Juarez         MF   3   7  29   7  21 |  97   0   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   0   0  10   1
D_Savicevic    MF   1   8  28   9  21 |  84   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   0  10   0
K_Benzema      FW   3   7   6  28  23 |  97   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
D_Trezeguet    FW   3   7  10  27  21 |  97   0   2   1   0   0   0   1   0   0  38   8  -2
J_Bond         GK  27   3   3   3  42 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Madl         DF   3  25   9   6  22 |  13   0   1   1   0   0   0   0   0   0  20  10   0
Park           MF   1   6  28   9  23 |  22   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
P_Coutinho     MF   2   7  25  16  31 |   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0
M_Vucinic      FW   2   8   9  26  14 |  13   0   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   0   0   0   1
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