Wednesday February 25, 2009 Last 16 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 1 - 0 Juventus

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  1. Drogba gives Chelsea edge

    Drogba gives Chelsea edge

    Didier Drogba's 12th minute strike gave Chelsea a 1-0 home win over Juventus in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Juventus
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    • 90'+4 There goes the full-time whistle! And Chelsea will take a valuable lead to Turin in a fortnight's time!
    • 90'+3 NEDVED! OOOH! SO CLOSE! His shot takes a heavy deflection off Alex and bounces inches wide of the Cech's post!
    • 90' Marchisio is booked for pulling down Lampard.
    • 88' Trezeguet at the other end! Oooh! He's clearly rusty! He should have found the back of the net there but he slices wide instead!
    • 87' Oooh! What a try by Anelka! He pings it from 25 yards out... and it flies just wide of the upright!
    • 86' Last change for Juve as Sissoko goes off and Trezeguet comes on.
    • 83' Drogba again appeals for a penalty as he appears to be blocked by Chiellini... again no!
    • 82' Sissoko goes into the book for a clumsy challenge.
    • 81' Here comes another Chelsea change... Mancienne replaces Ballack.
    • 80' That's good from Bosingwa... he drives in low, hard cross and is rewarded with a corner!
    • 77' Free-kick to Juve now, Del Piero over it again... and that means danger... but it's poor from the striker and Chelsea hold their line.
    • 75' Marchionni now turns and lets fly! Wide of the mark, but Juve are looking ever more dangerous...
    • 73' Great skill by Amauri to get into the box... but he can't find Del Piero or Nedved in the middle and the chance goes begging!
    • 72' Time for a Chelsea change now as Kalou is replaced by Malouda.
    • 70' AMAURI! Ooh! Great leap from the Juve striker! He gets his head to a cross, but it's straight at Cech, who claims easily in the end!
    • 68' Nedved could be in here! No! Super last ditch challenge by Ballack to deny the little Czech a shooting opportunity!
    • 66' Chelsea just on the back foot at the moment... Juve always pose a threat going forward... all it takes is one slip, or one moment of magic, and the complexion of the game changes entirely.
    • 62' Tiago's got a problem here following a collision with Chiellini! And he is forced off, replaced by Marchisio.
    • 61' Oooh! Marchionni cuts inside and lets fly with a cracking effort! Inches over Cech's bar!
    • 60' Cech comes out to meet a long ball into the box... he makes a hash of it, drops the ball and there's a chance for Amauri to get there! But the Blues keeper recovers well and falls on the ball to stamp out any danger.
    • 57' Ouch, that's a bad challenge by Ballack on Nedved... right on the Czech's knee... but credit to the Juve man, he gets up straight away and carries on...
    • 56' Lampard fires goalwards! Straight at Buffon, who falls on the ball immediately!
    • 54' Drogba hares off into the box.... he tries to take on Chiellini who stands his ground! Drogba falls to the ground in typical fashion, but the ref is having none of it! Drogba's not too happy with the decision, and he flaps his arms about in a big huff.
    • 53' Juve are back up to 11 men as Marchionni comes on to replace Camoranesi, who departed a couple of minutes ago.
    • 52' Oh dear, that's a poor challenge by Molinaro on Kalou... he rakes his studs down the Chelsea man's shins, but escapes with just a booking.
    • 51' Camoranesi pulls up limping... looks like his hamstring's gone.. and he heads towards the touchline.
    • 50' DROGBA! Oooh! He fires a bullet header just wide of the mark from Bosingwa's cross! Much like the chance in the first half that one...
    • 48' Ballack is upended by Molinaro... but incredible the referee doesn't see it! Play on he says, to the disbelief of the majority of the crowd!
    • 47' Another great start to the half by Chelsea! The first attack of the second period ends with Ballack firing over from 25 yards, but again the Blues have set out their stall early on.
    • 46' Here we go again! Back underway at the Bridge!
    • 45'+2 There goes the half-time whistle and Chelsea head in at the break a goal to the good, thanks to Didier Drogba's 12th minute strike!
    • 44' Del Piero strikes the ball straight into the wall and Chelsea can relax for a moment.
    • 43' Drogba tries to help out at the back... but he's penalised for hand ball and Juve have a free-kick in a dangerous position... Del Piero over it.
    • 38' Liquid football from Chelsea, started off by a lovely cross-field pass by Lampard... it ends with Drogba unable to get a shot off, but that was by far the best passing move of the game so far.
    • 35' Sissoko's down in quite some pain following a tackle by John Terry... he might even have to come off...
    • 34' The crowd get a little frustrated with Chelsea's next attack... it promises much, but in the end Anelka's ball to Drogba is poor and Juve take possession.
    • 32' Nothing comes of the first corner, but Drogba soon wins a second....
    • 30' Cole fancies his chances from distance now! Deflected behind for a corner to Chelsea!
    • 28' Lovely turn from Del Piero! He twists past Alex but unfortunately his shot doesn't match the initial quality... the ball balloons well, well wide and into the stands.
    • 27' Cech is there to punch Camoranesi's corner to safety... but Juve maintain this good little spell of pressure.
    • 26' Here come Juve again and Mellberg wins a corner off Alex... danger here...
    • 25' Juve have responded well to going a goal down...
    • 24 Nedved handles deliberately on the edge of the Chelsea box as Juve continue to threaten... but the ref spots it and it'll be a free-kick to the hosts... incredible, Nedved appears to claim his innocence!
    • 22' Oooh! Another chance from the corner! This time it's Amauri who gets a header in, only he glances it wide... and Chiellini nearly gets his leg to it at the far post!
    • 21' Oooh! Tiago plays in Del Piero with a neat little pass... and the veteran striker flashes a shot across the face of Cech, who has to palm the ball around the corner!
    • 18' Oh dear, Sissoko lets fly with a frankly awful shot at goal... well wide and Juve look rattled! Indeed, Mellberg was arguing his some of his team-mates earlier and they seem there for the taking!
    • 15' Oooh! Drogba goes close from the resulting corner with a header that he rather messes up! But the home fans don't care! Their side are ahead!
    • 14' Chelsea are swarming forward at the moment! Kalou feeds Anelka now and the Frenchman wins another corner!
    • 13' Great finish from Drogba, but questions have to be asked about the Juve defence... that was sloppy at best - not what you'd usually associate with an Italian side.
    • 12' GOAL! DROGBA PUTS CHELSEA INTO THE LEAD! Kalou slides an inch perfect pass through the Juve defence - what a pass! - for Drogba to take a touch and power past Buffon for his first goal in 10 games! 1-0 Chelsea!
    • 11' Drogba hits the deck as he goes for a Terry ball into the box... he clearly collides with Molinaro, but the referee's not going to give a penalty for that!
    • 10' Here come Chelsea again, this time on the left... but it soon comes away to the other flank... the hosts are playing the ball around nicely at the moment.
    • 8' Mikel now spreads the ball out to Kalou, who's seeing a lot of the ball early on... it goes out to Bosingwa who centres to the near post! DROGBA! Great run to meet the ball but his header flies over the bar!
    • 6' Kalou makes Mellberg stretch his legs... the Ivorian gets there first but nothing comes of the good position and Juve come away with the ball.
    • 4' KALOU! Oooh! The Ivorin cuts inside from the right wing and lets fly with a shot that Buffon does well to hang on to!
    • 3' Amauri threatening now... but he runs into the wall that is John Terry... no dice this time.
    • 2' Cracking atmosphere in west London tonight... the home crowd seem to be well up for it! Let's see if their team are too.
    • 1' Here we go! Underway at the Bridge!
    • - And there's no surprises in Guus Hiddink's Chelsea line-up: 1-Petr Cech; 17-Jose Bosingwa, 33-Alex, 26-John Terry, 3-Ashley Cole; 8-Frank Lampard, 12-John Obi Mikel,13-Michael Ballack; 21-Salomon Kalou, 11-Didier Drogba, 39-Nicolas Anelka.
    • - So that means the Bianconeri will line up like this: 1-Gianluigi Buffon; 4-Olof Mellberg, 3-Giorgio Chiellini, 33-Nicola Legrottaglie, 28-Cristian Molinaro; 16-Mauro Camoranesi, 22-Mohamed Sissoko, 30-Tiago, 11-Pavel Nedved; 10-Alessandro Del Piero, 8-Amauri
    • - Tonight sees the return of the Tinkerman, Claudio Ranieri, to Stamford Bridge, although the team he will send out is exactly as expected.
    • - Hello and welcome to eurosport.yahoo.com's LIVE coverage of tonight's big game at the Bridge!
  • Team Stats

    Chelsea Stats Juventus
    48% Possession 51%
    13 Shots 16
    3 Shots on target 4
    2 Saves 0
    5 Corners 9
    11 Fouls 17
    4 Offsides 1
    1 Yellow cards 3
    0 Red cards 0
    23 Tackles 22
    297 Accurate passes 295
    36 Bad passes 59
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Chelsea
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Petr Cech 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 1 0
      33 Alex da Dias Costa 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 18 1 2
      3 Ashley Cole 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 32 8 5
      17 José Bosingwa 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 35 1 0
      26 John Terry 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 18 0 2
      12 John Obi Mikel 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 45 5 4
      13 Michael Ballack 0 2 0 3 2 0 0 38 4 1
      8 Frank Lampard 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 46 5 6
      21 Salomon Kalou 0 1 1 2 1 2 1 22 0 2
      11 Didier Drogba 1 4 1 3 1 1 0 8 2 0
      39 Nicolas Anelka 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 23 7 0
      15 Florent Malouda 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 2 0
      43 Miroslav Stoch 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      9 Franco Di Santo 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      42 Michael Mancienne 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1
      2 Branislav Ivanovic 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      40 Henrique Hilário 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Paulo Ferreira 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Juventus
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Gianluigi Buffon 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16 1 0
      3 Giorgio Chiellini 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 43 6 2
      28 Christian Molinaro 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 18 8 3
      4 Olof Mellberg 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 2 1
      33 Nicola Legrottaglie 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 36 1 3
      22 Mohamed Sissoko 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 38 5 5
      30 Tiago Mendes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 33 7 1
      16 Mauro German Camoranesi 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 12 3 2
      11 Pavel Nedved 0 3 2 2 2 0 0 27 13 2
      10 Alessandro Del Piero 0 5 1 1 3 0 0 27 9 0
      8 Carvalho De Oliveira Amauri 0 2 1 2 3 0 0 7 2 0
      17 David Trezeguet 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
      32 Marco Marchionni 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 2
      13 Alexander Manninger 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      21 Zdenek Grygera 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      9 Vincenzo Iaquinta 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      19 Claudio Marchisio 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 9 1 1
      18 Christian Poulsen 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 90'+3 NEDVED! OOOH! SO CLOSE! His shot takes a heavy deflection off Alex and bounces inches wide of the Cech's post!
    • 88' Trezeguet at the other end! Oooh! He's clearly rusty! He should have found the back of the net there but he slices wide instead!
    • 87' Oooh! What a try by Anelka! He pings it from 25 yards out... and it flies just wide of the upright!
    • 83' Drogba again appeals for a penalty as he appears to be blocked by Chiellini... again no!
    • 75' Marchionni now turns and lets fly! Wide of the mark, but Juve are looking ever more dangerous...
    • 70' AMAURI! Ooh! Great leap from the Juve striker! He gets his head to a cross, but it's straight at Cech, who claims easily in the end!
    • 61' Oooh! Marchionni cuts inside and lets fly with a cracking effort! Inches over Cech's bar!
    • 60' Cech comes out to meet a long ball into the box... he makes a hash of it, drops the ball and there's a chance for Amauri to get there! But the Blues keeper recovers well and falls on the ball to stamp out any danger.
    • 56' Lampard fires goalwards! Straight at Buffon, who falls on the ball immediately!
    • 50' DROGBA! Oooh! He fires a bullet header just wide of the mark from Bosingwa's cross! Much like the chance in the first half that one...
    • 22' Oooh! Another chance from the corner! This time it's Amauri who gets a header in, only he glances it wide... and Chiellini nearly gets his leg to it at the far post!
    • 21' Oooh! Tiago plays in Del Piero with a neat little pass... and the veteran striker flashes a shot across the face of Cech, who has to palm the ball around the corner!
    • 12' GOAL! DROGBA PUTS CHELSEA INTO THE LEAD! Kalou slides an inch perfect pass through the Juve defence - what a pass! - for Drogba to take a touch and power past Buffon for his first goal in 10 games! 1-0 Chelsea!
    • 11' Drogba hits the deck as he goes for a Terry ball into the box... he clearly collides with Molinaro, but the referee's not going to give a penalty for that!
    • 8' Mikel now spreads the ball out to Kalou, who's seeing a lot of the ball early on... it goes out to Bosingwa who centres to the near post! DROGBA! Great run to meet the ball but his header flies over the bar!
    • 4' KALOU! Oooh! The Ivorin cuts inside from the right wing and lets fly with a shot that Buffon does well to hang on to!

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