Wednesday October 21, 2009 Group Stage: Group D Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 4 - 0 Atlético Madrid

  • Kalou 41’, 52’
  • Lampard 69’
  • Perea 90’ (o.g.)

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Atlético Madrid
    • 90' Full time and it's an excellent night at the office for Chelsea.
    • 90' GOAL CHELSEA! Malouda floats in a free kick and it's nodded into his own net by Perea.
    • 90' Yellow card for Dominguez who hacks down Sturridge.
    • 88' Forlan combines well with Maxi but Cech wants a clean sheet and he makes a fine save with his legs.
    • 86' A senseless booking for Belletti who fouls Reyes and then kicks the ball away. Stupidity.
    • 84' Atletico are enjoying a spell of the ball but Chelsea are in total command.
    • 78' Chelsea bring on Sturride for Anelka who gets a deserved rest after an excellent shift.
    • 78' CLOSE! Maxi shows great feet to beat three players, he is off balanace as he slaloms into the box and drags his shot a foot wide. Great play but it's not their night.
    • 77' Atletico bring on Reyes for Simao.
    • 75' Applause for Cole who is replaced by Malouda.
    • 74' A huge cheer greets the first yellow card, for Garcia's hack on Essien.
    • 73' A standing ovation for Kalou who is replaced by Zhirkov.
    • 71' There's a real zip about Chelsea now and Anelka flicks a cross in that is a foot ahead of Kalou. So close to a hat-trick.
    • 69' GOAL CHELSEA! Lampard gets his first goal since mid-August. He exchanges passes with Essien and fires crisply low into the near post from 20 yards.
    • 68' Ballack has a go at Simao for a foul on Ivanovic. It was a pretty crude challenge.
    • 66' Anelka has looked sharp all night and he shows strength to hold off his marker but Kalou is just unable to take advantage.
    • 65' Atletico bring on Maxi Rodriguez for Santana.
    • 61' Great feet from Lampard who darts between two players before being brought down.
    • 57' CHANCE! Aguero collects a pass from Garcia and breaks free. Terry tracks him but Aguero still has the line, but he seems to run out of ideas and shoots straight at Cech.
    • 54' Atletico bring on Jurado for Assuncao.
    • 52' GOAL CHELSEA! Textbook stuff, as Kalou pulls off his marker at the back post and heads beyond the keeper. Job almost done.
    • 50' SAVE! At the second bite, Anelka drives a powerful shot towards goal from 20 yards. The ball moves wickedly and Asenjo does well to push it out.
    • 49' Essien catches Assuncao very late with an awful challenge. I don't think he meant it, but it was very rash and Assuncao is lucky to walk away from it.
    • 46' An early shout for a penalty for handball off Terry, but it would have been very harsh indeed.
    • 46' Atletico get the second half underway.
    • 45' Half time and Chelsea head into the break with a lead, but Atletico have certainly made a game of this.
    • 42' CHANCE! Great play from Atletico as the ball is swept out to Simao, he cuts inside and rolls the ball to Santana who, admittedly under pressure, slices his shot from 20 yards wide of target.
    • 41' GOAL CHELSEA! This time Kalou can't miss. A neat dummy from Ballack releases Cole, his cross is pin-point for Kalou six yards out and he fires the ball over Asenjo and in.
    • 38' Terry climbs high at a corner he meets it well and the ball falls to Kalou at the far post but he can't turn it in. A flag came up so it would not have counted, but still poor from Kalou.
    • 36' Asenjo atones for his earlier lapse with a fine reaction save to keep out Kalou's deflected drive.
    • 33' Santana beats his marker and whips in a cross in search of Forlan that Cech gathers.
    • 31' Once again bright play on the right from Belletti who dashes past his marker and whips in a cross that is cut out with Kalou lurking.
    • 27' Forlan finds space on the left and fires in a cross in search of Aguero that Terry does well to clear.
    • 25' Belletti cuts a ball out and plays in Anelka, the ball is whipped in for Kalou but he cannot quite reach it. Good play again.
    • 23' Cole gallops down the left after a ball from Deco but Perea gets across to clear. The Chelsea full backs have got licence to go forward.
    • 18' Atletico snap forward as a Terry pass is misplaced, Forlan breaks to the edge of the box and a snap-shot forces Cech into a diving save. This is a decent game.
    • 16' BRILLIANT and AWFUL! Brilliant play from Deco to release Ballack, he lays the ball in to Kalou who has the goal gaping but somehow he drags the ball wide from 16 yards. I'm not kidding, my mother would have rolled that home.
    • 16' Blood is coming from Cole's shin but he seems okay to carry on.
    • 14' Cole is flattened by Ujfalusi. It looks a sore one.
    • 12' GOAL, NO! Lampard drifts a free kick into the box, the keeper comes out and makes a mess of the cross and it goes in. The flag goes up and the decision is just about right. Awful keeping though from Asenjo.
    • 10' BIGGER CHANCE! Aguero beats the offside trap and strides away from Ivanovic, he has Cech in his sights but fires into the side netting. It was a huge chance and one he may look back on.
    • 9' CHANCE! Fantastic play from Simao who leaves Essien for dead on the flank, he whips the ball in for Forlan who heads powerfully towards goal but Cech gets down to his right to make the save. A warning for Chelsea
    • 6' Almost a chance for Atletico as the ball is delivered into Aguero but his touch for once lets him down.
    • 5' First shot and it comes from Forlan, who fires firmly on target from 25 yards but Cech is the equal of the effort.
    • 4' Early days but there is a spring in Chelsea's step. This is the sort of response Ancelotti will want.
    • 3' Chelsea switch the ball from flank to flank, Belletti whips in a cross for Kalou but he cannot direct his header on target.
    • 1' Good work from Belletti who raids down the right and fires in a cross that Asenjo plunges to gather with Kalou lurking.
    • 1' Good strength from Anelka to gather a long ball. They will need that with no Drogba.
    • 1' Chelsea get the game underway.
    • - // Lemontreesid thinks 'Deco must put a decent shift in. He is slacking'. I'm a fan of the little fella, provided he puts his best foot forward.
    • - The teams are on their way out and we will soon be underway.
    • - So what are the dangers for Chelsea? Saying set-pieces would be classed as lazy juornalism, so i'm not going to do it. I don't think Atletico will do the high-ball gambit, what Chelsea have to guard against is the quicksilver Aguero.
    • - Played two, won two and Chelsea are pretty well placed. A win tonight will move them to the cusp of the knockout stages and winter's not even here yet. Check out the standings here
    • - Atletico Madrid: Sergio Asenjo, Ujfalusi, Perea, Dominguez, Antonio Lopez, Cleber Santana, Raul Garcia, Paulo Assuncao, Simao, Forlan, Aguero Subs: De Gea, Jurado, Maxi, Sinama Pongolle, Juanito, Reyes, Pablo
    • - Teams are in: Chelsea: Cech, Belletti, Ivanovic, Terry, Ashley Cole, Essien, Ballack, Lampard, Deco, Kalou, Anelka Subs: Hilario, Carvalho, Joe Cole, Malouda, Zhirkov, Sturridge, Bruma
    • - We know Drogba and Bosingwa are out for Chelsea and we will have more news shortly. Team news: Drogba still out
    • - Atletico have lost on only two of their seven visits to England, drawing four times and beating Leicester City 2-0 in the 1997-98 UEFA Cup.
    • - Atletico have drawn six of their last eight Champions League matches but have failed to score in the last three and in four of the last five.
    • - Chelsea keeper Petr Cech could be playing in his 50th Champions League game for his club. He has kept 21 clean sheets.
    • - Chelsea, unbeaten in 10 Champions League matches, have not lost any of their last 19 Champions League games at Stamford Bridge.
    • - Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Champions League match between Chelsea and Atletico Madrid.
  • Summary

    • 90' GOAL CHELSEA! Malouda floats in a free kick and it's nodded into his own net by Perea.
    • 88' Forlan combines well with Maxi but Cech wants a clean sheet and he makes a fine save with his legs.
    • 78' CLOSE! Maxi shows great feet to beat three players, he is off balanace as he slaloms into the box and drags his shot a foot wide. Great play but it's not their night.
    • 69' GOAL CHELSEA! Lampard gets his first goal since mid-August. He exchanges passes with Essien and fires crisply low into the near post from 20 yards.
    • 57' CHANCE! Aguero collects a pass from Garcia and breaks free. Terry tracks him but Aguero still has the line, but he seems to run out of ideas and shoots straight at Cech.
    • 52' GOAL CHELSEA! Textbook stuff, as Kalou pulls off his marker at the back post and heads beyond the keeper. Job almost done.
    • 50' SAVE! At the second bite, Anelka drives a powerful shot towards goal from 20 yards. The ball moves wickedly and Asenjo does well to push it out.
    • 41' GOAL CHELSEA! This time Kalou can't miss. A neat dummy from Ballack releases Cole, his cross is pin-point for Kalou six yards out and he fires the ball over Asenjo and in.
    • 18' Atletico snap forward as a Terry pass is misplaced, Forlan breaks to the edge of the box and a snap-shot forces Cech into a diving save. This is a decent game.
    • 16' BRILLIANT and AWFUL! Brilliant play from Deco to release Ballack, he lays the ball in to Kalou who has the goal gaping but somehow he drags the ball wide from 16 yards. I'm not kidding, my mother would have rolled that home.
    • 12' GOAL, NO! Lampard drifts a free kick into the box, the keeper comes out and makes a mess of the cross and it goes in. The flag goes up and the decision is just about right. Awful keeping though from Asenjo.
    • 10' BIGGER CHANCE! Aguero beats the offside trap and strides away from Ivanovic, he has Cech in his sights but fires into the side netting. It was a huge chance and one he may look back on.
    • 9' CHANCE! Fantastic play from Simao who leaves Essien for dead on the flank, he whips the ball in for Forlan who heads powerfully towards goal but Cech gets down to his right to make the save. A warning for Chelsea
    • 5' First shot and it comes from Forlan, who fires firmly on target from 25 yards but Cech is the equal of the effort.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Chelsea

    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

    Captain: John Terry

  • Atlético Madrid

    Manager: Abel Resino González

    Captain: Antonio López

  • Line-up

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