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Chelsea 0 - 0 FC Copenhagen

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  1. Chelsea march on to quarters

    Chelsea march on to quarters

    Chelsea sealed their safe passage through to the Champions League quarter-finals with a goalless draw at home to Copenhagen. More

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    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • FC Copenhagen
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    • 90+4' That's it! Mission accomplished for Carlo Ancelotti as Chelsea are in the quarter-finals. A solid effort from Copenhagen on the night who have exited the Champions League with their heads held high.
    • 90+3' Drogba finds Lampard unmarked on the edge of the box, but the midfielder attempts to selflessly play Torres on for his first Chelsea goal. It proves foolish as the ball is cleared.
    • 90+2' Drogba takes but it's cleared and the Danes win a free-kick on the breakaway.
    • 90+1' Chelsea corner. Looked to touch Drogba first and Jorgensen is furious with the decision.
    • 90' 3 added minutes to be played here.
    • 89' Essien shoots wide from a distance. Kristensen comes on for Bolanos and that's all 6 subs used up now.
    • 88' Santin almost squeezes into the box after good work from Bolanos. It takes three blue shirts to dispossess him.
    • 87' Santin fires a low shot wide of the far post for Copenhagen.
    • 86' Torres almost feeds Lampard deep in the away side's box but it's dealt with.
    • 85' Essien dives to head a Drogba corner across goal, but no clear and present danger for FCK comes of it. They attack again and Bosingwa wastes it, slicing off-target from 25 yards.
    • 84' Mikel comes off for Essien in Chelsea's third and final switch.
    • 83' Di Maria has put the other CL tie beyond doubt. Real Madrid 3-0 Lyon.
    • 82' Lampard almost finds Torres with a lofted pass from the right, but a combination of the offside flag and Wiland beating the Spaniard to the ball mean nothing doing for Chelsea.
    • 81' Bolanos is booked for a ridiculous dive at the feet of Frank Lampard.
    • 80' Chelsea win a free kick a good 30 yards out and Drogba shepherds everyone else away. He plans to shoot... it's not bad, but Wiland sees it the whole way through and catches.
    • 79' The corner is headed over by Terry.
    • 78' More enterprise from Copenhagen but Cech catches a promising cross by Kvist. Chelsea break and Jorgensen does well to dispossess Drogba for a corner.
    • 77' N'Doye preys on a loose ball to break for the visitors, but despite a good chance to pass to two pink shirts in the box, he greedily goes for goal and wastefully fires over.
    • 76' Zhirkov, who had a good first half but faded in this period, is replaced by Malouda. The Frenchman gets on the ball immediately but his through pass to Torres triggers the offside flag.
    • 75' Torres plays on with Chelsea advantage and unleashes a fierce shot from a tight angle that Wiland is able to catch. Not bad.
    • 74' Cesar Santin replaces Vingaard, who needs help to limp off the pitch. It seemed more an accidental injury than one caused by Lampard. Moen was right to not give a foul.
    • 73' It was Lampard with the challenge, though Vingaard looks like he'll have to come off. He stumped his leg in the collision.
    • 72' Vingaard is felled approaching the Chelsea box. Oddvar Moen the Norwegian official tells him to get up.
    • 70' Karim Benzema looks to have made it safe at the Bernabeu. 2-0 Real, and for the first time in years the Spanish giants are on their way to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
    • 69' Torres almost makes an instant impression, collecting possession from a defensive error and watching a shot (or cross) deflected wildly and just wild. Wiland was rooted for that...
    • 68' Torres comes on for his sixth Chelsea appearance in place of the lively Anelka.
    • 67' Claudemir sees yellow for a foul as the board goes up...
    • 67' Lampard's corner, Ivanovic leaps like a salmon but his header is miles over the bar.
    • 66' It looks like £50million man Fernando Torres will make an appearance shortly. He's warming up on the touchline while Drogba wins a corner which he feels was a free-kick.
    • 65' Lampard approaches the D, plays it wide to Ramires who cuts back skillfully and returns it to Lampard. His loft pass to find Anelka is heavy, though. Goal kick.
    • 64' A Copenhagen break sees an impressive run forward by skipper Kvist culminate in a pass to the feet of N'Kufo, who misses the presence of support from the left flank and fires tamely wide.
    • 63' Zohore will become the youngest Champions League goalscorer if he finds the target tonight. He has some sort of family links to Didier Drogba as well, apparently...
    • 62' N'Doye recieves a final warning from the official for attempting to block Cech's path as the Danes prepare for a long attacking throw-in.
    • 61' "Chelsea, sing a song for us", the away fans taunt as 17-year old Kenneth Zohore replaces Bengtsson. An attacking change for the visitors and it appears N'Doye is ok to continue.
    • 60' Anelka takes the ball forward from a deep position and fires straight into the waiting arms of Wiland.
    • 59' Lampard corner is headed on by Ivanovic, Ramires runs onto it but strikes well over.
    • 58' A quick Copenhagen break sees a cross fly ahead of Bolanos in the home side's box. N'Doye looks hurt, he may not be much longer for this game.
    • 57' Anelka surges forward but his cut-back to Lampard pinballs off 3 defenders and is eventually cleared.
    • 56' Claudemir's long ball into the Chelsea box is controlled by the arm of Gronkjaer. Free-kick hosts. Old habits die hard, it would seem...
    • 55' Drogba drifts to the left to rescue Zhirkov and pulls it back to Ramires! Mis-hit and off-target under pressure from Bolanos.
    • 54' Booking for Drogba, who moments earlier had almost set Anelka free with another beautiful through-ball but for a great interception by the impressive Antonsson.
    • 53' Kvist slips a good ball through to Gronkjaer on the left but his cross goes nowhere. Having just one pink shirt in the box at the time didn't help the away side.
    • 52' Mikel has gone longer than any other current Chelsea player without a goal - his last came against Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup in 2007!
    • 51' Chelsea corner sparks head tennis... Terry, Anelka, Mikel! Crossbar from close range!
    • 50' Drogba lofts one over to Anelka, who's onside! He beats two but the momenntum is gone and the ball is cleared.
    • 49' Zhirkov floats a ball over the back line looking for either Cole or Lampard, but the latter commits a silly foul on Jorgensen while the defender marshalls the ball out of play.
    • 48' Cracking deep cross from Bosingwa... DROGBA! Should have scored. Weak low volley from a few yards out.
    • 46' Chelsea kick off the second half at Stamford Bridge, Copenhagen have kept a clean sheet so far - can they hold onto it?
    • 45+1' The referee blows his whistle for half time. The first half was almost all-Chelsea but you get the feeling that Copenhagen could send the Blues reaching for the panic button with a goal early in the 2nd. Can they pull it off?
    • 45' Ivanovic sparks a counter, he has advantage, too - first attempt to find a chance is dealt with but Anelka! Not enough power behind it and Wiland catches.
    • 44' Another Copenhagen free-kick, this one a little too deep to attempt a shot from. The ball in is cleared by Chelsea.
    • 43' Anelka attempts to latch onto a ball forward and Wiland rushes out of goal far too early but the left-back does well to keep the Frenchman at bay and allow his 'keeper to claim.
    • 42' N'Doye gives away possession and Chelsea break, but Drogba overhits his cross from the left.
    • 41' Copenhagen almost get into Chelsea's 18-yard box but mis-hap and the ball goes off for a goal kick.
    • 40' Mikel bursts into the box but is dispossessed by Antonsson. Chelsea attempt to penetrate from the opposite side of the penalty area but Drogba is caught offside.
    • 39' Former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho's current side Real Madrid have taken the lead against Lyon in tonight's other Champions League game. Marcelo with the opening goal at the Bernabeu.
    • 38' Bosingwa cuts inside on the right flank to float a cross to Drogba, and while his attempt to header across goal to Lampard sparks a few half-hearted cries of handball, there clearly wasn't from the FCK defender.
    • 37' A lengthy spell of Copenhagen possession is snuffed out by Lampard and Mikel.
    • 35' Vingaard makes a nuisance of himself down the right but Zhirkov steps in and despite Copenhagen's pleas for a free-kick, it's a Chelsea defensive throw.
    • 34' Both sides try to give the ball away more than the other in the middle third of the pitch, and eventually Copenhagen slow things down with a throw-in.
    • 33' Drogba dinks a ball over the FCK defence and Anelka pulls back to find ZHIRKOV! Misses once again. Very close to the opening goal there!
    • 32' Anelka, out wide on the left this time, wins a corner for the hosts. Zhirkov takes and Mikel gets his head on it but it flashes across goal. No real danger there for the Danes.
    • 30' The Copenhagen fans belt out a rather impressive and clear rendition of "can you hear the Chelsea sing?"
    • 29' Another choice Zhirkov through pass finds Anelka... no options so he plays it to Drogba on the left, but his cross gets nowhere.
    • 28' Drogba almost sends Lampard clean through but Antonsson deals with the danger.
    • 27' A series of Copenhagen corners stemming from the woodwork-rattling free kick end when Cech is impeded whilst attempting a routine catch.
    • 26' N'DOYE HITS THE POST! Curling free-kick from the fouled Copenhagen player and perhaps a warning to the home side!
    • 25' Terry fouls N'Doye in a dangerous area, about 22-23 yards out. N'Doye made a meal of the challenge, but it was certainly a free kick.
    • 24' Another offside flag for Chelsea, but you suspect it's only a matter of time before they break the deadlock at this rate.
    • 23' Drogba attempts to muscle his way between Vingaard and Wendt, but the pressure allows Wiland to snatch the ball from his feet.
    • 22' Enjoy the moment, not join the moment! Apologies for that mishap earlier at 19'!
    • 21' Another defence-splitting pass up the opposite end by Zhirkov! His ball this time finds Anelka whose shot is parried for a corner. Nothing comes of the set piece, but this is good from the Londoners.
    • 20' Wendt finds space on the right but his cross is easily caught by Cech.
    • 19' The away support are bouncing non-stop and signing the tune to The Great Escape. They clearly intend to join the moment regardless of the result. And why not? This is the first time a Danish side has made it this far in the Champions League.
    • 18' Superb football from Chelsea! Zhirkov plays Drogba through in the box, he's at an angle so he backheels it to Cole, he squares to Zhirkov who has sprinted into the box! Off target.
    • 17' Yet another offside for Chelsea, but Copenhagen concede a free-kick of their own soon after when Gronkjaer fouls Lampard.
    • 16' Chelsea build a lengthy spell of possession but their opponents are doing a good job keeping them from penetrating.
    • 15' Anelka has a shot blocked on the edge of the box, but when Lampard feeds him a second crack at it, he's offside once more.
    • 14' Bolanos cuts inside Cole but is thwarted by Ivanovic. Their counter attack ends with an offside for Anelka.
    • 13' Ramires doggedly regains possession for the hosts after FCK get a little too fancy with their passing.
    • 12' Chelsea do a good job keeping Copenhagen penned back in their own half, and a hopeful long punt upfield drifts out for a home throw.
    • 11' While the Danes need a miracle to advance at Chelsea's expense tonight, they are having a much better time of things domestically: Copenhagen currently enjoy a 20 point lead in the Danish league while the Blues attempt to catch up to Man United.
    • 10' Drogba fires from 25 yards after some decent skill but it's straight at Wiland.
    • 9' John Terry concedes the first corner of the game. Bengtsson takes but Drogba clears from a packed box.
    • 8' Cole 1-2's with Drogba and runs clear into the box but is unable to move inside as much as he'd like thanks to some heavy marshalling and can only rifle a shot into side netting.
    • 7' Claudemir fires the set piece straight into the Chelsea wall. Copenhagen attack again from the open play but Chelsea are able to clear.
    • 6' Lampard casually gives possession away to Vingaard whose run ends when Bosingwa concedes a free-kick 20 yards out.
    • 5' Mikel brings down fellow probationer N'Doye in the centre circle. Free-kick visitors.
    • 4' Some decent Copenhagen possession ends with a stray ball from left-back Wendt.
    • 3' Mikel with a clever ball to free Cole on the left, his low cross picks out Lampard rather easily but the midfield maestro wastefully fumbles it wide from close range.
    • 2' Boswinga is flagged offside early on while bombing down the right flank. The visitors are wearing a, well, unique bright pink and black away kit tonight. A stark contrast to the home side's traditional blue.
    • 1' And we're underway at the Bridge!
    • 19:45 First, a minute's silence is observed (but not by everyone, unfortunately) for those caught up by the disasters in Japan.
    • 19:45 The teams are out and we're about to get underway here at Stamford Bridge! Can Copenhagen pull off the upset of the season? Or will Chelsea march onto the quarter finals?
    • 19:40 Should Chelsea finish the job as expected in tonight's 2nd leg, they'll guarantee England as the dominant nation in this season's Champions League quarter-finals with three representatives (Man United and Spurs being the other 2). Should the Blues somehow crash out and Real Madrid defeat Lyon tonight, England and Spain will have two each.
    • 19:35 Watch out for potential upset threats in the form of Copenhagen's Jesper Gronkjaer, a former Chelsea player himself, and Costa Rican winger Cristian Bolanos, who had trials with Liverpool and Charlton Athletic in the mid-2000s.
    • 19:30 "Chelsea has won this. They should just prepare for the­ next round. Tonight is a warm up match." - Alex A . SON OF THE LIVING GOD, on Wed 16 Mar 5:22PM
    • 19:25 Record signing Fernando Torres will have to hope for a cameo appearance from the bench if he is to finally net his first goal in a Chelsea shirt this evening. But with Anelka having 7 CL goals to his name from 6 matches this campaign, it's hard to see the Londoners lacking a goal threat.
    • 19:20 Both sides have one player who will miss the quarter-final first leg if they pick up another yellow card tonight: John Obi Mikel for the home team and Dame N'Doye for the visitors.
    • 19:15 Complacency could be Chelsea's biggest hurdle tonight, as manager Carlo Ancelotti appeared to be already looking ahead to future opponents in this year's tournament - Barcelona in particular. Full Article
    • 19:10 Copenhagen are the fifth team to suffer a 2-0 home defeat in the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie, so far, none of their predecessors managed to overturn the deficit. But FCK boss Stale Solbakken refuses to say die: "It is stupid to go into it defensive when you're behind 2-0," he said. "If we score they will be nervous. I can guarantee that. The key to the game is who scores the first goal."
    • 19:05 COPENHAGEN: Wiland, Wendt, Zanka, Antonnsson, Bengtsson, Bolanos, Claudemir, Kvist, Vingaard, Gronkjaer, N'Doye. Subs: Christensen, Hooiveld, Bergvold, Kristensen, Delaney, Santin, Zohore.
    • 19:00 CHELSEA: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Zhirkov, Anelka, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Torres, Malouda, Ferreira, Kalou, McEachran.
    • 18:55 Making the uphill struggle that little bit steeper is the formbook: the Premier League champions are undefeated against Danish teams in Europe, and have lost just one of their last 25 Champions League games at the Bridge.
    • 18:50 The Danish league champions have their work cut out at Stamford Bridge tonight - the Londoners take a 2-0 lead into this game thanks to a Nicolas Anelka brace at the Parken Stadium. Match report
    • 18:45 Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Champions League second round, second leg contest as Chelsea entertain FC Copenhagen!
  • Summary

    • 75' Torres plays on with Chelsea advantage and unleashes a fierce shot from a tight angle that Wiland is able to catch. Not bad.
    • 69' Torres almost makes an instant impression, collecting possession from a defensive error and watching a shot (or cross) deflected wildly and just wild. Wiland was rooted for that...
    • 51' Chelsea corner sparks head tennis... Terry, Anelka, Mikel! Crossbar from close range!
    • 48' Cracking deep cross from Bosingwa... DROGBA! Should have scored. Weak low volley from a few yards out.
    • 45' Ivanovic sparks a counter, he has advantage, too - first attempt to find a chance is dealt with but Anelka! Not enough power behind it and Wiland catches.
    • 33' Drogba dinks a ball over the FCK defence and Anelka pulls back to find ZHIRKOV! Misses once again. Very close to the opening goal there!
    • 26' N'DOYE HITS THE POST! Curling free-kick from the fouled Copenhagen player and perhaps a warning to the home side!
    • 21' Another defence-splitting pass up the opposite end by Zhirkov! His ball this time finds Anelka whose shot is parried for a corner. Nothing comes of the set piece, but this is good from the Londoners.
    • 18' Superb football from Chelsea! Zhirkov plays Drogba through in the box, he's at an angle so he backheels it to Cole, he squares to Zhirkov who has sprinted into the box! Off target.
    • 10' Drogba fires from 25 yards after some decent skill but it's straight at Wiland.
    • 19:05 COPENHAGEN: Wiland, Wendt, Zanka, Antonnsson, Bengtsson, Bolanos, Claudemir, Kvist, Vingaard, Gronkjaer, N'Doye. Subs: Christensen, Hooiveld, Bergvold, Kristensen, Delaney, Santin, Zohore.
    • 19:00 CHELSEA: Cech, Bosingwa, Ivanovic, Terry, Cole, Ramires, Mikel, Lampard, Zhirkov, Anelka, Drogba. Subs: Turnbull, Essien, Torres, Malouda, Ferreira, Kalou, McEachran.

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    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

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    Manager: Ståle Solbakken

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