Wednesday November 3, 2010 Group Phase: Group F Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 4 - 1 Spartak Moskva

  • Anelka 49’
  • Drogba 62’ (pen.)
  • Ivanovic 66’, 90’
  • Bazhenov 86’

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  1. Ivanovic downs Spartak

    Ivanovic downs Spartak

    Chelsea qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with an emphatic 4-1 win over Spartak Moscow at Stamford Bridge. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Chelsea
    • Spartak Moscow
    • 90' Game over. It finishes 4-1.
    • 90' Spartak fail to clear with Sturridge causing a mix-up in their box. The ball rolls out to Ivanovic who scores on the turn to put the icing on the cake for Chelsea.
    • 90' GOAL! IVANOVIC SCORES AGAIN FOR CHELSEA!
    • 87' That's the first goal Peter Cech has conceded at Stamford Bridge in 956 minutes!
    • 86' Hint of offside but I think he was level.
    • 86' Chelsea get caught napping at the back. Welliton finds himself in space inside the box on the right hand side, his shot is pulled but Bazhenov slides in to make it 3-1.
    • 85' GOAL! BAZHENOV MAKES IT 3-1
    • 83' Sturridge misses for Chelsea after Kakuta picked him out at the far post, but Sturridge seemed to slip just before he headed wide.
    • 79' Chelsea are in complete control here with Spartak accepting their fate and playing a careful game. They want to avoid a fourth by the looks of it.
    • 77' Spartak sub: Bazhenov on, McGeady off
    • 74' Chelsea sub: Sturridge on, Drogba off
    • 71' Chelsea sub: McEachran on, Mikel off
    • 70' Spartak sub: Kozlov on, Alex off
    • 69' Spartak sub: Drincic on, Sheshukov off
    • 68' Drogba whips in a free kick from the right, Ivanovic loses his marker and heads home into the corner. Simple as that. Chelsea 3 up and cruising.
    • 68' GOAL! CHELSEA HAVE ANOTHER
    • 67' Ivanov (Spartak) is booked for a foul.
    • 64' Low and hard into the left corner. Never in doubt.
    • 63' GOAL! DROGBA SCORES FOR CHELSEA
    • 62' Makeev has tripped Drogba and it's a clear penalty. Drogba to take...
    • 61' PENALTY TO CHELSEA!
    • 59' Ramires is growing in confidence and his ball out to Ferreira is whipped straight back into the box towards Drogba, but the Ivorian can't get his head on it.
    • 56' Chelsea are looking careless at the moment. They are handing possession back to Spartak with the kind of frequency that will annoy Ancelotti.
    • 54' Spartak are making an effort to get back into this but look somewhat short of ideas in the final third.
    • 51' But Cech plucks the ball from the air easily.
    • 50' Alex tries his luck from distance for Spartak, and the ball is deflected out for a Spartak corner.
    • 49' Brilliant finish by Anelka, who got a perfectly weighted through ball back from Kalou, before expertly slotting the ball home from a tight angle beyond the on-rushing Dikan. Lovely finish.
    • 49' GOAL! CHELSEA ARE AHEAD
    • 47' Drogba curiously squared it for Zhirkov but Spartak snuff out the danger. Even though there wasn't much danger.
    • 47' Kalou has won a free kick for Chelsea right outside the right box on the right wing.
    • 46' The second half is underway at Stamford Bridge.
    • 45' At half time, why not follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mjdasilva
    • 45' It's Chelsea 0-0 Spartak Moscow.
    • 45' And that's half-time.
    • 44' Ashley Cole gets beyond Ivanov but misplaces his cross with Drogba waiting.
    • 43' Kombarov (Spartak) is booked for a foul on Zhirkov.
    • 41' Alex has missed for Chelsea from under the bar! Ivanovic flicked on Zhirkov's wicked corner but Alex couldn't redirect the high ball into the goal. It was a tricky one for Alex but you'd expect him to be able to force that in.
    • 39' Sheshukov gets away for a late challenge on Ramires that didn't look dissimilar to Mikel's challenge a few moments ago, which he got booked for. The Chelsea fans don't like that.
    • 37' John Obi Mikel (Chelsea) is booked for a needless challenge on Ibson.
    • 36' Spartak are doing a good job of restricting Chelsea's dangerous wide players, Cole and Ferreira move into advanced positions. They are disciplined and working hard at the moment.
    • 34' Spartak's Alex sends a venomous low shot that Cech does well to palm away from the danger area. That was awkward for Cech. He did very well.
    • 33' Zhirkov sends a corner in from the right and Drogba, under pressure, heads just over. Decent effort.
    • 31' Welliton throws himself to the ground after being caught by Ivanovic in the box. There was contact but it was too theatrical to be awarded a penalty. Correct decision.
    • 29' Drogba bursts in between the two centre halves to latch onto the end of a long sweeping pass by Mikel. He catches up with the ball but scuffs his shot.
    • 28' Kombarov heads over.
    • 27' But Spartak have a corner...
    • 26' Kombarov puts a deep ball into the box but Ibson can't bring the ball down the get a shot away.
    • 24' Ramires makes a long, purposeful run from deep and released Drogba, who is quite far wide to the right, but manages to test Dikan with his shot. Dikan holds on well.
    • 23' Spartak ball watching there as Chelsea gain momentum in this match.
    • 22' Great run by Ferreira and Spartak allow him to travel all the way to the edge of the box. He loses it but Zhirkov picks it up and his shot is deflected out for another corner.
    • 20' Chelsea go short to Anelka instead. And he loses it.
    • 19' Komabrov fouls Cole and Chelsea have another chance to launch a ball into the box.
    • 17' The flag is up as Alex's scuffed shot is nearly turned in by Ivanovic. But the Serbian is offside.
    • 15' Chelsea have won a free kick in an attacking position on the left. Zhirkov to take...
    • 14' Fantastic effort by Anelka cuts in from the left, a la Henry, and sends a beautiful curling effort wide of the far post. Lovely shot. Unlucky.
    • 12' Kombarov hits a fanciful shot well wide from 25 yards.
    • 10' Zhirkov has won a Chelsea corner.
    • 9' Anelka has stuck his foot out to try to control a long ball in the box but he can't and has clashed with Spartak keeper Dikan in the process. Dikan is receiving treatment.
    • 8' Good effort by McGeady after receiving the ball from Makeev. McGeady tried to curl the ball in with his left foot but it was always going wide.
    • 6' Lovely exchange between Drogba and Cole on the left wing. Cole can't keep the ball in but wins a throw.
    • 5' The ball falls to Ramires 30 yards out and he hits what can only be described as a speculative shot with his left foot.
    • 4' Ivanovic was up there too and it took a touch for a Chelsea corner. The first of the game.
    • 3' Anelka is fouled by Pareja and Chelsea have sent Alex forward for this one.
    • 2' Chelsea seem happy to let Spartak enjoy the early possession. The Russian knocking it about comfortably at the moment.
    • 1' We are underway in west London.
    • 19.40 Didier Drogba captains Chelsea tonight, with John Terry rested.
    • 19.30 SPARTAK MOSCOW: Dikan, Ivanov, Pareja, Suchy, Makeev, Ibson, Shyeshukov, McGeady, Alex, Dmitri Kombarov, Welliton. Subs: Belenov, Sabitov, Drincic, Bazhenov, Khodyrev, Ananidze, Kozlov
    • 19.30 CHELSEA: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Alex, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Zhirkov, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Sturridge, Terry, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Kakuta, McEachran.
    • 19.15 Both teams won their first two games, against MŠK Ĺ˝ilina and Olympique de Marseille, before meeting in Russia on Matchday 3. It was the visitors who came out on top in Moscow thanks to first-half goals from Yuri Zhirkov and Nicolas Anelka.
    • 19.15 Two weeks after their winning return to the Luzhniki Stadium, the venue where they lost the 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final on penalties, Chelsea play host to Spartak Moscow looking to further strengthen their hold on Group F.
    • 19.00 Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of Chelsea vs Spartak Moscow in Champions League Group F.
  • Summary

    • 90' Spartak fail to clear with Sturridge causing a mix-up in their box. The ball rolls out to Ivanovic who scores on the turn to put the icing on the cake for Chelsea.
    • 90' GOAL! IVANOVIC SCORES AGAIN FOR CHELSEA!
    • 86' Chelsea get caught napping at the back. Welliton finds himself in space inside the box on the right hand side, his shot is pulled but Bazhenov slides in to make it 3-1.
    • 85' GOAL! BAZHENOV MAKES IT 3-1
    • 68' Drogba whips in a free kick from the right, Ivanovic loses his marker and heads home into the corner. Simple as that. Chelsea 3 up and cruising.
    • 68' GOAL! CHELSEA HAVE ANOTHER
    • 64' Low and hard into the left corner. Never in doubt.
    • 63' GOAL! DROGBA SCORES FOR CHELSEA
    • 62' Makeev has tripped Drogba and it's a clear penalty. Drogba to take...
    • 61' PENALTY TO CHELSEA!
    • 49' Brilliant finish by Anelka, who got a perfectly weighted through ball back from Kalou, before expertly slotting the ball home from a tight angle beyond the on-rushing Dikan. Lovely finish.
    • 49' GOAL! CHELSEA ARE AHEAD
    • 41' Alex has missed for Chelsea from under the bar! Ivanovic flicked on Zhirkov's wicked corner but Alex couldn't redirect the high ball into the goal. It was a tricky one for Alex but you'd expect him to be able to force that in.
    • 34' Spartak's Alex sends a venomous low shot that Cech does well to palm away from the danger area. That was awkward for Cech. He did very well.
    • 33' Zhirkov sends a corner in from the right and Drogba, under pressure, heads just over. Decent effort.
    • 31' Welliton throws himself to the ground after being caught by Ivanovic in the box. There was contact but it was too theatrical to be awarded a penalty. Correct decision.
    • 24' Ramires makes a long, purposeful run from deep and released Drogba, who is quite far wide to the right, but manages to test Dikan with his shot. Dikan holds on well.
    • 14' Fantastic effort by Anelka cuts in from the left, a la Henry, and sends a beautiful curling effort wide of the far post. Lovely shot. Unlucky.
    • 8' Good effort by McGeady after receiving the ball from Makeev. McGeady tried to curl the ball in with his left foot but it was always going wide.
    • 19.30 SPARTAK MOSCOW: Dikan, Ivanov, Pareja, Suchy, Makeev, Ibson, Shyeshukov, McGeady, Alex, Dmitri Kombarov, Welliton. Subs: Belenov, Sabitov, Drincic, Bazhenov, Khodyrev, Ananidze, Kozlov
    • 19.30 CHELSEA: Cech, Ferreira, Ivanovic, Alex, Cole, Mikel, Ramires, Zhirkov, Kalou, Drogba, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Sturridge, Terry, Van Aanholt, Bruma, Kakuta, McEachran.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Chelsea

    Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

  • Spartak Moscow

    Manager: Valery Karpin

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • P. Cech
      • Paulo Ferreira
      • B. Ivanovic Goals×2
      • Alex
      • A. Cole
      • Ramires
      • J. Mikel Yellow Card Substitution Out (69′)
      • Y. Zhirkov
      • S. Kalou
      • N. Anelka Goal Substitution Out (76′)
      • D. Drogba Goal Substitution Out (76′)

      Subs

      • J. Terry
      • R. Turnbull
      • D. Sturridge Substitution In76′
      • G. Kakuta Substitution In76′
      • P. van Aanholt
      • J. Bruma
      • J. McEachran Substitution In69′
    • Starting line-up

      • A. Dikan
      • A. Ivanov Yellow Card
      • N. Pareja
      • M. Suchý
      • E. Makeev
      • Ibson
      • A. Sheshukov Substitution Out (67′)
      • A. McGeady Substitution Out (80′)
      • Alex Substitution Out (69′)
      • D. Kombarov Yellow Card
      • Welliton

      Subs

      • R. Sabitov
      • N. Bazhenov Substitution In80′ Goal
      • N. Drincic Substitution In67′
      • J. Ananidze
      • A. Khodyrev
      • A. Kozlov Substitution In69′
      • A. Belenov
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