Wednesday March 14, 2012 Last 16 Finished Stamford Bridge

Chelsea 4 - 1
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Napoli

  • Drogba 28’
  • Terry 47’
  • Lampard 75’ (pen.)
  • Ivanovic 105’
  • Inler 55’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:120'
    • Chelsea
    • Napoli
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    • - Thanks for joining me tonight. That was a lot of fun, unless you're a Napoli supporter. I was disappointed with Edinson Cavani tonight - he went missing for the visitors, who were sloppy at the back. To continue the chat, you can find me on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport.
    • 120+2 A late spell of Napoli pressure sees Ramires clear, Drogba has it now and that is it! Di Matteo goes mental and they celebrate on the pitch! Chelsea are in the quarter-finals after a remarkable 4-1 win at the Bridge!
    • 120+1 Two minutes of time added on to extra-time. Cavani strays offside.
    • 120' Malouda on the left, acres of space and Drogba is free! The pass is perfect but Drogba, with time to take it down, mis-hits his volley well wide!
    • 119' Late free-kick for Napoli - could we have some drama at the Bridge? Not initially as Drogba heads it away. Now Ramires can release Torres but overhits it.
    • 118' Terry is bellowing instructions from the sidelines. He's having a fine game as manager.
    • 117' Clever Pandev flick on but Luiz - who has had a fine game, for once - intercepts and clears. Then Pandev has a crack but he sends a weak shot well wide. That was more Georgi Hristov than Darko Panchev.
    • 116' Lampard and Drogba are fancying this free-kick. Drogba puts it into the wall, the block lands for Lampard on the right but he fouls Cavani who was back defending. Howls from the home fans as De Sanctis takes the kick from the wrong place.
    • 115' Campagnaro leaves Drogba in a heap on the edge of the box, this time it was a foul but Drog is milking it: the defender, meanwhile, is booked for his over-enthusiastic arm.
    • 114' Drogba with a superb driving run down the left, cut back for Ramires but his shot is blocked by Cannavaro. On the break Lavezzi almost releases Pandev, who made a super run, but the Argentine's pass is too long.
    • 114' Malouda does well to earn a free-kick to Chelsea down the left. They'll take their sweet time over this.
    • 113' Before some pseudo-ultra in an overpriced Geneva bedsit jumps down my throat, yes, I would like Drogba to have been booked for simulation earlier. But you can't win them all. Free-kick wasted, Napoli clear.
    • 112' Inler's turn to take a dive, under a Drogba challenge, but the ref doesn't buy this one. Torres, meanwhile, runs away down the right and draws a foul from Inler, who is booked. Karma.
    • 111' NAPOLI SUB: Vargas, who likes to run with the ball, comes on for Aronica. 4-4-2 it is then.
    • 110' Drogba goes down holding his face after a slide tackle with Aronica - fella didn't touch him! Poor from Drogba.
    • 109' Ramires with a fine turn on the right, super pass inside to Torres who is some way out and shoots but saved by De Sanctis!
    • 108' Free-kick to Napoli again on the left. They won't just fade away! Remember - they hit six in their last match!
    • 107' Free-kick Napoli as Chelsea are going at them from the restart. Fraught. Pandev is on for Napoli by the way, Hamsik off.
    • 106' The second half of extra-time kicks off. This cannot go to penalties now, as either Chelsea win or Napoli do on away goals.
    • 105+1 Chelsea lead 4-1 on the night, 5-4 on aggregate. Yikes! Half-time in extra-time.
    • 105+1 GOAL CHELSEA! IVANOVIC!! Into the roof of the net from the big Serb after Drogba's low cross on found him unmarked!!
    • 105' Lampard to take from the right... a bit of shoving in the box that the ref has to calm. Cannavaro being naughty. Hamsik heads the centre clear.
    • 104' Drogba draws a foul off Aronica on the right wing. Danger for Napoli now. Sorry about the timing error earlier - rogue 1.
    • 103' Luiz gives the ball away but he survives. Now Torres rides Gargano's challenge and is away! He can slide the ball in for Drogba but great covering from Napoli, Cavani of all people.
    • 102' Hilarious tweet from @DanSilverMirror: John Terry's not injured - just needs time to write down the list of penalty takers"
    • 101' A long ball from the right turns into a cross, Torres meets it with a header but under pressure from Zuniga he puts it well over!
    • 100' A long ball sees De Sanctis rush out of his box, what is he doing! He misses it and Torres is in, he must score, Campagnaro slides in but Torres puts it wide!!
    • 99' Napoli come again, almost a nice one-two between Lavezzi and Cavani but Chelsea clear.
    • 98' CHELSEA SUB: There'll be no agonising penalty misses or last-gasp heroic winners for Terry - he is off, Bosingwa in his place.
    • 97' Ashley Cole late on Campagnaro. Booking for him. About three fouls in that kick.
    • 96' Cech gathers the ball after a Napoli attack breaks down. Bosingwa will come on soon.
    • 95 CHELSEA SUB: Mata has faded a touch and he comes off for Malouda.
    • 94' Lavezzi delays his pass, meaning Cavani is offside. Close.
    • 93' Couple of angry folk accusing me of being biased towards Chelsea - given I support one of their sworn rival teams that would be quite difficult! It was a penalty, get over it.
    • 92' HAMSIK JUST OVER! What a fantastic volley from Lavezzi's cross, curling and dipping but not in time!
    • 91' Torres with a great run down the right and he wins a corner. Mata swings it in, Ivanovic attacks but he heads it just wide!
    • 91' Extra time is underway.
    • - What a game so far. As Le Drog would probably not say again, the non-penalty was a 'disgrace'. You fill in the blanks. What say so far? Tweet me @Reda_Eurosport. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 90+2 Terry flicks Mata's corner on but Zuniga heads clear. And that is that - extra time!
    • 90+1 Inler runs in but Luiz takes the ball, leaving man in a heap, play on. Luiz bombards forward down the right and wins a corner.
    • 90' What is the point of the extra official if he doesn't give that?! Aronica hauled Drogba to the ground and he stood there like a sour lemon.
    • 90' DROGBA JUST WIDE! What a cross by Ramires and Drogba flew in through a crowd of bodies and he goes down, Aronica all over him but nothing given!!
    • 89' Gargano has a dig from a long way out, looks like it's going well over but it dips at the last and is just clear of the bar!
    • 88' Torres with a great slide tackle but Ivanovic gives it away! Chelsea come again, Mata wide to Cole, back to Mata but behind him and the Spaniard falls.
    • 88' Ivanovic with a strong direct run into the box but his cutback is straight to Aronica, who clears.
    • 87' Hamsik on the right pings in a superb left-foot cross, Lavezzi escapes Luiz AND HE FLIES IN WITH A HEADER but wide!
    • 86' Lavezzi with a fine ball in and Cavani can't control, or rather his control lands for Luiz who clears.
    • 85' Drogba wants to shoot, and he will take it. A long way out, surely he can't score from here... Well over, wasted effort.
    • 85' Campagnaro takes Drogba down around 25 yards out, a touch to the left, and Chelsea have a free-kick on the right.
    • 84' Aronica appears to trip Mata but the Spaniard stays honest, stays on his feet and tries to keep it in. Then it appears to hit a Napoli arm, Campagnaro, but play on.
    • 83' Hamsik feels Cole's block was dangerous; Luiz's was more so, a high boot and actually cleared by his unwitting face. Napoli still have it but Cole clears - Chelsea have all hands to the pump now.
    • 82' Well the ref just has a word with Lavezzi - he should have shown him a red card for that, two footed and from behind. Free-kick Napoli, Cavani tries a header, blocked by Luiz, now Hamsik shoots but blocked by Cole and a corner.
    • 81' Napoli almost got in there but Essien managed to get back and clear. End to end, and now Lavezzi loses his rag after Drogba's foul and he hacks Ivanovic down with two feet! Ivanovic is furious as that should have been a red, but Drogba fouled Lavezzi first so Napoli have a free-kick.
    • 80' Lampard's cross is too deep but Ramires somehow controls it on the left - his pass to follow is poor though and Napoli counter...
    • 79' Great turn by Torres but Cannavaro flies in to hack it off Torres and out for a throw deep in the Napoli half.
    • 78' That looked like a handball, just outside the box, by Luiz as Lavezzi flicked it against him. Just a corner though.
    • 77' Zuniga again rolling around like he's been shot but nothing more than a foul says the ref.
    • 76' Ivanovic thinks he was fouled by Gargano as he raced in from the right but nothing given - fair tackle.
    • 75' GOAL CHELSEA! 3-1, LAMPARD FROM THE SPOT! Blasting it in, Chelsea are level! 3-1 on the night, 4-4 aggregate.
    • 75' PENALTY CHELSEA! Lavezzi with the handball as Ivanovic met the corner with a header! Took a while for the ref to decide but he points to the spot! Lampard to take...
    • 74' Mata will curl this one in with his left foot. Great ball but De Sanctis flies through the sea of blue to punch! Essien shoots from range, blocked, corner.
    • 74' Handball as Drogba flicks it over Cannavaro. Not intentional but a free-kick wide right.
    • 73' Mata swings the corner in, Drogba flicks it on AND TERRY but he misses the ball and it spins clear!
    • 72' A high ball in is met by Torres, his header strikes Aronica and Chelsea have a corner!
    • 71' SOMEHOW NAPOLI FAIL TO SCORE! Cole with a shocking slip, Zuniga fires a shot in, it hits Cech and is going in but strikes the arm of a Lavezzi desperately trying to get out of the way!
    • 70' Lavezzi races away down the left away from Luiz but Terry with an old-fashioned slide tackle. Throw.
    • 69' Lampard's corner is met by Luiz, or rather it wasn't as Campagnaro got a touch. Another corner. Deeper from Lampard, too deep for Terry to do any more than flick on, hacked away by Aronica.
    • 68' Essien is left in a face-holding heap by Dossena after a hospital ball from Ivanovic. The former will be fine, the latter is booked, and Drogba wins a corner off Aronica.
    • 67' Cannavaro goes off for some treatment and Chelsea have a corner. Lampard's ball is taken by De Sanctis though, who wastes some time himself as he gesticulates about something.
    • 66' Some tidy time-wasting from Cannavaro, greeted with whistles and the like from the home fans.
    • 65' Torres it seems will hug the right, chasing a long ball but just beaten to it by the defender. Throw to Chelsea, Ivanovic to take. Hurled into the box, Drogba flicks it up in the air AND TURNS INTO A VOLLEY THAT DE SANCTIS TIPS AWAY!
    • 64' Torres gets his first touches, weaving in and out, he's in the box now but doesn't shoot and the ball is cleared BUT ONLY TO IVANOVIC WITH A RISING DRIVE THAT DE SANCTIS TIPS AWAY! Barely saw it, cracking effort from the Serb!
    • 63 CHELSEA SUB: I don't agree with this - Torres on for Sturridge. If anything Lampard should have gone. Anyway, what do I know.
    • 62' Play restarts, with no card shown to Mata. Sturridge shoots from a long way out but well wide. Hang on, who is this? It's Fernando Torres.
    • 61' Mata pulls out of a tackle on Aronica (I think). I'm not sure who it was because the Napoli man is rolling around like a burns victim.
    • 60' Terry with a vital interception as Lavezzi was running clear. Now Chelsea attack, wide to Ramires on the left, he cuts inside and crosses just as with the opening goal but this one is too close to De Sanctis.
    • 59' Mata with a superb pass to release Lampard, from a tight angle on the byline he crosses high, just beyong Sturridge and away!
    • 58' Essien to Sturridge, nice cross again but just beyond Ramires! Campagnaro clears.
    • 57' Drogba turns the defender on the right but he shoved him off the ball says the ref.
    • 56' Down the other end, from kick-off, Ramires is just short of reaching Mata's cross!
    • 56' WHAT A GOAL BY INLER! Take that! A savage half-volley from the edge of the box after taking a high ball on the chest, flying into the bottom left! Chelsea need one more to take to extra-time!
    • 55' A long ball sends Drogba in but luckily for Aronica the bounce takes it into his chest, brushing off and going to the keeper.
    • 54' Cannavaro jnr is booked, Napoli's first card.
    • 53' Finally Napoli's surge of pressure ends with a Lavezzi long-ranger well off target.
    • 52' Lavezzi with a low drive that Terry deflects, Cech is prone but Terry readjusts to clear! Now Ramires commits foul down and Napoli have a free-kick wide right. Can Chelsea weather this storm?
    • 51' Cole is able to clear the corner. Still with Napoli though as a series of throws see them lay camp in the final third.
    • 50' Dossena with a great cross after the throw, all kinds of panic in the Chelsea box before Cole hacks behind for a corner!
    • 49' Zuniga with a smart ball in for Cavani, who flicks it in but Luiz gets goal-side to clear for a throw.
    • 48' Soft corner to concede by Napoli too, wires crossed at the back. Chelsea, as this stands, are going through.
    • 47' TERRY SCORES FOR CHELSEA! What a start to the half! Terry powers a header into the top left, across and in from the right side of the six-yard box. Lampard corner.
    • 46' Early corner for Chelsea which Lampard will take...
    • 46' No changes, the second half is underway!
    • - @rouslanh: Sturridge and Mata to score. I dont care who scores, as long as we pass, which we will; @Nmondey7: I agree. David Luiz is good but lack some defensive maturity. The first half was good. One more to score without conceding FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
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    • 45+2 Half time, Chelsea leading 1-0, 2-3 behind on aggregate and a very entertaining half of football.
    • 45+2 HOW DID CHELSEA NOT SCORE? The corner was cleared, Luiz picked it up on the right wing after Mata's poked pass, super touch and a great low ball across the face of goal but Cannavaro with a desperate lunge to intercept as Mata and Sturridge were set to finish! De Sanctis clings on to the ball!
    • 45+1 Long ball from Terry aimed at Ramires, he slips and Aronica fails to clear so Drogba drills it in and Aronica has to hack it behind! Corner.
    • 45' Cole is tripped cynically by Inler, but no card. Anger from the home fans.
    • 44' Mata now collides with Zuniga, who is milking all contact as if he's just realised the ref has cards.
    • 43' Cavani gievs away a free-kick and Terry asks why he wasn't booked, given Lampard's earlier caution. Well it was his first foul, John.
    • 42' The first yellow card goes to Lampard for a kick into the calves of Zuniga. For cumulative offences.
    • 41' Drogba is shoved in the gut as he rises to a header and Chelsea have a free-kick. They retain possession patiently, although the home fans whistle as it goes back to Luiz. Now then, long balls don't help anyone.
    • 40' Lavezzi will take but he plants it on to Lampard's head, the first man heading well clear.
    • 40' Lavezzi with a shot from range that is blocked by Essien's backside and drops wide of the left-hand post. Corner Napoli.
    • 39' Mata lays it off to Essien, who drives in a low shot with his left foot but it fizzes wide. De Sanctis appeared to have it covered.
    • 38' Dossena fouls Luiz down the other end, looked like a little kick there but no card. Sturridge finally gets to his feet, clearly learning the tricks of the trade from big Didier.
    • 37' Another bad pass from Ivanovic, but Drogba manages to win the ball before feeding Sturridge. He runs into a gang of defenders and goes down - play on.
    • 36' NAPOLI SUB: Maggio limps off, meaning Dossena comes in to play on the left, with Zuniga switching to the right. That was one of two changes from Napoli's last match, the other seeing Cavani brought back in for Pandev.
    • 35' Sturridge steps inside from the right again but not a great delivery this time.
    • 34' Our mates @InfostradaLive with a STAT: "Didier Drogba scores his 11th career goal in a UCL knockout match. Only 1 non-European player has more - Messi on 24"
    • 33' Great cross from Mata on the right, flicked on by Sturridge but beyond the unmarked Drogba and wide!
    • 32' Chelsea are vulnerable to pace - but so is Napoli's three-man defence. I can't see this finishing 1-0.
    • 31' Lampard's corner is cleared and Napoli counter! They race clear, three on two and Cavani is in on the right but he drills it across Cech and wide!
    • 30' STURRIDGE FLASHES IT ACROSS GOAL AND WIDE! Great improvisation from the youngster, Drogba just unable to make a far-post finish. It took a touch off a defender, corner.
    • 29' That is how to get inside a back three - plant the cross on the edge of the six-yard box, and have Drogba run across diagonally. Game very much on.
    • 28' GOAL CHELSEA! Finally the cross is good, but this time it comes from Ramires on the left - Drogba scoffing that up with a bullet header into the bottom left.
    • 27' Ivanovic with another poor cross, which Drogba inexplicably applauds as it lands in De Sanctis's arms.
    • 26' Mata with a fine hanging ball for Drogba but, as the Ivorian rises for a power header, Maggio does really well to ease him off and get a header in first.
    • 25' Napoli come forward now as Lavezzi and Campagnaro exchange passes, Maggio involved now but Lampard clears. Cavani shoots from a long way out but well off target.
    • 24' Ivanovic with a poor cross, too low and easily cleared by the left-sided centre-half.
    • 23' Ramires tries to slide Sturridge in but Gargano manages to intercept and Napoli clear.
    • 22' The pace has slowed remarkably now, and not just from Chelsea. Napoli don't seem at all worried by the hosts.
    • 21' After that bright start we have a bit of a lull already as some directionless long balls from both side dampen the mood.
    • 20' Campagnaro slips after another high ball loosely aimed at Drogba but the Ivorian can barely get a touch on it and it flies out for a throw.
    • 19' As if to continue the tit-for-tat nature of this opening, Napoli respond with an aimless long ball of their own.
    • 18' High ball aimed for Drogba but that is aimless. Lampard needs to do better than that.
    • 17' Zuniga is a talent for sure and he cuts in from the left before blasting a rising drive well over! Chelsea just backing off them!
    • 16' Hamsik with a low drive from the edge of the box, again given time and space by an almost lazy Chelsea defence, but Cech is equal to it, making somewhat of a meal of keeping it out. Down the other end and we have another counter, Sturridge with a flick down to MATA WHO FINISHES but the flag is up, Sturridge was offside. Phew!
    • 15' Mata's corner is poor but De Sanctis flaps despite having no pressure on him. Napoli survive, Lavezzi races down the right and Cole is left for dead, Lavezzi shoots from the angle but Cech bats it away at his near post! Napoli corner! End to end!
    • 14' I thought Cavani had scored, the net rippled but only because of the impact with the side of goal. Napoli tore Chelsea apart there. Drogba, obviously, is okay. Down the other end Ivanovic and Sturridge combine, winning a corner off Zuniga.
    • 13' Drogba goes down holding his ankle after rising for a header. Cavani picks it up on the left, Drogba is still down as Hamsik plays it wide, Maggio races away down the right, superb low cross AND CAVANI UNMARKED FAR POST but side netting! Should have scored!!
    • 12' Chelsea have patiently worked it wide and forward but, while trying to cut inside, Drogba runs into Campagnaro. Down the other end Luiz puts it out for a corner. Taken short, Campagnaro crosses, Terry's header is poor and Lavezzi has a pop but miles over.
    • 11' Zuniga has a crack now but Luiz blocks; Sturridge leads the counter but Lampard slows it down.
    • 10' Hamsik manages to turn thanks to some weak defending from Chelsea, his low drive is deflected but Cech readjusts to poke it away with his leg!
    • 9' Ivanovic lofts one in for Drogba but Maggio, despite initially being surprised by it, can clear.
    • 8' @aidodin: shout out for a couple of chelsea fans sitting at a sports bar in Australia at 330am; @Nmondey7: I'm a Chelsea fan but don't think we can beat Napoli. Napoli has fantastic players such as Lavezzi, Cavani & Hamsik HAVE YOUR SAY ON TWITTER (NOT BELOW)!
    • 7' That was excellent movement from Sturridge to pounce on the loose ball: De Sanctis saw it late and did well. The corner, meanwhile, is aimed at Luiz but cleared by the visiting defence.
    • 6' Save by De Sanctis! Smart low stop as Sturridge pings in a half-volley from an unexpected angle. Corner.
    • 5' Mata gets a touch on the edge of the box but Maggio is back to clear. Ramires then gives chase to a long ball but he's not able to reach it, goal kick Napoli.
    • 4' Chelsea with a solid spell of possession now as Cole slips Ramires in wide left, Campagnaro blocks his cross for a throw deep in the Napoli half.
    • 3' Re: thumb war - earlier some douchebags were thumbing down all the ordinary comments too. This appears to have stopped. Probably a special child, or spammer. Calm down and enjoy!
    • 2' Aronica fouls Drogba and Chelsea have a free-kick on the right. Mata will swing this in, pretty shot but Terry has come to the edge of the box with a soft header high and wide.
    • 1' Early bit of argy bargy as Lampard slides in on Cavani, seemed ok to me but the Latin tempers flare.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 19:40 If you would like to engage with me about this match, feel free to do so on Twitter @Reda_Eurosport. I'll do my best to reply, honest. There appears to be a 'thumb war' on the user comments below, some immature little trolls are thumbing down all comments en masse, even if they are reasonable and match related. Take to Twitter instead! FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 19:35 MATCH ODDS: Chelsea (11/13), Napoli (15/4), Draw (14/5)
    • 19:30 FACT: Both sides have scored in each of their seven Champions League games this season.
    • 19:25 FACTS: For the first time since 1966 (four straight wins in the Fairs Cup) have Napoli won three consecutive games in European competition. Napoli have the best conversion rate in this season's Champions League, scoring with 22% of their shots. Edinson Cavani (five goals, two assists) had a hand in seven of Napoli's 13 Champions League goals this season, including all three goals in the 1st leg.
    • 19:20 FACTS: The Blues have won just three of their seven Champions League matches this season despite having taken the lead in all seven games; Chelsea have won all three home games though, scoring 10 goals without reply. However, the Londoners have failed to score in each of their last three Champions League home games in the knockout stages.
    • 19:15 Another bit of team news - Napoli boss Mazzari, who missed the first leg due to a touchline ban, has been handed a reprieve after appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He therefore is in the dugout this time, although the ban may be restored for his next European match pending the appeal.
    • 19:10 Walter Mazzarri (Napoli): "We are ready for the battle of London. Chelsea will look to run the game but we will fight them by playing a high line. We must look for the goal."
    • 19:10 Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea): "We need a great performance tomorrow night, but a little bit of luck as well. We need to deserve that bit of luck to go through in a cup competition. Personally, it will be a proud moment but, more than anything, we want to do well for the club and our supporters. We want to show a passionate performance to try and turn this tie around."
    • 19:05 Referee: Felix Brych (Germany)
    • 19:00 Napoli, meanwhile, move Juan Camilo Zuniga to left wingback as Andrea Dossena makes way for Christian Maggio, who starts on the right. And Goran Pandev is obviously sacrificed for Edinson Cavani. So while there are a few changes from their last Serie A match - a 6-3 win over Cagliari - they field the same XI that won in Naples.
    • 19:00 Well then, David Luiz - in spite of his error-prone performances as a centre-back, is preferred to Gary Cahill, while Juan Mata (obviously), Michael Essien and Daniel Sturridge return after being benched for the 1-0 win over Stoke. There is no recall for Fernando Torres though, who takes his place on the bench alongisde Salamon Kalou and John Obi Mikel, who have been dropped. John Terry, as we know, starts. Raul Meireles is suspended.
    • 18:55 TEAMS – Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata; Subs: Turnbull, Cahill, Mikel, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Torres /// Napoli: De Sanctis, Cannavaro, Campagnaro, Aronica, Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Zuniga, Hamsik, Cavani, Lavezzi; Subs: Rosati, Dossena, Vargas, Dzemaili, Fernandez, Pandev, Britos
    • 18:50 Before we get started, I must tell you that we have a live webchat with former Chelsea and England full-back Tony Dorigo tomorrow afternoon. You ask your questions - from now if you like - and he will answer them from 1pm UK time on Thursday. TONY DORIGO WEBCHAT - THURSDAY 1PM, POST YOUR QUESTIONS NOW
    • 18:45 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League last-16 second-leg clash between Chelsea and Napoli at Stamford Bridge - Chelsea have to overhaul a 3-1 deficit against the Italians, a steep challenge indeed.
  • Summary

    • 120' Malouda on the left, acres of space and Drogba is free! The pass is perfect but Drogba, with time to take it down, mis-hits his volley well wide!
    • 109' Ramires with a fine turn on the right, super pass inside to Torres who is some way out and shoots but saved by De Sanctis!
    • 105+1 GOAL CHELSEA! IVANOVIC!! Into the roof of the net from the big Serb after Drogba's low cross on found him unmarked!!
    • 101' A long ball from the right turns into a cross, Torres meets it with a header but under pressure from Zuniga he puts it well over!
    • 100' A long ball sees De Sanctis rush out of his box, what is he doing! He misses it and Torres is in, he must score, Campagnaro slides in but Torres puts it wide!!
    • 92' HAMSIK JUST OVER! What a fantastic volley from Lavezzi's cross, curling and dipping but not in time!
    • 91' Torres with a great run down the right and he wins a corner. Mata swings it in, Ivanovic attacks but he heads it just wide!
    • 90' DROGBA JUST WIDE! What a cross by Ramires and Drogba flew in through a crowd of bodies and he goes down, Aronica all over him but nothing given!!
    • 89' Gargano has a dig from a long way out, looks like it's going well over but it dips at the last and is just clear of the bar!
    • 87' Hamsik on the right pings in a superb left-foot cross, Lavezzi escapes Luiz AND HE FLIES IN WITH A HEADER but wide!
    • 75' GOAL CHELSEA! 3-1, LAMPARD FROM THE SPOT! Blasting it in, Chelsea are level! 3-1 on the night, 4-4 aggregate.
    • 75' PENALTY CHELSEA! Lavezzi with the handball as Ivanovic met the corner with a header! Took a while for the ref to decide but he points to the spot! Lampard to take...
    • 73' Mata swings the corner in, Drogba flicks it on AND TERRY but he misses the ball and it spins clear!
    • 71' SOMEHOW NAPOLI FAIL TO SCORE! Cole with a shocking slip, Zuniga fires a shot in, it hits Cech and is going in but strikes the arm of a Lavezzi desperately trying to get out of the way!
    • 65' Torres it seems will hug the right, chasing a long ball but just beaten to it by the defender. Throw to Chelsea, Ivanovic to take. Hurled into the box, Drogba flicks it up in the air AND TURNS INTO A VOLLEY THAT DE SANCTIS TIPS AWAY!
    • 64' Torres gets his first touches, weaving in and out, he's in the box now but doesn't shoot and the ball is cleared BUT ONLY TO IVANOVIC WITH A RISING DRIVE THAT DE SANCTIS TIPS AWAY! Barely saw it, cracking effort from the Serb!
    • 59' Mata with a superb pass to release Lampard, from a tight angle on the byline he crosses high, just beyong Sturridge and away!
    • 56' WHAT A GOAL BY INLER! Take that! A savage half-volley from the edge of the box after taking a high ball on the chest, flying into the bottom left! Chelsea need one more to take to extra-time!
    • 50' Dossena with a great cross after the throw, all kinds of panic in the Chelsea box before Cole hacks behind for a corner!
    • 47' TERRY SCORES FOR CHELSEA! What a start to the half! Terry powers a header into the top left, across and in from the right side of the six-yard box. Lampard corner.
    • 45+2 HOW DID CHELSEA NOT SCORE? The corner was cleared, Luiz picked it up on the right wing after Mata's poked pass, super touch and a great low ball across the face of goal but Cannavaro with a desperate lunge to intercept as Mata and Sturridge were set to finish! De Sanctis clings on to the ball!
    • 45+1 Long ball from Terry aimed at Ramires, he slips and Aronica fails to clear so Drogba drills it in and Aronica has to hack it behind! Corner.
    • 33' Great cross from Mata on the right, flicked on by Sturridge but beyond the unmarked Drogba and wide!
    • 31' Lampard's corner is cleared and Napoli counter! They race clear, three on two and Cavani is in on the right but he drills it across Cech and wide!
    • 30' STURRIDGE FLASHES IT ACROSS GOAL AND WIDE! Great improvisation from the youngster, Drogba just unable to make a far-post finish. It took a touch off a defender, corner.
    • 28' GOAL CHELSEA! Finally the cross is good, but this time it comes from Ramires on the left - Drogba scoffing that up with a bullet header into the bottom left.
    • 16' Hamsik with a low drive from the edge of the box, again given time and space by an almost lazy Chelsea defence, but Cech is equal to it, making somewhat of a meal of keeping it out. Down the other end and we have another counter, Sturridge with a flick down to MATA WHO FINISHES but the flag is up, Sturridge was offside. Phew!
    • 15' Mata's corner is poor but De Sanctis flaps despite having no pressure on him. Napoli survive, Lavezzi races down the right and Cole is left for dead, Lavezzi shoots from the angle but Cech bats it away at his near post! Napoli corner! End to end!
    • 13' Drogba goes down holding his ankle after rising for a header. Cavani picks it up on the left, Drogba is still down as Hamsik plays it wide, Maggio races away down the right, superb low cross AND CAVANI UNMARKED FAR POST but side netting! Should have scored!!
    • 10' Hamsik manages to turn thanks to some weak defending from Chelsea, his low drive is deflected but Cech readjusts to poke it away with his leg!
    • 6' Save by De Sanctis! Smart low stop as Sturridge pings in a half-volley from an unexpected angle. Corner.
    • 18:55 TEAMS – Chelsea: Cech, Ivanovic, Luiz, Terry, Cole, Essien, Ramires, Lampard, Sturridge, Drogba, Mata; Subs: Turnbull, Cahill, Mikel, Malouda, Bosingwa, Kalou, Torres /// Napoli: De Sanctis, Cannavaro, Campagnaro, Aronica, Maggio, Inler, Gargano, Zuniga, Hamsik, Cavani, Lavezzi; Subs: Rosati, Dossena, Vargas, Dzemaili, Fernandez, Pandev, Britos

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      Goalkeeper
      6.9 6
      Defenders
      Goal 7.4 7
      7.2 7
      Goal Substitution Out98′ 6.9 7
      Yellow Card 6.5 6
      Midfielders
      6.6 6
      Goal Yellow Card 7 7
      Substitution Out63′ 6.3 6
      Substitution Out95′ 7 6
      6.8 7
      Strikers
      Goal 7.6 7
      Subs
      Substitution In95′ 6.7 6
      Substitution In63′ 6.4 6
      Substitution In98′ 6.2 6
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      Goalkeeper
      5.8 6
      Defenders
      Yellow Card 5 5
      Yellow Card 5.2 6
      Substitution Out110′ 4.7 5
      Midfielders
      Goal Yellow Card 5.9 7
      5.3 6
      Substitution Out37′ 5 6
      5 5
      Strikers
      Substitution Out106′ 5.6 6
      6.1 6
      5.9 5
      Subs
      Substitution In37′ Yellow Card 4.4 6
      Substitution In106′ 4.5 6
      Substitution In110′ 3.8 6

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