Tuesday November 1, 2011 Group Stage: Group E Finished Cristal Arena

Racing Genk 1 - 1 Chelsea

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  1. Shoddy Chelsea held by spirited Genk

    Shoddy Chelsea held by spirited Genk

    Chelsea paid the price for a slipshod second-half performance as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Genk side in the Champions League. More

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    Time:90'
    • Racing Genk
    • Chelsea
    • 90+3' Luiz drives a shot wide of goal from distance, and that is the last action of the match. Genk hit back to earn a merited point. Group E standings
    • 90+1' Meireles is booked for handling the ball in the Genk box.
    • 89' Three minutes to be added to this match.
    • 88' Malouda lifts the ball over Koteles, but the ball is frantically hacked off the line by Ngongca who hits Nadson with the ball, but it just evades the goal. So fortunate for Genk.
    • 87' Lampard decides to have a go from 30 yards out, but he knocks the shot well over the bar.
    • 86' De Bruyne pushes Meireles to the ground, but Genk collect the ball seconds later.
    • 85' Barda is wheeled on to take over from Vossen for Genk.
    • 84' Vossen goes too early and is deemed to be offside. The game becoming stretched with both teams going for it.
    • 83' Malouda finds himself penalised for a foul on Ngongca. This really is anybody's match now.
    • 82' Limbombe gets in behind the Chelsea defence, but Cech again forced to come off his line to make the stop. What an introduction that would have been.
    • 81' The change coming for Genk then as the rain drives down. Limbombe on, Nwanganga off.
    • 80' Cracking long-range drive by Sturridge! Really got hold of the shot, but Koteles again stands tall to make a terrific stop. Chelsea searching for the winner.
    • 79' Another chance fails to find the net for Chelsea. Super run and cross by Sturridge, but Lampard somehow knocks it wide from three yards out! How did he miss that?
    • 78' Malouda with the free-kick. Put that ball in a dangerous area, but Koteles came off his line to palm the ball to safety.
    • 77' Romeo departs to be replaced by Mata. Chelsea have a free-kick out wide.
    • 76' Valencia now 3-1 ahead of Leverkusen. Chelsea won't be claiming their place in the last 16 tonight. De Bruyne booked for a late one on Bosingwa.
    • 75' Mata getting ready to come on for the London side. Chelsea toiling to find a win from this one.
    • 74' Glorious chance for Chelsea! Lovely cross from Malouda to pick out Meireles, but he can only head straight at Koteles. That was the chance for a 2-1 lead, but not taken.
    • 73' Torres fouls Vanden Borre, and Genk have a free-kick in their own half.
    • 72' Dugary Ndabashinze on the ball before Lampard scampers back to win the ball for Chelsea. Chelsea try to get up the park.
    • 71' Meireles whacks a volley at goal, but he can't keep the shot down as the ball sails over the bar.
    • 70' Chelsea try to break from deep. Has been a bit disjointed from the visitors in this second period. Malouda on the ball out wide.
    • 69' Change then for Genk as Ndabashinze takes over from Buffel.
    • 68' Cole pops up in the box. Hammers in a shot, but always sailing wide and Genk have the ball in their own half.
    • 67' Sturridge and Torres battle for the ball in the box, but Genk have enough men back in defence to deal with the danger.
    • 66' Torres avoids the hook as Anelka takes a swig of water on the bench. Valencia now leading Leverkusen 2-1 in Spain.
    • 65' Lampard replaces Ramires, while Anelka departs for Sturridge.
    • 64' A change coming for Chelsea. Need to inject some quality into this second half performance.
    • 63' Ramires guilty of failing to go with the runners at that equalising goal. Torres plays a poor ball up front. Not been his best night.
    • 62' This could be a famous night for Genk as Vossen overhits the pass looking for Camus. Goalkick to Chelsea.
    • 61' Cole trying to start a move from the back, but he fails to find a companion and Genk are back on the ball.
    • 60' Can't say that goal wasn't coming. Lovely play by Camus to pick out his team-mate. Chelsea need to start again having missed that penalty at the end of the first period.
    • 59' GOAL!! Vossen scores the leveller for the home side. First goal in the Champions League for the Belgian side and it is party time....
    • 58' Solid defending by Ivanovic at the front post to clear the danger. Genk back on the ball seconds later.
    • 57' Chelsea with 60% of possession, but there is enough in this match to keep the home side interested. Not yet a done deal for the visiting side.
    • 56' Meireles smacks a shot at goal from distance, but straight down the throat of Koteles. Easy stop.
    • 55' Torres nods over the bar from Malouda's corner. Poor effort really. Chelsea need to take the sting out of this game, and quickly.
    • 54' Tozser picks out Vossen over the top, but he just fails to control the ball on the run. Ivanovic caught out at the back. Chelsea have to be wary.
    • 53' Genk finally starting to have some joy. Camus hammers a shot at goal, but was a poor attempt from that range. The home side quick to wn the ball back.
    • 52' Vanden Borre with a great run. Ball breaks to Nwanganga, but Cech spreads himself well to make a fine save. Almost the equaliser.
    • 51' Tozser plays in De Bruyne, but he slams his shot into the ground and an easy save for Cech. That was a decent chance for the home side.
    • 50' Luiz again in the thick of it, but this time his free-kick sails well over the bar. Really poor stuff by the Chelsea defender.
    • 49' Vanden Borre fouls Malouda and the visitors have a free-kick chance from distance.
    • 48' Nadson back to block the shot by Torres. A bit hesitant from him and he pays the price. Chelsea back in possession moments later.
    • 47' Genk with the ball deep in their half. Will need to find a cutting edge that was missing in the first period as Nadson tries to bring the ball up the park.
    • 46' We are underway in this second half.
    • 45+1' Tozser with the swerving effort from outside of the box. Got it over the top of the wall, but also over the bar. There goes the whistle for the break. Chelsea with a 1-0 lead at half-time.
    • 44' Vossen fouled by Ivanovic. Free-kick chance for Genk from 25 yards out.
    • 43' Cole on the run for Chelsea. Malouda to Meireles and onto Ramires, but he thumps the shot tamely wide of the goal.
    • 42' De Bruyne tries to cut a dash up the line. Not too happy about something or other, but Chelsea pick up the loose ball and are back in possession.
    • 41' The home fans in good spirits after that penalty miss. Camus has a go from 35 yards out, but well wide of the goal.
    • 40' Vossen chips the ball into the area from some way out. Easy take for Cech in the visiting goal.
    • 39' Köteles saves the penalty! He dives to his right to halt the penalty from Luiz. Chelsea only one ahead. Will that come back to haunt the visitors?
    • 38' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Buffel handles a cross from Malouda. Was a certain penalty. No complaints from the home side.
    • 37' Meireles sees a shot come back off the bar from 30 yards out. So unlucky. Nice pass from Torres. What a strike that was from the Chelsea midfielder.
    • 36' Koteles comes off his line to collect the corner from Meireles. Brave keeping by the home player.
    • 35' Vanden Borre almost scores an own goal as the ball hits off him from Malouda's cross. Inches past the post. Chelsea beginning to find the gaps.
    • 34' Great chance for the second! Cole with a lovely cross, but Ramires heads wide. Should be 2-0 to Chelsea. That was a real opportunity from five yards out.
    • 33' Vanden Borre hits the by-line, but the cross is pretty mediocre as Cech collects without too much strain. Has to be better than that in those situations.
    • 32' Hyland fouls Malouda, but the home defence head out the free-kick from Meireles.
    • 31' Leverkusen level at 1-1. Chelsea would be happy with this set of results. If Chelsea win and Valencia don't then Chelsea progress to the last 16 with two games left.
    • 30' Genk not giving up the fight. Showing plenty of spirit out there as Cech whacks the ball away from Vossen.
    • 29' Torres drills a shot wide from 30 yards. Plenty of power, but wide of the goal. Good effort. Better play by the Spaniard.
    • 28' De Bruyne floats in the corner, but far too deep with the delivery and Chelsea can relieve the pressure by waltzing up the park.
    • 27' Good defending by Bosingwa before Tozser's shot is deflected off Ramires for a corner to the home side.
    • 26' André Villas-Boas looking a bit pensive in the technical area, but that goal should help the Chelsea boss to cheer up a bit.
    • 25' Superb pass from Torres and that was a fine strike. Chelsea off and running in Belgium. That should settle them down.
    • 24' GOAL!! Ramires accepts a pass from Torres before racing through to slip the shot under the goalkeeper from close range. Chelsea lead 1-0.
    • 23' Torres tries to cut a dash through three home shirts, but that is poor forward play as he is easily dealt with. Ball back with Koteles in the Genk goal.
    • 22' Vanden Borre stays on his feet to tackle Anelka. Chelsea just struggling for any real fluency at the moment.
    • 21' Hyland goes for goal from distance, but that is a wasted chance as the shot spins wide of the target from distance.
    • 20' Nadson gets a header at the home goal from the corner, but easy take for Cech. Not the best of defending by the English side.
    • 19' Ivanovic makes a good tackle on Nwanganga and the home side earn themselves a corner.
    • 18' Little or no chances yet. All very predictable. Torres tries to pick out Anelka, but too much pace on the pass and the home side can break.
    • 17' Valencia lead Leverkusen 1-0 in Spain in the other game in this group. Not that Chelsea have to concern themselves with what others do.
    • 16' Genk moving the ball around at the halfway line, but Meireles gives Camus no times as Chelsea retrieve possession.
    • 15' Bonsingwa showing all of his experience to ensure De Bruyne cannot bound beyond. Luiz then clears the ball from Buffel as Genk come forward.
    • 14' Handball decision goes against De Bruyne before Torres is muscled off the ball. Genk struggling to get any momentum into their play.
    • 13' Ngongca forced to do a similar clearing job seconds later after a neat cross by Cole. All Chelsea at the moment.
    • 12' Malouda with the ball out wide. Throws in the cross, but Ngongca is there to nod clear in the home box.
    • 11' Camus across to wallop the ball away from Anelka's cross ball. Chelsea quickly back into their stride.
    • 10' The home fans making plenty of noise, but their side are seeing little of the ball. Chelsea content to play in front of Genk at the moment.
    • 9' Chelsea in no mood to chase this game. Working the ball well from side to side as Ivanovic picks out Romeu, but the move breaks down. Genk back in possession.
    • 8' Malouda picks the ball up. Anelka being tailed by two home players. Ball breaks to Ramires 20 yards out, but his shot is easily saved by Koteles in the home goal.
    • 7' Vossen takes a tumble under pressure from Luiz. Bit of a rash challenge, but no damage done as the rain continues to chuck it down.
    • 6' Anelka is the next man to be caught offside after Tozser's cross was plucked out of the air by Cech.
    • 5' Genk drew 0-0 with Valencia in their opening match of the tournament at home, so they have enough quality to trouble Chelsea this evening.
    • 4' Vossen caught offside after a fine run by Buffel. Decent move by the home side.
    • 3' Not much happening so far. Chelsea go from side to side before the ball runs out of play.
    • 2' Chelsea looking to get on the ball early on. Genk lining up 4-4-2. John Terry and Frank Lampard look on from the bench.
    • 1' Genk get this one off and running.
    • 19.40 Teams on their way out. A full house in for this one tonight. The Belgian fans well up for this. Hopefully their side makes a better job of it than at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.
    • 19.35 Dániel TĹ‘zsér skippers Genk. Nigerian forward Kennedy Nwanganga gets the nod up front with Elyaniv Barda starting on the bench. Fabien Camus keeps his place in midfield.
    • 19.30 Nicolas Anelka will link up with Fernando Torres up front for Chelsea, with Daniel Sturridge dropping to the bench.
    • 19:25 Genk have won none of their nine CL games so far, although they did manage five draws.
    • 19:20 "What we are building is still right. We have been punished in the last week in terms of the results, but it's up to us to take on the challenge." - So says AVB about Chelsea's travails the last few weeks.
    • 19:15 John Terry is on the bench - perhaps not surprising when you hear that the Met Police are officially investigating him over allegations that he hurled racist abuse at Anton Ferdinand.
    • 19:10 Stong-looking attack for Chelsea - looks like they're going all out for goals to earn a morale-boosting thumping.
    • 19:05 TEAMS: Genk: Koteles, Vanden Borre, Hyland, Nadson, Ngcongca, Tozser, Buffel, Camus, De Bruyne, Vossen, Nwanganga. Subs: Sandomierski, Barda, Dugary, Sarr, Durwael, Limbombe, Ofori-Appiah /////// Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Malouda, Torres, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Mata, McEachran, Kalou, Sturridge, Terry
    • 19:00 Andre Villas-Boas knows how to beat Genk: he was in charge of Porto when they smashed them 7-2 on aggregate in the Europa League last season.
    • 18:50 Genk earned a point at home against Valencia in their opening match, however, so they're more of a force on home soil.
    • 18:45 The omens are good for the Blues - these sides have only met once before, at Stamford Bridge a few weeks ago, when Chelsea dished out a 5-0 thumping.
    • - Welcome to our coverage of Genk v Chelsea. Kick-off is at 7.45pm UK time - we'll be here from around an hour beforehand with the latest team news and pre-match build-up.
  • Summary

    • 88' Malouda lifts the ball over Koteles, but the ball is frantically hacked off the line by Ngongca who hits Nadson with the ball, but it just evades the goal. So fortunate for Genk.
    • 82' Limbombe gets in behind the Chelsea defence, but Cech again forced to come off his line to make the stop. What an introduction that would have been.
    • 80' Cracking long-range drive by Sturridge! Really got hold of the shot, but Koteles again stands tall to make a terrific stop. Chelsea searching for the winner.
    • 79' Another chance fails to find the net for Chelsea. Super run and cross by Sturridge, but Lampard somehow knocks it wide from three yards out! How did he miss that?
    • 74' Glorious chance for Chelsea! Lovely cross from Malouda to pick out Meireles, but he can only head straight at Koteles. That was the chance for a 2-1 lead, but not taken.
    • 59' GOAL!! Vossen scores the leveller for the home side. First goal in the Champions League for the Belgian side and it is party time....
    • 52' Vanden Borre with a great run. Ball breaks to Nwanganga, but Cech spreads himself well to make a fine save. Almost the equaliser.
    • 51' Tozser plays in De Bruyne, but he slams his shot into the ground and an easy save for Cech. That was a decent chance for the home side.
    • 39' Köteles saves the penalty! He dives to his right to halt the penalty from Luiz. Chelsea only one ahead. Will that come back to haunt the visitors?
    • 38' PENALTY TO CHELSEA! Buffel handles a cross from Malouda. Was a certain penalty. No complaints from the home side.
    • 37' Meireles sees a shot come back off the bar from 30 yards out. So unlucky. Nice pass from Torres. What a strike that was from the Chelsea midfielder.
    • 35' Vanden Borre almost scores an own goal as the ball hits off him from Malouda's cross. Inches past the post. Chelsea beginning to find the gaps.
    • 34' Great chance for the second! Cole with a lovely cross, but Ramires heads wide. Should be 2-0 to Chelsea. That was a real opportunity from five yards out.
    • 24' GOAL!! Ramires accepts a pass from Torres before racing through to slip the shot under the goalkeeper from close range. Chelsea lead 1-0.
    • 8' Malouda picks the ball up. Anelka being tailed by two home players. Ball breaks to Ramires 20 yards out, but his shot is easily saved by Koteles in the home goal.
    • 19:05 TEAMS: Genk: Koteles, Vanden Borre, Hyland, Nadson, Ngcongca, Tozser, Buffel, Camus, De Bruyne, Vossen, Nwanganga. Subs: Sandomierski, Barda, Dugary, Sarr, Durwael, Limbombe, Ofori-Appiah /////// Chelsea: Cech, Bosingwa, Luiz, Ivanovic, Cole, Ramires, Romeu, Meireles, Malouda, Torres, Anelka. Subs: Turnbull, Lampard, Mata, McEachran, Kalou, Sturridge, Terry

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Racing Genk

    Manager: Mario Been

  • Chelsea

    Manager: André Villas-Boas

  • Line-up

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      Substitution Out69′ 4.3 5
      Yellow Card 5.6 7
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      Substitution Out82′ 4.7 6
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