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90'
FT Steaua 0-4 Chelsea
90'
 
GOAL! Lampard makes it 4-0. Another counter-attack catches Steaua cold as Eto'o races down the left flank and picks out Willian on the far side. Willian rolls it back to the edge of the box, where Lampard is on hand to drill a low effort in off the post.
87'
Chelsea getting a bit sloppy, but they deserve a clean sheet tonight.
85'
Almost a consolation for Steaua as Chelsea fail to clear the corner and a scramble ensues, with Filip almost turning in from close range. Chelsea somehow manage to clear.
83'
Cole carelessly gives the ball away to Steaua's most dangerous player, Tanase, who goes for goal from 25 yards, forcing Cech to bat it around his post for a corner.
81'
Azpilicueta almost makes an immediate impact as his run forward is spotted by Ramires - but the through ball is intercepted in the nick of time.
Chelsea Substitution
79'
 
Chelsea sub: Willian on, Mata off.
Chelsea Substitution
77'
 
Chelsea sub: Azpilicueta on, Oscar off.
75'
Brillaint volley by Eto'o after Lampard picked him out on the far side, but it's straight at Tatarusanu. Very sweetly hit, that.
74'
That has to go down as Steaua's best chance of the half, maybe the match.
73'
Double chance for Stanciu! The deep cross misses everyone and reaches Stanciu on the far side. His snap shot is saved well by Cech, but his second effort goes just over the bar.
72'
Rare attack for Steaua as Latovlevici gets into a good position and sees his shot blocked by Luiz for a throw.
71'
Almost 4-0! Chelsea break and Ramires finds Schurrle in space (yet again) on the left. The German gets the ball onto his right foot, but his low curler can't quite squeeze inside the far post.
Steaua Bucharest Substitution
70'
The home fans are still making plenty of noise. They don't believe their team is beaten, even if the players look resigned to defeat.
69'
The corner is worked back to Schurrle, who clips a cross into the box but it's just ahead of Eto'o.
68'
Schurrle forces a corner as Chelsea push for a fourth here.
66'
Chance for Chelsea as Oscar gets a sight of goal 20 yards out, but his effort was always rising over the bar.
64'
Schurrle cuts inside Georgievski again and his low shot is gathered by Tatarusanu.
63'
Eto'o and Mata combine brilliantly, but Mata's through ball to Ivanovic is just ahead of him. The right-back was almost in there.
61'
Less than 30 minutes to play, and Chelsea are coasting to victory. Who has been their star man tonight? Tweet me @mjdasilva.
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60'
Play continues and it looks like Cech is ok.
59'
Tanase tries to chip Cech from 40 yards and a backpedalling Cech tips it over his own bar. But the Czech keeper falls on the post and has injured his back.
57'
Mata hits the post! Chelsea turning on the style with a brilliant series of quick passes and flicks. Oscar found Mata, whose low shot crashed back off the base of the post.
55'
 
GOAL! Ramires makes it 3-0 to Chelsea. Schurrle creates it again with a blistering run down the left. His cross is touched on by Oscar to Ramires, who finishes into the roof of the net. Game over.
54'
Mourinho has come to the edge of his technical area as he encourages his players to put the game to bed with the third.
53'
 
Kapetanos gets behind John Terry and lifts it over Cech but just wide - although the flag is up for offside.
52'
More positive play by Cole, who whips in a brilliant cross from the left - but no one is there to meet it. Oscar keeps it in on the other side, but the move ends with Eto'o wastefully shooting wide.
50'
 
Very silly booking for Cole, who needlessly trips Stanciu.
48'
Let off for Steaua as Mata drives down the right and crosses for Lampard, who misses his kick.
47'
Eto'o has a go from 25 yards, but it's straight at the keeper.
46'
SECOND HALF. Steaua get us back underway.
Steaua Bucharest Substitution
Steaua Bucharest Substitution
45'
HT Steaua 0-2 Chelsea. The Blues in control after a Ramires strike and a Georgievski own goal.
45'
Very unlucky goal for Steaua to concede, but you have to say Chelsea are decentvalue for their lead.
44'
 
GOAL! Chelsea 2-0 up through an own goal. Chelsea break through Eto'o, who cuts in from the left to a shooting position - the shot is saved by Tatarusanu but richochets off Georgievski and into his own net.
43'
Chelsea off the pace in the minutes before half time here. Steaua are seeing more of the ball and Chelsea are making some silly errors.
41'
Oscar gets away with a woeful pass back to Luiz and Cech is forced to race 40 yards out of his goal to make the clearance ahead of Piovaccari.
40'
Cech flaps at a high cross from the right but, with a little help from Ivanovic, Chelsea get it clear.
39'
Piovaccari almost gets around Terry, but the whistle has gone for handball against the Italian.
38'
Steaua look decidedly nervous whenever they have possession. Chelsea are pressing high up the pitch and the home side cannot deal with it.
36'
Lampard is fouled 25 yards from goal and win a free kick, but Luiz can only crash it into the wall.
35'
Chelsea have enjoyed 54% possession so far.
33'
Selfish play by Eto'o, who goes for goal from 25 yards when he had options to his left and right.
31'
 
Lampard catches Gardos late and becomes the first player to go into the book.
29'
Mata has a go from distance after a nice one-two with Eto'o, but his 25-yard effort is straightforward for Tatarusani.
27'
Chelsea are really beginning to dictate the tempo of the game. Steaua are unable to string three passes together at the moment.
25'
Piovaccari almost runs through the Chelsea back line, but Terry is alert to stab the ball away.
23'
Tanase is undoubtedly Steaua's biggest threat. He skips away from Ramires, but again Ivanovic is a brick wall.
21'
Steaua have looked vulnerable to that kind of goal all night. They have to defend better than that.
19'
 
GOAL! Chelsea lead through Ramires! Schurrle drives down the left and crosses to Eto'o, who helps it along to Ramires, who pokes it in from close range. 0-1 Chelsea.
19'
Chelsea just coming under some pressure now.
18'
Good cross from the right towards Piovaccari, but Luiz is perfectly placed to head clear.
17'
Lampard is forced to slide in on Tanase, who is causing some problems on the left wing.
15'
Terry is late on Piovaccari, but the free kick into the box is headed clear by Ivanovic. No complaints over Chelsea's defending so far, they've been solid.
14'
Lampard break for Chelsea and finds Schurrle on the left, but the German forces Cole wide with his overlapping pass. Cole works it back to Schurrle, but the momentum is lost and Steaua clear.
13'
Chelsea again fail to make the best of a corner. Wasteful on set pieces so far.
11'
 
Torres will not be able to continue, Eto'o is on. Blow for the Blues.
Chelsea Substitution
10'
Chelsea win a corner, but Mata's ball in is claimed easily by Tatarusanu.
9'
Play goes on as Torres receives treatment for a knee injury.
8'
Torres is on all fours and requires treatment. The ball has been kicked out so he can get some.
7'
A loose ball almost falls to Bourceanu, but Ramires pokes it away as he was running onto it 25 yards from goal.
6'
Tanase shows some nice footwork to find space on the left, but Ivanovic stands up well to the talented Romanian.
5'
Nervous defending by Steaua, to say the least.
4'
Chance for Chelsea! Schurrle cuts in from the left and his low shot is blocked into the path of Mata, who plays it back into the box and Schurrle's second effort is deflected out.
3'
Tanase drives forward but his run is well stopped by Terry.
2'
Steaua have started well here. Knocking the ball around confidently in the early stages.
1'
KICK OFF. Chelsea, in their white away kit, get us underway in a damp Bucharest.
19.40
The players are emerging from the tunnel at the National Arena. Will Mourinho's men get their Champions League campaign off the ground? Will Juan Mata shine for the Blues? Tweet me your predictions @mjdasilva
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19.35
But Chelsea are not in the finest Champions League form, either. The Blues have only won two of their previous 10 away games in the Champions League. Could tonight be another bad one for them?
19.30
The stats lean heavily in Chelsea's favour for this one. Only one Romanian team has ever beaten an English club in the Champions League, when Cluj beat Manchester United last season. In addition, Steaua have only recorded four victories from 37 Champions League matches.
19.25
The other Steaua change to the team that started against Schalke is the inclusion of striker Federico Piovaccari with Pantelis Kapetanos dropping to the bench.
19.20
Steaua's Mihai Pintili has been ruled out tonight through injury, with Lucian Filip coming in for his UEFA Champions League group stage debut. But Cristian Tanase, who had been feeling a knock, is ok to start.
19.15
Steaua will of course be boosted by the memory of the game between the sides earlier this year, winning 1-0 at the Arena Naționala in the Europa League round of 16 first leg. Chelsea went through 3-2 on aggregate though.
19.10
Like De Bruyne, Eden Hazard also hasn't travelled to Romania, with the Belgium international having been unable to shake off an ankle injury.
19.05
Mourinho: "De Bruyne was not selected. It was my decision. Only 11 can play and 18 can be selected. I try to decide, by what they do on the pitch, when they play and what they do in training. I try to be honest with Juan and say that he's going to play Tuesday, because of what he did in training and because of what he did in the matches he played. With Kevin, it's the same. He's not selected because I didn't like the match he played against Swindon and I didn't like the way he was training."
19.00
Here's what Jose Mourinho had to say yesterday in a tetchy press conference: "You are for three weeks speaking about Mata, and now it's De Bruyne. You have this tendency to only ask about the guys that are not selected."
18.55
As expected, Juan Mata gets the nod for Chelsea after impressing against Spurs on Saturday. There is no place in the squad for Kevin de Bruyne, who didn't travel to the Romanian capital. David Luiz keeps his place in defence alongside John Terry at the back, with Torres preferred to Eto'o in attack.
18.50
STEAUA: Tatarusanu, Szukala, Gardos, Filip, Tanase, Latovlevici, Georgievski, Stanciu, Piovaccari, Bourceanu, Popa. Subs: Nita, Prepelita, Cristea, Tatu, Neagu, Varela, Kapetanos. CHELSEA: Cech, Ivanovic, Cole, Luiz, Ramires, Lampard, Torres, Mata, Oscar, Schurrle, Terry. Subs: Schwarzer, Mikel, Ba, Willian, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Eto'o.
18.45
Hello everyone. Welcome to live coverage of this Champions League clash between Steaua Bucharest and Chelsea. Team news to follow...

Starting Line-ups

Steaua Bucharest
Chelsea
    • Tatarusanu
    • 14
      Latovlevici
    • Gardos
    • 4
      Szukala
    • 17
      Georgievski
    • 8
      Filip
    • 55
      Bourceanu
    • 10
      Tanase
    • 12
      Stanciu
    • 77
      Popa
    • Piovaccari
Team Manager:  Constantin Galca
    • Torres
    • 8
      Oscar
    • Mata
    • Schürrle
    • Lampard
    • 7
      Ramires
    • 2
      Ivanovic
    • David Luiz
    • 26
      Terry
    • Cole
    • 1
      Cech
Team Manager:  José Mourinho
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Substitutes
Players Sub Time
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
C. Tatarusanu 0 5 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Szukala 0 0 0 5 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 90
F. Gardos 0 0 0 2 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
I. Latovlevici 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 90
D. Georgievski 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 71
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
L. Filip 0 0 0 44 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
C. Tanase 0 0 2 39 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 90
N. Stanciu 0 0 1 29 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
A. Bourceanu 0 0 0 88 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Popa 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 45
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Piovaccari 0 0 0 11 0 0 4 3 0 0 0 45
Goalkeepers
GOALKEEPERS
Goalkeepers G SAV GC GK FC FS Y R PEN Mins
P. Cech 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 90
Defenders
DEFENDERS
Defenders G GA SHO TA CLR COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
B. Ivanovic 0 0 0 5 8 0 0 1 0 0 0 90
A. Cole 0 0 0 2 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 90
David Luiz 0 0 0 1 10 0 1 4 0 0 0 90
J. Terry 0 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
Midfielders
MIDFIELDERS
Midfielders G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
Ramires 2 0 2 54 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 90
F. Lampard 1 0 1 72 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 90
A. Schürrle 0 0 2 60 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 90
J. Mata 0 0 1 63 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 81
Oscar 0 1 0 46 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 79
Forwards
FORWARDS
Forwards G GA SHO PAS FK COR FC FS Y R PEN Mins
F. Torres 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
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