Thursday April 11, 2013 Quarter-final Finished Luzhniki

Rubin Kazan 3 - 2 Chelsea

  • Marcano 51’
  • Karadeniz 62’
  • Natcho 75’ (pen.)
  • Torres 4’
  • Moses 55’

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  1. Europa League - Chelsea through despite defeat in Russia

    Europa League - Chelsea through despite defeat in Russia

    Chelsea lost 3-2 to Rubin Kazan in Russia but went through to the Europa League semi-finals 5-4 on aggregate. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Rubin Kazan
    • Chelsea
    • 90+3 That's the final whistle, Chelsea are through 5-4 on aggregate after losing 3-2 on the night but they didn't half make it difficult for themselves! The Blues are in the semis!
    • 90+2 Moses with a fine ball to Oscar but the Brazilian has been poor since coming on and he fires straight at the keeper.
    • 90+2 Three minutes added time being played as Chelsea bring Ivanovic on for Lampard.
    • 90+1 Oscar gives it away on the edge of the Rubin box but he fouls the counter-attacking Navas and is booked.
    • 90' Natcho sends the corner in for Marcano but Lampard clears. He plays in the second ball again for the Spaniard but he has men all around him and the weak header is easy for Cech.
    • 89' Natcho with a good ball in for the overlapping Kaleshin but Luiz tracks him all the way. Corner.
    • 88' Oscar with a needless attempt at a drag back in his own half! Just clear it man!
    • 87' Marcano is booked for the home side after a foul on Torres.
    • 86' Rubin come forward. Can they 'do a Dortmund' and get two late goals? This match has been a touch crazy so I suppose anything can happen..
    • 85' Oscar takes the corner short as he looks to give Chelsea some much needed possession further up the pitch.
    • 84' Oscar gives chanse to a lost cause, forcing Navas to hoof behind for a coorner.
    • 83' Eremenko has a pop from the right side of the box but it goes well wide with Cech covering.
    • 81' SHOULD HAVE BEEN 4-2! Rondon with a towering header from six yards out but straight at Cech!
    • 80' Dangerous ball from Karadeniz that flies across the face of the area but Luiz scrambles it away!
    • 79' Rubin have had 17 efforts on goal to Chelsea's six.
    • 78' Dyudyan with a long-range effort that fizzes well wide with Cech watching all the way.
    • 77' Earlier I said there was no chance for Rubin - but the way Chelsea are defending they could easily get two more goals. All three have come from individual errors, and Ferreira hasn't even blundered yet!
    • 76' CHELSEA SUB: Oscar on for Benayoun.
    • 75' Chelsea on the break as Moses leads the charge - but he gets over-excited and wildly shoots over when he had men either side.
    • 74' Natcho to take the penalty... And he rifles it into the roof of the net! 3-2 Rubin, now 5-4 to Chelsea on aggregate! Rubin need two more!
    • 73' PENALTY RUBIN! Azpilicueta with the foul on Ryazantsev. Deary me, Chelsea are keen on making this nervous aren't they!
    • 72' RUBIN SUB: Kasaev comes off for Ryazantsev.
    • 70' Now Rondon on the right wing but Luiz gets across well to dispossess and clear.
    • 69' Karadeniz almost sends Dyadyun through but Azpilicueta is able to clear.
    • 68' Torres with a towering flick-on for Benayoun but Navas gets there first to clear.
    • 67' Terry is all over the place as he again fluffs a routine clearance but the flag is up, Kasaev harshly adjudged to have pushed the Blues skipper.
    • 66' RUBIN SUB: Orbaiz comes off for Dyadyun. A DM for a forward!
    • 64' INCHES WIDE BY MARCANO! Another header, which seems their forte despite a lack of height advantage, from Ansaldi's excellent cross.
    • 62' This time it's David Luiz at fault for letting the much smaller Karadeniz beat him in the air to Natcho's cross.
    • 61' GOAL RUBIN! 2-2 as Karadeniz heads home from close range. Poor defending by Chelsea again.
    • 60' CHELSEA SUB: And it's Ramires who makes way for Mikel.
    • 59' Ramires shanks a right-foot effort well wide. Chelsea to make a change.
    • 58' Chelsea on the move again but this time Lampard - who was involved in that last goal - can't find Moses this time.
    • 56' So Rubin would need to score four more goals to win. With the pace they have up front I can see Chelsea getting at least one more on the break.
    • 55' GOAL CHELSEA! Moses with a cool finish after a one-two with Ramires! 2-1 on the night and that should be game over!
    • 53' Kasaev with a shot from the left that strikes Terry on the back.
    • 52' Chelsea need to calm this down and make sure the likes of Terry and Ferreira don't get isolated. Which normally isn't a problem but you'd bank on Terry winning headers like that. Anyway, Rubin need two more...
    • 51' Rubin are having a right go now but Cech gets hold of the ball. I almost don't see the point of Terry these days - he can't even do the basics.
    • 50' GOAL RUBIN! Marcano heads home from the corner which Terry haplessly gave away! 1-1 on the night, Chelsea lead 4-2 on aggregate. Fine header from a short corner routine, Orbaiz with the cross.
    • 49' Terry makes a pig's ear of a routine clearance, failing to head it away, getting in a pickle with Rondon and almost scoring an own goal. Corner in the end.
    • 48' Rubin have started the second half brightly in that they are making a go of it. Chelsea however have seven to eight men behind the ball at all times.
    • 47' Torres gets an arm in the face. Good thing he's wearing that mask.
    • 46' Rubin have made a change, bringing full-back Kaleshin into the fray. Kuzmin makes way.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45+1 Half-time and Chelsea lead 1-0 on the night, 4-1 on aggregate.
    • 45' GREAT SAVE CECH! Karadeniz and Natcho combined beautifully, the latter sending the former past the wooden Terry, the finish was good but Cech got a hand on it and Azpilicueta raced across to hack the loose ball clear!
    • 44' Torres on the run now and he almost gets past Marcano but for a fine toe-away by the defender.
    • 43' Orbaiz and Natcho almost combine on the edge of the box but Ferreira is able to play it clear.
    • 42' Chelsea now have a half-chance as Torres feeds Lampard, who backheels it to Ramires but is offside on the return ball.
    • 40' Ansaldi is in down the left but the flag goes up - looked close, Kasaev was probably offside but he may have been level.
    • 39' Good defending by Luiz to intercept and bring it clear like Beckenbauer in his pomp.
    • 38' Ferreira goes on a run but he gives it away to Marchano and Rubin, who appear to have recovered from the shock of that early goal, come forward.
    • 37' A better spell for the hosts now but it culminates in a weak header from Kasaev, easy for Cech.
    • 36' Ansaldi on the left, he takes on Benayoun but hits a wild cross into touch.
    • 34' It breathes! A good run by Kasaev allows Eremenko to ping a low drive on goal, too close to Cech but it's a shot on target!
    • 33' An almost promising Rubin move breaks down as Eremenko plays a poor pass into the arms of Cech.
    • 32' Lovely crossfield pass from Lampard to Moses, who skins the right-back like a chicken but underhits his cross.
    • 31' Chelsea now passing it around at the back as they look to wind down the half.
    • 30' Karadeniz with a decent ball from wide right but Rondon - after a good take on the chest - lazily spoons the shot miles wide.
    • 29' Chelsea are now being forced into taking the initiative with Rubin seemingly reluctant to do so despite chasing the game.
    • 28' Benayoun can release Torres here but the through ball is a tiny bit too close to the defender Marcano and the danger is gone.
    • 28' Lampard swings in a high cross but Moses's header is too close to Ryzhikov.
    • 27' Back to the game, Rubin are offering very little. Chelsea may as well try and get a few more.
    • 26' Nope, that didn't work. Worth a try. You can see the new pic on our homepage anyway, leading the Chelsea live.
    • 25' Little experiment - online users should be able to see a picture of Chelsea celebrating that Torres goal. Unlikely to work for mobile...
    • 24' Eremenko swings in a high ball that Cech gathers with minimal fuss.
    • 23' Very scrappy now as Chelsea fight for every ball and Rubin frankly shirk the challenge.
    • 22' Torres tries to go on a run but Rubin have men back. He has been quite sensational over these two legs - Rafa should start him for the run-in, it can't hurt!
    • 21' Finally Rubin get the ball forward but Rondon thrashes a low shot well wide in the end.
    • 20' Rubin look like a team who have been broken in two. They're passing it around with little conviction.
    • 18' Karadeniz fouls Moses on the Chelsea left and it's a free-kick that the Blues will take their time over.
    • 17' Poor clearance from Cesar Navas allows Moses in down the left but his low drive is easy for the keeper.
    • 16' Free-kick to Chelsea on the left. Lampard to swing it in but Luiz was offside as Navas heads clear.
    • 14' Torres somehow wins it back, surges in down the right and swings over a super cross that skims the head of a leaping Benayoun and lands just beyond Ramires!
    • 13' Torres with some superb hold-up play but Benayoun can't get on to the through ball.
    • 12' The throw is sent to the far post but Torres can't connect properly and Rubin have a goal kick.
    • 11' Bit of possession now by Chelsea until Ramires gives it away. They do get it back through Torres, now Benayoun keeps the move ticking over until Marcano slides in.
    • 9' Chelsea are good at spoiling and that is exactly what they are doing now, making it a stop-start affair and disrupting any attacking rhythm the hosts hoped to get into.
    • 7' It was such a bright start for the hosts but now they have an almost insurmountable task. There is time for Chelsea to fall to pieces but, really, I can't see it.
    • 6' Route one as Lampard hit he up-and-under first time to release El Nino, who exploited the madcap rush of keeper Ryzhikov to lob it in. Earlier this season it would have hit the post.
    • 5' GOAL CHELSEA! FERNANDO TORRES WITH A BEAUTY! Lampard with a ball over the top and Torres got clear of Marcano and lobbed the onrushing keeper from 30 yards!
    • 4' Luiz with a power header to touch as he covers Azpilicueta, who was out of position. Now Terry with a defensive header as Chelsea ride some early pressure!
    • 3' Early half-chance for the hosts as Eremenko has an effort blocked.
    • 2' Poor touch by Torres as he tried to get in down the left. Fairly bright start from both sides as the hosts look for an early goal.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 16:55 This will be the sixth occasion that Chelsea have played a Russian side in Europe (excl. quals), with the Blues winning each of the previous five, conceding just two goals overall.
    • 16:50 Rafael Benitez: "David Luiz has played at left-back so maybe he can be an option. I have an idea, but we will train today, see how everything is and after that we will decide. I don't think it would be a big problem for Aké if he has to play."
    • 16:45 Kurban Berdyev: "At this point Chelsea have an advantage, a good head start, but we will try to do everything to progress. There is no special need to motivate my players to play in the Europe League. The more matches we play at the Stadion Luzhniki, the more comfortable we feel here. We hope the fans from Kazan will come to support us tomorrow – we also have fans in Moscow – but Chelsea are Chelsea and we are ready to play them regardless."
    • 16:40 Chelsea are in control of the tie thanks to Fernando Torres' supershow in a 3-1 Stamford Bridge success. But with today's hosts snatching an away goal from the penalty spot, the last thing Rafael Benitez will want is complacency from his Blues. First leg report
    • 16:35 RUBIN KAZAN: Ryzhikov, Kuzmin, Ansaldi, Navas, Marcano, Orbaiz, Kasaev, Eremenko, Karadeniz, Natcho, Rondón. Substitutes: Arlauskis, Kaleshin, Sharonov, Ryazantsev, Kislyak, Gokhan Tore, Dyadyun. /// CHELSEA: Cech; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Ferreira; Ake, Lampard; Ramires, Benayoun, Moses; Torres. Substitutes: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Oscar, Mikel, Hazard, Marin, Mata
    • 16:30 Good afternoon and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Europa League matchcast as Chelsea travel to Russia for their quarter-final second-leg with Rubin Kazan. Team news will follow very shortly!
  • Summary

    • 81' SHOULD HAVE BEEN 4-2! Rondon with a towering header from six yards out but straight at Cech!
    • 75' Chelsea on the break as Moses leads the charge - but he gets over-excited and wildly shoots over when he had men either side.
    • 74' Natcho to take the penalty... And he rifles it into the roof of the net! 3-2 Rubin, now 5-4 to Chelsea on aggregate! Rubin need two more!
    • 73' PENALTY RUBIN! Azpilicueta with the foul on Ryazantsev. Deary me, Chelsea are keen on making this nervous aren't they!
    • 64' INCHES WIDE BY MARCANO! Another header, which seems their forte despite a lack of height advantage, from Ansaldi's excellent cross.
    • 61' GOAL RUBIN! 2-2 as Karadeniz heads home from close range. Poor defending by Chelsea again.
    • 55' GOAL CHELSEA! Moses with a cool finish after a one-two with Ramires! 2-1 on the night and that should be game over!
    • 50' GOAL RUBIN! Marcano heads home from the corner which Terry haplessly gave away! 1-1 on the night, Chelsea lead 4-2 on aggregate. Fine header from a short corner routine, Orbaiz with the cross.
    • 45' GREAT SAVE CECH! Karadeniz and Natcho combined beautifully, the latter sending the former past the wooden Terry, the finish was good but Cech got a hand on it and Azpilicueta raced across to hack the loose ball clear!
    • 34' It breathes! A good run by Kasaev allows Eremenko to ping a low drive on goal, too close to Cech but it's a shot on target!
    • 5' GOAL CHELSEA! FERNANDO TORRES WITH A BEAUTY! Lampard with a ball over the top and Torres got clear of Marcano and lobbed the onrushing keeper from 30 yards!
    • 16:35 RUBIN KAZAN: Ryzhikov, Kuzmin, Ansaldi, Navas, Marcano, Orbaiz, Kasaev, Eremenko, Karadeniz, Natcho, Rondón. Substitutes: Arlauskis, Kaleshin, Sharonov, Ryazantsev, Kislyak, Gokhan Tore, Dyadyun. /// CHELSEA: Cech; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Ferreira; Ake, Lampard; Ramires, Benayoun, Moses; Torres. Substitutes: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Oscar, Mikel, Hazard, Marin, Mata

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Rubin Kazan

    Manager: Kurban Berdyyev

  • Chelsea

    Manager: Rafael Benítez

  • Line-up

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      Goal Yellow Card 5.6 7
      5.8 6
      5.1 7
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      Substitution Out66′ 6.2 5
      Goal 5.8 8
      Goal 6.1 8
      5.8 6
      Substitution Out72′ 5.5 6
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      Substitution Out90′ 7.3 7
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  1. Who whas Marin ?! he is very Ready !!!

    From Ali reza, on Fri 12 Apr 6:33
  2. Batman to the rescue again.

    From Dr I P Freely, on Fri 12 Apr 3:01
  3. See you on Sunday lads, time we gave City a proper­ whooping.

    From Agent of Chaos, on Fri 12 Apr 0:29
  4. Not bad foe a intrim manager he should get manager of­ the month now

    From EDNA, on Thu 11 Apr 22:52
  5. Is Chelsea repeating its history by winning 2 Trophies­ this season? HELL YEAGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH,,,, GO CHELSEA

    From Gede Kusuma, on Thu 11 Apr 21:33
  6. broaf

    From Enver, on Thu 11 Apr 21:17
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    haha....city will hammer chelsea sunday ..bring on­ wigan in final ..no cockney final

    From Michael, on Thu 11 Apr 20:38
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    I'm a died in wool Chelsea fan. I was one that held­ cards calling for Rafa to f off. Now i have changed my­ mind. Under him we can win two trophies and finish top­ 3. Could Mourinho do this? I doubt it!

    From You can't handle the truth, on Thu 11 Apr 20:16
  9. The Russians started scoring when Mikel was in for­ Ramires. When Mikel is in Chelsea plays with 10 men

    From kofiE, on Thu 11 Apr 19:40
  10. good squad rotation - Rafa has got it right the last­ few weeks since Southampton. Anyone else near playing­ 70 games this season? I don't think so. Had to­ rest Bertrand as he will be playing until Cole is back.­ Hope Cahill is back soon otherwise would still play­ Terry and Ivanovic CB's with Luiz in front against­ Man City until Terry tires.

    From Mark A, on Thu 11 Apr 19:11
  11. A. Ryazantsev you are a cheat and you are not welcome­ in the EPL. From a neutral fan.

    From The Football Guru, on Thu 11 Apr 19:02
  12. Cameron . I would concentrate more on your RELEGATION­ battle as you will leave European football tonight .­ BYE BYE

    From RAYMOND, on Thu 11 Apr 19:01
  13. The Chelsea Boys are in another Semi Final soon be in­ Two Finals, better stay in yer Manc Slums while we THE­ FAMOUS CHELSEA RIP YOU UP FOR #$%$-PAPER ON SUNDAY "WE­ ARE CHELSEA"

    From Sick And Tired With My Country Being Invaded, on Thu 11 Apr 18:59
  14. nice one eric, 7 years and still nothing says it all

    From P, on Thu 11 Apr 18:59
  15. Job done! Good work,bring on Man City. Carefree.....

    From IAN, on Thu 11 Apr 18:58
  16. lololololololol moron

    From STUART, on Thu 11 Apr 18:54
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    Lets hope Chelsea's plane misses the runway­ lololololololololololol.

    From Stu, on Thu 11 Apr 18:52
  18. Well done The Blues.... scraped home with the second­ team... NICE

    From STUART, on Thu 11 Apr 18:48
  19. Ruby Kazook 17 attempts at goal scored 3 Super Chelsea­ 6 attempts at goal scored 2 better average for the­ Chelsea Boys, oh! and Fernando got the first 20 for the­ season HOW many has Rooney got, aye so shut the feck up­ about Fernando the boys done good.

    From Sick And Tired With My Country Being Invaded, on Thu 11 Apr 18:45
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    If chelsea lose they will be the laughing stock of the­ football community. Wish we had a player like moses­ though

    From , on Thu 11 Apr 18:43
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