Sunday July 27, 2014 July Finished

Olimpija Ljubljana 1 - 2 Chelsea

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  1. Friendly match - Costa scores as Chelsea come from behind in Slovenia

    Friendly match - Costa scores as Chelsea come from behind in Slovenia

    Diego Costa marked his debut with a goal as Chelsea came from behind to beat NK Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Olimpija Ljubljana
    • Chelsea
    • 90'+3 And that is full-time, Chelsea win 2-1 courtesy of goals from the new boys Costa and Zouma.
    • 90'+2 Ake finds Banford who blazes his shot over from 25 yards.
    • 90'+1 Solanke has looked bright since coming on. He was a star of the Blues youth team last season.
    • 90' There will be three minutes of added time.
    • 88' Solanke knees the ball over after the keeper flaps at a cross.
    • 87' Omladic is off for Dzurkovic. Meanwhile Banford is booked for a late challenge.
    • 85' Vukcevic has been one of the standout players for the home side, his forward runs have caused the Blues a problem.
    • 83' Chelsea are next in action against Vitesse Arnheim on Wednesday in Holland.
    • 81' Nine minutes to go and Chelsea will be pleased with their second-half display.
    • 79' Double chance for the hosts. First Omladic's low shot is saved by Cech, then Vukcevic's volley is deflected inches wide.
    • 78' Good effort from Burgic from distance which whistles wide.
    • 76' How did Torres miss that? He chests the ball over from two yards after Ake's cross from the left.
    • 74' Both teams are making use of their subs, Gajic is the latest to come on for Ljubljana.
    • 72' The disallowed goal sparked controversy with Mourinho demanding to know why it was ruled out.
    • 70' Ivacic, Golubar and Zarifovic are on for the hosts.
    • 68' Bamford, Romeu, Solanke and Chalobah are on for Mourinho’s side.
    • 66' The goal has been ruled out for a foul against Ivanovic so it remains 2-1.
    • 65' GOAL! Another goal following a corner. Ivanovic bundles the ball home after Zouma's header is brilliantly saved and the full-back dived in to push in the rebound.
    • 63' GOAL! Zouma stabs in the ball from close range after Torres' shot is parried.
    • 61' Zouma and Luis have looked impressive today. Costa wins a corner after his cross is blocked.
    • 59' Another change for Ljubljana with Mlinar coming off and on comes Zarifevic.
    • 58' Van Ginkel with a crunching challenge, he is lucky to escape a booking.
    • 56' Vukcevic is on for the home side in place of Valencic.
    • 55' GOAL! Costa is through on goal with a diagonal run between two defenders and he fires the ball past the keeper to make it 1-1. Fabregas with the assist.
    • 54' Chelsea have a corner after Buric blocks Ivanovic's cross. The corner evades everyone though.
    • 52' Neat inter-play between van Ginkel and Torres but the striker is unable to get his shot away.
    • 50' Delamea gets medical attention after he clashed heads with team-mate Mitrovic.
    • 49' Rodic chases down a loose ball but his effort while stretching goes across goal.
    • 48' Nathan Ake, Marco van Ginkel, Fernando Torres and John Terry are also on for the Blues.
    • 47' Costa is penalised for a foul, it has been a frustrating debut for the striker so far.
    • 45' Costa drags his shot across goal from 25 yards.
    • 17:18 Ljubljana will get the second half underway. Petr Cech will be in goal after replacing Delac while Branislav Ivanovic is also on.
    • 45'+1 And that is half-time, Chelsea are 1-0 down after Kapun's late goal.
    • 45' There will be one added minute.
    • 44' Ljubljana break down the right and Valencic just fails to get his head onto a cross from the right, that was a dangerous moment for Chelsea.
    • 44' The corner is played short to Salah who blazes his shot over from 30 yards - ambitious to say the least.
    • 43' Free-kick to Chelsea which Fabregas will take 35 yards from goal. His cross is headed behind for a corner.
    • 41' Brown's pass was intercepted by Valencic and Kapun ran onto the ball before unleashing an unstoppable shot.
    • 40' GOAL! Brown with a suicidal pass across the back line and the home side capitalise with Kapun firing into the roof of the net from inside the box.
    • 39' A crowd of 15,972 is watching the game in Slovenia.
    • 38' Boga's shot is blocked from the edge of the box after some neat skill by Salah.
    • 36' Salah in a race with the keeper which the latter wins after racing off his line following a deft through ball from Fabregas.
    • 35' Brown and Luis combine on the left side but the latter is penalised for a foul. Luis has been bursting forward on more occasions than Azpilicueta so far.
    • 33' A yellow card for Azpiliceuta for tugging his marker's shirt. The home side have a free-kick down the left which the Blues head clear.
    • 31' Brown blazes over from 12 yards out with a shot that was already rising after controlling Costa's chipped pass.
    • 30' Kapun is penalised for tripping Azpilcueta from behind. The Blues have a free-kick which they play short.
    • 28' Cahill is inches away from scoring with a low shot from 12 yards out that whistles past the left-hand post.
    • 26' Olmladic with a flicked header that is palmed away by Ratic, a fine save.
    • 25' From the free-kick, Matic's flicks it onto Zouma who chests the ball down and fires it in but the ref has blown his whistle as the Serb was off-side.
    • 24' Rodic with a crunching tackle on Fabregas, he gets a deserved booking.
    • 23' We're past the halfway mark and its been a drab affair so far.
    • 21' Salah tries a shot in the box which is deflected out for a corner. The delivery falls to Costa whose header is comfortably gathered.
    • 20' Valencic twists and turns around the box but his shot is deflected and rolls through to Delac.
    • 18' Ljubljana win a corner through Valencic down the left but its headed away by Matic. Brown tees up Costa who tries to take an extra touch before shooting but is tackled. No clear chances so far.
    • 16' Luis looks like he is being encouraged to get forward a lot down the left.
    • 14' Boga with a nice turn but fails to get the ball back from Brown. Salah then goes on a good run on the right and pulls the ball back but it fails to find a team-mate.
    • 13' Luis bursts forward and links up with Brown on the left wing but the ball goes out for a goal-kick.
    • 11' Costa is penalised for barging over his marker in the air. The striker is looking quite isolated in the early stages.
    • 9' A bit of a mix up between the keeper and Azpilicueta nearly lets the Slovenian side in but Delac collects.
    • 8' Costa collects Fabregas's pass and dances past his marker and beats another but loses control and its with the keeper.
    • 7' Fabregas and Azpilcueta link-up but the full-back's cross is blocked.
    • 5' The home side have a corner which Delac punches clear. The Blues break but Costa is caught off-side after controlling Matic's pass.
    • 3' Fabregas with a long ball behind the defence which Costa just fails to get on the end of.
    • 2' Captain Cahill is penalised for barging into his marker. The home side take the free-kick quikcly but it comes to nothing.
    • 16:17 It looks like Boga and Costa will play up front together with the pacey Salah supporting them.
    • 16:16 And Chelsea, in their blue shirts, will get the game underway.
    • 16:15 Aleksander Seliga is in goal for the home side who will play a 4-4-2.
    • 16:10 Five minutes till kick-off for this pre-season game in Slovenia.
    • 16:05 The Blues will line up 4-3-2-1 with Croatian Matej Delac in goal and Fabregas and Costa making their debuts.
    • 16:00 CHELSEA:Delac,Azpilicueta,Cahill,Zouma,Luis,Matic,Fabregas,Salah,Boga,Brown,Costa. Subs: Cech, Ivanovic, Ake, Terry, Christensen, Chalobah, Van Ginkel, Romeu, Baker, Swift, Solanke, Bamford, Torres.
    • 15:55
    • 15:50 Some digs at Arsenal with Fabregas set to play his first match in a Blues shirt..
    • 15:45 Fernando Torres is also back from holiday while Petr Cech and Marco van Ginkel are set to start.
    • 15:40 A young star to watch out for is Chelsea’s Jeremie Boga who scored a fine goal against RZ Pellets.
    • 15:35 Costa,Febregas,Cesar Azpilcueta and Gary Cahill will play 45 minutes tonight, Blues boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed.
    • 15:30 Plenty of videos of Didier Drogba's best Chelsea moments circulating online following the news he is back at the club.
    • 15:25 Blues fans are hoping to see new signings Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas in action.
    • 15:20 The kick-off is at 16:15 GMT at the Stadion Stožice and the man to watch for the home side is midfielder Nik Omladič.
    • 15:15 Hello and welcome to the LIVE commentary of Olimpija Ljubljana v Chelsea in Slovenia.
  • Summary

    • 88' Solanke knees the ball over after the keeper flaps at a cross.
    • 76' How did Torres miss that? He chests the ball over from two yards after Ake's cross from the left.
    • 63' GOAL! Zouma stabs in the ball from close range after Torres' shot is parried.
    • 55' GOAL! Costa is through on goal with a diagonal run between two defenders and he fires the ball past the keeper to make it 1-1. Fabregas with the assist.
    • 40' GOAL! Brown with a suicidal pass across the back line and the home side capitalise with Kapun firing into the roof of the net from inside the box.
    • 33' A yellow card for Azpiliceuta for tugging his marker's shirt. The home side have a free-kick down the left which the Blues head clear.
    • 31' Brown blazes over from 12 yards out with a shot that was already rising after controlling Costa's chipped pass.
    • 28' Cahill is inches away from scoring with a low shot from 12 yards out that whistles past the left-hand post.
    • 26' Olmladic with a flicked header that is palmed away by Ratic, a fine save.
    • 24' Rodic with a crunching tackle on Fabregas, he gets a deserved booking.
    • 16:00 CHELSEA:Delac,Azpilicueta,Cahill,Zouma,Luis,Matic,Fabregas,Salah,Boga,Brown,Costa. Subs: Cech, Ivanovic, Ake, Terry, Christensen, Chalobah, Van Ginkel, Romeu, Baker, Swift, Solanke, Bamford, Torres.

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