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  • Date:16 Mar 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Attendance:36,454
( agg 2 - 0 )
Goal!

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93mins

Shot from outside the penalty box by Michael Essien goes wide right of the goal.

92mins

Ramires challenges Cesar Santin unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Domingues Claudemir.

92mins

Outswinging corner taken by Florent Malouda.

91mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dame Ndoye by Ramires. Dame Ndoye takes the free kick.

89mins

(FC Copenhagen) makes a substitution, with Thomas Kristensen coming on for Cristian Bolanos.

89mins

Michael Essien has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

88mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

87mins

Cesar Santin produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty area and misses left.

85mins

Jose Bosingwa has an effort at goal from outside the box missing to the wide left of the goal.

84mins

Didier Drogba takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

84mins

Corner taken by Didier Drogba from the right by-line played to the near post, Dame Ndoye makes a clearance.

83mins

Mikel goes off and Michael Essien comes on.

81mins

Corner taken by Didier Drogba from the right by-line.

81mins

Cristian Bolanos is booked.

80mins

Mathias Zanka Jorgensen concedes a free kick for a foul on Didier Drogba. Didier Drogba produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Johan Wiland.

79mins

Dame Ndoye takes a shot.

78mins

Corner taken left-footed by Florent Malouda from the left by-line, John Terry produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

77mins

Unfair challenge on Cesar Santin by Florent Malouda results in a free kick. Domingues Claudemir restarts play with the free kick.

77mins

Effort on goal by Dame Ndoye from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

76mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Fernando Torres. Johan Wiland restarts play with the free kick.

75mins

Florent Malouda on for Yury Zhirkov.

75mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Johan Wiland makes a save.

74mins

Martin Vingaard goes off and Cesar Santin comes on.

70mins

Frank Lampard produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the goal.

69mins

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Frank Lampard from the left by-line.

69mins

Fernando Torres takes a shot. Mathias Zanka Jorgensen gets a block in.

67mins

Domingues Claudemir receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Fernando Torres is brought on as a substitute for Nicolas Anelka. Unfair challenge on Ramires by Domingues Claudemir results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.

66mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Frank Lampard, Branislav Ivanovic produces a header from inside the area that goes over the bar.

66mins

Yury Zhirkov fouled by Martin Vingaard, the ref awards a free kick. Ashley Cole takes the free kick.

65mins

A cross is delivered by Frank Lampard.

64mins

Effort from inside the area by Dame Ndoye misses to the left of the target.

62mins

Dame Ndoye takes a shot. Save by Petr Cech.

61mins

Pierre Bengtsson goes off and Kenneth Zohore comes on.

60mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save by Johan Wiland.

59mins

Shot from just outside the box by Ramires misses to the right of the goal.

59mins

Outswinging corner taken by Yury Zhirkov.

56mins

Handball decision goes against Jesper Gronkjaer. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.

55mins

Effort from inside the area by Ramires misses to the right of the goal.

55mins

Foul by Dame Ndoye on Ramires, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Branislav Ivanovic.

54mins

Didier Drogba goes into the referee's book. Didier Drogba gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Martin Vingaard. Free kick taken by Domingues Claudemir.

53mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Blocked by Mikael Antonsson.

51mins

Mikel takes a shot.

51mins

Corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard.

50mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Blocked by Pierre Bengtsson.

50mins

Ramires takes a shot. Johan Wiland makes a save.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Zanka Jorgensen by Frank Lampard. Free kick taken by Johan Wiland.

48mins

Didier Drogba has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

46mins

Nicolas Anelka is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Domingues Claudemir.

45mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Domingues Claudemir by Mikel. Mathias Zanka Jorgensen restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save made by Johan Wiland.

44mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dame Ndoye by Mikel. Direct free kick taken by Martin Vingaard.

42mins

The ball is swung over by Didier Drogba.

40mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Didier Drogba. Johan Wiland takes the indirect free kick.

39mins

Nicolas Anelka sends in a cross, save by Johan Wiland.

38mins

Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jesper Gronkjaer. Martin Vingaard takes the direct free kick.

38mins

Yury Zhirkov concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Vingaard. William Kvist restarts play with the free kick.

33mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Didier Drogba on William Kvist. William Kvist takes the direct free kick.

33mins

Close range effort by Yury Zhirkov misses to the right of the goal.

32mins

Outswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Yury Zhirkov.

32mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. William Kvist gets a block in.

30mins

The ball is delivered by Jesper Gronkjaer, clearance made by John Terry.

29mins

Dame Ndoye challenges Mikel unfairly and gives away a free kick. Frank Lampard takes the direct free kick.

26mins

Inswinging corner taken by Pierre Bengtsson from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Petr Cech by Dame Ndoye. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

26mins

Corner taken by Pierre Bengtsson from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Didier Drogba.

25mins

Foul by John Terry on Dame Ndoye, free kick awarded. Strike comes in from Dame Ndoye from the free kick.

24mins

Nicolas Anelka is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Johan Wiland.

23mins

Dame Ndoye concedes a free kick for a foul on Ashley Cole. Direct free kick taken by Ashley Cole.

22mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

21mins

Frank Lampard takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post, Oscar Wendt manages to make a clearance.

21mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Johan Wiland makes a save.

20mins

The ball is swung over by Oscar Wendt, save by Petr Cech.

19mins

Mikel challenges Cristian Bolanos unfairly and gives away a free kick. Domingues Claudemir restarts play with the free kick.

18mins

Yury Zhirkov has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.

17mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Branislav Ivanovic by Jesper Gronkjaer. Petr Cech takes the direct free kick.

17mins

Nicolas Anelka is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Johan Wiland.

16mins

Unfair challenge on Cristian Bolanos by Yury Zhirkov results in a free kick. Domingues Claudemir takes the direct free kick.

15mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Johan Wiland takes the indirect free kick.

15mins

Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Mikael Antonsson gets a block in.

14mins

The referee blows for offside against Nicolas Anelka. Johan Wiland takes the indirect free kick.

11mins

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Save made by Johan Wiland.

9mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Pierre Bengtsson from the right by-line, clearance made by Didier Drogba.

8mins

Shot from close in by Ashley Cole misses to the left of the target.

6mins

Foul by Jose Bosingwa on Martin Vingaard, free kick awarded. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Martin Vingaard.

6mins

The offside flag is raised against Jesper Gronkjaer. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mathias Zanka Jorgensen by Mikel. Mathias Zanka Jorgensen restarts play with the free kick.

5mins

Foul by Mathias Zanka Jorgensen on Nicolas Anelka, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.

3mins

Frank Lampard has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

2mins

Jesper Gronkjaer concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Bosingwa. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

1mins

Jose Bosingwa is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Johan Wiland.

1mins

Foul by Jesper Gronkjaer on Branislav Ivanovic, free kick awarded. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

Match Preview

Carlo Ancelotti on Tuesday insisted he was 'not interested' in whether John Terry had changed his ways since being stripped of the England captaincy following Fabio Capello's controversial decision to reinstate the Chelsea skipper.

Terry looks set to regain the armband Capello took from him a year ago following allegations of an affair with the ex-girlfriend of then international team-mate Wayne Bridge.

England manager Capello revealed on Monday he planned to meet Rio Ferdinand on Tuesday night to discuss the prospect of relieving the injured Manchester United defender of the captaincy he inherited in the wake of the Terry scandal.

Chelsea boss Ancelotti, who did not follow Capello's lead by stripping Terry of the Chelsea captaincy, has repeatedly claimed he is not interested in what his players get up in their spare time. It is something he has been forced to reiterate on numerous occasions when they have hit the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Asked if he felt Terry had learnt his lesson from last year's events, Ancelotti said: "I don't know. I'm not interested in this.

"I'm just interested in seeing him train well and play fantastic football at this moment. That's all."

Ancelotti was tight-lipped about Terry's likely reinstatement, revealing only his belief that the defender would be "happy" to lead his country again.

"I didn't say anything when the England team took away his armband," Ancelotti said.

"Obviously, this is the decision of the national team and he will be happy about this."

The news about Terry completely overshadowed Chelsea's press conference ahead of the Champions League last-16 second leg against Copenhagen. The one big surprise came when Ancelotti revealed Fernando Torres was not a certain starter as he confirmed he was planning to rest players ahead of Sunday's crucial Barclays Premier League clash against Manchester City.

Copenhagen, who Chelsea lead 2-0 after the first leg, appear tailor-made for Torres finally to end the goal drought he has endured since his £50million move from Liverpool, but Ancelotti said: "Maybe he will have a rest."

There have been claims Torres is homesick but Ancelotti said: "This is not true. He's happy to stay here. We're happy that he's here. He's working very well and doesn't have a problem."

Ancelotti's opposite number Stale Solbakken was having none of it, the FC Copenhagen boss "100% sure" Torres would start. Solbakken also suggested Torres' team-mates would go out of their way to ensure he finally finds the net for his new club and challenged his players to ensure the striker's goal drought extends to six matches.
If Ancelotti was bluffing, he failed to fool his opposite number.

"I'm 100% sure that Torres will play and I also think that they will try to pass to him a lot," said Solbakken, who expected Nicolas Anelka to partner the Spaniard.

"Anelka didn't play the last game so I don't think it's a bad guess to say they will start together."

Anelka was Copenhagen's tormentor in the first leg three weeks ago, scoring twice in a 2-0 win that made Chelsea overwhelming favourites to reach the quarter-finals.

"If we should go out, it should be in a good way and that means probably stopping those two for most of the game," said Solbakken, who admitted his side "need a miracle or two" to turn the tie around.

Yet, he added: "We're going for it. "If the goal comes when it's 10 minutes left, it's probably as good as it is to get it in the first minute."

Formation:442Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea

Formation: 442Manager: Staale Solbakken

FC Copenhagen

  • Petr Cech
  • Jose Bosingwa
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • John Terry
  • Ashley Cole
  • Ramires
  • Mikel
  • Frank Lampard
  • Yury Zhirkov
  • Nicolas Anelka
  • Didier Drogba
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Michael Essien
  • Fernando Torres
  • Florent Malouda
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Salomon Kalou
  • Joshua McEachran

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Match Report

Chelsea progress despite poor showing Chelsea sealed their place in the Champions League quarter-finals but the cream of Europe will hardly be trembling after watching them waste a glut of chances to kill off FC Copenhagen in a goalless draw. With the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and even Shakhtar Donetsk sending out real messages of intent in their last-16 ties, this was the ideal time for Carlo Ancelotti's men to do the same against the lowest-ranked team left in the competition. Instead, they contrived to fluff at least a dozen straightforward finishes in their second leg at Stamford Bridge, allowing Copenhagen to salvage some pride after their comprehensive first-leg defeat. Nicolas Anelka, who had been so deadly at the Parken Stadium, was the culprit-in-chief but the Frenchman was barely more guilty than several of his team-mates. Chelsea simply cannot afford to squander the kind of chances they missed if they are to make it through the quarter-finals, regardless of who they draw on Friday. How Fernando Torres would have loved to have started up front in what appeared an ideal game in which to end his goal drought, but manager Carlo Ancelotti decided it was better for the Spaniard to play a substitute role only ahead of Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash with Manchester City. The tone for Chelsea's wasteful evening was set as early as the third minute when Frank Lampard sent Ashley Cole's cross wide from no more than four yards. Cole himself then shot straight into the sidenetting when he should have cut the ball back, Yury Zhirkov flashed wide after a lovely Didier Drogba backheel teed up a Cole cross, and Anelka's poked finish was thwarted by Johan Wiland after Ramires' brilliant cross-field ball set up a quick break. Although they could have been 4-0 down inside the opening quarter, Copenhagen were infinitely more sprightly than they had been in the first leg, before which they had not played a competitive match for three months. Kitted out in what could only be described as hot pink jerseys, they almost made Chelsea pay for their wastefulness in the 26th minute. John Terry, who could be forgiven for being distracted by the England captaincy farce, brought down Dame N'Doye 20 yards out and, despite being so close to goal, the Senegal striker managed to crash a brilliant free-kick against the post. Zhirkov fluffed another close-range finish from Anelka's cutback, Drogba shanked a cross with team-mates queueing up to score and also sent more than one curling shot too close to Wiland before half-time. Chelsea's finishing failed to improve after the restart, Drogba volleying Jose Bosingwa's whipped ball wide from six yards, John Obi Mikel nodding against the crossbar from no more than two yards and Anelka twice hesitating when clean through and allowing Copenhagen's defence to recover. Drogba was booked for taking out his frustration on Martin Vingaard, which was Torres' cue to begin warming up on the touchline. Ramires then made a mess of an improvised finish from Drogba's cutback before Torres was beaten to the field by Copenhagen striker Kenneth Zohore, who replaced Pierre Bengtsson. The change had the desired effect for the visitors, with N'Doye shooting wide under good pressure from Bosingwa. Claudemir was booked for hauling back Ramires before Torres finally made his entrance midway through the half in place of a nonplussed Anelka who was withdrawn. A wicked deflection almost helped Torres make an instant impact and he also sent a low finish straight at Wiland after Copenhagen lost Vingaard to injury. The midfielder was replaced by Cesar Santin, with Chelsea withdrawing Zhirkov for Florent Malouda. N'Doye blazed another good chance over on the break as Copenhagen went for broke but they overstepped the mark when Christian Bolanos was booked for diving. Michael Essien was thrown on for Mikel with six minutes remaining. Torres was being urged to "shoot" by the crowd every time he got within range. The striker's team-mates did their best to tee him up but to no avail.

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