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  • Date:03 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Stamford Bridge
  • Anelka (48) Drogba - pen (61)
    Ivanovic (65) Ivanovic (90)
  • Bazhenov (85)
Goal!

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92:42 +2.42

Ramires challenges Barreto Ibson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Nikola Drincic takes the direct free kick, Barreto Ibson takes a shot. Save made by Petr Cech.

91:45 +1.45

Branislav Ivanovic finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Chelsea 4-1 Spartak Moscow.Assist by Yury Zhirkov.

91:14 +1.14

Salomon Kalou takes a short corner.

90:10 +0.10

Daniel Sturridge has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.

89:49

Ramires fouled by Nikola Drincic, the ref awards a free kick. Paulo Ferreira restarts play with the free kick.

87:12

Salomon Kalou is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andrei Dikan.

86:45

The ball is crossed by Daniel Sturridge, Ramires takes a shot. Nicolas Pareja gets a block in.

85:15

Nikita Bazhenov finds the back of the net with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 3-1 Spartak Moscow.Assist on the goal came from Nikola Drincic.

84:19

The ball is delivered by Gael Kakuta, Close range headed effort by Daniel Sturridge goes wide of the left-hand post.

83:38

Effort from just outside the box by Alexandr Kozlov goes over the bar.

81:34

Ramires gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dmitri Kombarov. Direct free kick taken by Dmitri Kombarov.

78:56

Aiden McGeady leaves the field to be replaced by Nikita Bazhenov.

78:29

Centre by Gael Kakuta.

77:28

Shot by Salomon Kalou from 20 yards. Andrei Dikan makes a save.

76:46

Unfair challenge on Andrei Ivanov by Daniel Sturridge results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Nikola Drincic.

75:40

Didier Drogba leaves the field to be replaced by Daniel Sturridge.

75:14

Gael Kakuta is brought on as a substitute for Nicolas Anelka.

73:59

Salomon Kalou produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

71:27

Ramires concedes a free kick for a foul on Barreto Ibson. Nikola Drincic takes the free kick.

70:56

Ramires has an effort at goal from long distance that goes wide left of the upright.

67:54

Joshua McEachran comes on in place of Mikel.

67:43

Alexandr Kozlov replaces Meschini Alex.

67:35

Nicolas Anelka produces a right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that goes harmlessly over the target.

66:33

(Spartak Moscow) makes a substitution, with Nikola Drincic coming on for Alexander Shyeshukov.

65:10

Andrei Ivanov is cautioned. Branislav Ivanovic grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Chelsea 3-0 Spartak Moscow.Andrei Ivanov challenges Salomon Kalou unfairly and gives away a free kick. Didier Drogba provided the assist for the goal.

64:11

Marek Suchy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba. Paulo Ferreira restarts play with the free kick.

61:29

Didier Drogba scores a penalty. Chelsea 2-0 Spartak Moscow.Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Didier Drogba by Yevgeni Makeev.

59:15

The ball is swung over by Paulo Ferreira, Nicolas Pareja manages to make a clearance.

58:52

Meschini Alex challenges Ramires unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Paulo Ferreira.

58:06

Didier Drogba concedes a free kick for a foul on Marek Suchy. Direct free kick taken by Nicolas Pareja.

56:37

Aiden McGeady sends in a cross, Salomon Kalou manages to make a clearance.

55:14

Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Dmitri Kombarov results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Petr Cech.

53:46

Dmitri Kombarov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.

53:24

The ball is sent over by Nicolas Anelka.

50:38

Effort on goal by Meschini Alex from 25 yards. Petr Cech makes a save. Corner taken left-footed by Meschini Alex, save by Petr Cech.

48:40

A goal is scored by Nicolas Anelka from deep inside the penalty box high into the middle of the goal. Chelsea 1-0 Spartak Moscow.Assist on the goal came from Salomon Kalou.

47:55

Meschini Alex crosses the ball, Alex makes a clearance.

46:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marek Suchy on Salomon Kalou. Direct free kick taken by Didier Drogba.

45:52 +0.52

Mikel challenges Barreto Ibson unfairly and gives away a free kick.

44:21

Unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Nicolas Pareja results in a free kick. Yury Zhirkov takes the free kick.

44:14

The ball is delivered by Yevgeni Makeev, Branislav Ivanovic manages to make a clearance.

43:43

Yury Zhirkov challenges Dmitri Kombarov unfairly and gives away a free kick. Barreto Ibson restarts play with the free kick.

43:10

Ashley Cole crosses the ball, clearance made by Marek Suchy. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Yury Zhirkov, save by Andrei Dikan.

42:32

Dmitri Kombarov shown a yellow card. Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Yury Zhirkov by Dmitri Kombarov. Free kick taken by Mikel.

40:59

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Yury Zhirkov played to the near post, Shot by Alex from inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

40:59

Yury Zhirkov takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Shot by Alex from deep inside the six-yard box clear the bar.

40:22

Dmitri Kombarov takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.

38:52

Foul by Alexander Shyeshukov on Ramires, free kick awarded. Branislav Ivanovic takes the free kick.

37:59

The ball is crossed by Didier Drogba, Andrei Ivanov manages to make a clearance.

37:03

Mikel is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Meschini Alex fouled by Mikel, the ref awards a free kick. Shot comes in from Meschini Alex from the free kick.

36:37

Dmitri Kombarov produces a drilled left-footed shot from 30 yards. Petr Cech makes a save.

36:12

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Barreto Ibson by Ramires. Free kick taken by Barreto Ibson.

36:06

Nicolas Anelka produces a cross, Alexander Shyeshukov makes a clearance.

34:45

Unfair challenge on Meschini Alex by Nicolas Anelka results in a free kick. Meschini Alex takes the direct free kick.

34:21

Aiden McGeady produces a cross, Branislav Ivanovic makes a clearance.

33:41

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Meschini Alex played to the near post, clearance by Salomon Kalou.

33:03

Shot by Meschini Alex from 25 yards. Save by Petr Cech.

32:50

The ball is sent over by Meschini Alex, Ashley Cole manages to make a clearance.

32:13

Yevgeni Makeev delivers the ball, save by Petr Cech.

30:50

Corner taken by Yury Zhirkov from the right by-line to the near post, Header from deep inside the area by Didier Drogba goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

29:44

The ball is delivered by Meschini Alex, clearance by Branislav Ivanovic. The referee blows for offside against Morais Welliton. Free kick taken by Alex.

29:26

Andrei Ivanov sends in a cross.

27:56

Didier Drogba takes a shot. Andrei Dikan makes a save.

26:35

Corner taken by Meschini Alex played to the near post.

26:05

The ball is sent over by Dmitri Kombarov, clearance by Paulo Ferreira.

25:03

Salomon Kalou gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yevgeni Makeev. Andrei Dikan takes the free kick.

24:15

Didier Drogba takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post.

22:32

Nicolas Anelka produces a cross, save by Andrei Dikan.

21:55

The ball is crossed by Didier Drogba, Andrei Dikan makes a save.

20:27

Nicolas Anelka takes the inswinging corner, Dmitri Kombarov manages to make a clearance. A cross is delivered by Nicolas Anelka.

18:42

Dmitri Kombarov challenges Ashley Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mikel.

17:50

The ball is swung over by Barreto Ibson, clearance by Ashley Cole.

15:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka by Nicolas Pareja. Yury Zhirkov crosses the ball in from the free kick. The official flags Branislav Ivanovic offside. Indirect free kick taken by Andrei Dikan.

14:23

Nicolas Anelka produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the net.

13:35

Didier Drogba is ruled offside. Barreto Ibson restarts play with the free kick.

11:48

Dmitri Kombarov produces a left-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

10:06

Yury Zhirkov produces a cross, clearance made by Alexander Shyeshukov. Corner taken left-footed by Yury Zhirkov to the near post, clearance by Yevgeni Makeev.

6:56

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Aiden McGeady goes wide of the left-hand post.

5:59

Ashley Cole fouled by Dmitri Kombarov, the ref awards a free kick. Didier Drogba restarts play with the free kick.

5:09

Barreto Ibson concedes a free kick for a foul on Yury Zhirkov. Mikel takes the free kick.

3:19

Nicolas Pareja gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Nicolas Anelka. Yury Zhirkov delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left channel. Corner taken by Yury Zhirkov from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Nicolas Pareja.

2:15

Morais Welliton is caught offside. Petr Cech takes the free kick.

The referee gets the match started.

The players leave the pitch at half time.

The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.

The referee blows his whistle to end the game.

Match Preview

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti will be without two of his star names for Tuesday`s night's Champions League Group F clash with Spartak Moscow at Stamford Bridge.

An ankle injury has robbed Ancelotti of France international Florent Malouda while midfielder Frank Lampard remains sidelined with a groin injury. Yossi Benayoun and Jose Bosingwa are also notable absentees for the hosts.

Victory over Valery Karpin's side would give Chelsea the double over the Russian side and increase their lead at the top of the group to six points.

A win would also see them qualify for the knockout stage and with games against Marseille (away) and MSK Zilina (home) to come, they would be firm favourites to finish top.

"Malouda has an ankle problem," confirmed Ancelotti. "He twisted it in the last game and had a scan yesterday. He will have another one today but we don't think it's a big problem.

"It was a little twist. I hope he will be ready for the game at Liverpool.

"Lampard and Benayoun will be out, and Bosingwa has not felt well and did not train, so he's not available. We have a lot of games coming up and I don't want to take a risk. We have important games against Liverpool and Fulham and we want to play them with the players in good condition."

But Ancelotti is compensated by the return of Ivory Coast striker Didier Drogba. He was suspended for the opening two games in the Champions League and missed the win over Spartak in Moscow through a virus.

"He's involved and wants to play," added Ancelotti.

"He wants to give his support for the team. He's been out for these games and the team played well and won, but we have more possibilities to win when Drogba is in the team.

"When you have an opportunity to close the game you have to do it. We have a chance to get to the top of the table and play the last group games without pressure.

"Spartak played very well in the last game, above all in the second half. We want to avoid those kind of difficulties.

"We had a problem in the second half and played too defensively. We want to play a different game."

The absent Malouda warned his team-mates that Spartak will come to London gunning for a result.

"I was really impressed by the quality of Spartak," said Malouda. They will come to get a result because it's so important for them, for second place."

Thigh injuries will deprive Spartak of striker Ari and defender Martin Stranzl, while youngster Sergei Parshivlyuk is also set to miss out. Brazilian midfielder Alex could feature after a knock.

Spartak's 2-0 loss to Chelsea last time out ended their winning start to the group stage. They sit second behind the Blues on six points in Group F, and Karpin insists he has learned the lessons of that defeat a fortnight ago.

"We were too scared of our opponents," he said. "We gave them too much respect."

Formation:433Manager: Carlo Ancelotti

Chelsea

Formation: 4231Manager: Valeri Karpin

Spartak Moscow

  • Petr Cech
  • Paulo Ferreira
  • Branislav Ivanovic
  • Alex
  • Ashley Cole
  • Mikel
  • Ramires
  • Yury Zhirkov
  • Salomon Kalou
  • Didier Drogba
  • Nicolas Anelka
  • SUBS
  • Ross Turnbull
  • Daniel Sturridge
  • John Terry
  • Patrick Van Aanholt
  • Jeffrey Bruma
  • Gael Kakuta
  • Joshua McEachran

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Match Report

Euro progression secured for Chelsea Chelsea qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with a second-half demolition of Spartak Moscow, triumphing 4-1 at Stamford Bridge After a lacklustre opening half, Chelsea made it four straight wins in Group F thanks to goals from Nicolas Anelka, two from Branislav Ivanovic and a penalty from Didier Drogba. Substitute Nikita Bazhenov scored a late consolation goal for the Russians in the 86th minute. The victory now leaves them six points in front of both Marseille and Spartak. The Blues would have to lose to MSK Zilina at Stamford Bridge in Matchday Five to stop them finishing top. Chelsea accounted for the Russians 2-0 in the Luzhniki Stadium a fortnight ago but they were slow to get into their stride and could have conceded a goal as early as the seventh minute. John Obi Mikel was guilty of losing possession and when Chelsea failed to clear the ball, Aiden McGeady fired just wide of Petr Cech's right-hand upright. Moments later, Spartak goalkeeper Andriy Dykan required lengthy treatment after a collision with Drogba. Chelsea responded with their first real attack of the game and Yury Zhirkov won a corner after some fine attacking play on the left-flank. But they failed to make their advantage pay and Spartak once again took the game to the English champions. However, the Chelsea defence ensured that Spartak were limited to long-range shots and Welliton's effort in the 12th minute was well wide. Two minutes later, Chelsea's France international Anelka cut inside from the left wing and curled a stunning shot just beyond the far post from 20-yards. In the 22nd minute, Drogba collected a pass from Ramires and forced Dykan into a fine save at the near post as Chelsea increased the pressure. Spartak were beginning to push Chelsea deeper towards their own goal but they failed to create a clear-cut opening. In the 31st minute though Chelsea engineered another opportunity to open the scoring. A corner from Zhirkov was met by the head of Drogba but the Ivory Coast striker, captain in the absence of rested John Terry, could not hit the target. But moments later Cech had to be at his best to punch away a dipping shot from Spartak captain Alex. The Brazilian's low effort was destined for the bottom corner until Cech intervened. The Russians were on top now with Chelsea chasing shadows for a change. Dmitri Kombarov should have done better in the 40th minute when he was supplied by Alex on the edge of the penalty area, but his shot was far too high to trouble Cech. But Chelsea's Brazilian defender Alex should have put the home side ahead moments later when Ivanovic headed on Zhirkov's corner. However the Chelsea player put the ball over the crossbar from point-blank range. Chelsea broke the deadlock in the 48th minute when Salomon Kalou put Anelka in the clear and the Frenchman made no mistake from an acute angle. It was Anelka's fifth goal of the current European campaign and his 10th of the season. But Spartak hit back immediately and Alex's deflected 20-yard shot had to be pushed away for a corner. Chelsea made it two in the 61st minute after Evgeni Makeev brought down Drogba inside the penalty area. The Ivory Coast striker picked himself up and planted a low spot-kick into the right corner of the net. It was Drogba's first goal in Europe this season and put the Blues in total control of the game. Chelsea sealed the victory in the 66th minute after Andrei Ivanov hauled down Kalou on the right-hand edge of the penalty area. Drogba sent over the free-kick and Ivanovic got ahead of his marker to plant a firm header beyond Dykan. The game was halted momentarily when a Russian fan ran on to the pitch before he was escorted off by Chelsea stewards. Kalou should have added a fourth in the 75th minute but he sent a 20-yard rising drive over the bar. The Chelsea striker then forced Dykan into a fine save in the 78th minute with a low drive from the edge of the penalty area. Then substitute Daniel Sturridge missed a sitter from two yards before Bazhenov scored a consolation goal for the Russians. However, Chelsea had the last word when Ivanovic scored his second in injury-time.

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