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Last Updated: Friday, 25 July, 2003, 07:03 GMT 08:03 UK
Malaysia 1-4 Chelsea
All the action from Kuala Lumpur as Chelsea take on Malaysia in the Asia Cup.


Goalflashes and major incidents (All times BST)

1538: The full-time whistle goes with Chelsea booking a place in the final against Newcastle on Sunday.

1528: GOAL.Two goals in as many minutes for Chelsea as Glen Johnson scores his first goal for the club, heading home a left-wing cross.
Malaysia 1-4 Chelsea

1527: GOAL.Duff makes his first meaningful contribution as he beats a couple of men before crossing for Eidur Gudjohnsen to head home.
Malaysia 1-3 Chelsea

1514: GOAL. Substitute Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink puts Chelsea back in front with a fine strike from outside the box.
Malaysia 1-2 Chelsea

1506: Chelsea bring on the big guns with 17m winger Damien Duff getting his first appearance and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Eidur Gudjohnsen also coming off the bench.

1459: Ambrosio again has to be alert from a powerful free-kick from Akmal which the keeper parries to safety.

1456: Johnson plays in a fine ball from the right which Forssell is close to getting on the end of. Moments later Forssell manages to get a shot in but it loops over the bar.

1449: The second half kicks off in Kuala Lumpur.

1432: The half-time whistle goes in Kuala Lumpur with the Malaysian side proving more than a match against their more illustrious opponents.

1426: GOAL. Malaysia are back on level terms almost immediately. Hairuddin Omar gets up above John Terry to powerfully head home a corner. Ambrosio gets two hands to the ball but is unable to keep it out.
Malaysia 1-1 Chelsea

1421: GOAL. Chelsea take the lead through Frank Lampard. Forssell combines well with Cole and he slips the ball through for Lampard to slot home, although he looked offside when collecting the ball.
Malaysia 0-1 Chelsea

1416: Lampard slips in a delightful ball for Forssell, but with just the keeper to beat he fires over the bar.

1413: Young defender Robert Huth is taken off with blood pouring from his face after a cut. He is unable to return, handing new defender Glen Johnson his debut.

1407: Mahayuddin again threatens after Mario Melchiott is caught out at the back, but Ambrosio comes out quickly to clear the danger.

1405: Malaysia get the first effort on goal when Mahayuddin fires in a dipping volley which Blues keeper Marco Ambrosio does well to keep out.

1351: Chelsea go close after good build-up play from Frank Lampard and Carlton Cole, but Boudewijn Zenden's driven cross fails to find a team-mate.

1345: Game kicks off in a near-empty stadium in Kuala Lumpur.


Team news

Chelsea's record signing Damien Duff begins the game on the bench, but 7m defender Wayne Bridge is in the starting line-up.

Young striker Carlton Cole starts up front with Mikael Forssell for the Blues, who are captained by John Terry.

Malaysia: Aziz, Dermaraju, Misbah, Shahbuddin, Talib, Hairuddin Omar, Nanthakumar, Hasan, Mahayuddin, Rakhali, Mohamed Nizaruddin Yusof. Su: Sulong, Jamil, Shaari, Marzuki Yusof, Manaf, Fadli, Rajan, Ismail, Samion, Mustaffa, Adan.

Chelsea: Ambrosio, Bridge, Lampard, Zenden, Melchiot, Terry, Huth, Gronkjaer, Forssell, Keenan, Cole. Subs: Cudicini, Babayaro, Hasselbaink, Johnson, Kneissl, Duff, Gudjohnsen, Nicolas, Kitamarike.




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