Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea
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Chelsea threw away two points when substitute Salomon Kalou gifted Valencia a penalty five minutes from time with a needless handball.
After a dull first half, Fernando Torres and Ramires were denied by good saves from keeper Diego Alves.
Frank Lampard then scored with a smart finish from the edge of the box after a cut-back from Florent Malouda.
But, after the error by Lampard's replacement Kalou, Roberto Soldado converted the penalty.
It was no less than Valencia deserved after dominating possession in the final 20 minutes although Chelsea defended resolutely and restricted the Spanish side to shooting from long range.
Lampard had been recalled to the Chelsea starting line-up while £23.5m signing Juan Mata started against his old club just over a month after leaving.
The visitors started brightly and had an early chance when Valencia's experienced captain David Albeda gifted the ball to Fernando Torres, but the striker was caught by defender Adil Rami as he threatened to shoot.
The home side got themselves in a mess again after 12 minutes when Victor Ruiz pulled down Ramires just outside the box. Lampard drilled a low free-kick past the wall but Diego Alves was down quickly to turn the ball away.
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In the other Champions League Group E match Bayer Leverkusen beat Genk 2-0.
Valencia threatened sporadically in the first half with Miguel having a decent effort deflected wide by Ashley Cole, while Jordi Alba's near-post cross was flicked into the sidenetting by Pablo Hernandez.
The game exploded into life at the start of the second half.
Torres went close shortly after the restart when he rose above the Valencia defence to get a head on Jose Bosingwa's driven cross, but Alves did well to tip his shot wide.
Valencia quickly broke to the other end and David Luiz scrambled back to clear as Hernandez was about to finish off Rami's cross.
Ramires then fired straight at Alves when clean through before the keeper blocked Torres's shot from point-blank range.
But Alves had no chance in the 56th minute when Malouda picked out Lampard to drill home from 20 yards.
The home side pushed forward in search of an equaliser and Cech had to be on guard to deny long-range efforts from substitutes Pablo Piatti and Sofiane Feghouli.
Lampard was replaced by Kalou but the substitute immediately gave the ball to Jonas, whose 25-yard curler was tipped wide by Cech.
The Ivorian then inexplicably handled the resultant corner and referee Nicola Rizzoli had no hesitation pointing to the spot.
Soldado stroked the penalty beyond Cech to deny Chelsea back-to-back victories.
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Wednesday, 28 September 2011
|Home Team||Score||Away Team||Time|
- 01 Diego Alves
- 04 Rami
- 17 Alba
- 18 Ruiz yellow card
- 22 Mathieu (Piatti 59)
- 23 Miguel
- 06 Albelda yellow card
- 10 Banega (Oliveira 72)
- 16 Canales
- 19 Pablo (Feghouli 72)
- 09 Soldado
- 13 Guaita,
- 02 Bruno,
- 03 Maduro,
- 08 Feghouli,
- 21 Parejo,
- 07 Oliveira,
- 14 Piatti
- 01 Cech
- 03 Cole yellow card
- 04 David Luiz
- 17 Bosingwa
- 26 Terry
- 07 Ramires (Meireles 66)
- 08 Lampard (Kalou 83 yellow card)
- 12 Mikel
- 15 Malouda yellow card
- 09 Torres (Anelka 72)
- 10 Mata yellow card
- Valencia 53%
- Chelsea 47%
Attempts on target
- Valencia 7
- Chelsea 10
Attempts off target
- Valencia 7
- Chelsea 0
- Valencia 6
- Chelsea 5
- Valencia 8
- Chelsea 6
- Final Result
- Full Time
- 90:00+4:25 The referee ends the match.
- 90:00+3:49 Booking Juan Mata goes into the book for dissent.
- 90:00+3:32 Booking Ashley Cole is shown a yellow card.
- 90:00+2:44 Booking Florent Malouda is cautioned.
- 90:00+2:29 Ramos Jordi Alba fouled by Florent Malouda, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 89:15 Nicolas Anelka takes a shot. Save by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 87:28 The offside flag is raised against Salomon Kalou. Carreira Diego Alves restarts play with the free kick.
- 86:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Salomon Kalou by Ramos Jordi Alba. Free kick taken by David Luiz.
- 86:42 The assist for the goal came from Sofiane Feghouli.
- 86:13 GOAL - Roberto Soldado:Valencia 1 - 1 Chelsea Penalty taken right-footed by Roberto Soldado and scored. Valencia 1-1 Chelsea.
- 85:47 Booking Salomon Kalou booked for unsporting behaviour.
- 85:27 Handball decision goes against Salomon Kalou.
- 84:50 Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Sofiane Feghouli from the right by-line.
- 84:32 Shot from 20 yards by Oliveira Jonas. Save by Petr Cech.
- 82:49 Effort on goal by Sofiane Feghouli from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
- 82:24 Substitution Frank Lampard goes off and Salomon Kalou comes on.
- 79:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jose Bosingwa on Ramos Jordi Alba. Free kick crossed left-footed by Sergio Canales from left wing.
- 78:48 Sofiane Feghouli gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ashley Cole. Petr Cech takes the free kick.
- 77:24 Florent Malouda takes a shot. Save by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 76:21 Adil Rami takes a shot. Petr Cech makes a save.
- 75:05 Effort from inside the area by Pablo Piatti misses to the right of the goal.
- 74:26 Sofiane Feghouli takes a shot. Blocked by John Terry.
- 73:02 The ball is delivered by Luis Miguel.
- 71:31 Substitution Sofiane Feghouli is brought on as a substitute for Hernandez Pablo.
- 71:31 Substitution Oliveira Jonas replaces Banega Ever.
- 71:31 Substitution Nicolas Anelka on for Fernando Torres.
- 71:14 Banega Ever has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
- 70:20 Volleyed right-footed shot by Pablo Piatti. Save made by Petr Cech. Inswinging corner taken by Ramos Jordi Alba.
- 67:35 Luis Miguel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frank Lampard. Free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
- 66:51 Mikel gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Banega Ever. Direct free kick taken by Banega Ever.
- 65:33 Substitution Raul Meireles comes on in place of Ramires.
- 63:58 Ramos Jordi Alba sends in a cross, clearance by David Luiz.
- 62:51 Corner taken right-footed by Ramos Jordi Alba to the near post, Header by Adil Rami from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
- 62:29 The ball is sent over by Torre Victor Ruiz, clearance made by David Luiz.
- 59:43 The ball is sent over by Ashley Cole, clearance by Torre Victor Ruiz.
- 58:38 Substitution Pablo Piatti joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jeremy Mathieu.
- 57:11 Roberto Soldado sends in a cross, clearance made by Mikel.
- 57:02 The ball is swung over by Ramos Jordi Alba.
- 55:53 Assist on the goal came from Florent Malouda.
- 55:53 GOAL - Frank Lampard:Valencia 0 - 1 Chelsea Frank Lampard finds the back of the net with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. Valencia 0-1 Chelsea.
- 55:02 Frank Lampard takes a inswinging corner.
- 53:29 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Frank Lampard played to the near post.
- 53:15 Frank Lampard sends in a cross, Shot from 12 yards from Fernando Torres. Carreira Diego Alves makes a save.
- 52:41 Ramires takes a shot. Save by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 51:50 Jeremy Mathieu has an effort at goal. Petr Cech makes a save.
- Correction - 50:46 Jose Bosingwa produces a cross, Fernando Torres takes a shot. Save made by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 50:46 Jose Bosingwa produces a cross, Frank Lampard takes a shot. Carreira Diego Alves makes a brilliant save.
- 50:11 Jeremy Mathieu fouled by Ramires, the ref awards a free kick. Ramos Jordi Alba restarts play with the free kick.
- 47:07 Booking David Albelda goes into the book.
- 46:53 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Florent Malouda by David Albelda. Direct free kick taken by Mikel.
- 46:18 Hernandez Pablo takes a short corner.
- 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
- Half Time
- 45:00+2:30 The whistle is blown to end the first half.
- 45:00+1:59 Jeremy Mathieu delivers the ball. The assistant referee signals for offside against Roberto Soldado. Petr Cech restarts play with the free kick.
- 45:00+1:26 Effort on goal by Hernandez Pablo from 20 yards. Save made by Petr Cech.
- 45:00+0:16 David Luiz challenges Jeremy Mathieu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Banega Ever delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from left wing, save made by Petr Cech.
- 43:08 Ashley Cole delivers the ball, Torre Victor Ruiz manages to make a clearance.
- 42:47 The ball is sent over by Jeremy Mathieu, clearance by John Terry.
- 42:11 Free kick awarded for a foul by Florent Malouda on Hernandez Pablo. David Albelda takes the free kick.
- 41:34 A cross is delivered by Jose Bosingwa, David Albelda makes a clearance.
- 40:07 Fernando Torres is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 39:43 David Luiz takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Ramires gets a block in.
- 38:57 Juan Mata takes a shot. Blocked by Jeremy Mathieu. Corner from right by-line taken by Juan Mata.
- 38:09 Effort on goal by Jeremy Mathieu from just outside the area goes harmlessly over the target.
- 36:54 Hernandez Pablo sends in a cross, save by Petr Cech.
- 34:55 Centre by Hernandez Pablo.
- 33:46 Luis Miguel challenges Florent Malouda unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mikel takes the direct free kick.
- 31:30 The assistant referee flags for offside against Roberto Soldado. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.
- 28:59 The ball is sent over by Florent Malouda, clearance by Adil Rami.
- 27:43 The ball is swung over by Ramos Jordi Alba.
- 24:14 Close range effort by Hernandez Pablo misses to the left of the target.
- Correction - 21:38 Corner taken left-footed by Juan Mata.
- 21:38 Corner from left by-line taken by Juan Mata.
- 20:34 Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Banega Ever. Banega Ever is caught offside. Petr Cech takes the indirect free kick.
- 19:51 Outswinging corner taken by Banega Ever. Banega Ever takes a shot. Blocked by Mikel.
- 19:24 Luis Miguel takes a shot. Blocked by Frank Lampard.
- 18:40 Adil Rami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fernando Torres. Mikel restarts play with the free kick.
- 12:33 Frank Lampard produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 12:33 Booking Booking for Torre Victor Ruiz for unsporting behaviour.
- 12:19 Ramires fouled by Torre Victor Ruiz, the ref awards a free kick.
- 10:17 A cross is delivered by Hernandez Pablo.
- 9:33 Banega Ever produces a cross, save by Petr Cech.
- 8:17 Ramos Jordi Alba concedes a free kick for a foul on Fernando Torres. Direct free kick taken by Frank Lampard.
- 5:34 Ashley Cole takes a shot. Save made by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 4:20 Corner from the left by-line taken by Frank Lampard, save by Carreira Diego Alves.
- 0:00 The referee gets the game underway.
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