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UEFA Champions League

  • November 1, 2011
  • • 3:45 PM
  • • Cristal Arena, Genk
  • Referee: S. Moen
  • • Attendance: 22584
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  • That's it! Chelsea can't overcome Genk, which holds on for a well-earned 1-1 draw
  • 90' + 1'
    Yellow CardRaúl Meireles
  • 89'
    So close Chelsea! Malouda played through and his shot goes past the keeper and is rolling towards goal. Ngconga's clearance rebounds off his own man and out, but could so nearly have been an own goal
  • 88'
    Lampard fires a shot wide from distance. Would need something special from that sort of range
  • 87'
    SubstitutionJelle Vossen Elianiv Barda
  • 86'
    Frustrating for Genk as Camus wastes a free-kick chance by crossing high and wide of everybody
  • 82'
    SubstitutionKennedy Ugoala Nwanganga A. Limbombe
  • 82'
    The sub Limbombe gets behind the Chelsea defense and Cech comes out well to deny. Genk's crowd getting behind their men here, sensing something special could be afoot
  • 78'
    Lampard misses a sitter! Sturridge flies through after a Genk giveaway and crosses low to Lampard who only needed a slight touch on it from just a few yards out, but he fluffs his lines and the ball goes wide
  • 77'
    SubstitutionOriol Romeu Juan Mata
  • 77'
    Final attacking throw of the dice for Andre Villas-Boas, as Mata is on for Romeu
  • 76'
    Yellow CardKevin De Bruyne
  • 74'
    Chance for Chelsea! Malouda chips to the center of the box well for an open Meireles, whose header goes right at the keeper. If it were anywhere else, it would be 2-1
  • 71'
    Chelsea pushing forward and Meireles gets off another long-distance shot, but this time, the volley goes well high and wide
  • 69'
    SubstitutionThomas Buffel Ndabashinze Dugary
  • 66'
    SubstitutionNicolas Anelka Daniel Sturridge
  • 66'
    SubstitutionRamires Frank Lampard
  • 66'
    Double sub for Chelsea now, Lampard and Sturridge in
  • 62'
    Camus is played down the left flank where he has room to pull the ball back to Vossen near the penalty spot, who keeps his cool and finishes low with his left foot. Game on!
  • 61'
    AssistFabien Camus
  • 61'
    GoalJelle Vossen
  • 61'
    GOAL GENK! It's Jelle Vossen and it's the club's first goal of the group stage!
  • 57'
    Meireles gets off a good strike from distance, but it's right at Koteles
  • 55'
    Best spell of pressure for the home side there, but no end product. Can they keep momentum here?
  • 54'
    Best chance of the night for Genk! Nwanganga gets a deflected shot just a couple yards from Cech, but the goalkeeper goes down and makes himself big to deny
  • 52'
    Chance for Genk as Tozser plays a nice one-two and lays off to De Bruyne, but he scuffs his shot into the ground and it's easily saved by Cech
  • 50'
    Malouda wins Chelsea a free kick in a dangerous spot. Luiz takes it but balloons it well over the bar
  • 47'
    Torres played through and tries to take on the final defender, but his chipped effort is blocked by Nadson
  • 46'
    We are underway in the second half!
  • That's the half. Chelsea ahead, but will feel it should be more after Meireles hit the bar Luiz saw his PK saved
  • 45'
    Genk wins a free-kick just before the half, but Tozser can't get it over and down as it goes just over the crossbar
  • 41'
    You have to wonder why Luiz is taking that PK instead of, say, almost anybody else on the pitch for Chelsea
  • 40'
    Penalty saveLaszlo Koteles
  • 40'
    Missed PenaltyDavid Luiz
  • 40'
    IT'S SAVED! David Luiz goes to Koteles's right and he gets down well to deny the Brazilian. Genk still with a fighting chance!
  • 39'
    Penalty Chelsea! Malouda crosses and it hits the outstretched arm of Buffel. Had to be a PK
  • 38'
    Meireles off the bar! Fantastic strike from the top of the bar. So unlucky there
  • 36'
    So nearly an own goal! Malouda gets behind the Genk defense, and his centering ball goes off Vanden Borre and just wide of the post.
  • 35'
    Ramires almost gets his second, as he rises to head a great chipped cross from Cole just wide of the far post. Really could have scored that
  • 33'
    Vanden Borre gets to the byline past Luiz, but his cross is straight at Cech. Genk needs to take advantage of its counterattacking chances better
  • 29'
    Genk strikes back with an attacking spell, but Chelsea defends it well enough, blocking a pair of shots
  • 26'
    AssistFernando Torres
  • 26'
    GoalRamires
  • 26'
    GOAL Chelsea! Ramires and Torres combine on a great one-two and the Brazilian finishes from close range
  • 23'
    Torres tries to slice through Genk's defense, but he runs out of space and ideas as he's cut off easily
  • 21'
    Genk wins a corner through Nwanganga's run, but the header is right to Cech. The home side has conceded most of the possession to Chelsea thus far, but looks capable of producing something on the counter
  • 18'
    Camus tackles well to win the ball from Bosingwa making a long rampaging run up the field
  • 15'
    Genk's defense looks much better than the meek effort it displayed at Samford Bridge a fortnight ago
  • 14'
    Chelsea now sends a pair of dangerous balls in from the left side, but Ngcongca is there for Genk both times
  • 10'
    Ramires gets off a scuffed shot from the top of the box that rolls kindly for Genk goalkeeper Koteles
  • 8'
    Already a better start for Genk than last match against Chelsea, when it was behind by now
  • 5'
    Now Genk has a chance to break, but the attack is too slow. De Bruyne eventually crosses to a teammate who is called offside
  • 4'
    Chelsea, as expected, possessing the ball early on here, hardly giving Genk a sniff
  • 1'
    This match is underway!
  • And for Chelsea: Petr Cech; Ashley Cole, David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Jose Bosingwa; Oriol Romeu, Ramires, Raul Meireles; Florent Malouda, Fernando Torres, Nicolas Anelka
  • Here's your Genk lineup: Laszlo Koteles; Daniel Tozser, Jose Ferreira, Anele Ngcongca, Anthony Vanden Bore; Khaleem Hyland, Fabien Camus, Kevin de Bruyne, Thomas Buffel; Kennedy Nwanganga, Jelle Vossen
  • Hello all, Seth Vertelney with you here for live coverage of today's Chelsea at Genk Champions League clash