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December 2, 2009 8:00 PM GMT
93′ (PG) Benni McCarthy
0+121′ (PG) Benni McCarthy
Didier Drogba 0+124′ (PG)
0+123′ (PG) Brett Emerton
Florent Malouda 0+126′ (PG)
0+125′ (PG) Vincenzo Grella
Yuri Zhirkov 0+128′ (PG)
0+129′ (PG) Junior Hoilett
BLACKBURN WIN 4-3 ON PENALTIES! Chelsea are out! Rovers are into the semis where they will face Aston Villa. Great stuff.
Missed Penalty Gäel Kakuta
Penalty Goal Junior Hoilett
Penalty Goal Yuri Zhirkov
Missed Penalty Nikola Kalinic
Penalty Goal Florent Malouda
Penalty Goal Vincenzo Grella
Penalty Goal Didier Drogba
Penalty Goal Brett Emerton
Missed Penalty Michael Ballack
Penalty Goal Benni McCarthy
120′ +2
FULL TIME! Well, well what a game! It's finished 3-3 and so we go to PENALTIES!
120′ +1
GOOOOOOOOOAL!! UNBELIEVABLE!! Chelsea have scored in the last minute!! It's 3-3 and Ferreira has equalised after a howler from Robinson!!
Goal Paulo Ferreira
Into two minutes of stoppage time as Hoilett wastes another chance for Rovers!!
What a chance for Blackburn to finish this! Hoilett, who has been great so far, picks the ball up after a mistake by Bruma, races forward, could have squared it to McCarthy but instead goes alone and hits it well wide!
Chelsea attack down the left with Zhirkov, he fires the ball into the box but Robinson is alive to the danger and comes off his line to claim the ball confidently.
Half-chance for Chelsea as Drogba and Ferreira try and tee up Ballack but the German is slow to react. Tired legs maybe? Even so, time is running out for the Blues.
Chelsea want a penalty! Samba challenges Drogba in the box the Ivorian goes down but the referee isn't interested! Drogba, meanwhile, does actually look injured.
Here we go yet again! Blackburn have to hold on for just 15 minutes and they will be into a semi final with Aston Villa.
Yellow Card Vincenzo Grella
105′ +1
Extra-time half-time and Blackburn lead 3-2! Chelsea are 15 minutes away from a League Cup exit as it stands!
One minute of stoppage time at the end of the first half of extra time...and it's still looking good for Rovers.
Yellow Card Jeffrey Bruma
Corner to Blackburn, Emerton takes it but it's easily cleared by Mikel who then finds Kakuta but he gives it away much to the delight of the home crowd.
Blackburn trying to keep calm and keep possession but they keep giving it away. A bit of composure needed by the home side.
This looks a tough task for Chelsea now. Away from home, a goal down and with only 10 men...can they turn this around again?
Penalty Goal Benni McCarthy
GOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAL!! McCarthy nets the penalty and it's 3-2 Blackburn!
90 seconds in to extra time and Rovers have a PENALTY!!
Here we go again! In the meantime the draw for the semi finals has been made and the winner of this game will face Aston Villa, the other tie being Manchester City v Manchester United.
Substitution Steven N'Zonzi Elrio van Heerden
90′ +5
FULL-TIME! All over at Ewood and it finishes 2-2 which means EXTRA-TIME!
90′ +3
Another chance for Rovers! Kalinic this time has the chance to win it late on but Hilario saves!
90′ +2
BLACKBURN SCORE BUT IT'S OFFSIDE! Heartbreak for Rovers! McCarthy finishes beautifully, the crowd goes wild, but the flag is up!! Close call!!
Into 5 minutes of stoppage time at Ewood Park...
Kakuta has a shot from 25 yards but he can't beat Robinson as we head into stoppage time.
Another chance for Blackburn as Hoilett breaks clear, but he can't beat Hilario. Still the youngster has looked good since his introduction.
Rovers finishing the game strongly no doubt helped by the fact that Chelsea are now playing with 10 men after Kalou hobbled off.
Into the last 10 minutes and still no closer to knowing which team is going through to the semi-finals! If the score line stays the same we will be heading for extra time!
Good spell by Blackburn who pepper the Chelsea box with crosses before Kalinic has a good strike at goal but somehow Hilario keeps it out. Still, the visitors have not looked comfortable at the back tonight.
Malouda is the latest Chelsea player to have a pop at goal again but for the umpteenth time tonight he can't get his shot on target.
Kalou pulls up and looks to be in some trouble. This could be bad news for the Blues...he has some treatment and hobbles back on but he doesn't look happy.
Substitution Jason Roberts Junior Hoilett
Good save Robinson! Drogba is the man who stings the goalkeeper's palms with a decent strike but the stopper palms it clear.
Great response by Blackburn to going behind and it looks like we are set for a great finish to this game. Chelsea looked so strong after the break but have it all to do again!
Goal Brett Emerton
More dodgy defending from Chelsea sees Blackburn level! A great cross in from the right by Emerton seems to take a slight touch off Kalinic before bouncing under the legs of the goalkeeper!!
GOOOOAALLLLLLL! Kalinic equalises for Blackburn!! 2-2!!
Substitution Morten-Gamst Pedersen Vincenzo Grella
Malouda makes himself some space in the box before firing just wide. Chelsea in complete control at the moment...
Great pass by Kakuta finds Malouda in the area but Robinson is down quickly, and bravely, to clear the danger out for a corner. Good goalkeeping.
Kakuta is back on for the visitors. Nzonzi, meanwhile, is being stitched back together...
Kakuta and Nzonzi clash heads and both players look a little dazed as they leave the field. This could be trouble for Chelsea as they can't make any more changes. The smellling salts are out!
Well Chelsea have turned this game around in six second-half minutes! A great break sees Zhirkov finds Kalou and he finishes calmly past Robinson and suddenly the visitors are in front!
Goal Salomon Kalou
GOOOOOOOOOALLLLLLLLLL! Chelsea lead as Kalou makes it 2-1!!!
Free kick to Blackburn in a dangerous position sees Rovers send all their big men into the box. Pederson whips it in but Hilario punches clear!
An early cross from Malouda finds Drogba who shrugs off Ryan Nelsen and heads past Robinson!
Goal Didier Drogba
GOOOOAAAAAAALLLL! Would you believe it! Drogba with practically his first touch makes it 1-1!!
Substitution Juliano Belletti Jeffrey Bruma
Substitution Joe Cole Gäel Kakuta
Substitution Deco Didier Drogba
Welcome back to Ewood Park. Some interesting news at the interval. Chelsea are making a TRIPLE subsitution. On come Bruma, Kakuta and Drogba! Very interesting...
45′ +1
HALF-TIME! A Kalinic goal means Blackburn lead 1-0 at the break and are good value so far. Can they pull off a shock and grab a spot in the last four? Join me in 15 minutes for all the second half action!
Roberts tries to release Kalinic but this time the Chelsea defence gets it act together and catches the Croatian offside.
Michael Ballack tries to drive his team forward but the German's shot is poor and again doesn't trouble Robinson. The Blues have looked surprisingly poor in front of goal so far this evening.
Carlo Ancelotti is gesticulating furiously on the sidelines. The Italian does not look happy with his team and with good reason. Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, is still missing after heart surgery but you get the feeling this scoreline will be making him feel a lot better!
What a chance for Blackburn! Ball in by Pederson finds Samba and he looks certain to score but somehow Hilario gets there first and although the defender bundles him over the goaline, it's not going to count!
Chelsea hit the side-netting! McCarthy gives the ball away with a back heel and Malouda races forward, finds Zhirkov whose cross is fired goalwards by Ballack but it's just wide! So close!
Again Kalinic has a go at Ferreira down the Chelsea left and forces the defender to put the ball out for a corner. The ball is knocked in and Samba gets a head to it but the whistle has gone. The referee has spotted some pushing.
Chimbonda gives Cole a bit too much space and the England man takes full advantage and lets fly but again he can't find the target and still Robinson is untroubled.
Great work by Kalinic who loses Ferreira yet again. He tries to find Brett Emerton but his pass isn't great and the Australian's shot is even worse!
Almost half an hour gone and Chelsea still to really trouble Paul Robinson in the Rovers goal. They've had plenty of possession in midfield but are struggling to create any chances of note.
Half-chance for Chelsea with Zhirkov finding Cole in the box but he just can't quite get his shot away and Blackburn escape. A bit more desire about the home side at the moment.
More Blackburn pressure, again it comes down the right but this time the visitors are saved by the linesman's flag! Rovers are finding some joy down the Chelsea flanks where Ferreira, in particular, looks a tad rusty.
Decent spell of possession by Blackburn sees Salgado and Pederson find McCarthy. He takes a touch to set himself but his shot is poor and doesn't trouble Hilario.
Good chance for Chelsea! Belletti swings in a cross and Kalou gets in between two Blackburn defenders but can't get his header on target and it flies wide!
More shaky stuff at the back from Chelsea with Jason Roberts worrying Ferreira again but this time the visitors escape!
Well, well, well! Great stuff from Rovers but it's sloppy defending from the visitors you have to stay. Kalinic was given far too much room by Ballack and Ferreira and the Croatian made no mistake to hand Rovers the lead!
Goal Nikola Kalinic
GOOOOOOOOOAAAALLLLL! Blackburn score! Kalinic makes it 1-0!!
Bit better from Blackburn who carve out a decent opening. Pederson and Salgado are the men involved, they tee up Kalinic but he can't find the target and his shot trickles wide.
Great ball by skipper Ballack to Zhirkov and the Russian does well to eventually tee up a chance for Joe Cole who has a pop at goal which is deflected wide for a corner. Deco takes but Emerton heads clear.
Chelsea win a free kick in a dangerous position but it comes to nothing and Blackburn survive. The visitors just looking a bit sloppy early on.
Here we go! Rovers go for goal from the off but Jason Roberts is denied by Branislav Ivanovic who gets it away for the visitors.
Good evening and welcome to Goal.com for tonight's Carling Cup quarter-final between Blackburn Rovers and Chelsea. Both sides make widespread changes for this game with Rovers missing both David Dunn and Franco di Santo and Chelsea making eight changes from the side that humbled Arsenal at the weekend. Kick off is coming right up so stay tuned for all the action!
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