8 December 2009

PORTO 3 (Alves 2, Falcao 14, Hulk 76)

Alves opened the scoring with a towering header from a corner. Asenjo spilled a Fucile centre and Falcao snared the rebound. Hulk put Pathetico Madrid out of their misery with a thunderous left foot shot which crashed in off the underside of the crossbar.

Attendance : 45,000
Assists : Meireles, n/a, Guarin

CHELSEA 2 (Essien 19, Drogba 26)
APOEL 2 (Zewtakow 6, Mirosavijevic 87)

Chelsea's worrying form continued with a poor showing against Apoel. The Cypriots took a shock lead after a lovely passing move was finished off by Zewtakow. Essien drew the Londoner's level with a typically powerful strike from the edge of the box which Chiotis should have saved. Kakuta and Zhirkov combined for Drogba's goal but Mikel's hospital pass was seized on by Mirosavijevic who ran away from the painfully slow Terry to equalise.

Attendance : 40,917
Assists : Charalampidis, Malouda, Zhirkov, n/a

25 November 2009

CHELSEA 1 (Anelka 69)

Attendance : 35,000
Assist : Malouda

APOEL NICOSEA 1 (Mirosavijevic 5)

Mirosavijevic turned in Alexandrou's centre. Chiotis parried a centre and Simao blasted in the equaliser.

Attendance : 22,500
Assists : Alexandrou, n/a

3 November 2009

PORTO 1 (Falcao 84)

Attendance : 22,013
Assist : Farias

ATLETICO MADRID 2 (Aguero 66, Aguero 91)
CHELSEA 2 (Drogba 82, Drogba 88)

Chelsea's achilles heel, John Terry, got no distance on a clearing header and Aguero hammered a right volley past Cech. Drogba marked his return from a four game ban with a late brace. The first a header from a Malouda cross. Ashley Cole released Drogba on the counter and he powered through to score at the second attempt after Asenjo saved his initial effort. Cech, Chelsea's other achilles heel, failed to save an Aguero free kick struck at mid-height but it didn't matter as a point was enough to send Chelsea into the last 16.

Attendance : 45,000
Assists : n/a, Malouda, n/a, Aguero (won fk)

21 October 2009

PORTO 2 (Hulk 33, Hulk 48 Pen)
APOEL 1 (Pereira 22 og)

Charalambides challenged two defenders for a cross from the left and the unlucky Pereira got the final touch. Pinto inexplicably headed a goalkick back to his 'keeper, Falcao intercepted and passed to Hulk whose first time shot was in fact his first ever Champions League goal and a generous penalty awarded for handball gave Hulk the opportunity to score his second and he made no mistake.

Attendance : 30,399
Red Card : Gonzalez 75 (Porto)
Assists : n/a, Falcao, n/a

CHELSEA 4 (Kalou 41, Kalou 52, Perea 69 og, Perea 91 og)

Kalou scored goals either side of half time. The first a tap-in from a deflected centre and the second a header from a Lampard corner. Lampard ended his 10 game goal drought via a significant deflection off Perea who followed that up with another own goal.

Attendance : 39,997
Assists : n/a, Lampard (ck), n/a, n/a

30 September 2009

CHELSEA 1 (Anelka 18)

Attendance : 20,000
Assist : Belletti

PORTO 2 (Falcao 75, Rolando 82)

Hulk had two efforts charged down, by Atletico's third choice goalkeeper and a defender, he quickly recovered to play a centre across the six yard box and Falcao backheeled past Gago, excellent finish. Bruno Alves headed a corner against the inside of a post and Rolando snared the rebound.

Attendance : 45,391
Assists : Hulk, n/a

15 September 2009

CHELSEA 1 (Anelka 48)

Attendance : 39,436
Red Card : Fernando 92 (Porto)
Assist : n/a


Attendance : 32,000
Assists : n/a