UEFA Champions League

April 8, 2008

Full-time

Chelsea

2 - 0

Fenerbahce

UEFA Champions League

18:45 +00:00, April 8, 2008

Stamford Bridge, England

2nd Leg: 3 - 2 (Agg)

  • 91'

    All over. Chelsea into the semis. Again. Versus Liverpool. Again. An English team will be in the final. Again.

  • 91'

    It's all over bar the shouting. Chelsea fans are singing but it's not been a night of great football.

  • 90'

    Essien puts the ball in the net but the whistle had long gone. Drogba says he's injured. FOR THE THIRD TIME! He, needless to say, will live. He finds time to have a go at the referee.

  • 90'

    I'll be washing my hair that night, I think.

  • 90'

    Pot-shots now for Chelsea. Fenerbahce clear. They really need a cutting edge. They don't have it. And Chelsea will be reunited with Liverpool.

  • 90'

    Everyone up. But Drogba heads away. Into injury-time we go.

  • 90'

    Carvalho concedes a foul. And Ashley Cole concedes a corner.

  • 89'

    Malouda, on as a sub, fires in a shot. Just wide. Three minutes to save it for Liverpool.

  • 89'

    Vederson off. Bilgin on. Final throw of the dice.

  • 87'

    Undeserved for Chelsea. Lampard, anonymous all game, has put the Blues into the next round.

  • 87'

    Essien down the wing. He slips past two by virtue of their poor defending. Passes in to Lampard who slots home.

  • 85'

    Drogba on the burst. But he's stopped. Alex slips too.

  • 85'

    Essien booked for a punching the ball. He'll miss the semi for that. Idiotic stuff from him.

  • 85'

    3-2 in Liverpool. A Gerrard penalty after an Adebayor goal.

  • 83'

    This is end to end. Ballack fouled by Alex.

  • 83'

    Alex's ball too close to a calm Hilario. Joe Cole breaks, plays in Lampard. His shot blocked.

  • 82'

    Panic setting in? It seems so. Belletti blocks with his body. Free-kick.

  • 81'

    Kazim fires in a vicious shot. Palmed away. Chelsea are rocking.

  • 80'

    More Fenerbahce possession. Chelsea flounder. Ugur beats Belletti. Gokhan shoots. Hilario can only parry behind. Much, much better.

  • 78'

    Volkan climbs to stop the ball reaching Joe Cole.

  • 77'

    Aurelio fell as he tried to get in a shot. If only they had some composure...

  • 77'

    The Turkish keeper did well again from the corner. Stopping Lampard's effort finding a Chelsea head.

  • 77'

    Superb save by Volkan from a great hit by Drogba.

  • 77'

    Who will hit it? They're taking their time.

  • 76'

    Drogba wins a free-kick. Relief for Chelsea.

  • 75'

    Kezman got it caught under his feet when the goal was gaping. Chelsea break as Joe Cole looks likely. Volkan smashes away.

  • 75'

    Handball by Belletti. Ball to be hooked into the Chelsea area.

  • 75'

    Semih off. Ugur on for Fenerbahce.

  • 74'

    Again, Fenerbahce dominate possession. Lugano ball comes off Terry's quiff. No corner. But referee Fandel gives a goal-kick.

  • 73'

    Ashley Cole desperately clears. This is not an easy night for the Blues.

  • 73'

    Kazim fouled by Belletti. Theatrical stuff from him to win it.

  • 71'

    Lampard drifts in a free-kick. Volkan comes out to punch. Carvalho has time to get in a cross but fires over the bar.

  • 71'

    Gokhan fouls Joe Cole.

  • 71'

    They can't keep the ball at the moment. Nice break from Semih but Hilario claimed.

  • 69'

    Will Chelsea join them for another semi-final? It's in the balance.

  • 68'

    2-1 Liverpool. Torres!

  • 68'

    Essien fouled by Semih. A needless foul. Chance for Chelsea to threaten.

  • 67'

    Fould on Joe Cole by Lugano. Fenerbahce angry because they were looking to break.

  • 66'

    Ashley Cole's crossfield pass can't find Essien on the overlap.

  • 66'

    Drogba wriggles to get in a shot. No purchase on it. He looks frustrated. As do many of the crowd.

  • 66'

    Kazim found space. Vederson loops one in. Aurelio's shot was woeful; off his wrong foot.

  • 64'

    Chelsea struggling to keep the ball for any length of time. By contrast, Fenerbahce are comfortable but toothless.

  • 64'

    Whistle blows. Kezman fouled Carvalho. No love lost perhaps.

  • 63'

    Alex influential. Lovely ball out wide and then a nice flick that Carvalho had to deal with. Followed by a vain attempt to win a penalty.

  • 61'

    Joe Cole had to step in as Kazim was flying on an overlap.

  • 60'

    Joe Cole missed by a Makelele punt. No chance there. It's very bitty. Not the flowing stuff, Roman Abramovich wants.

  • 59'

    Can Kezman bite the hand that used to feed him?

  • 59'

    Another attack breaks down as Hilario clears. On comes Kezman for the visitors. Maldonado, quiet all night, leaves the field.

  • 59'

    Essien back into midfield. Chelsea still looking likely due to the lack of quality that Fenerbahce have in attack.

  • 58'

    Sub: Belletti on for Kalou. A shift around as Cole lines up with Drogba.

  • 57'

    Hilario's shooting boots lead him to kick the ball the length of the pitch. Drogba slow to react.

  • 56'

    Free-kick to Fenerbahce on the left wing. Lugano up. And that is headed away by Drogba.

  • 55'

    Volkan rushes out to stop a Ballack burst. Good, positive keeping.

  • 55'

    Lugano's cross is aimed at Semih. A poor attempt to find a colleague and Chelsea can break.

  • 54'

    Joe Cole, looking better already, tries to get in a cross. But Fenerbahce are looking strong at the back. That one lapse cost them but they've looked solid ever since.

  • 53'

    We'll believe it when we see it. Oh, he's OK. One day, he will be injured.

  • 53'

    Fenerbahce clear after some chaotic keeping of their own. Drogba injured now, he says.

  • 52'

    Awful Hilario kick. Again. Fenerbahce able to mount an attack.

  • 51'

    He'll survive. It looked like a muscle strain. Kazim gets in cross. And has a similar injury to Cole now.

  • 49'

    Joe Cole drifts out wide. And sends in a cross. He signals to the bench. Another injury?

  • 48'

    Deivid's ball is intercepted. Essien again on the attack can't find a team-mate in the opponents' area.

  • 48'

    Fenerbahce yet to really threaten. Maybe Kezman may get a run-out as they chase the goal they need.

  • 47'

    Next goal wins? One would think so.

  • 46'

    Chelsea begin their half with the words of Avram Grant obviously ringing. A header from Kalou and a Drogba shot signal their intent to win this early.

  • 45'

    Not easy for Chelsea despite that early goal. And Fenerbahce are by no means out of this tie. All to play for.

  • 45'

    A push and it's half-time.

  • 45'

    Overlap by Essien comes to Cole. Corner ball. Up goes John Terry...

  • 45'

    Ashley Cole does well as Gokhan threatened. And Cole looks to have taken a knock there.

  • 44'

    Terry gets up well. One minute added on at the end of this half.

  • 43'

    Drogba forced to come back with the ball. This is not easy for them. Chelsea ponderous in possession.

  • 43'

    Chelsea's turn to be patient in their passing. Ball drifts back to Volkan.

  • 41'

    Keep-ball session from the Turks. They can play. But Chelsea's banked wall stops them. More end-product may worry the Blues.

  • 40'

    Deivid's ball over the top doesn't get through. Chelsea find time on the ball before Ballack's pass is intercepted.

  • 40'

    A weary atmosphere. Hilario's kicking is suspect and Terry has to clear. Kalou's fast break saw him come to a halt. And a poor effort is claimed by Volkan.

  • 39'

    But it comes to naught. Carvalho forced to go long. Not much craft out there tonight.

  • 38'

    Chelsea get in a tangle before Terry smashes clear. Fenerbahce are hounding them at present. Joe Cole is fouled to win them a breather.

  • 37'

    Nervous moments for both. Lampard fails to find Kalou.

  • 36'

    Essien's ball headed away. Alex starts to get more of the ball. But neither side is holding on to it.

  • 36'

    Drogba forces Lugano into a mistake. Hilario forced into a dinked clearance at the other end.

  • 34'

    Vederson is offside from a lovely Alex ball. Essien was out of position.

  • 33'

    Lampard has time but goes backwards. And then Ballack's pass can't find Drogba.

  • 32'

    Cole and Drogba link well. Nice flick by Joe Cole, is returned in a nice interchange. Snap-shot is saved at the feet of Volkan.

  • 32'

    Crowd seeming unsettled as Fenerbahce play keep-ball. Kalou gets back to nod back to Hilario.

  • 31'

    Kazim wins a throw. Chelsea look rocked. Can the Turks profit?

  • 30'

    Free-kick again. Alex chips to Lugano and he nearly got it on target. Warning signs...

  • 29'

    Hyypia scores at Anfield. 1-1.

  • 29'

    Drogba stopped as he makes his way towards goal. And Semih gets in a good shot. It's wide but Hilario is there to be tested.

  • 28'

    Fenerbahce mount an attack. Alex is fouled. Or so it seemed. Ref waves play on and the foul is conceded the other way.

  • 27'

    Drogba injured now. But he always is. So, we'll believe that when we see it.

  • 26'

    Essien overruns it. Can Chelsea recover their calm after that setback?

  • 26'

    How could that affect Chelsea's season, one wonders?

  • 25'

    Cudicini got the injury while taking a free-kick. And he's off. This is a blow to Chelsea. Cech's off down to the dressing room in his civvies.

  • 25'

    Cudicini has an injury...oh dear. Looks like a hamstring problem. Could the dreaded Hilario be about to play?

  • 24'

    Lampard out left to Cole. Terry hoof again. He likes that one tonight. Nodded clear.

  • 23'

    Ballack's ball to Drogba was cut out by keeper Volkan. The German has had a superb game so far.

  • 21'

    And gets the ball instantly. Cuts inside, steadies himself and curves a shot over the angle of post and bar.

  • 20'

    Deivid drifts a ball across to Kazim. Not on target but a good idea. Drogba meanwhile, has changed his boots.

  • 20'

    Makelele makes a strong challenge. He's penalised and is unhappy. Ref Fandel won't be settling for dissent. No booking but perhaps there might have been.

  • 19'

    Terry hoofs a flick-on back to Lugano. Deivid attempts from distance. Not near close. He's unlikely to repeat last week's wonderstrike.

  • 18'

    Makelele nine-irons the ball out of play. Very out of character for him.

  • 17'

    Ballack finds space. Only cleared to Lampard who saw glory but saw his shot blocked. Kalou keeps the ball in.

  • 16'

    Fenerbahce have more of the ball at the moment. Chelsea perhaps happy to let them. Kazim can't reach a long ball out to the right wing.

  • 15'

    Long ball from Terry is hooked clear as Drogba lurked with intent. Kazim fouled and Fenerbahce get the ball back.

  • 14'

    Ball is lifted across for Deivid. He heads across goal but it loops over his team-mates. The best of a bad 15 minutes for Fenerbahce.

  • 13'

    Ballack's ball is cut out. Vederson sweeps up. Deivid surges. Makelele concedes a foul.

  • 13'

    Chelsea leading here on away goals. Arsenal v Chelsea? All-London affair may await.

  • 12'

    Over at Anfield, Arsenal have the lead. Diaby.

  • 12'

    Kalou chases back before Makelele nearly gets himself in trouble.

  • 11'

    The Chelsea fans mock. Though they would do well to remember a week ago.

  • 10'

    Essien down the wing. Now across to Ashley Cole. But Fenerbahce get a chance to attack. Terry cuts that out from Kazim.

  • 9'

    What can Zico do to turn this? He could do with himself playing - and being 30 years younger.

  • 8'

    Kalou gets round the back and Joe Cole hits the post. Then Ballack gets in a shot. Total domination from Chelsea. Their tails are up and they want this finished fast.

  • 7'

    Nice and easy for Chelsea. They're happy to mark time when they have a throw-in.

  • 6'

    Ashley Cole sweeps up. Chelsea mount an attack but Vederson gets it away and attacks himself. But can only foul Carvalho.

  • 5'

    Another Chelsea deadball. Corner comes to nothing and Lampard falls over when the ball is spread out to him.

  • 5'

    Same as Olympiakos? Ballack goal settles the nerves and the vistors have to come at them. Chelsea won't mind that.

  • 3'

    And that's bent in and Ballack comes across to head in. Terrible marking lets him in. 1-0 to Chelsea.

  • 2'

    Free-kick bent in and Cudicini is happy to collect with ease. Joe Cole bursts down the right and then Essien is fouled by Vederson. Chelsea free-kick.

  • 1'

    Long throw from the keeper and a foul is conceded.

  • 1'

    Lampard's ball to Cole misses its target.

  • 1'

    Ballack takes exception to a tackle from Aurelio, who ignored the referee, who looked very angry indeed about that.

  • 1'

    Fenerbahce kick off but the ball is soon with the home team. Though Essien fails to keep a crossfield ball in.

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    Petr Cech in the crowd looking like he's been in the wars. Ben Haim is not sat next to him.

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    Fenerbahce once ended Manchester United's 40-year home unbeaten record. Can they end Chelsea's two-year run at home?

  •  

    And so the teams are ready. Chelsea will want a quick start. An early goal will open things out for them and the Turks could be in for a thrashing. But, stranger things have happened.

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    And, of course, no Petr Cech, after his accidental clash with Tal Ben Haim. The Israeli is not called up either. Not been the best signing, the former Bolton man.

  •  

    No Anelka for the Chelsea. No Roberto Carlos for the Turkish team.

  •  

    Chelsea aim to make their fourth semi in five years. But they made it more difficult for themselves than they had wanted when Fenerbahce stole back into the first leg with a late salvo.

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    Join us at 19.45 for live coverage of Chelsea v Fenerbahce, as the Blues attempt to overturn a 2-1 deficit.