UEFA Champions League

September 12, 2006



2 - 0

Werder Bremen

Group A

18:45 +00:00, September 12, 2006

Stamford Bridge, England

  • 93'

    Full time

  • 92'

    Bremen lose possession and that spells the end of the night for them. Chelsea will be happy with their performance, and the 3 points.

  • 90'

    Cech tidies up at the back for Chelsea. They're just running down the clock now.

  • 90'

    Essien frees Kalou who smashes a shot in and it's well saved by the keeper.

  • 89'

    Bremen free-kick as Mikel comes on for Ballack.

  • 89'

    Bremen pushing forward but look light up front. Essien plays a ball through but no-one gets near it.

  • 88'

    Diego gets free and hits a shot wide. Offside. Didn't get booked and Chelsea were angry about it, Cech has to be careful but the ref takes no further action.

  • 85'

    The game looks dead and Chelsea will be happy with their lead. Zindan comes on for Baumann as Bremen look for a goal.

  • 85'

    Kalou comes on for Drogba

  • 83'

    Frings hits a shot against Carvalho. The ball is fed up to Cole who does well, but the whistle goes and he gets booked for carrying on.

  • 82'

    Lampard takes out Fritz and gets himself stupidly booked.

  • 81'

    Joe Cole makes his first appearance of the season and replaces Shevchenko.

  • 80'

    Essien lets the ball slip under his boot. Bremen don't look like fighting till the end

  • 79'

    Lampard hits the post! The ball broke free on the right and he did everything he could to score from a very tight angle

  • 76'

    Frings smashes it out of play and Bremen look beaten already

  • 75'

    Diego can't get the cross in. Carvalho does well to get the ball clear and Chelsea break

  • 74'

    Hits it, but easily saved by Reinke.

  • 73'

    Drogba falls again and gets a foul. 35 yards out, Shevchenko looks like he wants this.

  • 72'

    Chelsea knocking the ball around with ease. Bremen have been stunned by that penalty

  • 70'

    Drogba caught offside. And is booked for taking the shot after the whistle was blown.

  • 69'

    Lampard doesn't see Cole who's in acres of space and his shot is easily saved.

  • 67'

    GOAL. Smashed into the top corner by the German skipper. Great penalty but didn't look like Fritz did much to knock over Drogba.

  • 67'

    Ballack steps up.

  • 66'

    Penalty. A push on Drogba, but looked very dodgy.

  • 65'

    Bremen were so unlucky there, Klose is getting room in the area to use his heading ability.

  • 65'

    Fritz runs with the ball and Klose slips over as the ball is played through

  • 64'

    Klose hits the bar! Great cross in. Klose hangs in the air and knocks it back across goal, Cech was nowhere near it.

  • 63'

    Cole is bundled over. Fires a long ball to Shevchenko but too far ahead of the Ukrainian.

  • 62'

    Cole swings a high cross over to Drogba. He waits for it to come down and smashes a volley, but inches wide and into the side netting.

  • 61'

    Baumann gets a yellow for a very late tackle on Essien

  • 60'

    Bremen have come out well this half and Chelsea have looked a shadow of themselves.

  • 60'

    Diego curls it round the wall but well over the bar

  • 59'

    Diego breaks for Bremen. Terry takes out Klasnic but the ref plays on and Borowski hits the shot. Free kick given to Bremen but no action on Terry.

  • 57'

    Shevchenko falls to the floor as Fritz stands on his ankle. Chelsea free kick just outside the box. Ballack hits it into the wall.

  • 56'

    Borowski fires a shot wide as Boulahrouz gets in a good tackle

  • 56'

    Lampard wants a penalty as Fritz goes to ground. Nothing given

  • 55'

    Bremen may rue that chance. Klasnic couldn't gather it and let Klose free.

  • 53'

    Bremen look more dangerous this half, Diego is controlling midfield play. Cross comes in and Klose gets free at the back post. Six yards out Klose puts it over the bar!

  • 52'

    Great touch from Borowski, Chelsea on the back foot as Bremen swing in a cross. Klose picks it up and Carvalho is able to clear

  • 51'

    Terry brings down Klasnic and Terry is booked.

  • 50'

    Essien free at the far post, but Cole's cross is way off the mark.

  • 48'

    Frings has a pop from way out, but he isn't able to repeat his World Cup goal.

  • 48'

    Joe Cole warming up on the sidelines, good news for England fans

  • 47'

    Diego and Borowski looking dangerous. But Diego's cross is gathered easily by Cech

  • 46'

    Ballack had a free header from the corner, but didn't get enough on it to bother Reinke in goal

  • 46'

    Shevchenko tries a bit of skill in the corner, but Bremen clear. Lampard and Ballack combine, but Wome backpeddles to head away

  • 45'

    Kick off- second half starts as Chelsea begin

  • 46'

    Half time whistle

  • 45'

    Cole wastes a cross and Bremen gets a free kick out of Makelele. Naldo runs up and blasts it wide, Cech wasn't worried at all

  • 44'

    Borowski troubles Terry but Chelsea get back to clear. Drogba nearly slid in. Shevchenko then nearly gets through, but the defenders get back to snuff out the danger.

  • 43'

    Klose picks it up after Terry's header and plays it back to Fritz who hits a weak shot. Easily saved by Cech.

  • 42'

    Carvalho clears from Wome's cross

  • 42'

    Lampard loses out and Bremen pick it up. Both teams look like they're waiting for the half time whistle to go.

  • 40'

    Shevchenko finds space outside the box and slips in Essien who hits his shot against Pasanen. Bremen have no-one up front when they clear

  • 39'

    Great burst from Wome, comes inside on his right foot after running well with the ball, but hits it tamely into Cech's arms.

  • 38'

    Bremen break and Klose slips inside and shoots. Comes off the head of Boulahrouz for a corner, otherwise it was goal-bound

  • 36'

    Pasanen yeilds a corner against Shevchenko. Lampard swings it in and Bremen clear. No-one forward for Bremen who are forced to defend again

  • 36'

    Cole again links well with Shevchenko, but the ball goes out for a goal kick.

  • 34'

    Chelsea defending in numbers as Bremen push on, but waste their good pressure and Cech has a goal kick

  • 34'

    Wome delivers and Cech fists it out from under the crossbar

  • 33'

    Cole fouls Fritz about 35 yards out. Wome hits it left footed and drills it against the foot of the wall.

  • 31'

    Chelsea retaining possession well. Toying with Bremen who haven't offered much up front so far

  • 30'

    Klose finds Klasnic who fires a shot against Carvalho. Cech hasn't got into the game at all yet

  • 29'

    Chelsea spreading the ball around very well, Bremen don't look like troubling the Blues

  • 28'

    Great ball from Ballack finds Drogba who forces a corner

  • 28'

    Makelele snapping at the Bremen midfield. Wome crosses but finds Terry again who clears

  • 27'

    Diego swings in the cross but cleared well by Chelsea. Essien breaks and slides it to Ballack, well tackled by Fritz

  • 25'

    Drogba penalised for a foul on Wome near the corner flag. Chelsea have looked good for their lead, but terrible defending led to it.

  • 24'

    Borowski and Ballack tangling, ref blows for a foul on Lampard

  • 23'

    GOAL. A shambles of a defensive error lets Essien in to score. Pasanen just fell over as he was trying to clear and Essien slots it easily home

  • 22'

    Essien trying to find room on the right, loses the ball. But does well to get it back and fires a long ball to Shevchenko who can't quite get on the end of it

  • 21'

    Terry tackles Klose well as the German tries to run at Chelsea

  • 20'

    Great tackle by Frings but ref calls it as a foul

  • 20'

    Wome hurdles Boulahrouz, but Bremen don't look like troubling the Chelsea goal

  • 19'

    Shevchenko breaks free on the left, beats his man and smashes it across. Essien doesn't get to the ball and the goalkeeper pushes it behind for a corner

  • 18'

    Borowski forces a corner on the left for Bremen. Diego takes it, great flick on, but cleared well

  • 17'

    Ballack looks for a penalty after turning inside the defender. He went down far too easily and the ref gives a free kick to Bremen

  • 16'

    Bremen spread it well, but Frings wastes a good chance to play Wome in down the right

  • 15'

    Drogba caught offside by about a yard

  • 15'

    Both teams look quite narrow and the full backs will have a lot of room to play with

  • 14'

    Chelsea retain posession with Terry

  • 13'

    Ashley Cole is playing more like a winger than a defender, but loses out against Fritz and Bremen look to break.

  • 13'

    Drogba still not back on the field, Chelsea knocking the ball around easily and Bremen look happy to soak up the pressure

  • 11'

    Drogba took a knock to the mouth and is having treatment to stem some blood

  • 11'

    Naldo just gets back in time to stop Drogba's clear run in on goal

  • 9'

    Ballack loses possession in the middle. Drogba and Cole looking to create something down the left, but Bremen steal the ball back

  • 9'

    Essien crashes in a shot after Cole finds space again to cross.

  • 8'

    Terry clears up and plays in Essien, he nearly slides it through for Lampard

  • 7'

    Ballack fouls Frings on the touchline, lucky to get the foul after a blatent dive

  • 7'

    Klose great turn, but closed out by Chelsea defenders

  • 5'

    Essien swings in a cross to Drogba, who heads the ball wide

  • 5'

    Shevchenko beats the offside trap and tries to get the shot off, beaten to it by recovering defenders

  • 4'

    Borowski great run and pulls it back to the penalty spot, cleared by Terry

  • 3'

    Chelsea playing it around at the back, Cole finding a lot of space down the left flank

  • 2'

    Essien sprinting down the right, caught by Borowski. Free kick

  • 1'

    Ballack nearly plays a great ball through, but it's cut out

  • 1'

    Lampard slips Shevchenko through already, but Wome holds him back, no foul

  • 1'

    Kick off


    Chelsea: Cech, Boulahrouz, Terry, Carvalho, Cole, Essien, Makelele, Ballack, Lampard, Shevchenko, Drogba. Subs: Cudicini, Joe Cole, Mikel, Geremi, Bridge, Paulo Ferreira, Kalou. Werder Bremen: Reinke, Wome, Naldo, Pasanen, Fritz, Borowski, Baumann, Frings, Diego, Klasnic, Klose. Subs: Kasper Jensen, Vranjes, Zidan, Owomoyela, Andreasen, Hugo Almeida, Schulz. Referee: Kyros Vassaras (Greece)


    Chelsea will be looking to start this campaign well tonight in a tough group


    Team lineupsL Chelsea: Cech, Boulahrouz, Terry, Carvalho, Cole, Essien, Makelele, Ballack, Lampard, Shevchenko, Drogba. Subs: Cudicini, Joe Cole, Mikel, Geremi, Bridge, Paulo Ferreira, Kalou.
    Werder Bremen: Reinke, Wome, Naldo, Pasanen, Fritz, Borowski, Baumann, Frings, Diego, Klasnic, Klose. Subs: Jensen, Vranjes, Zidan, Owomoyela, Andreasen, Hugo Almeida, Schulz.