UEFA Champions League

February 21, 2007

Full-time

FC Porto

1 - 1

Chelsea

UEFA Champions League

19:45 +00:00, February 21, 2007

Estadio do Dragao, Portugal

  • 90'

    The end. Chelsea have a vital away goal. Shevchenko looked good. But that John Terry injury may rule him out of the Carling Cup Final.

  • 90'

    Cech hoofs it long. And the other Cech claims.....

  • 90'

    Adriano wanted a foul. No dice. Lisandro Lopez then seizes on a long ball. Cuts inside. Cech make himself big and the striker can only fire wide.

  • 90'

    Ballack fouled again. Assuncao is the criminal.

  • 90'

    Into the 90th minute....

  • 89'

    Pepe fouls Ballack. And is booked. It was two-footed. But Ballack will be OK.

  • 89'

    Lampard tries an effort which was just stupid. Awfully wide. More like the start of an American Football game than a shot at a soccer goal.

  • 88'

    Essien hacked down. Chelsea will take their time.

  • 87'

    Kalou is on. Shevchenko is off. One of his best nights for Chelsea.

  • 87'

    Lampard gets a chance after some nice interplay. Shot is too close to the keeper.

  • 85'

    Bosingwa wins a corner with some real effort. Quaresma takes. Lampard clears.

  • 84'

    Adriano thought he had time. But was offside. And missed anyway.

  • 83'

    Ballack commits a foul. He's huffed and puffed all night.

  • 82'

    Shevchenko enjoying himself. Good ball in for Drogba but a header when he could have taken it down. He had time.

  • 81'

    Ballack booked. He makes a silly tackle. But it was a harsh booking.

  • 80'

    Mikel drifts a long pass to Drogba. But he can't reach his telescopic leg far enough.

  • 79'

    Ballack's shot comes off the head of Shevchenko. All Chelsea pressure now.

  • 78'

    Shevchenko shoots from a ridiculous distance. He's in confident mood tonight.

  • 77'

    Great move from Chelsea. Lampard passes wide. Drogba's angle is too narrow and he hits the post. Unlucky but better.

  • 76'

    Handball by Porto's Cech? The Chelsea fans think so.

  • 76'

    Postiga goes off for Adriano.

  • 76'

    Shevchenko on a run and has a shot. Just wide. He's looked good tonight.

  • 75'

    Drogba drifts the ball into Lampard. And a foul is given. Against Lampard. For handball maybe. It looked more like a foul.

  • 75'

    Quaresma on a charge. But cannot hold on to the ball.

  • 73'

    And Liverpool have the lead in Barcelona! Riise!

  • 72'

    Ballack wakes up. Goes in from the left. Finds room for a shot and then smashes over.

  • 71'

    Sloppy stuff from Chelsea. They've created even less than Porto. The subbing of Robben has reduced their attacking potential.

  • 69'

    A booking for Cech as he complains about play-acting from a Porto player. Drogba kicks the ball out when he should have carried on.

  • 68'

    Carvalho bursts out of defence. But his pass is intercepted. But he then recovers his cool to sweep up with real class.

  • 66'

    Very tame stuff. Have both settled for the draw?

  • 65'

    Jose Bosingwa shoots over the net again. Porto running out of ideas?

  • 64'

    Drogba has an effort on goal which could have done with being a pass to Shevchenko.

  • 63'

    Another Porto sub. Bruno Moraes comes on for Fucile.

  • 63'

    Jose Bosingwa goes down the wing but his cross is poor. And goes behind. Still little in the way of craft from Porto.

  • 62'

    Lampard penalised for a handball. Not much else happening. Very scrappy indeed.....

  • 61'

    Cech on the overlap. Porto need better than that from their sub.

  • 59'

    A lull in proceedings. Mourinho obviously fancies taking this result home. Little impetus from the English champs.

  • 57'

    Mikel and Makelele link well. But then Shevchenko commits a foul.

  • 56'

    The game is noticeably less active than in the first half. Not much doing in truth...

  • 55'

    Raul Meireles is subbed for Marek Cech.

  • 54'

    Porto fans think they should have a corner. And they should have done. But goal kick to Chelsea.

  • 52'

    Poor corner from Lampard is headed away with ease.

  • 52'

    Chelsea force a corner after Diarra continues his good work.

  • 51'

    Ballack gives away a foul. It's the first thing he's done all night.

  • 50'

    Chelsea have looked solid in defence. Quaresma has been shackled by Mikel and Diarra with ease.

  • 49'

    Quaresma beats Mikel but not Diarra, who has had a fine game at right-back.

  • 48'

    Mikel heads away. Chelsea clear eventually.

  • 48'

    Corner to Porto.

  • 47'

    Carvalho lets the ball go. The crowd are excited but Cech has called for it and collects with calm.

  • 46'

    Chelsea to play a more defensive way this half one thinks. John Terry is on crutches on the sidelines. It's a sprain by accounts.

  • 45'

    Porto get us back underway.

  • 45'

    New sub for Chelsea. John Obi Mikel is on. Robben is off now. The sub has been subbed. Very odd indeed.

  • 45'

    Half-time. Porto had the iniative seized from them by Shevchenko's superb strike. But the loss of Terry could be the key memory from this match.

  • 45'

    Gonzales cuts back to Postiga and he fails to beat Cech.

  • 44'

    Ball back with Cech after a hopeful pass is hit long.

  • 43'

    Diarra is stopping Quaresma having any joy. Porto looking for the chances....but Postiga is offside. Just.

  • 41'

    Liverpool level in Barcelona.

  • 41'

    Essien slides in for a strong tackle. It's Quaresma with the antics. And Essien is booked.

  • 40'

    Helton flaps under a Robben cross again. No-one near though.

  • 40'

    Robben's cross deflected out. Shevchenko can't create a scoring chance. Half-time is beckoning and a goal now would take control of the tie.

  • 38'

    Quaresma gets a chance to shoot and hits a superb shot from distance. It rattles the crossbar. Great technique. Deserved a goal. Didn't get one.

  • 37'

    Cech rushed out to claim the ball as a pass is boomed in. He runs out to settle his defenders by claiming with ease.

  • 36'

    A silly booking in truth. The ref has done well.

  • 35'

    Quaresma spins past Diarra. But fails to beat him and then dives. He does it twice in succession. The ref ain't having it. Makelele complains and is then booked.

  • 32'

    Quaresma has a free-kick chance. He smashes it at Cech. Beats the wall but Cech gets down low.

  • 31'

    Chelsea break. Robben slips when Carvalho, Shevchenko and Drogba were all waiting.

  • 30'

    Quaresma steals in. Essien slipped but managed to claim the ball back after the cut back from the winger. A slight let-off.

  • 29'

    Helton flaps again. But this time Chelsea cannot take advantage.

  • 28'

    Essien shows his defensive ability by stopping off Lopez. The ball comes Robben who forces a corner off Pepe.

  • 27'

    Chelsea have not been threatened for a while. It's looking good for them. Robben's arrival has helped them.

  • 26'

    Assuncao is cut off by Diarra. Porto can get the ball into the box from here.

  • 25'

    Long free-kick. Lampard fancies it. Good ball drifted in. Drogba is at the back post. And heads over. He could have done far better.

  • 23'

    Cross drifted into Lopez. But Cech is quick to claim it with the striker lurking.

  • 22'

    Quaresma overhits his long pass.

  • 22'

    Shevchenko's flick narrowly evades the charge of Drogba.

  • 21'

    Lampard's corner is punched clear by Helton. The rebound is smashed wide by Lampard's snap-shot. A decent idea as the keeper was miles from his goal.

  • 20'

    A superb opening 20 minutes. Shevchenko forces a corner.

  • 19'

    Quaresma shows skill in forcing a chance. Postiga slips through a ball. Lisandro Lopez one-on-one with Cech. And the Czech makes a great start.

  • 18'

    Chelsea have ridden the storm of the early moments. Robben for Terry was an adventurous sub. And it's paid off.

  • 16'

    That's the type of finishing Chelsea paid all the money for. Shevchenko showing his class.

  • 16'

    And then suddenly Robben, the sub, comes in from the cold and passes to Shevchenko. He slots in with consumate ease. Great finish from him. 1-1!

  • 15'

    Postiga threatens from a Quaresma cross. But there's an offside flag.

  • 14'

    Over in Barcelona Deco has scored for the champions against Liverpool.

  • 13'

    Drogba and keeper Helton collide. The keeper made the most of it to say the least.

  • 12'

    Meanwhile Terry is carried off looking most annoyed. The Chelsea injury curse continues.

  • 11'

    And then Terry's loss is doubled by a freak goal. A header away by Makelele is hit by Helder Postiga. Deflected past Cech and into the net. 1-0 to Porto!

  • 10'

    Essien back into central defence. Then Makelele is penalised for fouling Quaresma.

  • 9'

    Terry looks in severe pain. He went over on his ankle. Oh dear. He could miss Sunday too.

  • 8'

    He's crawled off. A bad blow for Chelsea. Porto can't capitalise.

  • 7'

    Terry falls down under an injury. He looks hurt.

  • 7'

    Terry nods away when a ball is pumped at him. Not much craft up front from either side as yet.

  • 6'

    Pepe fouled by Essien. And makes an absolute meal of it. Porto back to the playacting they showed under the now-Chelsea boss.

  • 5'

    Quaresma to take. He fancies this one. But his confidence was misplaced as he smashes the ball behind.

  • 4'

    Porto mount some pressure. Cech fails to come for a ball and a foul on Pepe wins a free-kick.

  • 3'

    Then a cross finds Ballack in space but he can only drift his header wide. A poor effort for what was a half-chance at least.

  • 2'

    Essien charges forward and the ball is humped clear by Porto. Ballack goes down under a foul. Lampard delivers a free-kick cross. Jose Bosingwa heads away.

  • 2'

    Porto holding firm at the moment. There's a lot of drums to be heard in the crowd.

  • 1'

    An early worrry. And he's still limping. Jose cannot be happy about the prospect of losing his talisman so early.

  • 1'

    Chelsea mount an attack straight from the kick-off. But Porto get the ball clear. Drogba looks to have an injury. He's limping.

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    Porto: 1-Helton; 12-Jose Bosingwa, 3-Pepe, 14-Bruno Alves, 18-Paulo Assuncao, 16-Raul Meireles, 8-Lucho Gonzalez, 13-Fucile 7-Ricardo Quaresma, 23-Helder Postiga, 9-Lisandro Lopez

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    Chelsea: 1-Petr Cech; 19-Lassana Diarra, 6-Ricardo Carvalho, 26-John Terry, 18-Wayne Bridge; 4-Claude Makelele, 5-Michael Essien, 8-Frank Lampard, 13-Michael Ballack; 7-Andriy Shevchenko, 11-Didier Drogba.

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    Chelsea go for the team we all expected though the full-back pairing of Diarra and Bridge is by no means first choice.

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    It's an emotional return for Jose for the club he took to the pinnacle of European football. Chelsea are favourites but the Portugese club have a pedigree in this competition.