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Powerful Chelsea brush Atlético aside

Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 0.45CET
Chelsea FC 4-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti's Group D leaders made it three wins out of three to further damage Atlético's aspirations of progressing to the last 16.
by Trevor Haylett
from Stamford Bridge

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Match statistics

ChelseaAtlético

Goals scored4
 
0
Attempts on target5
 
5
Attempts off target4
 
5
Corners3
 
3
Offsides12
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
20
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 03/10/2013 16:21 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Thursday 22 October 2009, 0.45CET

Powerful Chelsea brush Atlético aside

Chelsea FC 4-0 Club Atlético de Madrid
Carlo Ancelotti's Group D leaders made it three wins out of three to further damage Atlético's aspirations of progressing to the last 16.

Three games, three wins and still to concede a goal. Chelsea FC may have encountered some difficult waters in the Premier League but in the UEFA Champions League they are once again making serene progress through the group stage as Club Atlético de Madrid found to their cost at Stamford Bridge.

All to do
Two goals from Salomon Kalou helped inflict a second successive defeat for the Spanish side who conceded twice more through Frank Lampard and Luis Perea's own goal. Chelsea can seal qualification in Madrid in two weeks' time when Atlético, five points behind second-placed FC Porto, will have it all to do to keep their hopes alive.

Carvalho dropped
There was a lively opening in west London where Atlético knew there was no benefit for adopting a strategy of containment, their predicament of a single point from two games demanding they seek out attacking opportunities. They may also have been encouraged by the way Chelsea had been conceding goals in the Premier League and the latest demonstration of these frailties, Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa FC, cost Ricardo Carvalho his place with Branislav Ivanović installed at centre-back.

Early chances
Diego Forlán embarked on an early run but failed to trouble Petr Čech with his shot. Then, following Simão's burst of pace that took him beyond Michael Essien, a glorious chance presented itself to the Uruguayan but Čech was equal to his near-post header. Two minutes later and the noisy band of Spanish supporters were ready to acclaim a Sergio Agüero strike as he chased a flick-on with Ivanović slow to respond yet his firm left-footed drive only found the side-netting. The action was coming thick and fast. Next to feature was Lampard as his free-kick was palmed into his own net by Sergio Asenjo but a flag indicating Kalou's offside position spared his blushes.

Blushes spared
Kalou then missed badly as Deco and Michael Ballack combined to play him in but he came good four minutes from the break when he turned in Ashley Cole's cross. Atlético's hope of a comeback unravelled within seven minutes of the restart as Kalou scored again. For Asenjo it was a short period of contrasting fortunes. He first denied Nicolas Anelka who had let fly with a shot of real venom. From a throw-in soon after Asenjo had to hurriedly scramble to claw the ball to safety, but from Lampard's ensuing corner he was undone again as the Ivorian striker climbed imperiously at the far post to nod in.

Lampard makes sure
An immediate chance arose for Agüero to reduce the deficit when he was sent clear again but the Argentinian hesitated, allowing Čech to get down and make the save. Chelsea made sure of the points when Lampard played a one-two with Essien before beating Asenjo at his right-hand post from the edge of the box. Substitute Maxi Rodríguez twice came close to a consolation but, in added time, the visitors suffered the final cruel cut as Perea headed Florent Malouda's free-kick into his own net.

Last updated: 27/11/12 17.12CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

atlético

Atlético

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
1
Sergio AsenjoSergio Asenjo (GK)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
3
Antonio LópezAntonio López (C)
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
Substitution75
7
ForlánDiego Forlán
5
EssienMichael Essien
8
Raúl GarcíaRaúl García
Yellow Card74
8
LampardFrank Lampard
Goal69
10
AgüeroSergio Agüero
13
BallackMichael Ballack
12
Paulo AssunçãoPaulo Assunção
Substitution54
20
DecoDeco
17
UjfalušiTomáš Ujfaluši
21
KalouSalomon Kalou
Goal41
Goal52
Substitution73
18
Álvaro DomínguezÁlvaro Domínguez
Yellow Card90
26
TerryJohn Terry (C)
20
SimãoSimão
Substitution77
35
BellettiJuliano Belletti
Yellow Card86
21
PereaLuis Perea
Goal90+1
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Substitution78
23
Cléber SantanaCléber Santana
Substitution65

Substitutes

40
HilárioHilário (GK)
43
De GeaDavid de Gea (GK)
6
CarvalhoRicardo Carvalho
9
JuradoJosé Manuel Jurado
Substitution54
10
J. ColeJoe Cole
11
Maxi RodríguezMaxi Rodríguez
Substitution65
15
MaloudaFlorent Malouda
Substitution75
14
Sinama PongolleFlorent Sinama Pongolle
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
Substitution73
16
JuanitoJuanito
23
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Substitution78
19
ReyesJosé Antonio Reyes
Substitution77
43
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
22
Pablo IbáñezPablo Ibáñez

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Abel Resino (ESP)

Referee

Florian Meyer (GER)

Assistant referees

Carsten Kadach (GER), Sönke Glindemann (GER)

Fourth official

Günter Perl (GER)

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  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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