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Four-goal Chelsea march into knockout stage

Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.45CET
Chelsea FC 4-1 FC Spartak Moskva
One second-half goal apiece for Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba, and two for Branislav Ivanović, took the home team into the round of 16.
by Trevor Huggins
from Stamford Bridge

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Match statistics

ChelseaSpartak Moskva

Goals scored4
 
1
Attempts on target9
 
5
Attempts off target11
 
8
Corners8
 
3
Offsides2
 
2
Fouls committed13
 
16
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

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

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Published: Wednesday 3 November 2010, 22.45CET

Four-goal Chelsea march into knockout stage

Chelsea FC 4-1 FC Spartak Moskva
One second-half goal apiece for Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba, and two for Branislav Ivanović, took the home team into the round of 16.

Chelsea FC followed up their 2-0 Matchday 3 success at FC Spartak Moskva with a home win which secured a place in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 for Carlo Ancelotti's side.

After a goalless opening period, Nicolas Anelka broke the deadlock with a superb angled finish in the 49th minute. Didier Drogba converted a 62nd-minute penalty and Branislav Ivanović headed in the Ivorian's free-kick four minutes later to assure victory for the Group F leaders. The visitors managed an 86th-minute consolation from substitute Nikita Bazhenov, before Ivanović rubber-stamped the win by rifling in his second of the night in added time.

Despite the outcome, Spartak started brightly against a Chelsea side who took time to find their rhythm. A menacing early shot from Aiden McGeady which drifted wide was followed by a series of Evgeni Makeev raids down the flanks and Andrei Ivanov, troubling a Chelsea back four without captain John Terry, who watched from the bench. However, Chelsea gradually asserted themselves as the half wore on and Drogba, captain for the night, had a series of efforts blocked by goalkeeper Andriy Dykan and his defenders.

Though Spartak's Brazilian captain Alex sent in a stinging 20-metre shot which Petr Čech chose to punch away, the best chance of the half fell to Chelsea three minutes before the break. The Blues' Russia midfielder Yuri Zhirkov whipped over a corner from the right, Ivanović headed the ball on but fellow defender Alex could only shin over the bar from close range.

Chelsea needed a second-half goal to reach the round of 16 and Anelka, who had scored in Moscow two weeks ago, duly provided after just four minutes. The French international worked a neat one-two with Salomon Kalou before lashing an angled shot over Dykan and into the roof of the net. The result was put beyond doubt when Drogba hammered his spot kick into the bottom left corner after being felled by Makeev in the area.

Chelsea were now rampant and Ivanović had no difficulty heading a Drogba free-kick into the same corner in the 66th minute. Kalou could have made it four, blasting over the top after being put through by Drogba, but Bazhenov made no such mistake for Spartak when he steered in Welliton's cross-shot. Chelsea had the last word, however, Ivanović slamming in a fourth after a goalmouth scramble to complete a fine night for the hosts.

Last updated: 08/12/13 4.45CET

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Lineups

chelsea

Chelsea

spartak moskva

Spartak Moskva

1
ČechPetr Čech (GK)
81
DykanAndriy Dykan (GK)
2
IvanovićBranislav Ivanović
Goal66
Goal90+2
5
SheshukovAleksandr Sheshukov
Substitution67
3
A. ColeAshley Cole
7
IbsonIbson
7
RamiresRamires
11
WellitonWelliton
11
DrogbaDidier Drogba (C)
Goal62
Substitution76
12
AlexAlex (C)
Substitution69
12
MikelJohn Obi Mikel
Yellow Card38
Substitution69
16
MakeevEvgeni Makeev
18
ZhirkovYuri Zhirkov
17
SuchýMarek Suchý
19
FerreiraPaulo Ferreira
18
IvanovAndrei Ivanov
Yellow Card66
21
KalouSalomon Kalou
19
ParejaNicolas Pareja
33
AlexAlex
64
McGeadyAiden McGeady
Substitution80
39
AnelkaNicolas Anelka
Goal49
Substitution76
99
D. KombarovDmitri Kombarov
Yellow Card43

Substitutes

22
TurnbullRoss Turnbull (GK)
56
BelenovAleksandr Belenov (GK)
23
SturridgeDaniel Sturridge
Substitution76
6
SabitovRenat Sabitov
26
TerryJohn Terry
8
DrinčićNikola Drinčić
Substitution67
38
Van AanholtPatrick van Aanholt
21
BazhenovNikita Bazhenov
Substitution80
Goal86
43
BrumaJeffrey Bruma
26
KhodyrevAnton Khodyrev
44
KakutaGaël Kakuta
Substitution76
27
AnanidzeJano Ananidze
46
McEachranJosh McEachran
Substitution69
49
KozlovAleksandr Kozlov
Substitution69

Coach

Carlo Ancelotti (ITA) Valeri Karpin (RUS)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Assistant referees

Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR)

Fourth official

Süleyman Abay (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Halis Özkahya (TUR), Hüseyin Göçek (TUR)

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