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  • Valencia 1-1 Chelsea: Lampard great-strike, Soldado penalty

    Valencia successfully force a 1-1 draw at home to Chelsea. Coming from behind until the last minute, El Che finally survived thanks to goals from Roberto Soldado penalty.

    In the match at the Mestalla on Wednesday (28/09/2011) , Valencia was nervous at the beginning of the first half. As a result, they were dominated by the visitors. Even so, no goal is created in the first half.

    In the second half, the game runs more exciting. First Chelsea goal by Frank Lampard.

    The victory The Blues are already in sight shattered in the last minute. Salomon Kalou made mistakes Valencia get a penalty. Soldado to be the executor did not waste it.

    A draw is not changing the position of Chelsea at the top of Group E with four points. While Valencia was ranked third with two points.

    The game

    Threaten Chelsea Lampard free kick in the 14th minute. However, goalkeeper Diego Alves to secure the ball was still spry.

    11 minutes later, the home team get a golden opportunity. Starting a cross from the left wing Jeremy Mathieu, just flick Pablo Hernandez hit the Chelsea goal nets.

    Last chance in the first half belonged to Valencia when Hernandez fired volley from outside the penalty box. But, the ball was right leads into the arms of Petr Cech.

    Fernando Torres almost scored at minute 51. Jose Bosingwa's cross from the right wing perfectly capable gored, but Alves is wonderful to be brushed off the ball.

    Within two minutes later, Alves made two fantastic rescue. First, when he dispels Ramires flick in a duel one on one. Shortly thereafter, he was also able to block the shot Torres from close range.

    Finally, who could conquer Alves is Lampard. In the 56th minute, his shot welcomes horizontal feed Florent Malouda's goal rattled the home team.

    Valencia have a chance to equalize in the 71st minute. But, Pablo Piatti volley from inside the box can be countered by Cech.

    Four minutes later, Chelsea goalkeeper Cech again secure. This time, Sofiane Feghouli hard kick from outside the box can be tamed.

    Malouda wasted a chance to double Chelsea's advantage in the 78th minute. Free-standing in the penalty box, his shot was too weak.

    Four minutes ahead of normal time running out, Valencia get a penalty after Salomon Kalou handsball in a restricted area. Roberto Soldado is so executioners carry out their duties perfectly.

    Until the long whistle sounded, the score 1-1 to be accepted by both teams. Had been a commotion at the end of the game when Chelsea get a free kick, but because it was too long to take, the referee blew the whistle marks the end of the game, Juan Mata and Ashley Cole who protest get a yellow card from referee.

    Team Line-up:

    Valencia: Diego Alves, Rami, Victor Ruiz, Mathieu (Piatti 60 '), Albelda, Ever Banega (Jonas 73'), Canales, Jordi Alba, Pablo Hernandez (Feghouli 73 '), Soldado

    Cech; Bosingwa, David Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires (Meireles 66 '), Mikel, Lampard (Kalou 83'); Mata, Torres (Anelka 73 '), Malouda


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