Napoli 3-1 Chelsea: Lavezzi double, Cavani,Mata scores
Napoli look stunning when they host Chelsea in the first leg last 16 Champions League on Tuesday (2/21/2012). Coming from behind, Napoli finally beaten 'The Blues' 3-1.
Chelsea actually went ahead through Juan Mata. However, Napoli replied through goals Edinson Cavani and two goals from Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Shown in the cage, Napoli showed a great confidence. They immediately hit, even troublesome Chelsea defense.
At minute 6, Ezequiel Lavezzi escaped from the convoy and faced with Chelsea goalkeeper, Petr Cech. However, the ball can kick was denied by Cech.
Czech Republic's goalkeeper again showed his prowess in the 10th minute. This time, Edinson Cavani who escaped the offside trap, when receiving feedback from the stomach. He was quickly released the ball into the right corner of the Chelsea goal from close range. But Cech is able to block the ball with his foot.
Longer-lago, Cech showed toughness. In the 19th minute, Christian Maggio separated from the convoy. He did a hard kick into the goal, but Cech was able to ward off the ball.
Chelsea are likely to only be counter-attacked, akhirya actually went ahead. Daniel Sturridge bait to Juan Mata who was in front of goal Napoli, driven Paolo Cannavaro. However, less than perfect shot and the ball meluntir, falling forward Mata. Easily, even Mata scored the ball into the goal Napoli, failed driven goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.
Winning 1-0, Chelsea became more confident. However, Napoli also more incentive to push for an equalizer.
At the 35th minute, Chelsea had another chance. They were able to corner headlong David Luis, but still slightly above the goal.
Napoli finally able to equalize in the 38th minute. Cavani is to penetrate, giving feedback to Ezequiel Lavezzi. Although still outside the penalty box, Lavezzi goal kick to Chelsea. This time, Cech failed to secure the net, until the position to be 1-1.
In first half injury time, Chelsea off guard again. Edinson Cavani successfully pushed a cross into the Chelsea goal and scored. Chelsea players protested to the referee that Cavani push the ball with his hands, not his chest. However, the referee still endorse that goal and Napoli were leading 2-1 until halftime.
In the second half, Chelsea stepped up their attacks. Had difficulty because Napoli does not give up, but finally got the chance also to the 50th minute. Florent Malouda able to kick hard to the net, unfortunately the ball was blocked by De Sanctis.
Four minutes later, Napoli who get the opportunity. Lavezzi got a space shot wide after receiving feedback from Cavani. It's just kick the ball was off the mark.
At the 65th minute, Napoli successfully increased his lead thanks to goals from Lavezzi. Goals came from Hugo Armando bait away to Cavani. While at the same time, Cech had already advanced. However, David Luis mendahulinya to throw the ball. Unfortunately, the ball on the chest leading to Cavani and Lavezzi. Without difficulty, Lavezzi kicking the ball into the empty goal, 3-1.
In fact, in the 81st minute, Chelsea almost conceded again. Marek Hamsik is able to break through the defense, can cross off the next goal. The ball cut Maggio. However, Ashley Cole could still menghalaunya.
Chelsea tried to use the time to catch up, but it failed and was forced to give up 1-3.
Napoli: 1st-Morgan De Sanctis; 28-Paolo Cannavaro, 6-Salvatore Aronica, 14, Hugo Armando Campagnaro, 23-Walter Gargano, 88-Gokhan Inler, 18-Juan Zuniga, 11-Christian Maggio, 7-Edinson Cavani, 22 -Ezequiel Lavezzi (20-Blerim Dzemaili 74), 17-Marek Hamsik (29-Goran Pandev 82)
Chelsea: 1-Petr Cech; 4-David Luiz, 24-Gary Cahill, 17-Jose Bosingwa (3-Ashley Cole 12), 2-Branislav Ivanovic, 16-Raul Meireles (5-Michael Essien 70), 7-Ramires, 15-Florent Malouda (8-Frank Lampard 70), 23-Daniel Sturridge, 11-Didier Drogba, 10-Juan Mata