Chelsea 0-1 Inter Milan

José Mourinhos appearance to the Londoner Stamford Bridge was already terminated before the official Abpfiff. The Portuguese coach of inter Milan a quiet revenge at its ex club FC Chelsea London took and left shortly before the conclusion whistle its coach bank – it knew that its crew with the 1:0 – Auswärtserfolg the ticket for the quarter final „of the king class “to book could.


Inter Milan muster in the attack Samuel Eto’o, Diego Milito and Goran Pandev. Behind it producer Wesley Sneijder drew its circles. Esteban Cambiasso and Thiago Motta completed the centre zone of the Italians. In the Viererkette accumulated Maicon, Samuel, Lucio and Javier Zanetti, Keeper Julio César stood likewise again in the starting eleven.

Chelsea coach Carlo Ancelotti surprised with his list: It decided for an employment of Yuri Zhirkov in the starting eleven. Ricardo Carvalho had to take place in the reserve bank. In the centre zone Lampard, John Obi Mikel and Michael Ballack, the Angriffstrio played franc formed Florent Malouda, Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba.


Not least José Mourinhos return to the Stamford Bridge heated the emotions up on Tuesday evening, but also the pure fight for the introduction into champions the League quarter final. Chelsea London had the allegedly worse maps in the replay against inter Milan, after the first leg was lost with 1:2.

But, and like that it was in the first leg, the play already already offered particularly in the first 45 minutes hardly considerable actions. Chelsea London became stronger with the continuation of the first half time, while the efforts of the Italians concentrated on defending and on lying in wait counter-chances, which flowed however usually in an offside position.

A distance shot of Michael Ballack (11.), which was simultaneous also the best action of the German national team captain in the first half time, and two smaller actions of Drogba (41.) and Malouda (26.) provided at least in the beginning for the breath of a danger. Inter Milan came only once before the gate of Chelseas conclusion man RossTurnball, as an aggressor Samuel Eto´o (33.) surprisingly got the ball on his head, but this purposefully in the opposing gate to accommodate could not.


With a 0:0 both crews went to the weaker sort into the cab. The play tilted after the page overflow toward inter Milan, which more ball possession did not only have, but also to the better chances came. To the eighth final play it was not missing however also further at speed, also an regulatory and flowing play river was to be recognized.

To the Stamford Bridge it stood also after scarcely one hour still 2:1 for inter Milan, with which the result from the first leg was meant. Chelsea needed the important hit to the 1:0, but on the lawn the Italians continued to increase: Diego Milito (64.) a strong bullethole possibility, by not meeting the ball correctly, assigned to Goran Pandev had four minutes before the guidance hit on the foot, before Thiago Motta (70.) with an header failed.

Chelsea London did not undertake efforts to turn the first leg result with its own gate in the replay. And like that it was an ingenious moment in the 78. Minute, for which interaggressor set Samuel Eto’o in scene, at the edge – however completely correctly seen – of the offside obtained the arrow-fast Kameruner the 1:0 for the series A-club. Eto’o let the along-traveled interfollowers be jubilant, because the quarter final was at this time nearly perfect. At the latest after the red map against Didier Drogba (86.), which let itself hinreißen to a footstep against Motta, was the round of the last sixteen for the Londoner terminated.


Chelsea London expressed, simply, too few made. „The Blues “came only shortly before the break whistle to its feared pressure. After the break tea the heads of the household became ever weaker. They did not have ideas and had the Italians logically also struck to give oneself.


Interior defender Lucio was with inter Milan the dominating man in the defensive. It stood out from not always safe May countries a defensive and carried against the Chelsea aggressors great work out. At its side also Maicon made a good portion. The two interplayers were the best ones.

ARBITRATOR: Wolfgang strong – note: 5

The German arbitrator did not make a good impression in the first half time. Strong attached great importance to international hardness, but in two situations quite already in former times the first yellow map could have shown, if not even must! Besides it came to two argued eleven-meter situations, which Wolfgang’s would probably have had to bring to strong in a case to the Strafstoß. After the page overflow did not let the impartial maps any longer so easily put, even if he missed it, to refer Florent Malouda with the yellow red map of the place.

Note: The evaluation scale is enough as with the play note of one point (grottenschlecht) until ten points (world class).


It was not a soccer game for gourmets. Only in the second 45 minutes the portion became better, without being hochklassig thereby. Unfortunately there were few gate chances, but too many false passports on both sides only.


After strong season start Diego Milito slipped around the turn of the year into the Castrol of ranking. With important hits, like its 1:0 in champions the League first leg against the Londoner, he climbed now good 111. Rank and has thereby altogether 683 points on its account.


Inter Milan has itself earns the ticket for champions the League quarter final secured. The Italians did not play themselves under any circumstances outstandingly, compiled however the better gate chances. Chelsea disappointed on whole line.

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