London – Chelsea remain dominant over Sporting Lisbon although storing a number of core players in the last match of Group G Champions League on Thursday morning (12/11/14) pm.
The first round took place at Stamford Bridge Stadium that ended with a score of 2-0 to Chelsea. The opening goal scored by Cesc Fabregas from the penalty spot and duplicated by Andre Schurrle.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, was carrying three core players that captain John Terry, midfielder Eden Hazard and Willian. Name defender Branislav Ivanovic and midfielder Ramires there on the bench.
However, the Blues still lose Cesc Fabregas in midfield and Diego Costa as the spearhead of a 4-5-1 scheme.
In the stronghold of Sporting Lisbon, coach Marco Silva, lowering the same formation by placing Islam Slimani as a lone striker.
Chelsea excel in control of the ball by 53 percent and three shots on goal, while Sporting only one.
Chelsea immediately kicked from the early minutes played. Three minutes of the game takes place, wing defender Filipe Luis was in the opponent’s penalty box welcome breakthrough Fabregas. Unfortunately, the linesman raise the flag for offside.
Three minutes later, the Blues got a penalty for Filipe Luis Ricardo Esgaio violated. Fabregas, who became the kicker, successfully netted the ball into the goal. Display scoreboard instantly turned into a 1-0 to Chelsea.
12th minute, Sporting almost equalized. Heading Andre Carrillo welcome crossing Diego Capel still too high over the crossbar.
Chelsea actually doubled the lead in the 16th minute. utilizing a short pass Matic, Schurrle opened the gap in front of the penalty box and fired a hard shot. The ball lodged in the bottom right corner of the goal, could not be stopped goalkeeper Rui Patricio. Chelsea away with a score of 2-0.
Schurrle almost added a position in the 23rd minute. The German midfielder is in the right position in the opponent’s penalty box, flat welcomes cross Azpilicueta. This time, the ball can still be anticipated Patricio.
Diego Capel got a chance in the 36th minute. Header welcomes cross Carrillo is still blocked by the defense. Ball gag leads to him and grabbed the left foot kick. Unfortunately, the ball is turned over to the middle of the goal can still be stopped Petr Cech.
Entering the final five minutes, both teams pressed defense. Chelsea striker Mohamed Salah, was melepaska kick from outside the box but can be anticipated defenders. Score 2-0 to Chelsea last until the break.
Chelsea: Petr Cech; Filipe Luis, Kurt Zouma, Gary Cahill, Cesar Azpilicueta; Cesc Fabregas, John Obi Mikel, Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah, Nemanja Matic; Diego Costa. Coach: Jose Mourinho.
Sporting: Rui Patricio; Mauricio, Paulo de Oliveira, Jonathan Silva, Ricardo Esgaio; Diego Capel, William, Joao Mario, Andre Carrillo, Adrien Silva; Islam Slimani. Coach: Marco Silva