UEFA EUROPA LEAGUE

Luzhniki Stadium

Referee: Firat Aydinus | Attendance: 25000

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FK Rubin Kazan

  • Ivan Sierra Marcano 51'
  • Gokdeniz Karadeniz 62'
  • Bebars Natcho 75' PEN

3 - 2

FT

2nd leg: 4 - 5 (Agg)

Chelsea

  • Fernando Torres 5'
  • Victor Moses 55'
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  • 93'

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  • 93'

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  • 93'

    And there goes the full-time whistle. Despite seemingly in a very comfortable position at half-time, Chelsea allowed Rubin back into the game with some sloppy defending. Nearly a brave comeback from the Russians, but they ultimately left themselves with too much to do.

  • 92'

    Torres picks out Oscar in the box with a great ball. The Brazilian does well to turn his man and fire a shot at goal but Ryzhikov is able to make a comfortable save.

  • 91'

    Chelsea bring on Ivanovic for Lampard. The defender is needed to help deal with these Rubin deliveries.

  • 91'

    Oscar goes into the book for a poor challenge.

  • 91'

    Three minutes of injury time to be played.

  • 90'

    Another ball comes into the Chelsea box but Dyadyun is unable to make the required contact. Chelsea are really struggling with these balls into their area.

  • 90'

    Rubin send a corner into the box but Lampard is able to slice the ball clear.

  • 89'

    Kaleshin finds some space down the right but his cross is poor and Azpilicueta can head clear.

  • 88'

    Chelsea giving away possession needlessly here and inviting Rubin to come back and attack them.

  • 87'

    Torres does well to turn Marcano and is tripped by the Rubin man, who goes into the book for the challenge.

  • 87'

    Time is ticking for Rubin now...

  • 86'

    Chelsea take it short and send the ball back to their defence to restart the move.

  • 85'

    Oscar gets on the end of a long ball forward but Navas is there to concede the corner.

  • 84'

    The official attendance for tonight's game is 18,500. The stadium can hold five times more than that amount.

  • 83'

    Eremenko has a go from distance for Rubin but Cech is able to watch the strike drift wide of his goal.

  • 83'

    Eight minutes plus stoppage time to go. Time for two more Rubin goals?

  • 82'

    Ansaldi picks out Rondon with a fine ball from the left but the striker can only head straight at Cech from close-range. That was a real chance for Rubin.

  • 81'

    Karadeniz bursts into the box and nearly picks out Ryazantsev in the middle but Terry does very well to get his head to it first.

  • 80'

    Dyadyun has a go from outside the box but he drags his effort well wide of the post. The home side are creating plenty of chances now.

  • 79'

    It is all Rubin now as Karadeniz sends in a ball into the box from the right but Azpilicueta is there to avert the danger with a headed clearance.

  • 78'

    Chelsea look like a nervous wreck once again. Benitez did surely not envisage the second half turning out like this at half-time.

  • 77'

    Chelsea respond to the goal by bringing on Oscar for Benayoun.

  • 77'

    Chelsea break through Moses, however, he wastes possession and fires an effort at goal well over the bar.

  • 76'

    Two more goals needed for Rubin now...

  • 75'

    It was Azpilicueta who gave away the penalty for his challenge on Ryazantsev. It looked a harsh decision.

  • 75'

    Natcho with a top penalty as he sends Cech the wrong way and picks out the top corner. Game on.

  • 75'

    GOAL FOR RUBIN. NATCHO.

  • 74'

    Rubin win a penalty...

  • 74'

    The draw for the semi-finals of the competition is tomorrow, just in case you were wondering...

  • 73'

    Karadeniz has scored four and assisted two in the Europa League this season, more than any other Rubin player.

  • 72'

    Rubin make their final change as Kasaev makes way for Ryazantsev.

  • 71'

    Karadeniz fires in a dangerous cross from the right but Azpilicueta does very well to meet the ball and head clear the danger.

  • 70'

    Chelsea have had a few minutes to compose themselves and they look to be pretty comfortable at the back again. They were all at sea for a little while.

  • 68'

    Moses bursts forward for Chelsea down the left and is unlucky not to win a free-kick. He has been the outlet for the away side today.

  • 67'

    Rubin come forward again through Karadeniz only to be tackled by Luiz. There is a real sense of belief from the Russians now.

  • 66'

    Rubin make another change as Dyadyun comes on for Orbaiz.

  • 65'

    Another cross comes in from the left for Rubin as Marcano rises highest this time, but his header falls just wide of the post. Unlucky. Chelsea look a little rattled.

  • 64'

    Are Rubin back in it? They need to score three as just two means they will go out on goal difference.

  • 62'

    Karadeniz rises highest to head home for Rubin after a cross in from the left. Poor defending from Chelsea.

  • 62'

    GOAL FOR RUBIN. KARADENIZ.

  • 61'

    Extra-time is no longer possible any more, just in case you were wondering...

  • 60'

    That proves to be Ramires' final contribution as he comes off to be replaced by Mikel. Benitez obviously has Sunday's FA Cup semi-final with Man City on his mind.

  • 59'

    Ramires has a go from distance for Chelsea but his effort sails high and wide.

  • 58'

    Moses, who has been very lively today, gets forward down the left and picks out Lampard. The midfielder's touch is poor though and he concedes possession to Rubin.

  • 57'

    Some desperate defending from Chelsea inside their own box brings an end to a promising Rubin move. Luiz with the vital interception.

  • 56'

    That surely is game over now, just as Rubin looked like they might have a slight chance. They now need four goals to win.

  • 55'

    Moses plays a clever one-two with Ramires, who did very well to start the move, before clipping the ball past Ryzhikov with a neat finish.

  • 55'

    GOAL FOR CHELSEA. MOSES.

  • 53'

    The few thousand that are in this big stadium are starting to make a little bit of noise now following that goal.

  • 52'

    That should set up an interesting second half. Rubin will surely step up their level of attack, fuelled by added confidence. Another goal and things could start to get very nervy for Chelsea.

  • 51'

    A lovely ball from Orbaiz from the left picks out Marcano in the box. The Rubin man lands a thumping header on goal, leaving Cech with no chance.

  • 51'

    GOAL FOR RUBIN. MARCANO.

  • 50'

    Rondon causing Terry problems and nearly steals the ball from the defender right in front of goal.

  • 49'

    The second half starting like the first one ended: Rubin in possession but Chelsea looking comfortable at the back.

  • 48'

    Any early Rubin goal would be good for the neutral...

  • 47'

    Eremenko picks the ball up on the edge of the box and shapes to shoot but some good work from Lampard sees the Rubin man concede possession.

  • 46'

    And Rubin get the second half underway. Remember they need three to force extra-time.

  • 46'

    Rubin changing things up as they bring on Kaleshin for Kuzmin.

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    Chelsea could become the first side to win UEFA's two top club competitions in reverse order in successive seasons if they achieve Europa League glory this season.

  • 45'

    And there goes the half-time whistle. After an early away goal it has all been pretty comfortable for Chelsea. Cech's fine save at the death keeps his side in front.

  • 45'

    A fine pass from Natcho who picks out Karadeniz in the box. His first-time effort is saved by Cech, though, and Chelsea are able to scramble the ball clear. Great stop from the Blues keeper.

  • 45'

    Moses plays a neat one-two with Torres but the striker's return pass was poor, otherwise Moses could have been clear.

  • 44'

    Torres looks to be brought down on the edge of the box. No foul given so the striker gets right back up, wins the ball and tries to drive into the penalty area, before getting tackled again.

  • 43'

    An attack from Chelsea as Moses manages to slip Lampard into the box. His pass is a little heavy and the angle for Lampard is too tight to get in a decent cross.

  • 41'

    Chelsea starting to get on the ball a bit more now. By doing so they are frustraing their opponents and also disrupting their flow.

  • 40'

    Rafa Benitez will be pretty pleased with how this half has gone for his side. He cannot ask for too much more.

  • 38'

    If Rubin could a nick a goal before half-time it would give them plenty of belief and set up an interesting second 45 minutes.

  • 37'

    Luiz heads clear a Rubin delivery into the area. Natcho latches onto it and shoots first time but his effort canons back off a Chelsea defender. The Russians seem to be upping their level a little bit now.

  • 36'

    Some neat work from Ansaldi down the left-hand side but his cross lets him down as it runs out for a goal kick.

  • 35'

    Rondon tries to get onto the end of a long ball forward. He looks to have beaten the defence but Cech is there to smother it.

  • 34'

    A lovely run from Kasaev as he beats Ake and Terry before darting into the box. He then flicks it back to Eremenko who shoots first time but the lack of pace on the effort means Cech is able to make a comfortable save.

  • 33'

    Plenty of possession from Rubin but they are finding it hard converting that into real chances. Cech has had little to do.

  • 32'

    Some neat play by Moses down the left as he beats a man before sending a low cross into the box. The delivery is not the greatest, though, and Rubin are able to clear the danger.

  • 30'

    Karadeniz picks out Rondon on the edge of the box. The striker turns and tries to fire an effort at goal but he gets it wrong as it floast harmlessly wide.

  • 29'

    Karadeniz comes forward for Rubin but he soon gets tackled by Ferreira. The Russians are really struggling to cause any trouble for Chelsea.

  • 28'

    Moses sends a dangerous ball into Rubin's area. Lampard gets his head to it but Ryzhikov is able to make a routine save.

  • 27'

    Kasaev whips in a cross from the left searching for Rondon but he puts way too much on it and the ball runs out for a goal kick.

  • 26'

    Chelsea play it around nicely, with their midfielders all getting a touch of the ball before Benayoun gets shackled and the ball runs off for a throw.

  • 25'

    Chelsea are playing with ten men behind the ball, just sitting back and soaking up the pressure from the Russian side.

  • 23'

    Natcho tries to send in a cross from the right but it is poor and Luiz is able to deal with it easily. Rubin's end product is letting them down at the moment as they are getting into dangerous positions.

  • 22'

    Rubin come forward through Rondon but Luiz once again brings their attack to an end. It is pretty comfortable at the back for Chelsea.

  • 21'

    Rondon picks the ball up off Karadeniz and shoots first time from the edge of the box, but he drags his effort well wide of Cech's goal.

  • 20'

    Orbaiz tries to play a long ball over the top of the Chelsea defence but Luiz is there to avert the danger. The Russian side are finding it hard to penetrate the Blues at the moment.

  • 19'

    That goal was Fernando Torres' fourth from his last three Europa League outings.

  • 18'

    Moses picks up the ball on the edge of the box and decides to have a go at goal but his effort is tame and was never causing Ryzhikov any problems.

  • 17'

    A lovely dummy from Torres as he turns Marcano. A lively start from the Spaniard.

  • 16'

    Lampard sends in the free-kick but the whistle is blown for offside. What a waste.

  • 15'

    Chelsea win a free-kick in a dangerous position...

  • 14'

    Rubin will probably be wishing they were playing at their home ground today in front of a packed ground. The atmosphere is slightly surreal in Moscow.

  • 13'

    Torres finds himself in space down the right and decides to swing a cross into the Rubin box. Benayoun tries to get on the end of it but is unable make the required contact and the ball runs out for a goal kick.

  • 12'

    Torres is working hard up front. That goal will have done wonders for the striker's confidence.

  • 11'

    Some nice passing from Chelsea sees Azpilicueta eventually released down the right but hie s just unable to get to the ball ahead of the Rubin defender.

  • 10'

    Chelsea very much playing on the break here. With that early goal they can afford to do so.

  • 9'

    Natcho looks to find Rondon with a clever ball forward but Cech is quick off his line and brings an end to the move.

  • 8'

    Ake is sitting in front of the back four for Chelsea, rather than filling in at left back as some predicted.

  • 8'

    Ansaldi comes forward down the left but Benayoun does well to block his cross.

  • 7'

    Rubin need to score four now to win this tie. Three and they will force the game into extra time.

  • 6'

    Natcho has a go from long distance but he sends his effort well over the bar.

  • 5'

    Totally against the run of the play that goal, as it has been all Rubin on the ball bar so far.

  • 4'

    Torres latches onto a long ball over the top from Lampard and the striker chips it over the oncoming keeper with his first touch. Lovely finish.

  • 4'

    GOAL FOR CHELSEA. TORRES.

  • 4'

    Rubin with a great chance as Karadeniz tees up Ermenko in the box but his shot from close range is blocked by Terry. Unlucky.

  • 3'

    Rubin taking the game to their opponents early on here and putting them under plenty of pressure at the back.

  • 2'

    Rondon tries to get on the end of a Rubin pass into the box but he soon loses possession.

  • 1'

    Rubin steal possession off the Blues and knock it around patiently at the back.

  • 1'

    Chelsea get this first half underway...

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    There are plenty of empty seats. Could that play into Chelsea's hands?

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    Today's clash is being played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow rather than Rubin's home ground as the condition of the pitch there was not considered playable.

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    The teams are making their way onto the pitch now. We are just moments away from kick-off...

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    Chelsea make seven changes from the side that beat Sunderland at the weekend. John Terry, Paulo Ferreira, Nathan Ake, Frank Lampard, Yossi Benayoun, Victor Moses and Fernando Torres come in for Branislav Ivanovic, Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Eden Hazard and Demba Ba.

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    Chelsea make seven changes from the side that beat Sunderland at the weekend. John Terry, Paulo Ferreira, Nathan Ake, Frank Lampard, Yossi Benayoun, Victor Moses and Fernando Torres come in for Branislav Ivanovic, Ryan Bertrand, Juan Mata, Oscar, John Obi Mikel, Eden Hazard and Demba Ba.

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    Kazan make three changes from the first leg with Ivan Marcano, Alan Kasaev and Jose Salomon Rondon coming in for Roman Sharonov, Vitali Kaleshin and Vladimir Dyadyun.

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    Chelsea subs: Turnbull, Ivanovic, Oscar, Mikel, Hazard, Marin, Mata.

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    Rubin Kazan subs: Arlauskis, Ryazantsev, Kasaev, Kisliak, Marcano, Tore, Rondon.

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    Chelsea team: Cech, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Terry, Ferreira, Ake, Lampard, Ramires, Benayoun, Moses, Torres.

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    Rubin Kazan team: Ryzhikov, Kuzmin, Ansaldi, Navas, Marcano, Orbaiz, Kasaev, Eremenko, Karadeniz, Natcho, Rondon.

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    The Blues hold a 3-1 lead from the first leg thanks to goals from Fernando Torres, who hit a brace, and Victor Moses.

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    Join us later for live commentary of the Europa League quarter-final second leg between Rubin Kazan and Chelsea. Kick-off is at 1700GMT.

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Goal Shot Video
  •  
  • Shots (on goal)

  • tackles

  • Fouls

  • possession

  • FK Rubin Kazan

  • 14(8)

  • -

  • 7

  • 68%

    32%

  • Chelsea

  • 5(3)

  • -

  • 8

Chelsea

Line-up
POS No Name

G

1 Petr Cech

D

4 David Luiz

D

19 Paulo Ferreira

D

26 John Terry

D

28 César Azpilicueta

M

7 Ramires
M
12 John Obi Mikel

M

8 Frank Lampard
D
2 Branislav Ivanovic

M

13 Victor Moses

M

30 Yossi Benayoun
M
11 Oscar

M

57 Nathan Ake

F

9 Fernando Torres
 
Substitutes
POS No Name
G 22 Ross Turnbull
D 2 Branislav Ivanovic
M 10 Juan Mata
M 11 Oscar
M 12 John Obi Mikel
M 17 Eden Hazard
M 21 Marko Marin

Match Stats

  • FK Rubin Kazan
  • Chelsea
14(8) Shots (on goal) 5(3)
7 Fouls 8
3 Corner kicks 2
1 Offsides 0
68% Time of Possession 32%
1 Yellow Cards 1
0 Red Cards 0
4 Saves 7
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