Champions League • Group H
  • 2nd Half
  • Valencia CF
  • Chelsea
  • Gabriel Paulista
    87'
  • Wass
    82'
  • WillianMount
    80'
  • SolerLee
    78'
  • Arrizabalaga
    78'
  • TorresCoquelin
    74'
  • Kanté
    73'
  • JorginhoEmerson Palmieri
    72'
  • CostaGameiro
    67'
  • Azpilicueta
    55'
  • Garay
    53'
  • Pulisic
    50'
  • 1/2 Time
  • Valencia CF
  • Chelsea
  • AbrahamBatshuayi
    45'
  • 1st Half
  • Valencia CF
  • Chelsea
  • Kovacic
    41'
  • Soler
    40'
  • Wass
    32'
  • Jorginho
    7'
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Valencia CF - Chelsea
Champions League - 27 November 2019

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90+7' 

.... And breathe.

That's full time and it's a 2-2 draw between these two sides. Valencia will be cursing themselves for not finishing any one of their numerous wasted chances, with Gomez and Rodrigo the guiltiest parties. Chelsea may be frustrated to have been denied a win by a fortuitous equaliser but this is a creditable result that gives them a good chance of getting out of a tricky group.

90+6' 

ANOTHER VALENCIA MISS!

It's a familiar story for the hosts as Rodrigo has the goal at his mercy but he fails to tap it home, the ball running harmlessly of his foot and wide. Heads in hands everywhere.

90+5' 

Rodrigo goes on a brilliant run, cuts inside to leave Zouma nowhere, then bends it wide.

90'

Almost an own goal! That would have been the finale a match this breathless would have deserved. Batshuayi takes a shot that takes a huge deflection off Gabriel and looks to be heading into the net but Cillessen is there to make the block. We're into seven minutes of added time now.

  • Gabriel Paulista
    Yellow cardGabriel PaulistaValencia CFGabriel gets his name taken for a very late tackle on Mason Mount, catching him on the bridge of the foot and the ankle. That looked very, very painful.
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87'

Gabriel gets his name taken for a very late tackle on Mason Mount, catching him on the bridge of the foot and the ankle. That looked very, very painful.

83'

Off the line!

Back to breathless, end-to-end action here. Zouma rises highest to meet a cross but there's a man on the line to clear it.

  • Daniel Wass
    GoalDaniel WassValencia CFGOAL!! Valencia are level this time and after missing a series of easy chances, I'm not even sure if they meant this! Daniel Wass gets a yard of space down the right and tries to cross it towards the far post. Kepa completely misjudges it and it flies into the back of the net.
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82'

GOAL!!

Valencia are level this time and after missing a series of easy chances, I'm not even sure if they meant this! Daniel Wass gets a yard of space down the right and tries to cross it towards the far post. Kepa completely misjudges it and it flies into the back of the net.

78' 

Gameiro tries to bend one around Azpilicueta and into the top corner but he executes it wrong and it goes harmlessly wide.

72' 

This game is not quite as manic as it was 10 minutes ago. Valencia are camped outside the Chelsea box and it looks as though the visitors will focus on the counter attack now.

 
  • Kevin Gameiro
    OffJaume CostaValencia CFIt's the first change for Valencia as Gameiro replaces Costa.
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  • Kevin Gameiro
    OnKevin GameiroValencia CF
67' 

It's the first change for Valencia as Gameiro replaces Costa.

66' 

Absolute chaos in the Chelsea box!

Jose Gaya's cross isn't cleared and there's a game of pinball going on until Costa drives it wide.

64'

WHAT A SAVE!

It's Parejo who steps up and he shoots powerfully to Kepa's right but the Spanish goalkeeper gets a good hand to it to push it away.

63'

Penalty to Valencia!

Soler slips in a ball towards Gaya, who is in a tangle of Jorginho and goes down under the pressure from the Italy international.

57' 

Huge chance for Valencia!

Christensen makes a terrible error, prodding an aimless cross straight to Rodrigo, who tries to chip Kepa, who is well off his line. But it sails aimlessly over the bar. Chelsea breathe...

  • César Azpilicueta
    Yellow cardCésar AzpilicuetaChelseaAzpilicueta goes in the book for use of his arm.
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55' 

Azpilicueta goes in the book for use of his arm.

  • Christian Pulisic
    GoalChristian PulisicChelseaGOAL!! Kante hangs in a ball towards the back post, Zouma nods it on and Pulisic is first to it, edging the ball into the back of the net. The flag is up though and it won't count, pending a check from VAR... And the decision is overturned and the goal stands after a lengthy referral. Chelsea lead 2-1!
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50'

GOAL!!

Kante hangs in a ball towards the back post, Zouma nods it on and Pulisic is first to it, edging the ball into the back of the net. The flag is up though and it won't count, pending a check from VAR...

And the decision is overturned and the goal stands after a lengthy referral. Chelsea lead 2-1!

  • Michy Batshuayi
    OffTammy AbrahamChelseaBatshuayi is on to replace Abraham at the start of the second half. The Chelsea striker certainly looked to be in agony when he went down late in the first half.
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  • Michy Batshuayi
    OnMichy BatshuayiChelsea
46' 

Batshuayi is on to replace Abraham at the start of the second half. The Chelsea striker certainly looked to be in agony when he went down late in the first half.

  • End of 1st Half
45' 

And that's half-time.

This has been a breathless encounter at Mestalla, with both teams showing plenty of attacking intent. Valencia had missed two brilliant chances by the time they took the lead and were made to regret it when Kovacic equalised around a minute later. Stay tuned for what promises to be an entertaining second half.

45+2' 

Abraham is down in a heap and visibly uncomfortable after going to meet a Willian corner and falling horribly.

45' 

... to agony...

45' 

From ecstasy...

44'

After getting his first Chelsea goal, Kovacic is in the mood for more!

Pulisic goes on a fine run through the middle and slips in the Croat, who goes for goal but Cillessen palms it away at the near post.

  • Mateo Kovacic
    GoalMateo KovacicChelseaGOAL! Chelsea were not behind for long. Valencia fail to clear their lines from an Azpilicueta cross and Kovacic collects it and produces a fine finish to beat Cillessen at his near post from just outside the area.
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41'

GOAL!

Chelsea were not behind for long. Valencia fail to clear their lines from an Azpilicueta cross and Kovacic collects it and produces a fine finish to beat Cillessen at his near post from just outside the area.

  • Carlos Soler
    GoalCarlos SolerValencia CFGOAL!! Cillessen hoofs it clear and Rodrigo picks up the ball, cuts inside onto his left foot and picks out Soler brilliantly. He volleys it and it squeezes past Kepa, who got a hand to it but not enough.
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40'

GOAL!!

Cillessen hoofs it clear and Rodrigo picks up the ball, cuts inside onto his left foot and picks out Soler brilliantly. He volleys it and it squeezes past Kepa, who got a hand to it but not enough.

38'

What a save!

Now it's Chelsea on the attack and looking more likely. James' pass to Abraham is deflected goalwards superbly by the England forward, who had to adjust his body quickly. Cillessen is there to tip it away.

37' 

KANTE!

James tries to pass the ball across the face of goal and his ball is badly cleared straight into the path of Kante, who blasts it over when he should have made the goalkeeper work, at the very least.

36' 

Valencia have muted appeals for a penalty waved away as Torres pounces on a poor clearance and advances into the box before a moment of indecision allows Chelsea to get a challenge in.

  • Daniel Wass
    Yellow cardDaniel WassValencia CFWass is the first Valencia player to have his name taken by the officials after a body check to stop a Chelsea attack.
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32'

Wass is the first Valencia player to have his name taken by the officials after a body check to stop a Chelsea attack.

30'

Another huge miss from Valencia and it's Gomez again!

They play some wonderful football and Soler slips in Gomez to apply the finish but somehow it goes wide via a touch from Kepa, who should have been beaten easily.

25' 

Zouma is down in a heap on the floor after a clash of heads with Gabriel from a corner. It looked very painful.

23'

Somehow this is the first save of the night and it couldn't be simpler. Soler tries to nod a lofted through ball past Kepa but it's straight at him. Gomez was there waiting for a tap-in (though I'm not sure there's such thing any more) but went ignored by his team-mate.

19'

HOW IS THIS NOT A GOAL?!

Parejo plays a wonderful ball to Rodrigo, who squares it invitingly for Gomez to apply the finish but he somehow kicks at thin air and somehow Chelsea survive. All he had to do was make contact to score.

15' 

We're yet to have a clear-cut chance at the Mestalla but these two teams are playing brilliantly attacking football. We could be in for an entertaining evening at this rate.

11' 

Jorginho plays a wonderful lofted through ball towards Pulisic, who can't quite bring the ball under his control and it falls to the keeper.

9' 

Nervous moments for Valencia and Azpilicueta and James trade crosses that fizz across the face of goal. No one can get a critical touch, though, and Valencia get it clear.

  • Jorginho
    Yellow cardJorginhoChelseaWe've got our first yellow card of the match. Valencia break through Torres who is promptly stopped in his tracks by a cynical tackle from Jorginho, who picks up a booking for his troubles.
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7'

We've got our first yellow card of the match. Valencia break through Torres who is promptly stopped in his tracks by a cynical tackle from Jorginho, who picks up a booking for his troubles.

5' 

Chelsea have made a bright start to this match. Kante fizzes in a ball towards Abraham but the striker can't quite keep it under control and it's cleared.

2' 

The corner is a poor one and it's easily cleared away at the near post.

  • 1st Half
1'

And we're off! Chelsea get the game started and try to attack down the left. Kovacic leaves a defender on his backside but his cross is blocked behind for a corner.

 

🎵 The Chaaaaaaaaampionssssss 🎵

The teams are out and we're ready to go!

 

Mestalla looks packed out and ready for action - stay tuned for a huge night of Champions League action.

 

And the controversial incident the match is best remembered for - Ross Barkley's argument with Willian and his subsequent missed penalty...

 

The goal that won Valencia the corresponding fixture at Stamford Bridge back on Matchday One...

 

So, there is no way to describe this fixture other than a must-win. Both Chelsea and Valencia sit on nine points, level with group-topping Ajax.