In the second round of Champions League matches, Valencia and Chelsea played a tied 1-1. Chelsea took the lead in the 57th minute with Lampard goal and Soldado tied from dubious penalty.
Villas-Boas from the first minute went with Frank Lampard in first lineup, while Mata returned to Valencia from where he arrived this summer in Chelsea.From the first minute Ramires and Torres and played and Torres already in the third minute, could escape from Valencia defense,but just end up with foul.
In the first 45 minutes we have seen a little, just a few shy attempts on both sides. But therefore Chelsea in the second part ran a lot more determined and immediately pressed the home team.
Pure chance Ramires had in the 53rd Ramires minute,when he went to the Valencia goalkeeper, but was beaten straight in Alves and ruined a great chance for Chelsea. Domestic goalie in these minutes for miracles, then he took off his shot from near the Torres volleys, and then defended his goal after teammate clumsy reactions.
But Chelsea’s pressure pays off in the 57 minute. Malouda gave a return for Lampard, who with ten meters strikes net of Valencia. It was the first goal for Chelsea midfielder in away matches from the Champions League final in Moscow 2008th against United.
Valencia switch to offensive after the goal and went for the equalizer. Several times the Spaniards threaten, but Cech had a great reactions. And when it seemed that Chelsea will enter the close win, Valencia equalized.
After a corner, Kalou jumped in his penalty area and referee Rizzoli pointed to the penalty. Safe executor was Soldado for the final 1:1. Until the end Chelsea could come to victory, Anelka went alone to the keeper, but this was Alves evening.
Valencia: Alves, Rami, Ruiz, Mathieu, Albelda, Ever Banega, Canales, Jordi Alba, Hernandez, Soldado
Chelsea: Cech; Bosingwa, Luiz, Terry, Cole; Ramires, Mikel, Lampard; Mata, Torres, Malouda
0-1 Frank Lampard 55′
1-1 Soldado (pen) 86′