Final score

16 March 2010 20:45

Chelsea
Inter
34' (2nd half) Eto'o
referee Wolfgang Stark / linesmen Salver, Pickel / 4th man Kinhofer
MinutesText commentary
47'A few extra seconds added on as Malouda whips in a corner. Julio Cesar saves.
47'Half time. Chelsea 0-0 Inter.
45'One minute of injury time.
44'Chelsea win two corners in quick succession. Nothing comes of them.
43'Another chance for Chelsea as Drogba plays in Anelka with an inch-perfect pass. The Frenchman has just Julio Cesar to beat and Inter have Lucio to thank for a vital clearance.
41'Anelka looks for Drogba with an overhead kick in the area. Zanetti is first to the ball and the Inter captain steers it to safety. Moments later Malouda wrgigles free of Cambiasso and shoots from inside the box. Samuel makes a sliding block.
39'Pandev one-twos with Eto'o but can't reach the return ball, which takes a deflection off Zhirkov.
39'Sneijder goes for goal from a 35-yard free kick. The Dutchman's powerful strike comes back off the wall.
38'Milito receives from Eto'o in the area but Ballack tackles the Argentine and concedes a corner. Sneijder's cross from the flag is headed clear by Drogba.
37'Eto'o tries a volley from long-range. Zhirkov is right behind his opponent and he blocks.
34'Chelsea counter-attack and win a corner after a superb challenge on Drogba by Lucio, but nothing comes of their set piece.
33'Great chance for Eto'o. Maicon makes a strong run down the right and chips over to the far post. The Cameroonian's downwards header takes a bounce before going over the bar.
32'Drogba plays in Anelka down the right. The French striker can't get past Zanetti but somehow he gets the ball into the area, where Thiago Motta makes a vital interception.
29'Alex wastes a free kick, blasting his 40-yard effort way over the bar.
28'Sneijder's floated free kick from the right is headed away as far as Pandev, who tests Turnbull with his follow-up from long-range.
27'At the other end Alex blocks Maicon's cross-shot.
26'Maicon throws himself in front of Drogba to make a crucial block from the Ivorian.
24'Terry makes a headed clearance from Maicon's whipped right-wing cross.
24'Mikel is lucky to escape without caution after a challenge from behind on Sneijder.
22'Milito is flagged offside as he runs to collect a long ball down the left.
17'Drogba steps up and sees his free kick bounce back off the Inter wall.
17'Eto'o is booked for protesting about an offside decision.
16'Tempers flare as Drogba protests following a feet high challenge by Lucio. Stark calms them all down and awards Chelsea a free kick 30 metres from goal.
15'Sneijder directs his outswinging cross to the far post. It's just over Milito's head.
14'Eto'o brilliantly serves Maicon down the right but the Brazilian's cross is cut out by the Chelsea defence. Nevertheless, Inter win a free kick for a foul on Eto'o.
13'Ivanovic's long throw from the right wing is straight into the arms of Julio Cesar.
12'Ballack receives from Lampard about 25 yards from goal and arrows a low shot wide of Julio Cesar's right-hand post.
10'Pandev smacks the ball wide to Maicon who has acres of space on the right. The Brazilian advances to the edge of the box and blasts over.
7'Malouda weaves his way past Maicon and charges into Lucio. The Frenchman cries penalty but there was no way Stark was giving that one.
6'Samuel Eto'o crosses from the left. John Terry blocks and boots to safety.
5'Lucio does a brilliant job on Drogba, outmuscling the Ivorian before seving Eto'o with a classy back-heeled pass. Inter get the ball to Sneijder who has a shot blocked by the Chelsea defence.
4'After a cautious start by both sides Chelsea work the ball to Drogba, who is promptly intercepted in the Inter box.
1'It was friends reunited at Stamford Bridge last night, but when the whistle goes at 19:45GMT José Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti, Inter and Chelsea will be enemies for 90 (and, possibly, 120 minutes).
1'Blowing the whistle tonight is German referee Wolfgang Stark, a banker from Bavaria. We have never won a game overseen by Stark, drawing against Barcelona and Ajax, and losing to Manchester United, Valencia and Arsenal. But there's always a first time for everything.
1'Diego Milito and Esteban Cambiasso fired in the goals in the first leg in Milan to give Inter a narrow 2-1 advantage. Of the 41 European ties in which Inter have won the first leg at home, they have gone on to qualify in 37 of them. You can read more about that in the trivia section.
1'Inter go into tonight's clash on the back of a 3-1 Serie A defeat at Catania but in 18 months at Inter José Mourinho has never lost two games on the trot. Chelsea, meanwhile, are unbeaten in 21 UCL games, their last defeat coming at the hands of Barcelona back in 2006. Inter's Samuel Eto'o, who says he dreamt of scoring for Inter at Stamford Bridge, netted for the Blaugrana on that occasion after own goals by two other players on show tonight: Thiago Motta and John Terry.
1'Judging by his starting XI, Mourinho hasn't come to Stamford Bridge to defend a 2-1 lead. Just take a look at this: <br>Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 4 Zanetti; 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta; 10 Sneijder; 27 Pandev, 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o.<br> Subs: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 5 Stankovic, 7 Quaresma, 17 Mariga, 23 Materazzi, 39 Santon.
1'Chelsea: 22 Turnbull; 2 Ivanovic, 33 Alex, 26 Terry, 18 Zhirkov; 13 Ballack, 12 Obi Mikel, 8 Lampard; 39 Anelka, 11 Drogba, 15 Malouda.<br> Subs: 30 Taylor, 6 Carvalho, 10 J.Cole, 21 Kalou, 23 Sturridge, 35 Belletti, 43 Bruma.
1'Out come the teams at Stamford Bridge - Chelsea in their blue home strip and Inter in their white away one. And the atmosphere is red hot. The Champions League anthem blares out and we're seconds away from kick.off.
1'We're under way in London as the Nerazzurri kick off. FORZA INTER!!!!!
MinutesText commentary
49'Full time. Inter win 1-0 in London to beat Chelsea 3-1 on aggregate and reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League!
48'Eto'o close to a second as his angled shot is deflected behind for a corner by Turnbull.
47'Mourinho uses up his final change as Thiago Motta makes way for Marco Materazzi.
45'Four minutes of stoppage time.
44'Yellow card number eight at Stamford Bridge as Mariga is booked for foul play.
42'Drogba, already booked, is shown a straight red card for stamping on Thiago Motta in the box.
40'Ivanovic blocks Maicon's cross and heads back to Turnbull with Eto'o lurking in the box.
40'The excellent Wesley Sneijder is replaced by Mariga.
38'Alex is booked for protesting.
37'Julio Cesar is booked for time-wasting.
33'Milito is flagged offside as he runs on to Sneijder's clever through ball.
33'GOAL!!!!!!! He dreamt of scoring here, and he has! Samuel Eto'o gives Inter the lead with a clinical low finish with the outside of his right foot from Wesley Sneijder's inch-perfect through ball. CHELSEA 0-1 INTER (AGG: 1-3).
31'Kalou creates space for a 20-yard shot and blasts his effort way over.
30'Anelka mis-kicks on the edge of the box as the Blues waste another chance.
30'José Mourinho's first substitution is Dejan Stankovic for Goran Pandev.
29'Chelsea make their second change. Salomon Kalou replaces Yuri Zhirkov.
27'Sneijder receives on the left wing and crosses. It's over the heads of our three strikers.
25'Another free kick to the Nerazzurri, awarded after a shove by Terry on Milito.
25'Thiago Motta climbs at the back post and heads Sneijder's cross over the bar.
24'Sneijder's free kick is blocked by the Chelsea wall.
23'Joe Cole gives away another free kick - closer to goal this time.
20'Great chance for Milito. Sneijder plays in the Argentine with a precise first-time lofted pass but El Principe drags his shot wide.
18'Joe Cole's first contribution to the game is a foul from behind on Thiago Motta. The free kick is about 40 metres from goal. Sneijder's curling free kick is cleared.
17'Ancelotti brings on Joe Cole for Michael Ballack.
15'Goran Pandev picks up a pass from Sneijder and races on goal. Zhirkov gets back in time to tackle the Macedonian and concede a corner.
15'Milito turns just outside the six-yard box and fires a low shot on target. Turnbull saves.
14'Nothing comes of it as Samuel commits a foul in the box.
13'Eto'o's cross from the right takes a deflection and it's a corner to the Nerazzurri.
12'And another yellow. Drogba goes in Stark's book for a foul on Thiago Motta.
10'Stark produces another yellow card. It goes to Malouda for a challenge from behind on Sneijder.
9'Lucio is booked. He will also miss Inter's next Champions League game.
8'Drogba's curling cross-shot from the left channel flies wide of Julio Cesar's far post.
7'Brilliant ball over to the right by Sneijder. Eto'o controls and tries to get past Zhirkov but he is unsuccessful.
7'Chelsea hit back and Malouda forces a save from Julio Cesar with an angled drive after taking the ball past Maicon.
5'Drogba latches on to Anelka's ball down the left and turns Samuel but Lucio makes the interception and concedes a corner.
4'Drogba's free kick is on target, but it's an easy save for JC.
3'Malouda runs down the middle and runs into Thiago Motta, who is yellow-carded for obstruction. The Brazilian midfielder will miss his next Champions League match.
2'Drogba races onto Malouda's ball into the box and sees his deflected cross saved by Julio Cesar.
1'Chelsea get the game restarted.
Zanetti
8.52
8.52
Materazzi
7.82
7.82
Stankovic
7.66
7.66
Cambiasso
8.68
8.68
Julio Cesar
8.15
8.15
Samuel
8.69
8.69
Maicon
8.34
8.34
Milito
8
8
Motta
7.82
7.82
Lucio
8.78
8.78
Eto'o
8.93
8.93
Sneijder
9.45
9.45
Pandev
7.78
7.78
Mariga
7.49
7.49
Average rating8.29
3shots on target4
9shots off target8
22fouls committed12
7corners4
4offsides6
48%ball possession52%
Ancelotti v Mourinho

The two coaches meet for the fifth time after two wins apiece (1-0 victories for Ancelotti and 2-1 wins for Mourinho). Ancelotti's teams have scored in all four games.

Details:
2002/03 European Super Cup AC Milan-Porto ---- ---- 1-0 (pld in Monte Carlo)
2008/09 Serie A AC Milan-Inter 1-0 1-2
2009/10 Champions League Chelsea-Inter ---- 1-2

Chelsea v Inter

Inter's 2-1 win in the first leg of this season's Champions League last sixteen tie is the only previous encouter between the two clubs.

Details:
2009/10 Champions League Chelsea-Inter ---- 1-2

Chelsea v Italian teams

The Blues have encountered Italian clubs on 18 occasions in European competitions, winning 7 games, drawing 6 and losing 5. Chelsea host an Italian side for the ninth time after 6 victories, 1 draw and 1 defeat (1-2 against Lazio in the Champions League on 22 March 2000).

Details:
1965/66 Fairs Cup Chelsea-Roma 4-1 0-0
1965/66 Fairs Cup Chelsea-AC Milan 2-1 1-2 1-1 (pld in Milan)
1997/98 Cup Winners' Cup Chelsea-Vicenza 3-1 0-1
1999/00 Champions League Chelsea-AC Milan 0-0 1-1
1999/00 Champions League Chelsea-Lazio 1-2 0-0
2003/04 Champions League Chelsea-Lazio 2-1 4-0
2008/09 Champions League Chelsea-Roma 1-0 1-3
2008/09 Champions League Chelsea-Juventus 1-0 2-2
2009/10 Champions League Chelsea-Inter ---- 1-2

Inter v English teams

In 29 meetings with English clubs, Inter have registered 10 victories, 6 draws and 13 defeats. Including Anglo-Italian Cup games, Inter's record against teams from England is 11 wins, 8 draws and 14 defeats. The Nerazzurri travel to England for the 15th time after 3 wins, 3 draws and 10 defeats.

Details:
1955/58 Fairs Cup Inter-Birmingham City 0-0 1-2
1960/61 Fairs Cup Inter-Birmingham City 1-2 1-2
1963/64 European Cup/Champions League Inter-Everton 1-0 0-0
1964/65 European Cup/Champions League Inter-Liverpool 3-0 1-3
1970/71 Fairs Cup Inter-Newcastle Utd 1-1 0-2
1970/71 Anglo-Italian Cup Inter-West Bromwich 1-0 1-1
1970/71 Anglo-Italian Cup Inter-Crystal Palace 1-2 1-1
1990/91 UEFA Cup Inter-Aston Villa 3-0 0-2
1993/94 UEFA Cup Inter-Norwich 1-0 1-0
1994/95 UEFA Cup Inter-Aston Villa 1-0 0-1 dts (3-4 dcr)
1998/99 Champions League Inter-Manchester Utd 1-1 0-2
2001/02 UEFA Cup Inter-Ipswich Town 4-1 0-1
2002/03 Champions League Inter-Newcastle Utd 2-2 4-1
2003/04 Champions League Inter-Arsenal 1-5 3-0
2007/08 Champions League Inter-Liverpool 0-1 0-2
2008/09 Champions League Inter-Manchester Utd 0-0 0-2
2009/10 Champions League Inter-Chelsea 2-1 ----

Two clean sheets for Blues against Italian teams since win over Lazio

Chelsea haven't conceded at home to Italian clubs since Simone Inzaghi's 38rd-minute goal in their 2-1 Champions League victory over Lazio on 22 October 2003. The Blues have since faced Italian opposition on two occasions, beating Roma and Juventus 1-0 in 2008/09.

Chelsea unbeaten at home in 21 European games

The Blues have won 15 games and drawn 6 since their last European defeat at Stamford Bridge - a 2-1 reverse against Barcelona on 22 February 2006. That defeat to the Catalans is the only home loss in 36 European matches for Chelsea, who have won 22 and drawn 13 of the other 35.

Chelsea always through after 2-1 away defeat in first leg

For the fourth time in their history Chelsea go into the return leg of a European tie after a 2-1 defeat away from home in the first leg. The Blues have gone on to qualify for the successive round on all three previous occasions. They beat AC Milan 2-1 in the return leg of their Fairs Cup last 16 clash in 1965/66, eventually winning the tie on a toin coss after a 1-1 draw in the third game. In the 2004/05 Champions League they beat Barcelona 4-2 after a 2-1 defeat at the Nou Camp, and in the same competition in 2007/08 Chelsea ousted Fenerbahçe with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

No Inter goal in England since 2003

The Nerazzurri haven't scored in England since Obafemi Martins' effort in the 41st minute of the 3-0 Champions League victory over Arsenal on 17 September 2003. Inter have since played away to English teams on two occasions in Europe's top competition for clubs, losing 2-0 to Liverpool in 2007/08 and 2-0 to Manchester United in 2008/09.

Knocking out English clubs lucky for Inter

Inter have faced English teams in European competitions on 11 previous occasions, qualifying through to the next round five times and being knocked out six times. They qualified at the expense of Everton in the 1963/64 European Cup; Liverpool in the 1964/65 European Cup; Aston Villa in the 1990/91 UEFA Cup; Norwich City in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup; and Ipswich Town in the 2001/02 UEFA Cup. Inter went on to lift the European Cup in 1963/64 and 1964/65, and the UEFA Cup in 1990/91 and 1993/94. The Nerazzurri were knocked out by Birmingham City in the 1960/61 Fairs Cup; Newcastle United in the 1970/71 Fairs Cup; Aston Villa in the 1994/95 UEFA Cup; Manchester United in the 1998/99 Champions League; Liverpool in the 2007/08 Champions League; and Manchester United in the 2008/09 Champions League.

Inter through in 75% of cases after 2-1 home win in first leg

Inter go into the return leg of a European tie after a 2-1 home win from the first leg for the fifth time in their history after four qualifications and one elimination. In 1966/67 the Nerazzurri knocked out Vasas with a 2-0 away victory in the last sixteen of the European Cup. They won 2-1 away to Brage in the first round of the UEFA Cup in 1988/89, beating Spartak Moscow by the same scoreline in the 1997/98 UEFA Cup semi-finals. Inter lost 1-0 at Villarreal in the 2005/06 quarter-finals after winning 2-1 in Milan.

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LONDON - Attack proved the best form of defence for Inter as José Mourinho's Nerazzurri successfully defended their 2-1 advantage over Chelsea to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

With Chelsea struggling to find the net in front of their home fans, Samuel Eto'o's pre-match dreams came true when he popped up with the winning goal twelve minutes from time to complete a 3-1 aggregate victory.

Mourinho named Pandev, Eto'o and Milito in front of Sneijder in an attacking starting lineup and the Blues had a tactical battle on their hands from the outset.

There was hardly anything between the teams in a first half in which neither goalkeeper had a save to make, with Eto'o's downwards header bouncing up over the bar and Ballack firing a low shot wide before Anelka wasted a chance in front of goal on the stroke of half time.

Chelsea's strong start to second half saw Malouda took the ball past Maicon before seeing his angled drive kept out by Julio Cesar.

The Nerazzurri replied with a sustained period of pressure, with Milito forcing a save from Turnbull before dragging a second opportunity wide, and Thiago Motta heading over Sneijder's cross.

At the heart of Inter's attacking play, Sneijder set up the winning goal on 78 minutes. He floated a cross into the path of Eto'o who took a quick touch before slotting beyond the onrushing Turnbull with the outside of his right foot.

Worse was to follow for the Blues when Drogba, already on a booking, was shown a straight red for stamping on Thiago Motta.

Eto'o went close to a second in added time when his angled shot was blocked by the legs of Turnbull.

Chelsea 0-1 Inter (HT: 0-0; AGG 1-3)

Scorer: Eto'o 78.

Chelsea: 22 Turnbull; 2 Ivanovic, 33 Alex, 26 Terry, 18 Zhirkov (21 Kalou 74); 13 Ballack (10 J.Cole 62), 12 Obi Mikel, 8 Lampard; 39 Anelka, 11 Drogba, 15 Malouda.
Subs not used: 30 Taylor, 6 Carvalho, 23 Sturridge, 35 Belletti, 43 Bruma.
Coach: Carlo Ancelotti.

Inter: 12 Julio Cesar; 13 Maicon, 6 Lucio, 25 Samuel, 4 Zanetti; 19 Cambiasso, 8 Thiago Motta (23 Materazzi 90+2); 10 Sneijder (17 Mariga 85); 27 Pandev (5 Stankovic 75), 22 Milito, 9 Eto'o.

Subs not used: 1 Toldo, 2 Cordoba, 7 Quaresma, 39 Santon. 

Coach
: José Mourinho.

Referee: Wolfgang Stark (Germany).

Booked: Eto'o 17, Thiago Motta 48, Lucio 54, Malouda 55, Drogba 57, Julio Cesar 82, Alex 83, Mariga 89.
Sent off: Drogba 87.

Att.: 42,500.

starting lineups

Turnbull12 Julio Cesar
Ivanovic13 Maicon
Alex6 Lucio
Terry25 Samuel
Zhirkov4 Zanetti
Ballack19 Cambiasso
Mikel8 Motta
Lampard10 Sneijder
Anelka27 Pandev
Drogba22 Milito
Malouda9 Eto'o

substitutes

Taylor1 Toldo
Carvalho2 Cordoba
J.Cole5 Stankovic
Kalou7 Quaresma
Sturridge17 Mariga
Belletti23 Materazzi
Bruma39 Santon