FC Copenhagen Vs. Chelsea: Blues Settling In, Lions Making No Progress

Let's hope the rest of this match doesn't play out this way, though given the situation Nicolas Anelka's early goal has created for Chelsea, it might. FC Copenhagen is seeing more and more of the ball the farther we move away from Anelka's 17th minute goal, but every entry into Chelsea's third sees the Blues defense repel them. While Chelsea has had some openings for counter attacks, the Blues are playing an ever more calm, controlled match. It's not hard to imagine this persisting for the next hour, sending the tie back to London 1-0, Chelsea.

As the match enters its second half hour, Chelsea goes through stretches where they show little desire to pressure Copenhagen high, content to let their hosts kick the ball along their back line, Nicolas Anelka and Fernando Torres often standing still.

And then there's a chance. In the 32nd minute, Nicolas Anelka picks up a ball in the Copenhagen third, puts it behind Mattias Zanka Jorgensson, setting up a left-footed chance from nine yards out. Johan Wiland catches the far post attempt, keeping the match 1-0, Chelsea.

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