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Chelsea v Norwich Penalty Shootout

Chelsea v Norwich Penalty Shootout

Caballero should've been carded for diving. Where's the consistency with the refs?

That first save from Caballero was fantastic

Where is the ABBA system?

If Chelsea play City in the cup a possible Bravo vs Willy penalty shoot-out is going to go on for a very long time.

Post-Match Thread: Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (Chelsea 5-3 win on penalties)

Post-Match Thread: Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (Chelsea 5-3 win on penalties)FT: Chelsea 1-1 Norwich City

Chelsea scorers: Michy Batshuayi (55')

Norwich City scorers: Jamal Lewis (90'+4')

Venue: Stamford Bridge

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LINE-UPS

Chelsea

Willy Caballero, David Luiz, César Azpilicueta, Ethan Ampadu (Andreas Christensen), Tiemoué Bakayoko, Danny Drinkwater (Eden Hazard), Kenedy (N'Golo Kanté), Davide Zappacosta, Michy Batshuayi (Álvaro Morata), Pedro, Willian.

Subs: Eduardo, Charly Musonda, Dujon Sterling.

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Norwich City

Angus Gunn, Christoph Zimmermann, Timm Klose, Grant Hanley (Todd Cantwell) (Marco Stiepermann), Mario Vrancic, Harrison Reed (Wes Hoolahan), James Maddison, Jamal Lewis, Ivo Pinto (Alexander Tettey), Josh Murphy, Nélson Oliveira.

Subs: Michael McGovern, James Husband, Sean Raggett.

MATCH EVENTS | via ESPNFC

55' Goal! Chelsea 1, Norwich City 0. Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range to the top left corner. Assisted by Kenedy with a cross.

62' Pedro (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

81' Substitution, Chelsea. Álvaro Morata replaces Michy Batshuayi.

81' Substitution, Chelsea. Andreas Christensen replaces Ethan Ampadu.

82' Substitution, Norwich City. Wes Hoolahan replaces Harrison Reed.

86' Substitution, Norwich City. Todd Cantwell replaces Grant Hanley.

86' Substitution, Chelsea. N'Golo Kanté replaces Kenedy.

90'+4' Goal! Chelsea 1, Norwich City 1. Jamal Lewis (Norwich City) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Timm Klose with a cross.

92' Willian (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

97' James Maddison (Norwich City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

100' Substitution, Chelsea. Eden Hazard replaces Daniel Drinkwater.

116' Substitution, Norwich City. Alexander Tettey replaces Ivo Pinto.

117' Second yellow card to Pedro (Chelsea) for a bad foul.

120'+1' Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) is shown the yellow card.

120'+1' Second yellow card to Álvaro Morata (Chelsea). via u/ennuihenry14

120'+2' Substitution, Norwich City. Marco Stiepermann replaces Todd Cantwell.

Penalty shootout

Willian 1-0

Nelson Oliveira saved

David Luiz 2-0

James Maddison 2-1

Cesar Azpilicueta 3-1

Mario Vrancic 3-2

N'Golo Kante 4-2

Josh Murphy 4-3

Eden Hazard 5-3

Well Chelsea eventually got the penalties they so desperately wanted all game.

Morata gets himself sent off so he doesn't have to shoot in Penalties. What a hero.

morata with the temperment of costa and the finishing of torres

Excellent net noises in the penalties tonight

James Ducker : Manchester United begin talks with David de Gea over new long-term contract to ward off Real Madrid

James Ducker : Manchester United begin talks with David de Gea over new long-term contract to ward off Real Madrid
James Ducker : Manchester United begin talks with David de Gea over new long-term contract to war...

I've heard they're gonna offer him Mkhitaryan as part of the deal.

Yes please, if anyone deserved 400k a week it's this guy

It would be our best signing of the year.

1 Armenian boi in DDG's house, for 3 1/2 years subject to medical and cooking lessons.

Nike ad featuring Ronaldinho was actually responsible for the 1st video on Youtube to reach 1 million views.

Nike ad featuring Ronaldinho was actually responsible for the 1st video on Youtube to reach 1 million views.
Nike ad featuring Ronaldinho was actually responsible for the 1st video on Youtube to reach 1 mil...

I watched that video like every other day and whenever a friend came over

The Joga Bonito ads were top notch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6JdxaDDzb8

This is the ad:

And I still don't know whether it's fake or not.

Edit: Yep, 2 mins in and 2 different answers. Those were good times.

Espanyol ends Barcelona’s streak of 29 matches unbeaten in all competitions

Espanyol ends Barcelona’s streak of 29 matches unbeaten in all competitions

Paulinho comes off injured, shortly after Barcelona loses it's unbeaten streak.

coincidence... I THINK NOT! 🤔

Valverde wants the trophies at the end of the season, not this meaningless streak. One goal conceded with a return leg at camp nou is not a bad result.

Was a great run. Risky with this kind of lineups

Out of all good clubs, fuckin' Espanyol ?! Valverde went with a very weak lineup. Took it very lightly.

Post Match Thread: Espanyol 1-0 FC Barcelona

Post Match Thread: Espanyol 1-0 FC Barcelona Espanyol 1 - 0 FC Barcelona

Copa del Rey, Round of 8

Date: Wednesday, 17th January, 2018

Time: 21:00 CET (15:00 EST)

Venue: Cornellà-El Prat, Barcelona

Referee: Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea

 

Line-ups:

Starting XI: Diego Lopez - Duarte, David Lopez , Naldo - Navarro, Victor , Javi Fuego , Aaron - Granero, Darder - Moreno

Substitutes: Pau Lopez, Leo Baptistao , Didac , Melendo , Javi Lopez, Piatti, Hermoso

 

Starting XI: Cillissen - Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen , Digne - Paulinho , Busquets, Alena - Vidal, Messi, Denis

Substitutes: ter Stegen, Alba , Semedo, Rafinha , Rakitic , Gomes, Suarez

Form

Espanyol: DWWLW (last game, 1-1 draw vs. Athletic Bilbao)

FC Barcelona: WWWDW (last game, 2-4 win vs. Real Sociedad)

Thanks to /u/ for goal gifs.

Match Events

4': Busquets trying to make a case for 5 star skills on FIFA. thanks /u/HippoBigga

43': Messi receives the ball on the right flank, starts an excellent run, but is taken out by Aaron, who sees yellow.

45': Alena with a reckless challenge in midfield and sees yellow.

46': Leo Baptistao replaces Darder. (1/3)

53': Paulinho seems to have a knock and is replaced by Rakitic. (1/3)

55': Alba receives a yellow from the bench for protesting.

57': Didac replaces Aaron. (2/3)

59': Alena is replaced by Suarez. (2/3)

61': Moreno sees yellow for protest.

62': Messi with a solid penalty to the bottom right, but Diego Lopez does magnificently to save it. thanks /u/Meladroit1

74': Melendo coming on for Javi Fuego, who is still feeling his knock from the first half. (3/3)

77': Rafinha on for Denis. (3/3)

82': Rakitic dispossessed in a bad spot, then fouls Moreno at the top of the box. He sees yellow.

84': Vermaelen sees yellow for.. ??

86': Victor sees yellow for a foul through the back of Rafinha.

88': Espanyol 1-0 FC Barcelona A great attack from Espanyol down the right side sees .. play a ball into Melendo who puts it past Cillissen. thanks /u/9777

90': David Lopez sees yellow.

90': Suarez sees yellow.

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Unbeaten run ended, can't say it was undeserved. Didn't even realise Suarez was on the field until someone mentioned it Also wtf was that refereeing.

Vermaelen you beast.

Pathetic performance by us, really. Created absolute nothing against a relatively poor side.

7-0 at camp nou

screenshot this.

J. Lewis goal (Chelsea 1-1 Norwich) 93'

J. Lewis goal (Chelsea 1-1 Norwich) 93'

Andy Carroll would've saved that shot

end me

this is my plastic fork

Lol at that post match thread

Neymar: Only Ciro Immobile (27) has played a direct hand in more goals than Neymar (26) in Europe's top five leagues this season

Neymar: Only Ciro Immobile (27) has played a direct hand in more goals than Neymar (26) in Europe...

This stat is far more impressive for Immobile who ain't no Neymar and isn't playing for PSG.

Oh well Immobile is doing bits too, I see

Neymar is smurfing.

For a guy like Immobile to be banging in those numbers when he isn't surrounded by all the attacking talent PSG has, or in a league with defending like Ligue 1... that's really impressive.

If he hadn't been poor for Dortmund and Sevilla then I think a lot of other teams would be interested but it looks like he's found his spot.

Try one of these subthreads