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)FT: Chelsea 1-1 Norwich City
Chelsea scorers: Michy Batshuayi (55')
Norwich City scorers: Jamal Lewis (90'+4')
Venue: Stamford Bridge
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Arsene bids for 69m
€70 000 001 you mean
350k pw for someone who is almost 30 Stay away untied
70m+ and giroud on loan for the rest of the season would be great business
When you win 8-0 and there's still drama. Only at PSG
Well done to PSG fans. Very good.
For such a footballing genius at times he can seem quite socially under-developed.
FC Hollywood is back
I watched that video like every other day and whenever a friend came over
The Joga Bonito ads were top notch.
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.
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 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
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, SuarezForm
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.
C R I S I S
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
Andy Carroll would've saved that shot
this is my plastic fork
Lol at that post match thread
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.