From the very start of the match it was clear that Valencia was having a hard time
fighting against the midfield of Andre Villas-Boas men. Lampard caused some
trouble with a free kick but it was later saved by Valencia’s goalkeeper Diego
The 1rst half was gone in the blink of an eye as nothing much happened.
Diego Alves was the showman of the 2nd period with a number of brilliant saves
in order to deny Chelsea on getting ahead in the scoreboard as he denied
Fernando Torres and Ramires from scoring.
But the Spanish goalkeeper just couldn’t do much against Frank Lampard in the 56th minute when Malouda launched a
cross over to the midfielder and he slammed it into the net.
The remaining minutes of the match and now it was Petr Cech’s turn to show off his
skills as he single handledy was stopping Valencia from scoring but everything
changed when Kalou touched the ball with his hand and the referee did not
hesitate in allowing the penalty to be given which was taken by Soldado and he equalized the game.
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