Manchester United VS Chelsea – Capital One Cup Final
Manchester United can grab their 4th prize of the season, while Chelsea can win their first. It’s a match between two big rivals in the English competition. Will Randy Bierstekers be able to bring yet another trophy home with his fabulous team, or is it Chelsea that can bring down the Titan from Manchester.
The starting 11 for today are:
Manchester United Starting 11: Ivan Palomeque – Ramón Ormaetxea – Steve Flynn – Carlos Henrique – Jan de Vries – Aitor Soria – Santos – Alejandro Castillo – Morumbi – Daniel Russo – Joseba Vélez – Subs: Rayan El Amrani – Ariel Leon – Sean Rogers – Alexandre Vanderlei – Jens Grimm – Evgeny Fomin – Oscarzinho
Chelsea starting 11: Michal Mucha – Dmitry Uzhakhov – Jeroen Jansen – Essey Mehari – Nicola Saracino – Neil Lampkin – Mikael Messala – Hussein Amer – Ricardo – Júnior – John Pope – Subs: Wayne Rogers – Vuyisile Qalanto – Nicklas Henze – Max Guillaume – Ramón Corpa – Cameron Lynch – Joe Brooks
Review by Randy Bierstekers:
1 min: We started the game, Vélez played the ball to Flynn who passed it to Ormaetxea on the wing who then passed it to Morumbi who was open in the middle. Morumbi passed it back to Santos who gave it to Soria, who tried to lob it to Vélez but the ball was intercepted just before the penalty area by Amer.
36 min: Ormaetxea with a Long throw into the penalty area, but Ricardo manages to head it clear. Pope is the 1st player to reach the ball and walks back towards his own penalty area, at the moment he decides to pass it back towards the keeper, almost everyone else of Chelsea is already going forward leaving Morumbi and Vélez open in front of goal. Mucha still tries to intercept but is too late and Vélez places the ball into the goal 1-0!!!!
45 min: Chelsea start the 2nd half, Pope plays it back towards Mehari, who plays it wide to Uzhakhov, Uzhakhov gives a through ball to Brooks who is already running forward, Brooks tries to cut inside but gets intercepted by de Vries. Morumbi is too late to get to the ball so Amer can start a new build up for Chelsea, playing it to Messala, Messala sees that Pope is free and plays the ball forward, but Pope decides to play the ball over the line to give the Physio’s the chance to help Brooks.
55 min: Uzhakhov throws the ball towards Júnior who plays it back to Uzhakhov again, Uzhakhov with a great cross towards the 2nd post but Ricardo loses the header duel against Ormaetxea, but unfortunately the ball lands in front of Messala and before Soria can try to get the ball Messala fires the ball into the right corner of the goal. 1-1!!
63 min: Qalanto takes the corner for Chelsea, Jansen heads it towards goal but Palomeque saves it. Qalanto gets another try, this time it’s Santos that heads it out of danger. Amer gets the ball and passes it towards Qalanto on the wing, Qalanto with another cross forward and this time it’s Carlos Henrique who intercepts and plays it to Morumbi. Who plays it over the side line.
67 min: Saracino with a free kick for Chelsea, he shoots it towards the 2nd post, Mehari gets rid of Flynn reaches to the ball with his head, and 1-2 for Chelsea!!!
71 min: Henrique plays the ball to de Vries, de Vries plays it back to the middle towards Morumbi, who gives a pass with his back heel towards Santos, Santos to Soria and back to Santos again, Santos with a lob to the right wing were Ormaetxea is going forward. Ormaetxea back to Henrique, who sees de Vries open on the left wing. De Vries almost at the corner flag plays it back to Santos who is near the Penalty area. Santos to Morumbi, Morumbi gets closed down so instantly plays it back to Santos, Santos to de Vries, de Vries with a cross, but Mehari heads it away in front of Vélez. The ball goes towards Morumbi who heads it forward, tipped over by Mucha. Morumbi with the corner, cleared away by Henze.
81 min: Ormaetxea with a long throw into the penalty area, Brooks heads it clear. De Vries gets the ball and tries a lob towards Morumbi, Uzhakhoz gets his feet against the ball but the ball deflects towards Russo, Brooks with a correct tackle on the ball. Santos to Soria and back to Santos, Santos with a cross to the right side were Ormaetxea is, Saracino intercepts but Soria picks up the ball and sprints a bit forward, crosses it towards Santos, Santos to Morumbi, Morumbi to de Vries on the left wing. De Vries with a cross Vélez heads it GOAL 2-2!!!
90 min: kick off for us to start the extra time.
94 min: Morumbi with a corner, Mehari heads it clear, Morumbi picks up the ball crosses it towards the 2nd post Flynn with a header, Mucha saves. Morumbi with a shot, Saracino heads it clear.
96 min: de Vries with a throw in to Morumbi, Morumbi to de Vries and de Vries to Henrique. Henrique to Santos, Santos with a through ball to Morumbi, Morumbi lays it back to Castillo, who plays it wide towards de Vries. De Vries to Santos but Santos gets knocked down. Freekick is going to be taken by Morumbi, Morumbi plays it forward, Vélez heads it to the ground into the feet of Russo 3-2!!!
105 min: Chelsea with the kick off.
118 min: Uzhakhov with a throw towards Brooks, Brooks to Messala, but Morumbi intercepts, Santos picks up the ball, gives the ball to Soria who plays it forward towards Castillo, Castillo plays out 3 defenders tries a shot into the left corner GOAL!!! 4-2
120 min: The referee blows the final wistle. Manchester United win the Capital one Cup