Monday, December 30, 2013

CHELSEA VS LIVERPOOL. WHAT A CLASH!

I decided to refresh my mind by sitting somewhere with the football fans watching this wonderful tie. I can't regret because the game was so entertaining.  Whenever these 2 teams meet, the game becomes more interesting. Whether in the premier league or in champions league, the 2 teams are always fiercely competing from the 1st minute to the last. I didn't see Demba Ba in front there but the striking force for Chelsea was strong enough. Martin Skirtel gave his team a happy new year present in just the 4th minute. In about the first 15 minutes the game was not direct to either team because every team tried to play with caution and the midfield was full of players from both Chelsea and Liverpool. Mamadou Sakho blocked the ball involuntarily to find that he gave a very good pass to Eden Hazard. The boy knows what to do wih such opportunities. The ball was chopped by Hazard and made a sort of bending on the right side of Liverpool's goal. And at last Chelsea equalized.

Martin Skirtel as he scores the opener.
Photo by: www.telegraph.co.uk


Skirtel as he celebrates his 4th minute goal.
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Etoo, Lampard and Ivanovic can't believe what Skirtel is doing
Photo by: www.chelseafc.com


Hazard celebrating after equalizing for Chelsea.
Photo by: www.ibtimes.co.in 


It needs a single and intelligently estimated touch. That is Etoo's way.
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Made by Oscar, scored by Etoo. They celebrate together.
Photo by: www.bleacherreport.com



The absence of Steven Gerrard in the midfield was obvious. Liverpool was playing like a team of orphans because Chelsea players stole almost all the moves in front. Oscar was one of the shinning stars in yesterday's game. He moved with the ball on the left side of Liverpool's goal and passed the ball among Liverpool defenders. This made an opportunity to Samuel Etoo, and he punished the goal keeper with a sensational finish to make it 2-1. Fernando Torres came in after Etoo's injury in about 5 minutes to time. He moved with the ball and passed over 2 defenders before he hit the ball, only to find it in the hands of Liverpool Goalie. It was the opportunity for Liverpool to mov into the 3rd position but the game did not offer any possibility for that.