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CorneaMelayu will give report if CorneaMelayu manage to watch the delayed telecast tomorrow night at 9 pm (Malaysia Time) via Astro Supersports Channel and also after I read the newspaper laaaa.....
I am sure that Malaysia National Team give a hard time for ChelseaFC. I read in www.justin.tv chatbox, most of them said that Malaysia Team better then the previous 2 teams Chelsea played againts. That's good!! but to Malaysian players, please keep up the good work and please improve. That's we need. Other should follow if you guys work hard and have the semangat juang!!!
MATCH REPORT:MALAYSIAN XI 0 CHELSEA 2(source www.chelseafc.com)
Chelsea made it 13 goals with none conceded in the pre-season tour as the Malaysians supplied the sternest test yet.
Nine months into their season, the pick of the nation's Under 23 talent plus a couple of old-hands proved capable of doing what the Chengdu Blades couldn't - making Chelsea defenders chase and the keepers save - and it took Cech to be at his best to keep out one second-half break.
The Blues goals came in each half, Nicolas Anelka continuing his good vein of form with the first and Ashley Cole netting the second from close range.
Felipe Scolari opted for a 4-3-3 starting line-up for the second game running although the full-backs were changed.
Michael Essien and Wayne Bridge, beginning his first game of pre-season were those chosen. Mikel was restored to play behind Deco and Lampard and Joe Cole was a natural replacement for Olympic-bound Salomon Kalou on the left of the front three.
Andriy Shevchenko and newly-arrived Scott Sinclair were on the bench for the first time.
The evening temperature for the kick-off was as warm as any on the tour - and that means hot, with a high humidity also, and the Kuala Lumpur fans had turned out in force to noisily enjoy the occasion. It was by far the biggest crowd of the tour so far.
They were almost given a shock as Chelsea came within a whisker of going behind with only two minutes on the clock.
Maybe the pitch, which was patchy and cutting up, played a part but a retreating Bridge, watching a crossfield pass as the ball bounced up, missed his header and was left trailing as Amirulhadi raced away and shot strongly, only to see it skim past outside of the post.
Chelsea began to steady the ship. Deco and Joe Cole combined sublimely, but Lampard couldn't bring a pass under control in time to shoot. Wright-Phillips then went on a run past two defenders but his shot was blocked at source by Aidil.
Chelsea immediately won a free-kick out wide and from Lampard's delivery, Deco produced the moment of skill of the Asia visit, thumping a volley away with power from approaching 30 yards. The keeper saved hurriedly.
Helmi, the Malaysian goalie, was in action again within seconds, blocking from Anelka but when the Frenchman's follow-up found Wright-Phillips in space, he stabbed his shot well, well over.
The Malaysian side were clearly a set-up from the Chinese teams, especially down the right where the pace of Hairuddin, a scorer against Chelsea five years ago, was capable of stretching the defence.
Chelsea too, however, were capable of breaking with pace - and that's what we did with 25 minutes on the clock for the game's first goal.
Deco and Cole again found a path down the middle and Anelka accelerated away, his shot hitting the net via a weak hand from the keeper. It was his second goal of the tour.
Wright-Phillips was the victim of a crunching foul, Fauzie, the culprit, booked after leaving the Chelsea winger needing treatment.
Norhafiz was almost guilty of finding his own net as he headed a whipped Cole cross behind.
Before the break, Malaysia threatened again on a couple of occasions with Amirulhadi, the same midfielder who nearly opened the scoring early on, shooting just past the same post.
Essien was having little problem getting forward from full-back but when he gave a pass and cut inside for the return from Cole, it was his accuracy that let him down with the first-half's final effort.
As the pre-season progresses, more players are being pushed beyond 45 minutes and Alex for Carvalho, Malouda for Wright-Phillips, Ashley Cole for Bridge and Ferreira for Joe Cole (Essien moving into midfield) were the half-time changes but it has to be said the start to the second half was sloppy by Chelsea with too many wayward passes.
A second goal second steadied the ship and two subs were involved. Malouda crossed and although the ball was half-cleared, Lampard found an advanced Ashley Cole for a crisp turn and finish.
Alex unleashed a free-kick rocket that was deflected over before Cech was at his very best - racing out to stop Zaquan's shot with his feet after the Malaysian side had played the ball behind the Blue backline.
Next up to show his defensive mettle was Ferreira with a lung-busting run to make a block as the home side were breaking through.
Shevchenko was introduced with just over 20 minutes remaining, to play with Di Santo but was Essien who had a good chance to add the third but the keeper saved well.
Chelsea(4-3-3): Cech (Cudicini 68); Essien, Carvalho (Alex h-t), Terry (c) (Ivanovic 77), Bridge (A Cole h-t); Deco (Shevchenko 68), Mikel, Lampard (Sinclair 77); Wright-Phillips (Malouda h-t), Anelka (Di Santo 68), J Cole (Ferreira h-t).
Scorers Anelka 25, A Cole 54.
Malaysia (4-1-4-1): Helmi Eliza Elias; Irwan Fadzli Idrus (Asraruddin Putra Omar 35), Aidil Zafuan Radzak (Subramaniam 82), Norhafiz Zamani Misbah, Fauzie Nan (Shafizan Hasim 65); Shukor Adan (c) (Shahril Azmi 86), Indra Putra Mayayuddin (Ashari Samsuddin 86), Hardi Jaafar (Zairo Anuar Zalani 73), Amirulhadi Zainal, Hairuddin Omar (Nizaruddin Yusof 64); Safee Sali (Zaquan Adha Radzak 52)
Booked Fauzie 29.
MINUTE DETAIL: MALAYSIAN XI 0 CHELSEA 2(source www.chelseafc.com)
Chelsea Asia Tour 2008 Malaysia Match against Malaysian XI at the Shah Alam Stadium on Tuesday, July 29, 2008.
Chelsea first half (4-3-3) Cech (Cudicini 64); Essien, Carvalho (Alex h-t), Terry (c) (Ivanovic 77), Bridge (A Cole h-t); Deco (Shevchenko 64), Mikel, Lampard (Sinclair 77); Wright-Phillips (Ferreira h-t), Anelka (Di Santo 64), J Cole (Malouda h-t).
Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari
Malaysian XI (4-1-4-1) Helmi, Norhafiz, Irwan (Asraruddin 35), Aidil (Subramaniam 81), Fauzie (Shafizan), Amirulhadi, Hardi (Zairo), Indra (Ashari 86), Shukor (c) (Shahril), Safee (Zaquan), Hairuddin (Nizaruddin).
Referee Subkhiddin HJ Sallehk
Environment: a warm and humid evening on Chelsea's final match of the 2008 Asian tour.
Kit: Malaysia - black and yellow striped shirts, black shorts, yellow socks. Chelsea - blue shirts and shorts, white socks.
Kick- off Malaysian XI
1 Warning Early mistake by Wayne Bridge allows the opposition a shot on goal, but thankfully for Blues that is just off target.
3 Danger Bright start from the hosts as a free-kick from Indra is deflected towards goal, but Cech holds easily.
6 Attack First Chelsea pressure as Nicolas Anelka powers his way past a defender and into the box. His cross aimed for Lampard is too weak.
9 Errors A mistake by the Malaysian goalkeeper allows Shaun Wright-Phillips to cross, and he almost tees up Joe Cole, before the fumbling goalkeeper gets his hands on the ball at the second attempt.
12 Solo Wright-Phillips goes it alone from near the centre circle, beats three men but sees his left-footed effort blocked.
13 Wow! A Lampard free-kick from the corner is played out to Deco 25 yards out. The Portuguese playmaker unleashes a superb volley destined for the top corner, but sees his effort pushed over by goalkeeper Helmi.
15 Chances Anelkabreaks and shoots low on target, before pulling the rebound back for Wright-Phillips who fires over.
23 Shot Essien cuts inside from the right flank and shoots left-footed. There is a slight deflection and the keeper does well to hold.
25 CHELSEA GOAL Nicolas Anelka opens the scoring as he races on to Joe Cole's through ball and fires low into the far corner. It was a quick break from the Blues and finished expertly by the Frenchman.
28 Chance Anelka could have had his second in three minutes, but diverts Wright-Phillips' wicked, inswinging cross over with his head. SWP and Joe Cole have changed wings, with Cole now on the right.
31 Strong Mikel wins possession in the midfield and dances past two challenged before shooting from range. The shot is deflected just wide. From the corner, Cole and Deco combine, and Cole's cross is nearly diverted in to his own net by Norhafiz.
36 Warning Amirulhadi turns inside and out, making space for himself as Carvalho closes. Shooting from the edge of the area he is just off target.
39 Shot John Terry gets into the opposition box and shoots low but tamely as Helmi gathers comfortably.
44 Combination Essien parades forward again and plays a clever one-two with Cole before shooting high into the Malaysian night.
Stoppage time: 1 minute
Half-time: Malaysian XI 0 Chelsea 1
51 CHELSEA GOAL Ashley Cole, almost the unlikeliest source, doubles the lead after getting forward to support the attack. Malouda crossed low to Lampard who feigned to shoot before laying the ball into Cole's path. Almost as surprised to find himself there as anyone, Cole turned and fired into the top corner.
57 Danger Everybody holds their breath as Alex lines up a free-kick 30 yards from goal. His shot canons off the wall and behind for a Chelsea corner.
61 Block Cech rushes from his goal to prevent a Malaysia goal, going low when one-on-one with the forward to clear the danger.
64 Flowing Malaysia go close after one of the best moves of the game, as three players progressed up the field by simply passing around their Chelsea opponents. The only thing lacking was a finish as the shot rolled tamely wide.
64 Chelsea substitutions Cudicini, Shevchenko and Di Santo replace Cech, Deco and Anelka. It is the Ukrainian's first match involvement of the tour after minor injury.
74 Save Helmi saves well from Essien when the Ghanaian is through on goal. Previously at the other end Cudicini had his first action, saving a long-distance effort.
77 Chelsea substitutions Branislav Ivanovic and Scott Sinclair replace John Terry and Frank Lampard.
Full-time: Malaysian XI 0 Chelsea 2
Shots on target Malaysian XI 4 Chelsea 7
Corners Malaysian XI 0 Chelsea 5
Fouls Malaysian XI 9 Chelsea 6
Offsides Malaysian XI 0 Chelsea 5
Luiz Felipe Scolari opted to stick with 4-3-3 in the first half but reverted to the experimental 4-4-2 in the second as Di Santo and Shevchenko (playing his first minutes of pre-season) were paired together.
Anelka continued his good form in pre-season with another well-taken goal, making it two from three games, as well as striking a post against Guangzhou.
Ashley Cole's was only his second in a Chelsea shirt, having scored at West Ham in the Premier League on March 1.
This was Franco Di Santo's first appearance for Chelsea in which he has not scored, having bagged goals in both previous games against Guangzhou and Chengdu Blades.
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