Wednesday, 7 March 2012

FA Cup: Defeat Birmingham, Chelsea Into Quarter-Finals

Victory over Birmingham City in the FA Cup is a sweet debut of The Blues caretaker coach Roberto Di Mateo. Chelsea had won tickets to the FA Cup quarter-finals after eliminating Birmingham City 2-0 at St. Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham on Wednesday (7/3) pm dawn.

This victory was a sweet debut for Roberto Di Mateo. In this game, Di Mateo was appointed as caretaker coach following the sacking of the Blues who have been made to the coach Andre Villas-Boas this week. Later in the quarter-finals, Chelsea will face Leciester City. Undergo a game against a club from the League Championship, Di Mateo made some changes to the starting line-up Chelsea. Such as by placing striker Fernando Torres. At the beginning of the game, both teams tried to play fast and open. Juan Mata opened the first opportunity sodoran Chelsea after getting the ball from Torres two minutes of game time has been running. But the effort of the eye that can still be driven by Birmingham. In contrast team hosts its first gain a valuable opportunity of Nikola Zigic in the 12th minute. But cooperation with Nathan Redmond could not be properly resolved by Zigic.

Zigic back again put the threat to the rest of the Chelsea goal in the last five minutes of the first half. Cross given by Jordan Mutch was greeted with a header by the Serbian national team player. Public but the host can only be shocked because it's back again Zigic business successfully countered by goalkeeper Petr Cech. At the end of this round, Torres also had the opportunity. But the Spaniard's shot was well wide of the wicket Birmingham. Until the halftime break, there's nothing to be gained scored the team's second goal. The deadlock was only attainable after entering the 55th minute. Juan Mata finally rattled goalkeeper Colin Doyle with his right foot shot from a distance of about 6 yards. Interval of two minutes, eyes barely contributed their second goal when heading off to the side of his head no.

In the 60th minute, Chelsea extended his lead through goals scored by Raul Meireles. Directed a hard kick to the right side of the goal that Birmingham could not well anticipated by Doyle. Chelsea actually still gain valuable opportunity again in the 70th minute when the referee gave a penalty. But the eye is the executor of the penalty was not able to beat goalkeeper Coyle. Throughout this match, Chelsea supporters chanting slogans heard in the name of Jose Mourinho. Real Madrid's coach to be one strong candidate as the next coach of the Blues. While the results obtained from different castes team is at least enough to give joy to the owner Roman Abramovich has a thirst for victory.

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