Swansea vs. Chelsea: C1 Cup Semifinal 2nd Leg Live Score, Highlights, Recap
Liberty Stadium, South Wales
Swansea 0-0 Chelsea
Michael Laudrup's Swansea have progressed to the Capital One Cup final after beating Chelsea 2-0 on aggregate.
The 0-0 draw on Wednesday evening was uneventful until the last 10 minutes, when the Blues' Eden Hazard was sent off for allegedly kicking a Swansea ball boy.
It was a game of few chances but as Rafa Benitez's side pushed for a goal, the game became more stretched. Unfortunately the Swans were unable to take advantage with Petr Cech in fine form.
FULL TIME! 0-0
Swansea advance to the final!
90+4'—Cech saves on the stretch from Nathan Dyer to keep his team in it, but we're just one minute from a conclusion here at the Liberty.
92'—Swansea doing their best to fizzle this fixture out now, Chelsea desperate to reclaim the ball.
SIX added minutes!
88'—Ki breaks into the box from the left and has a chance to finish...but hesitates and falls over. Awful, awful display from both sides in the areas it matters.
87'—More hesitation from Chelsea in the box. Story of their night.
85'—Down to 10 men and all of a sudden Swansea are on top of Chelsea. Ryan Bertrand coming on (final sub) for Cole.
"In Belgium, ball boys are routinely booted as a sign of respect."— James Tyler (@JamesTylerESPN) January 23, 2013
82'—During that "scuffle", Torres came on!
RED CARD! EDEN HAZARD SENT OFF FOR KICKING THE BALL BOY!
78'—The ball boy is not exactly determined to get the ball back into play quickly so Hazard takes matters into his own hands. He tries to kick the ball out from underneath him, but kicks him in the ribs.
Ba and Lampard are more than apologetic.
77'—Very odd scenes as it appears the ball boy has been assaulted...
75'—Here he comes! Torres is set to come on!
73'—An opportunistic effort by Juan Mata is saved down low by Tremmel. Top save from an agile 'keeper!
70'—Swansea are 20 minutes for a cup final, Chelsea 20 minutes from going out.
All the same. Williams and Chico unbeatable, unbreakable.
Ivanovic off, Luiz on.
Leon Britton has got his Terry Butcher/Paul Ince head bandage on— Will Tidey (@willtidey) January 23, 2013
Routledge off, Dyer on!
62'—As much of a threat Michu carries over the top, Cech is fully aware and utilises excellent starting position. He's first to everything!
61'—Britton currently being given an epic head bandage. Warrior.
58'—This is looking impossible for Chelsea. Swansea are such a well-drilled unit. When will Benitez flinch and switch things up? Oh, how Victor Moses would be useful here.
In other news around the league, West Ham have fallen apart, conceding three goals in five minutes. Arsenal lead 4-1.
55'—Swansea are playing almost exclusively on the counter and looking for Michu. Davies tries to slot him through but Chelsea's centre-backs are on red alert for that.
No one fancies chasing Michu when one vs. one!
52'—Swansea break down the left and De Guzman fires a ball over to Hernandez. His touch is a little off and ends up winning a throw off Cole. The ball ends up with Davies, who pings in a poor cross.
50'—That is close!
Swansea knock on the door but Chelsea defend well, then break down the left. It's passed into Ba central, 22 yards from goal and he bends it just wide.
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