Champions League - Group G
NK Maribor1Chelsea1

NK Maribor 1-1 Chelsea

Maribor celebrate
  • Blues settle for point after Hazard misses penalty
  • Matic cancels out Ibraimi's opener
  • Chelsea extend unbeaten run to 16 matches

Eden Hazard missed a late penalty as Group G leaders Chelsea were held to a draw by unfancied Maribor in the Champions League.

The Slovenian champions, thrashed 6-0 at Stamford Bridge, took the lead through Agim Ibraimi's sublime curler.

But the Blues equalised when Nemanja Matic poked in John Terry's header at the far post.

Hazard was fouled by Mitja Viler to win a penalty, but the Belgian's weak effort was saved by Jasmin Handanovic.

Hazard's rare miss - he has scored 27 out of 30 penalties in his career - summed up a frustrating evening for the Blues, who had been denied an earlier spot-kick for what appeared a foul on Oscar and had a Diego Costa goal wrongly disallowed for offside.

Both had been brought on at half-time as manager Jose Mourinho tried to inject some energy into an under-par display.

The result, combined with Sporting Lisbon's 4-2 victory over Schalke, leaves Chelsea three points clear of the Germans and needing to win one of their remaining two games to guarantee their passage to the knock-out phase.

The Blues also equalled a club record by extending their unbeaten start to the season to 16 matches.

Match facts
Chelsea have not lost a competitive match since the semi-final of last season's Champions League in April
The Blues have won only one of their last six away games in the Champions League
Chelsea conceded for the first time in 230 minutes away from home in the competition

Mourinho, whose side face Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday, made four changes to the team that beat QPR 2-1 on Saturday.

Centre-back Kurt Zouma, brought in for Gary Cahill, should have opened the scoring inside 10 minutes but he headed Cesc Fabregas's dinked cross wide of the near post.

Maribor served early notice of their threat on the break when Tavares weaved through three Chelsea defenders and bore down on Petr Cech, only to over-hit his attempted pass to strike partner Luka Zahovic.

Chelsea responded strongly, as Andre Schurrle fired a shot narrowly wide before Hazard's fierce drive was pushed aside by Handanovic.

Despite Mourinho's tactical re-jig, Chelsea fell behind within five minutes of the restart. Zouma's headed clearance landed at the feet of Ibraimi, whose sumptuous curling shot found the top corner of Cech's goal.

After Costa blazed high and wide, Chelsea were given a huge let-off at the other end when Zahovic side-footed over the bar from three yards after a perfect cross from left-back Viler.

With 20 minutes remaining, the visitors were denied a penalty when Oscar appeared to be tripped by his fellow Brazilian Arghus.

Chelsea's sense of grievance was short-lived. From a Fabregas corner, Terry's downward header presented Matic with the simplest of tap-ins to equalise.

As the Blues pushed hard for a winner, Handanovic made superb saves to deny Hazard and Costa, who then had a goal ruled out for offside.

But Maribor stayed in the game and almost snatched it when Tavares slashed Jean-Philippe Mendy's square pass wide of goal.

In the 85th minute, the outstanding Hazard was tripped by Viler in the box, but Handanovic dived to his left to keep it out and secure a famous point.

Didier Drogba
Didier Drogba came in for some rough treatment on his 100th European appearance
Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic has now scored in three consecutive away games in the Champions League
Eden Hazard
Eden Hazard has missed two of his four Champions League penalties for Chelsea

Line-ups

NK Maribor

  • 33Handanovic
  • 30StojanovicBooked at 53mins
  • 26Rajcevic
  • 44Bordignon
  • 28VilerBooked at 85mins
  • 10IbraimiSubstituted forBoharat 90'minutes
  • 70Mertelj
  • 5FilipovicBooked at 36mins
  • 8SallalichSubstituted forN'Diayeat 90+2'minutes
  • 9Morales Tavares
  • 11ZahovicSubstituted forMendyat 73'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Cotman
  • 4Suler
  • 6N'Diaye
  • 14Mendy
  • 22Vrsic
  • 24Trajkovski
  • 39Bohar

Chelsea

  • 1Cech
  • 2Ivanovic
  • 5Zouma
  • 26Terry
  • 3Filipe LuísBooked at 24minsSubstituted forSantos do Nascimentoat 56'minutes
  • 4Fàbregas
  • 21Matic
  • 14SchürrleSubstituted forDiego Costaat 45'minutes
  • 22WillianSubstituted forOscarat 45'minutes
  • 10E Hazard
  • 11Drogba

Substitutes

  • 7Santos do Nascimento
  • 8Oscar
  • 13Courtois
  • 17Salah
  • 19Diego Costa
  • 24Cahill
  • 28Azpilicueta
Referee:
Daniele Orsato
Attendance:
12,646

Match Stats

Home TeamNK MariborAway TeamChelsea
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home11
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away10
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, NK Maribor 1, Chelsea 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, NK Maribor 1, Chelsea 1.

Substitution

Substitution, NK Maribor. Welle N'Diaye replaces Sintayehu Sallalich.

Offside, NK Maribor. Zeljko Filipovic tries a through ball, but Marcos Tavares is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, NK Maribor. Damjan Bohar replaces Agim Ibraimi.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zeljko Filipovic (NK Maribor).

Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Diego Costa.

Attempt blocked. Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Agim Ibraimi.

Penalty saved! Eden Hazard (Chelsea) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the centre of the goal.

Booking

Mitja Viler (NK Maribor) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Chelsea. Eden Hazard draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Mitja Viler (NK Maribor) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Chelsea. Cesc Fàbregas tries a through ball, but Didier Drogba is caught offside.

Didier Drogba (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Arghus (NK Maribor).

Attempt missed. Marcos Tavares (NK Maribor) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jean Philippe Mendy.

Offside, Chelsea. Oscar tries a through ball, but Cesc Fàbregas is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Nemanja Matic.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Jasmin Handanovic.

Attempt saved. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Offside, NK Maribor. Sintayehu Sallalich tries a through ball, but Jean Philippe Mendy is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Eden Hazard (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Oscar with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Diego Costa (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Branislav Ivanovic.

Offside, NK Maribor. Agim Ibraimi tries a through ball, but Marcos Tavares is caught offside.

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

Jean Philippe Mendy (NK Maribor) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Goal!

Goal! NK Maribor 1, Chelsea 1. Nemanja Matic (Chelsea) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by John Terry following a corner.

Attempt missed. John Terry (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, NK Maribor. Jean Philippe Mendy replaces Luka Zahovic.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Aleksandar Rajcevic.

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Attempt missed. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) with an attempt from very close range misses to the right. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea. Conceded by Petar Stojanovic.

Attempt missed. Diego Costa (Chelsea) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Attempt blocked. Didier Drogba (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Offside, Chelsea. Oscar tries a through ball, but Didier Drogba is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Oscar (Chelsea) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Foul by Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea).

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Atl Madrid430110379
2Olympiakos420267-16
3Juventus42025416
4Malmö FF410329-73

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid4400112912
2FC Basel42026606
3Liverpool410326-43
4Ludogorets410338-53

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Leverkusen43017349
2Monaco41211105
3Zenit St Petersburg411234-14
4Benfica411225-34

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1B Dortmund44001311212
2Arsenal42119727
3Anderlecht402259-42
4Galatasaray4013313-101

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich44001111012
2Roma4112711-44
3CSKA Moscow411259-44
4Man City402246-22

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG431063310
2Barcelona43018449
3Ajax402237-42
4Apoel Nicosia401314-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea42209278
2Schalke412189-15
3Sporting41128804
4NK Maribor403139-63

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto4310123910
2Shakhtar Donetsk4220142128
3BATE Borisov4103219-173
4Ath Bilbao401326-41
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