Sign in
Download Opera News App

News Sports

 

Soccer

 

Premier League

Where are they now? Chelsea's XI on the night Oscar scored two goals against Juventus 9 years ago

Nine years after their last meeting, Chelsea and Juventus are set to play each other this week in the UEFA Champions League.

The last time both teams met was when they were drawn in the same group in the 2012/2013 UCL season. Incidentally, Chelsea also went into that game as the reigning UCL champions.

The first leg of the 2012 matches was played at Stamford Bridge and it was a momerable 2-2 draw in which an erstwhile little known player from Brazil announced himself to the world.

Many were surprised to see then manager, Roberto Di Matteo name new signing, Oscar in his starting lineup but what happened next shocked the world. Oscar scored 2 goals in the first half in quick succession, with the second a stunning goal that left the legendary Gianluigi Buffon in the Juventus goal stunned.

Here is Roberto Di Matteo's starting XI for that match and a look at what those players are currently up to.

Goalkeeper

Petr Cech

Petr Cech is now Chelsea's technical advisor after retiring at Arsenal. Too bad he couldn't keep a clean sheet on the night.

Left back

Ashley Cole

Ashley Cole is currently a coaching staff of Chelsea with the academy. The blues have recently formed the habit of employing former players as part of the staff.

Centre backs

John Terry

Chelsea's captain, leader, legend played the last years of his football career at Aston Villa before taking up the role as an assistant coach at the club.

He help the Villains secure a place in the EPL from the Championship and survive their first season in the top flight.

He recently left the Aston Villa coaching crew with a view to becoming a manager on his own. He definitely has his eyes on the Chelsea job for the future.

David Luiz

David Luiz is another player on this list that played for Arsenal after Chelsea. He was released by the Gunners at the end of last season and has returned to his home country to play for Corinthians.

Right back

Branislav Ivanovic

Branislav "two goal" Ivanovic, as Chelsea fans fondly call him, played for West Brom in the EPL last season.

He is currently without a club after being released by the Baggies following their relegation.

Defensive midfielder

John Obi Mikel

John Obi Mikel played for Stoke City in the Championship last season. He currently plays for a club named Kuwait SC.

Central midfielder

Frank Lampard

Frank Lampard was sacked as Chelsea's manager at the beginning of the year and has been out of work ever since. He is looking to make a return to the coaching job as soon as possible.

Left winger

Eden Hazard

Chelsea sold legend, Eden Hazard to Real Madrid two years ago. The Belgian has been a a shadow of his Chelsea self at the Spanish capital.

Attacking midfielder

Oscar

Oscar surprisingly left Chelsea for China at the peak of his career and has been there for a while now.

He currently plays for a club named SH Port. The Brazilian recently spoke of his desire to one day return to Stamford Bridge as a player before he retires.

Right winger

Ramires

Chelsea's blue Kenyan, Ramires is currently without club. He last played for Pameiras in Brazil.

Centre forward

Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres retired from active football in 2019 and is currently working as Atlético Madrid's u-19 manager.

To view Oscar's stunning goal against Juventus in 2012, please click on the link below.

https://youtu.be/Rmo4LoIWLEk

Content created and supplied by: PhysioTEA (via Opera News )

Chelsea Juventus Oscar Stamford Bridge UCL

COMMENTS

Load app to read more comments