David Luiz (Chelsea) is clearly in an offside position after the ball is played through to him and the linesman raises his flag.
Willian (Chelsea) is going to send the ball in from the free kick.
Anders Christiansen (Malmo FF) commits a rough foul. Aleksei Kulbakov stops the game and makes a call. Chelsea have been awarded a free kick.
Nothing comes of the resulting corner from Willian (Chelsea). The defence is alert and manages to cut it out.
Ross Barkley (Chelsea) strikes the ball towards goal, but it fails to reach the target after being well blocked by one of the defenders. Chelsea earn a corner.
Lasse Nielsen (Malmo FF) makes an overly-aggressive challenge and Aleksei Kulbakov blows his whistle for a foul.
Willian (Chelsea) slaloms his way past challenges, but an opposing player does well to get the ball away.
Willian (Chelsea) tries to send the ball in front of the goal, but the opposition's defence averts the threat.
Willian (Chelsea) works the corner short.
Pedro (Chelsea) tries to slide the ball through to a teammate but it's well blocked by a defender. The ball goes out of play. Chelsea are awarded a corner kick.
Andreas Vindheim (Malmo FF) sends over a cross from the side into the penalty area in order to find one of his teammates, but he fails and the opportunity goes begging. The ball goes out of play and Chelsea will have a goal kick.
Arnor Traustason (Malmo FF) decides to take a short corner instead of crossing into the box.
Lasse Nielsen (Malmo FF) misses a good chance to score. An inch-perfect cross into the box finds Lasse Nielsen (Malmo FF) who rises for a header, but sends the ball well over the bar. It will be a corner kick for Malmo FF.
Anders Christiansen (Malmo FF) decides to speed play up with a short corner kick.
Soren Rieks (Malmo FF) fires a shot at goal from a very promising position outside the penalty area, but it is blocked by a self-sacrificing defender. The ball goes out for a corner. Malmo FF can continue in their attacking effort.
The first half has started.
The players are out at last! Malmo FF will take the kick-off.
Let us introduce today's referee to you, and it's Aleksei Kulbakov.
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