Champions League Atletico Madrid v Chelsea – Crucial away win for Chelsea – all to play for in home return against Atletico Madrid

Atletico Madrid vs. Chelsea

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Chelsea gets a big lead in eighth finals after winning the first leg at the stadium Atletico Madrid by 1-0 last Tuesday. Atletico Madrid was in 2nd place in the group stage and accumulated 9 points while, for its part, the away team occupied 1st position in group E with 14 points. With this result, Chelsea gets an important advantage after beating away from home, while Atletico Madrid you will have to try harder if you want to move to the next stage of the championship.

After a goalless first half, Chelsea continued to apply pressure the second half and were rewarded, beginning with a goal from Olivier Giroud, 68 minutes in, which sealed the victory for the visitors.

For Atletico, Moussa Dembele, Lucas Torreira, Vitolo and Renan Lodi came on for Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner, while Chelsea brought on N`Golo Kante, Hakim Ziyech, Reece James, Kai Havertz and Christian Pulisic to replace Mason Mount, Mateo Kovacic, Callum Hudson-Odoi, Olivier Giroud and Timo Werner.

There were bookings for Marcos Llorente and Thomas Lemar from Atletico and Mason Mount and Jorginho for Chelsea.

Despite the advantage Chelsea on the way, it will be necessary to wait for the knockout to be resolved next next 17 de March in the stadium Chelsea to meet the winner.

Technical card:
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak, Marcos Llorente, Felipe, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso (Vitolo, min.84), Angel Correa (Moussa Dembele, min.82), Saul Niguez (Lucas Torreira, min.82), Koke, Thomas Lemar, Luis Suarez and Joao Felix (Renan Lodi, min.85)
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy, Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger, Andreas Christensen, Marcos Alonso, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic (Hakim Ziyech, min.74), Mason Mount (N`Golo Kante, min.74), Timo Werner (Christian Pulisic, min.87), Olivier Giroud (Kai Havertz, min.87) and Callum Hudson-Odoi (Reece James, min.80)
Stadium: National Arena
Goals: Olivier Giroud (0-1, min. 68)