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Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid (agg 3-0): Emerson and Ziyech send Blues to Champions League last eight

Chelsea cruised into the Champions League quarter-finals after seeing off Atletico Madrid with ease.

Chelsea was bustling on the counter-attack with Ziyech and Emerson grabbing the goals.

Atletico never looked like recovering here after going a goal behind in the first leg.

Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick distinguished the sides in Bucharest three weeks ago, giving Chelsea a valuable one-goal advantage that was added to by Hakim Ziyech during the opening minutes of the first half.

Chelsea is soaring under Tuchel. The Londoners suddenly look a threat to any team, bright in attack and utterly careful in defence. Whoever meets them next had better watch out.

The Blues expanded their record of never having been eliminated from a European knockout tie after winning the first leg away from home to 14 events and frustration got the better of Atletico in the closing stages.

Stefan Savic was sent off for violent conduct after elbowing Antonio Rudiger as Emerson Palmieri came off the bench in stoppage time and scored with his very first touch to complete a competent job by the hosts.

Atletico, meanwhile, will retain its focus on the league. Simeone will have to stop his side from running out of energy as the season reaches its conclusion.

Chelsea becomes the third English side to make it into the Champions League quarter-finals this season then. They’ll find out their next opponents later this week.

If Tuchel’s team keep playing like this, you wouldn’t put it past them going deep in this competition.

 

John NM
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