Chelsea FC has qualified for the Champions League quarter-final stage after beating Spanish side Atletico Madrid last night at home.
The fixture which took place in London at Chelsea’s stadium, Stamford bridge saw the visitors whipped past 10 men Atletico by 2 goals to nil.
The blues had already defeated Atletico Madrid in the first leg, which was played on the neutral ground last month (February 23), in Hungary(Budapest) due to Covid-19 reasons. French forward Oliver Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick goal gave Chelsea the needed advantage in the 1st leg.
Tomas Tuchel’s side has now put the tie to bed by hammering 10 men Atletico by 2 goals to nil in the reverse encounter. Two successive strikes from Moroccan international Hakim Ziyech and another from Italy wing-back Emerson were vital to qualify Chelsea into the next stage of the competition.
Timo Werner set up Ziyech for the opener in the 34th minute of the game, Simeone’s side was then reduced to 10 men when Uruguayan defender Christian Savic elbowed Chelsea defender Anthony Rudiger in the chest which left the referee no choice but to issue him a straight red card.
Chelsea FC is now unbeaten in their 13 games under new boss Tucel in all competitions, the longest ever unbeaten start by a manager for the blues in the club’s history.
Chelsea has now qualified in the next stage with fellow English sides Liverpool and Manchester City, Portuguese side FC Porto, defending champions Bayern Munich, 13 times champions Real Madrid, one-time champions Dortmund and last year’s runners-up Paris Saint Germain.
Chelsea and the rest will be waiting to see who they’ll be paired with, as the next draw is happening live on Supersports on Friday, March 19, 2021.
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