Chelsea advance to the Quarter finals, but Atletico unlucky not to be awarded penalty

Quarters await

Chelsea move on in the Champions League after overcoming Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate and 2-0 on the night thanks to goals from Hakim Ziyech and Emerson.

Over the two legs Chelsea thoroughly deserved the victory although Atletico Madrid will feel aggrieved they weren’t awarded the penalty when tonight’s game was 0-0.

After what was a fairly cagey opening to the game, with both teams cancelling each other out as Atletico’s press was in full evidence, the first major incident occurred in the 26th minute.

Atletico were very unlucky not to be awarded a penalty when Azpilicueta seemed to clearly put his arms across  Carrasco in the box, but the incident didnt’ even go to VAR. If given Azpilicueta would have certainly have seen red and the result may have turned out differently.


Chelsea rode their luck and took the lead in the 34th minute when they broke away and Havertz feed in Werner, who played it across the goal for Ziyech to fire home.  It was a great goal involving three of Chelsea’s expensive summer recruits.

The second half was similar to the first as the Blues controlled the game and the expected onslaught from Atletico never came.

Atletico were reduced to ten men in the 81st minute when Savic was shown a straight red for elbowing Antonio Rudiger in the chest whilst defending a corner. It is fair to say Rudiger made a meal out of it but Savic could have no complaints with the colour of the card.

The tie was put to bed in 94th minute when substitute Emerson rifled home Pulisic’s pass to send Thiago Silva, Mason Mount and Jorginho, who all were unavailable tonight, delirious with joy in the stands.

Kante back to his best

Chelsea advance to the Quarter finals, but Atletico unlucky not to be awarded penalty

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 14: Andrew Robertson of Liverpool and Ngolo Kante of Chelsea during the UEFA Super Cup Final fixture between Liverpool and Chelsea at Vodafone Park on August 14, 2019 in Istanbul, Turkey. (Photo by Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images)

N’Golo Kante rolled back the years in a man of the match performance in the heart of Chelsea’s midfield as he remined everyone watching just how good he can be when he is on his game.

Diego Simeone was gracious in defeat in his post match interview.

Chelsea now move into Friday’s draw and will be seen as a threat to anyone after overcoming Atletico convincingly over two legs.

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