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Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea LIVE: Latest score, goals and updates from Champions League fixture tonight


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The fixture, originally scheduled to take place in the Spanish capital, has been relocated to Romania due to coronavirus-related travel rules, and marks the first meeting between the clubs in three seasons. The teams met twice in the group stage of this very competition in late 2017, with Chelsea winning one of the clashes and the other ending in a draw.

The Blues enter tonight’s fixture undefeated under Thomas Tuchel, who joined the Premier League side in January, having gone through the Champions League group stage unbeaten before Frank Lampard’s departure. Tuchel is out to go one further with Chelsea than he did with Paris Saint-Germain last season, when the Ligue 1 side were beaten in the final of the tournament by Bayern Munich. But La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid pose a stern challenge here, having recovered from an opening-round thrashing by Bayern to go undefeated through the remainder of the group stage this term – alongside their fine domestic form. Follow all the build-up, live match updates and post-game reaction from the Champions League last-16 first leg between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea below.

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ATLETICO 0 – 1 CHELSEA – GIROUD

71 mins: GOAL! VAR overturns the decision!

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:28

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

68 mins: GOA… nope. Marcos Alonso whips the ball into the box from the left wing and it comes to Giroud. He drops the ball to Mount who chips it over a defender before Giroud whacks an overhead kick into the back of the net. Chelsea start the celebrations but the offside flag goes up. VAR will check this.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:27

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

63 mins: Joao Felix bursts through the midfield and gets goalside of Jorginho who has no choice but to bring him down. Jorginho goes in the book and that yellow card means he’ll also miss the next leg.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:22

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

60 mins: Mount whips a corner into the box aiming for Rudiger but Hermoso heads it away. Jorginho, on the edge of the box, heads the ball back into the box and Alonso volleys it at goal. He doesn’t connect well and the ball loops softly into the hands of Oblak.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:17

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

57 mins: Chelsea attack well on the counter attack as Mount threads a lovely ball into the left side of the box for Werner. He collects and looks for Giroud in the six-yard box. Felipe runs back and slides, intercepting the pass before it reaches the Chelsea striker. Good defending again.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:13

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

54 mins: A Chelsea corner is played short to Hudson-Odoi who then whips a cross into the penalty area looking for Rudiger and Azpilicueta. Felipe gets in between the two Chelsea men and wins the header before Llorente carries the ball clear.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:10

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

51 mins: Hudson-Odoi keeps the ball alive on the right wing and dinks the ball over the top for Werner. He brings the ball to the edge of the box and attempts to cut it into Giroud but Stefan Savic closes him down and blocks the pass.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:08

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

48 mins: Atletico win an early corner and Lemar flings it into the box where Saul puts a high foot in on Mason Mount and gives away a free kick.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:05

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ATLETICO 0 – 0 CHELSEA

Second half: Atletico kick off the second half of the game with a chip up the pitch to Saul who chests it down and gives the ball back to Chelsea.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:03

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The teams make their way out for the second half. One goal may be enough to win this game.

Michael Jones23 February 2021 21:01



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