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Arena Nationala
Champions League • Last 16
  • 2nd Half
  • Atlético Madrid
  • Chelsea
  • Lemar
    90'
  • WernerPulisic
    87'
  • GiroudHavertz
    87'
  • HermosoVitolo
    84'
  • FélixLodi
    82'
  • SaúlTorreira
    82'
  • CorreaDembélé
    82'
  • Hudson-OdoiJames
    80'
  • MountKanté
    74'
  • KovacicZiyech
    74'
  • Giroud
    68'
  • Jorginho
    64'
  • Llorente
    63'
  • 1st Half
  • Atlético Madrid
  • Chelsea
  • Mount
    1'
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Atlético Madrid - Chelsea

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90+6'

FULL TIME: Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea

A very impressive away performance from Chelsea in the Champions League. Giroud provided the highlight with a spectacular winner, but the Blues deserve to win this match.

90+5' 

One minute left for Chelsea. They are very close to a win that would be a real sign of the progress they have made in a very short space of time under Tuchel. Nearly there!

90+4' 

Llorente gets the ball forward from the right, but Jorginho is on hand to flick it clear although Chelsea still have some defensive work to see this match out. Pegged back a bit.

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PICTURE: Giroud with the winner?

Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea at the Arena Nationala stadium in Bucharest on February
90+2' 

There is still time for Atletico Madrid to find a goal here, but it doesn't seem to be coming. This has been a very good away performance from Chelsea. Tuchel will be pleased.

90+1' 
90'

There will be six minutes of stoppage time played at the end of the match.

  • Vitolo
    OffMario HermosoAtlético MadridAnd here's Vitolo as well for the Spanish side. Can he make a difference late on?
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  • Vitolo
    OnVitoloAtlético Madrid
89'

And here's Vitolo as well for the Spanish side. Can he make a difference late on?

  • Renan Lodi
    OffJoão FélixAtlético MadridLodi is also on for Atletico Madrid. This looks like they are switching to a back four.
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  • Renan Lodi
    OnRenan LodiAtlético Madrid
88'

Lodi is also on for Atletico Madrid. This looks like they are switching to a back four.

  • Lucas Torreira
    OffSaúlAtlético MadridTorreira is on off the bench for Atletico Madrid. He is on for Saul.
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  • Lucas Torreira
    OnLucas TorreiraAtlético Madrid
87'

Torreira is on off the bench for Atletico Madrid. He is on for Saul.

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85' 

Into the side netting! Werner was in behind the Atletico Madrid defence, but the angle was tight and the Chelsea forward could only find the side netting with his shot. Picked up a deflection, though.

84' 

Of course, Dembele knows what it feels like to score against English opposition. The French striker found the back of the net in the Champions League for Lyon against City last season.

  • Moussa Dembélé
    OffÁngel CorreaAtlético MadridAtletico Madrid now make a change of their own and Dembele is on for Correa.
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  • Moussa Dembélé
    OnMoussa DembéléAtlético Madrid
83'

Atletico Madrid now make a change of their own and Dembele is on for Correa.

82' 

This match is being played at the National Arena in Bucharest due to travel restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic in Madrid. That has surely given Chelsea something of an advantage tonight.

81' 
  • Reece James
    OffCallum Hudson-OdoiChelseaA third change for Chelsea and James is on for Hudson-Odoi.
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  • Reece James
    OnReece JamesChelsea
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A third change for Chelsea and James is on for Hudson-Odoi.

79' 

This would be a huge win for Chelsea. This was a difficult draw for them against the La Liga leaders, but the Blues have been the better side on the whole so far. They deserve to be ahead.

78' 

Just a few weeks ago, this looked like being a nightmare draw for Chelsea. But Atletico Madrid are in poor form at the moment, winning just one of their last four fixtures. In a bit of a slump.

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76' 

So what do Atletico Madrid have left in the tank here? Will there be a change of system or approach from Simeone as they look for a way back into this first leg tie?

  • N'Golo Kanté
    OffMason MountChelseaAnd Kante has been introduced to shore up the Chelsea midfielder.
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  • N'Golo Kanté
    OnN'Golo KantéChelsea
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And Kante has been introduced to shore up the Chelsea midfielder.

  • Hakim Ziyech
    OffMateo KovacicChelseaA couple changes for Chelsea after the goal with Ziyech now on the pitch for the Blues.
  • Hakim Ziyech
    OnHakim ZiyechChelsea
74'

A couple changes for Chelsea after the goal with Ziyech now on the pitch for the Blues.

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72' 

Well, that's a big moment in this tie. Chelsea haven't created much, but they have been the team looking to make something happen. The Blues have the lead in Bucharest!

  • Olivier Giroud
    GoalOlivier GiroudChelseaGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 1 (71 mins - Olivier Giroud). The goal stands after a long VAR check and what a goal it was! The ball spun up into the air inside the Atletico Madrid penalty box and Giroud found the back of the net with a stunning overhead kick! Chelsea have a valuable lead in the away leg!
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GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAL! Atletico Madrid 0 Chelsea 1 (71 mins - Olivier Giroud). The goal stands after a long VAR check and what a goal it was! The ball spun up into the air inside the Atletico Madrid penalty box and Giroud found the back of the net with a stunning overhead kick! Chelsea have a valuable lead in the away leg!

71' 

VAR check... the officials are having a good look at this one!

70'

GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO... NO! What an incredible goal that would have been! Giroud finds the back of the net with a spectacular overhead kick, but the flag is up for offside!

69' 
68' 

Perhaps an even bigger conundrum for Tuchel is in the midfield. There’s no doubt Chelsea have quality in that area of the pitch - Havertz, Kovacic, Kante, Mount, Jorginho - but what’s the right formula?

67' 

Tuchel has a lot to figure out at Chelsea. What is his best attacking line, for instance? This is something Frank Lampard struggled with after the summer signings of Werner and Ziyech.

66' 

Chelsea’s Champions League form has actually been the most consistent aspect of their season so far. Indeed, the Stamford Bridge side have yet to lose a game in the competition.

  • Jorginho
    Yellow cardJorginhoChelseaAnd now Jorginho picks up a booking and he's now out of the second leg.
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And now Jorginho picks up a booking and he's now out of the second leg.

64' 
  • Marcos Llorente
    Yellow cardMarcos LlorenteAtlético MadridLlorente is booked for bringing down Werner on a Chelsea counter attack.
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63'

Llorente is booked for bringing down Werner on a Chelsea counter attack.

61' 

The partnership between Felix and Suarez has been a strong one and it has also brought the best out of midfielders like Koke, who has found form again after a couple underwhelming seasons.

60' 

Another big factor in Atletico Madrid’s improvement this season was the signing of Luis Suarez from Barcelona. The Uruguayan is the second-top scorer in La Liga this term, only behind Lionel Messi.

59' 

Felix struggled to find his feet at Atletico Madrid last season, but the Portuguese forward has become a key figure this term. He is very much performing the Antoine Griezmann role for Atleti.

58'

FELIX OVERHEAD... over! The ball fell for the Portuguese forward inside the box, he attempts the spectacular and catches it well, but Felix doesn't trouble Mendy with that effort.

57' 

Suarez with the shot! Correa plays a nice little reverse pass into Suarez, but the Atletico Madrid forward's strike is blocked and the ball spins behind for a corner kick. Half chance.

56' 

Chelsea's best opportunity to open up the Atletico Madrid defence is on the counter attack. It's proving very difficult to play through the Spaniards due to the numbers they have back.

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54' 

Chelsea did well to finish top of their group, ahead of Sevilla, but this is a tough draw for the Blues. They have been unfortunate in that Atletico Madrid finished behind Bayern Munich in their group.

53' 

Chelsea have started the second half well. Atletico Madrid have been better from an attacking sense this season, but this match has seen them revert to their default setting.

51' 

PICTURE: Not much happening for Giroud

Chelsea's French striker Olivier Giroud (2R) dives for the ball next to Atletico Madrid's Montenegrin defender Stefan Savic, Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Felipe and Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez during the UEFA Champions League
50' 

Simeone has made progress in turning Atletico Madrid into a more expansive, modern team. While many of the same conservative values remain, the capital club are better in the attacking third.

49' 

Last season saw Atletico Madrid eliminate Liverpool from the Champions League. Their surprise win at Anfield proved to be something of a turning point for Simeone’s side. They went on a run.

48' 

Atletico Madrid haven't been able to trouble Mendy much. Given how shaky the Chelsea goalkeeper looked in the first few minutes of the match, they should test him more!

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46' 

Chelsea probably just about edged things in the first half. They had a couple decent opportunities, but it must be said that scoring chances have been few and far between.

  • 2nd Half
45'

The second half is under way! It's still goalless between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea in this Champions League last 16 first leg!

  • End of 1st Half
45+1'

HALF TIME: Atletico Madrid 0-0 Chelsea. Still waiting for the breakthrough and in truth the current scoreline is a reflection of the way this match has gone so far. Chelsea may just have edged it.

45'

There will be just one minute of stoppage time played at the end of the first half.

44' 

Suarez almost in! Correa tried to find Suarez at the near post, but the Atletico Madrid striker couldn't guide an effort on the stretch towards goal and Chelsea survive.

43' 

Caught in two minds! Alonso plays a good ball to Mount inside the opposition penalty area, but the Chelsea midfielder gets caught in two minds between shooting and trying to find Giroud.

42' 

PICTURE: Werner has been lively

Atletico Madrid - Chelsea, la București
41' 

Werner is denied! The Chelsea forward turns Savic inside the Atletico Madrid penalty area and gets a powerful strike away, but Oblak makes the strong save at his near post! Better from Chelsea!

40' 

Close from Jorginho! The Italian midfielder spotted the run of Hudson-Odoi in behind Lemar, but he couldn't quite execute the right pass to his teammate. Nice idea, though.

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37' 

Chelsea won the last meeting between these two teams 2-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano back in 2017. However, a lot has changed at both clubs since then. The world has changed too!

36' 

Looking at the replays of that last opportunity for Atletico Madrid, the option was to thread through Felix rather than Suarez. That was the easier ball for Lemar. Went for too much.

35' 

Needed a better pass! The opportunity was there for Lemar to get Suarez in behind the Chelsea defence, but the clipped ball from the Frenchman was too strong and dribbles out of play.

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33' 

Alonso has been preferred at left back by Tuchel for this match over Chilwell. The Spaniard looked to be on his way out of Chelsea under Lampard, but has now forced his way back into the team.

32' 

This has turned into a classic Atletico Madrid match. They like to make things tense. That's where they do their best work. Neither goalkeeper has had much to do so far.

30' 

PICTURE: No breakthrough yet

Timo Werner (Zweiter von rechts; FC Chelsea) im Spiel gegen Atlético Madrid
29' 

This match enjoyed a fast start which saw Atletico Madrid pressing high on Chelsea, but the contest has fallen into a bit of a dip. Neither team taking control of things now.

28' 

There is still a sense that Tuchel is working out what he has to work with in the Stamford Bridge dressing room. The German has given an opportunity to almost every squad member.

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26' 

Strike from Alonso! The Chelsea left back takes aim from 20 yards out, it was on target, but there was no way he was going to beat Oblak from there with that sort of effort.

24' 

However, the fact that Hudson-Odoi has been picked to start this game suggests Tuchel is willing to give his players the chance to correct past mistakes and prove themselves.

23' 

This was a sign that things will be different under Tuchel at Chelsea. While Lampard was always quick to defend his players in the media, the German coach won’t always do the same thing.

22' 

Tuchel was very vocal in his criticism of Callum Hudson-Odoi after the draw away to Southampton at the weekend, with the German calling out the winger’s bad attitude.

21' 

What is perhaps most interesting for Atletico Madrid tonight in terms of their team news is that Hermoso has been preferred at left back over Lodi. Hermoso isn’t even a natural wing back!

20' 

Creative corner kick! That very nearly worked for Chelsea. They took a short corner, Jorginho then tried to pick out the run of Mount inside the area, but the pass was a little too strong.

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Werner wants a penalty! The Chelsea forward goes down inside the Atletico Madrid penalty area, but the officials decided it didn't warrant a spot kick. There was a VAR check.

17' 

There’s no place for Kante in the Chelsea starting lineup. Indeed, the French international has to make do with a place on the bench. That is a bold call from Tuchel. Is this not the sort of game you’d want him for?

16'

Mount with the cross! That was a dangerous delivery from Mount, but Werner couldn't divert the ball into the back of the net. That's the first time Chelsea have caused Atleti problems.

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14'

Across the face! Chelsea lose the ball at the byline, Suarez drives a pass to the back post, but Lemar couldn't stretch far enough to finish it into the back of the net. First real opportunity!

13' 

Llorente gets the cross into the box from the right side, but Rudiger was on hand to make the clearance. But the ball comes back at Chelsea once again. Atleti well on top.

11' 

Atletico Madrid have certainly made the better start of the two teams here. They have been on the front foot from the very first whistle and Chelsea have yet to figure out how to play through them.

10' 

Tuchel has made a good start to life as Chelsea manager. Indeed, the Stamford Bridge side have yet to lose a match under the German’s stewardship. Four wins and a draw.

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Chelsea also come into this game on the back of a disappointing defeat, with the Blues dropping points away to Southampton at the weekend. Better will be expected this evening.

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PICTURE: Mendy got lucky!

Atletico Madrid's Spanish midfielder Saul Niguez (C) challenges Chelsea's French-born Senegalese goalkeeper Edouard Mendy during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea at the Arena Nation
7' 

Nonetheless, Atleti are still sitting at the top of La Liga with a three-point lead over Real Madrid (they also have a game in-hand). Simeone’s side will be difficult opposition for Chelsea tonight.

6' 

Atletico Madrid come into this game on the back of a damaging home defeat to Levante. Simeone’s side have allowed their form to dip in recent weeks. They have won just one of their last four games!

5' 

This has been a fast start by Atletico Madrid and Chelsea look a bit flustered by it. They need to settle down and play their own game. The Spaniards are forcing them into tough positions.

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3' 

Mendy gets away with one! Well, that could have been a disastrous start for Chelsea. Atletico Madrid were pressing high and a poor touch from the goalkeeper very nearly got him in trouble!

  • Mason Mount
    Yellow cardMason MountChelseaIt's a yellow card within the first 40-odd seconds for Mount. On thin ice now for the rest of the match!
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It's a yellow card within the first 40-odd seconds for Mount. On thin ice now for the rest of the match!

  • 1st Half
1'

The match is under way! It's Atletico Madrid against Chelsea in this Champions League last 16 first leg tie!

19:59 

Okay, here we go. We are about to get under way. Kick off is just moments away.

19:58 
19:57 

Anthem time... THE CHAAAAAAMPIONS!

19:56 

The two teams are out on the pitch at the National Arena in Bucharest. Of course, no fans in the stands.

19:55 
19:50 

Not long until kick off at the National Arena in Bucharest. This has the potential to be one of the matches of the Champions League so far this season. Two teams with a lot of quality.

19:45 

Hudson-Odoi starts! Despite being dressed down in the media by Tuchel after the draw against Southampton, Hudson-Odoi keeps his place in the Chelsea lineup for this evening.

19:40 
19:35 

I'm Graham Ruthven and you can catch me on Twitter ahead of the match to let me know your thoughts. Who do you see as favourites for this heavyweight tie? Tweet me - @grahamruthven!

19:30 

Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid have advanced in all three knockout ties they have played against English opposition over the years. This will be a tough test for Chelsea.

19:25 
19:20 

TEAM NEWS: Atletico Madrid - Oblak, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso; Llorente, Koke, Saul, Lemar, Correa, Félix, Suarez. /// Chelsea - Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Kovacic, Alonso, Mount, Werner, Giroud.

19:15 

Good evening and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE coverage of the Champions League last 16 first leg between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea. We'll bring you all the action as it happens at the National Arena in Bucharest. Kick off is at 20:00 GMT.