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Atlético v Chelsea - as it happened

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Atl. Madrid v Chelsea, Champions League 2020/21, last 16, 1st leg. Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Atl. Madrid v Chelsea, Champions League 2020/21, last 16, 1st leg. Official line-ups. BESOCCER
Join us for live coverage of the Champions League last 16 first leg tie between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea from the National Arena in Bucharest. The match was moved from Madrid due to coronavirus travel restrictions.

Summary of goalscorers

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End of match

End of match

  • 96'
    FT: Atletico 0-1 Chelsea!! All over in Bucharest and Chelsea take a vital away goal back to the Bridge! It was a dull game, but a superb overhead kick by Giroud awarded by VAR has given the Blues a vital away goal going into the second leg. Atletico did not to nothing going forward as they played for a 0-0 and the plan backfired. The Spanish teams are not having a great time in European competition in the last seven days. Big win for Tuchel's men though.
  • 96'
    Another free-kick after James is caught on the knee and that will be that. Could have easily been a yellow.
  • 95'
    Free-kick to the home side and there's just a minute left. It's terrible though and the ball goes out for a Chelsea throw.
  • 95'
    Chelsea are incredibly comfortable here. They are keeping the ball in Atletico's half very easily.

Yellow card

a Atlético
  • 93'
    Lemar is booked for a clear foul. That was frustration after Atletico lost the ball. Pulisic was the man fouled.
  • 91'
    Six added minutes.
  • 90'
    Chelsea go forward and the ball in is deflected into Oblak's hands.
  • 90'
    Still 0-1 and Atletico have done little since falling behind, to be honest.
  • 87'
    Suarez thinks he has a corner, but the ref gives a free-kick to the Blues.
  • 86'
    Chelsea double sub: Giroud and Werner go off, Havertz and Pulisic are on.
  • 85'
    A reminder that Giroud's overhead kick was also an away goal.
  • 84'
    Once again, Simeone's tactics in a big game have to be questioned. He's been very negative. Just like when Atletico went to Juve 2-0 up a couple of seasons back, played negatively and were beaten 3-0.
  • 84'
    Atletico double sub: Vitolo on for Hermoso while Lodi is on for Felix.
  • 82'
    Atletico double sub: Correa is replaced by Moussa Dembele and Torreira is on for Saul.
  • 80'
    Chelsea sub: James on for Hudson-Odoi.
  • 79'
    Atletico win a corner and Suarez and Rudiger then have a argument after Suarez steps on Rudiger's foot.
  • 79'
    Atletico have conceded at least one goal in their last eight matches. Unatleti like.
  • 78'
    Hudson-Odoi's cross is half cleared and then a ball in is caught by Oblak.
  • 76'
    Chelsea have the ball now and they have played the more positive football.
  • 74'
    Chelsea double sub: Ziyech and Kante is on, Kovacic and Mount off.
  • 71'
    The goal is given by the VAR!! Chelsea take the lead!!
  • 70'
    Still looking at it.
  • 69'
    VAR still checking, but it looks clearly off to me.
Goal disallowed

Goal disallowed

  • 68'
    Giroud scores a sensational overhead kick after play down the far side, but the flag is up.
  • 65'
    Simeone is also booked for getting a bit too vocal on the touchline.

Yellow card

a Chelsea
  • 64'
    Felix is cynically stopped now and Jorginho is carded. He also misses the second leg. No Jorginho or Mount for the Blues at the Bridge.

Yellow card

a Atlético
  • 63'
    Llorente loses the ball and then pulls back Werner. Clear yellow.
  • 62'
    Corner for the hosts.
  • 62'
    Atletico seem happy for it to be 0-0 as a score draw in London would then be enough.
  • 60'
    Atletico go for a very ambitious effort from halfway as Mendy is out of his goal, but it goes wide. Suarez was caught in the mouth by Christensen during that move.
  • 59'
    Chelsea go up the other end and Hudson-Odoi gets the corner off Lemar.
  • 58'
    Atletico attack again and Joao Felix tries an acrobatic effort which goes well wide of the goal.
  • 56'
    The ball is given to Suarez and his shot is deflected for a corner.
  • 55'
    Hudson-Odoi's strike is deflected, Oblak catches and stops the ball from going out for a corner.
  • 53'
    Chelsea go forward through Mount, he passes to Werner who looks to square to Giroud and Felipe clears. Chelsea on top.
  • 52'
    The corner is taken short, Hudson-Odoi's ball goes in and Atletico head away.
  • 51'
    Alonso's cross hits Correa and it's a corner.
  • 49'
    Free-kick given against Azpilicueta and the Chelsea man doesn't like the call. Very stop-start again.
  • 47'
    Atletico win themselves a corner here.
  • 46'
    Christensen is penalised for a foul on Suarez.
  • 46'
    Atletico get us going again!
  • 45'
    HT: Atletico 0-0 Chelsea!! Half-time in Bucharest and it has been very quiet and stop-start so far. Atletico started the better early on, but then Chelsea looked better. Chances have been at a premium though. Saul failing to punish a Mendy error early on and Lemar have come the closest for Atletico while Werner has had Chelsea's best opportunity. 0-0 is very fair. Back shortly!
  • 45'
    One extra minute. Free-kick to Atletico from the corner after a foul.
  • 45'
    Quick play from Chelsea sees Mount's pass blocked by Saul for a corner.
  • 43'
    VAR seems to be checking a possible handball in the Atletico box, but Brych rapidly orders play-on.
  • 42'
    Chance for Atletico as Correa goes forward and passes to Suarez in the box, but the Uruguayan misses his kick.
  • 41'
    Alonso picks out Mount at the back post and his chipped volley goes wide.
  • 40'
    Christensen fouls Suarez and it's very stop-start. Atletico getting frustrated by all the fouling.
  • 39'
    Werner!!! The German gets past the defender and Oblak denies him at the near post.
  • 37'
    Jorginho sends a pass for Hudson-Odoi who get reach it.
  • 35'
    Azpilucueta fouls Lemar and Atletico are complaining about the number of fouls.
  • 34'
    Koke is down getting treatment after getting caught in the face by Alonso's arm. Lucky to avoid a yellow.
  • 33'
    Atletico attack, but there's a lack of communication between Llorente and Suarez and the ball goes out for a throw.
  • 30'
    Chelsea are playing the better football and having the possession now. Very little happening though. Typical first leg.
  • 28'
    Lemar is penalised for a handball when the ball clearly hit his chest.
  • 26'
    A cross in sees Giroud throw his head at the ball and it's blocked.
  • 25'
    Alonso!!! The Spaniard shoots from distance and his deflected effort is easy for Oblak.
  • 24'
    Hudson-Odoi goes down the far side, he is pressured by Hermoso and nothing comes of the move.
  • 22'
    The game has quietened down in the last few minutes. It could well be goalless at HT.
  • 19'
    The Blues are picking up now and Werner wins a corner.
  • 17'
    Werner goes down in the box wanting a penalty, but Correa got the ball.
  • 15'
    Werner!!! Chelsea go down Atletico's left, the cross comes in and Werner gets a touch, but it rolls wide.
  • 14'
    Lemar!!! What a chance!! Suarez wins the ball near the by-line, he crosses and Lemar reaches at the back post, but is unable to turn it into the net! Chelsea lost the ball easily there and Tuchel was far from happy.
  • 13'
    Atletico press, but Chelsea manage to get it away. The Spanish side have started this one well.
  • 12'
    Christensen has a pop from distance which goes well wide.
  • 9'
    Felix crosses from the far side looking for Correa and Alonso heads out for a corner.
  • 8'
    Another free-kick to Atletico after Llorente is fouled.
  • 8'
    The corner is cleared away by Luis Suarez.
  • 7'
    Mount earns Chelsea a corner.
  • 5'
    Azpilicueta's ball in is cleared away by the defence.
  • 4'
    Werner is penalised for a foul on Correa.
  • 2'
    Mendy!!! What did you do? The ball is passed back to Mendy , he takes a heavy touch, Saul gets on the end of it, but the Atletico man's touch takes him away from goal. The goalie nearly conceded a pen as well...
  • 1'
    Mount is booked for a foul on J Felix. He misses the second leg as well.
  • 1'
    Chelsea get us going in the light blue from right to left while Atletico are in red and white!
Start of match

Start of match

  • PRVW
    The players make their way out here!
  • PRVW
    Atletico were beaten 0-2 by Levante at the weekend and they make three changes. The injured Gimenez as well as Lodi and Kondogbia drop out, Savic, Lemar and Saul come in.
  • PRVW
    Chelsea make four changes from the 1-1 draw with Southampton at the weekend. Zouma, Kante, Kames and Abraham are replaced by Christensen, Jorginho, Giroud and Hudson-Odoi. Hudson-Odoi starts despite coming off the bench and then getting replaced after 30 minutes due to his "poor attitude".
  • PRVW
    3 degrees and dry in Bucharest this evening. A reminder that the away goals rule will still apply.
  • PRVW
    Felix Brych of Germany is the referee while Marco Fritz is the VAR.
  • PRVW
    Chelsea XI: Mendy (GK); Alonso, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta; Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount; Werner, Giroud and Hudson-Odoi.
  • PRVW
    Atletico XI: Oblak (GK); Hermoso, Felipe, Savic, Llorente; Lemar, Saul, Koke, Correa; J Felix and Suarez.


23 February 2021, 21:00

Referee: Brych F.

Stadium: Arena Natională

  • PRVW
    Hello and welcome to live coverage of the Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea from Bucharest!