Friday, March 31, 2023

Chelsea Vs Atletico Madrid…1:1 – Live Stream Follow All The Build-Up, Action, Predictions, Team News And More

- Advertisement -

Thank you for joining us this evening. Unfortunately neither team got what they wanted. Chelsea finish second. Atletico go out. Diego Simeone wasn’t hanging around after the whistle went either. He was straight down the tunnel. The Atletico fans are singing but interesting to see what happens to their squad now.

FULL-TIME Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid

Chelsea finish second in the group, Atletico are in the Europa League.

CLOSE!  Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid

So close! Wonderful solo effort from Michy Batshuayi as he clips a shot on goal from 20 yards, it looks to be in but just fades wide at the last possible moment.

Chelsea 1-1 Atletico Madrid Into the last FIVE MINUTES. Have Chelsea settled for a point? The tempo has slowed a touch. Atleti know they are finishing third now.

Huge chance for Morata! A bizarre breakaway then finds Alvaro Morata one-on-one with Oblak. The Atletico defence appears all at sea and Fabregas is allowed to find his compatriot just outside the box. But fortunately for them, their superstar goalkeeper rushes out to close Morata, spreading himself wide. The Chelsea marksman is unable to beat the keeper, who sticks his foot out and is equal to the task.Goal! Chelsea 1-1 Atletico (Savic OG 75′) Fabregas curls a ball into the box and a poor clearance finds Eden Hazard on the edge of the area. He skips past a defender or two and drills a shot low, which is deflected into the roof of the net by Stefan Savic!Chelsea sub Pedro on, Bakayoko off. Some attacking impetus needed if Chelsea are to regain top spot in Group C.Atletico sub Carrasco on, Torres off. The former Chelsea man gets a standing ovation at Stamford Bridge. Nice touch.

GOAL! Chelsea 0-1 Atletico Saul (53′) A whipped corner finds Fernando Torres at the near post, who flicks with his head to the back post. Saul Niguez gets away from his man Bakayoko, who was sleeping, before powering a header into an open goal at the back post!

Chelsea chances! A stunning period of play sees Chelsea cause a siege on the Atletico goal. Hazard bursts through a couple of defenders into the box and tries to curl one into the far corner. A sliding defender gets a foot to it and it just sails over the bar for a corner. Morata then gets up and headers the resulting corner and Oblak has to be quick to palm it up before collecting.CLOSE! Chelsea 0-0 Atletico Madrid

That’s a good chance! Andreas Christensen is left all alone in the middle to climb but all he can do is plant a header straight at Jan Oblak. Eden Hazard then goes on a superb mazy run which ends with a shot deflected over. And Chelsea complete a hat-trick of chances inside a minute when Cesc Fabregas’ corner is headed by Alvaro Morata straight at Oblak…

PEEP! Second half begins! Chelsea get the second half underway…

Elsewhere in the group…So it’s as you were, then, in this group. Roma and Qarabag are also deadlocked at 0-0 which means if it stays as it is, then Chelsea would go through as group leaders and Roma in second place. Will that prompt an attacking change from Diego Simeone in the second half? You’d think so…HALF-TIME Chelsea 0-0 Atletico Madrid

Chelsea break into the area with first Eden Hazard and then Victor Moses but they can’t quite find a killer cross.Alvaro Morata looks super sharp tonight, dancing away from defenders with ease. He is fouled, and from the free-kick there’s a half chance for Eden Hazard, but he mistimes his swing at it and miskicks into a defender. Decent chane for the Chelsea 10.A third effort of note already for Alvaro Morata against the side from his hometown! This time he shoots very early indeed from wide left and Jan Oblak has to push it over.Good from Chelsea and from Alvaro Morata again. Victor Moses takes on his man on the right and gets into the area, he cuts the ball back low and Morata stretches to toe poke a shot in which is well repelled in the end by Jan Oblak.Quality. Top quality from Alvaro Morata! He gets the ball to feet with his back to goal, turns his defender in a lovely movement and then uses the red shirt as a shield, bending a shot around him. It looks in, Jan Oblak hasn’t moved, but the shot curls just wide. Best moment yet for Chelsea.Not much action on the field since that early Fernando Torres shot. Alvaro Morata is hacked down by Jose Gimenez, free-kick in a good spot.If the opening minutes are anything to go by, there is going to be a lot of energy expended on the touchline tonight.Antonio Conte and Diego Simeone are not coaches who sit back and let their players get on with it. Both are virtually constant presences by the side of the pitch. There is only about half a yard between the touchline and the edge of their technical areas but they advance the extra distance anyway.

Chelsea 0-0 Atletico MadridNot your usual start to a Champions League game. Atletico pump a long ball forwards, Gary Cahill heads it away and the players immediately reject the matchball as too flat.

All set at Stamford Bridge

Handshakes done. Coin toss coming up. Just seconds away…

PEEEEP! We’re underway

Atletico kick-off at Stamford Bridge.

Team news – Chelsea v Atletico Madrid

Chelsea make three changes from the side that beat Newcastle at the weekend, with Gary Cahill returning at the expense of Antonio Rudiger in defence and Tiemoue Bakayoko replacing Danny Drinkwater at the base of midfield.

Elsewhere Davide Zappacosta comes in for Marcos Alonso as wing-back.

Chelsea: Courtois: Azpilicueta, Christensen, Cahill; Moses, Fabregas, Kante, Bakayoko, Zappacosta; Hazard, Morata. Subs: Caballero, Rudiger, Alonso, Drinkwater, Pedro, Willian, Batshuayi.

Fernando Torres starts up front on his return to Stamford Bridge, alongside Antoine Griezmann in the Atletico attack.

Stefan Savic, formerly of Manchester City, returns to the starting line-up after missing the win over Roma through suspension. Filipe Luis – another Chelsea old boy – is also in the side.

Atletico Madrid: Oblak, Gimenez, Savic, Lucas, Filipe Luis, Koke, Thomas, Gabi, Saul, Torres, Griezmann. Subs: Miguel Moya, Godin, Carrasco, Correa, Vrsaljko, Vietto, Gameiro.

Antoine Griezmann To Leave And Join Man Utd? Antoine Griezmann will spearhead the Atletico attack tonight but will this be his last Champions League game for the club? Manchester United have coveted the France forward for a few years and there has been talk that Real Madrid may move for him in the summer. He did sign a five-year contract in June but it contains a 100m Euro release clause.Torres starts for Atletico Chelsea v Atletico Madrid (19:45 GMT) Ex-Chelsea players Fernando Torres and Filipe Luis are both named in the starting XI by Atletico boss Diego Simeone.

Chelsea: Have qualified for the last 16 and will top the group if they beat Atletico Madrid in their final game.

Roma: Will guarantee a top-two finish with victory at home to Qarabag. If Roma win and Chelsea fail to do so, the Italian side will top the group.

Atletico Madrid: They must beat Chelsea to have any chance of finishing in the top two – then hope Roma fail to win. If Roma draw, Atletico will go through by virtue of their superior head-to-head record.

Qarabag: Will finish bottom of the group having failed to win any of their group games.


Keep up to date with our preview of this match by our sports guru, Adeoti Juwon Will tonight mark the end of an era for Atletico Madrid? Regardless of what they do at Stamford Bridge, if Roma beat Qarabag on home soil tonight, they will exit the Champions League at the group stage for the first time since 2009-2010. For the past four seasons, Diego Simeone’s side have been one of the heavyweights in this competition, reaching two finals, a semi-final and a quarter-final.Hello guys and welcome to another night of UEFA Champions League football. We will be live streaming the Atletico Madrid against Chelsea match.

- Advertisement -

Related Articles

- Advertisement -


Leave a Reply

Stay Connected

- Advertisement -

Latest Articles