Good for the team, good for me. This is because of Spanish government restrictions on travellers entering the country from England, due to the new COVID-19 variant. At the other end they were largely untroubled by an Atlético side who lacked a spark. We never let them breathe or come out for counterattacks. Olivier Giroud, Chelsea striker: "We came here with strong intentions to win, play our game, and we knew how we could give them trouble offensively. Atlético28/2: Villarreal (a)7/3: Real Madrid (h)10/3: Athletic Club (h)13/3: Getafe (a), Chelsea28/2: Man. Our team will have to turn things around in the second leg in London on March 17. The intention was to keep the intensity high. Why is Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea in Buchareest? 4.54pm EST 16:54 Final score: Club Atlético de Madrid 0-1 Chelsea; 4.30pm EST 16:30 GOAL! This is one of the toughest challenges, to open a defence like Atlético. Highlights: Atlético 0-1 Chelsea (2 mins) Article body Chelsea will take a 1-0 lead back to London in this round of 16 tie thanks to Olivier Giroud's sensational overhead kick in Bucharest. ", Koke, Atlético captain: "We'll go over to London with the idea of winning the game. Both teams have a number of domestic fixtures prior to the second leg in the English capital on Wednesday 17 March. The last h2h match ended in a draw (1:1). Atlético eliminated Chelsea in the semifinals in 2014. UEFA has confirmed that the Champions League clash between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea has been moved to the Romanian capital of Bucharest. Spain has placed restrictions on travellers entering from England and this has also led to Manchester United’s Europa League match at Real Sociedad being moved to Turin. Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone plays with the ball during a training session at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest, Romania, Monday, Feb. 22, 2021. Chelsea’s Champions League game at Atlético Madrid will be staged in Bucharest in the latest switch forced by coronavirus regulations. © 2021 Guardian News & Media Limited or its affiliated companies. "Chelsea" has won 5 of their last 6 matches. The second half was very even, neither keeper really made a save.". The move comes after the Spanish Government extended restrictions on the arrival of flights from the United Kingdom beyond the game's matchday on Feb. 23. ... Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea; "Atlético" have conceded in 5 of their last 6 games. A dominant performance from Chelsea and thanks to a moment of inspiration from Giroud, they are in pole position. • Chelsea have never been eliminated from UEFA competition after recording a first-leg away victory, winning 12 ties out of 12. Atletico Madrid's Champions League last 16 home leg clash with Chelsea will be played in Bucharest, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. Chelsea said the first leg of their last-16 tie would be played at the Arena Nationala in Romania’s capital on Tuesday 23 February. ", Diego Simeone, Atlético coach: "Both sides worked really hard. This is what we did very well. Check out every official UEFA Champions League Player of the Match. He becomes the first Chelsea player to hit that tally in a UEFA Champions League campaign since Didier Drogba in 2011/12. Your support powers our independent journalism, Available for everyone, funded by readers. Atletico Madrid's Champions League last 16 home leg clash with Chelsea will be played in Bucharest, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. The first legs of Liverpool’s and Manchester City’s Champions League ties against RB Leipzig and Borussia Mönchengladbach have been moved to Budapest. The hosts allowed them to have lots of the ball and, although their final pass was lacking most of the time, eventually they got the goal. The game will now be played at the Arena Naţională in Bucharest rather than the Wanda Metropolitano in the Spanish capital. We know we need to go to London and win. Europa … First leg switched from Spain because of Covid restrictions, Four other English clubs also due to play at neutral venues. Chelsea face Atletico Madrid in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League. Bucharest’s Arena Națională holds special memories for Atletico Madrid as the site of their 2012 Europa League final triumph against Athletic Bilbao. The German striker did at least manage to sting the palms of Jan Oblak with a rising drive as Chelsea had the better of the first half. • Atlético have lost all seven UEFA competition ties in which they were beaten in the home first leg. 6 of 15 7 of 15 Chelsea's Olivier Giroud during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea at the National Arena stadium in … • Giroud last scored in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage on 17 March 2015, in Arsenal's 2-0 away win in the second leg of their round of 16 tie against Monaco. Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea (Giroud, 67 mins) 3.47pm EST 15:47 Half time: Club Atlético … Atlético Madrid and Chelsea will meet in European competition for the eighth time on Tuesday, and the sixth time since Diego Simeone’s appointment as Atlético’s coach.. Atleti-Chelsea to be played in Bucharest February 9, 2021 - 19:41 The Romanian capital’s National Arena stadium will host our Champions League last 16 first leg fixture against Chelsea FC due to the Spanish Government’s restrictions on flights arriving from the UK. 2 Chelsea have signed Spain World Cup striker Diego Costa from Atletico Madrid, the Stamford Bridge club said in a statement on Tuesday. Last modified on Wed 10 Feb 2021 06.19 EST. It's been a tough week but we need to carry on fighting and competing. They expect the return to be at Stamford Bridge on 17 March. Atletico Madrid's home match against Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 has been moved from Spain to Bucharest as a result of coronavirus restrictions, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. The move comes after the Spanish Government extended restrictions on the arrival of flights from the United Kingdom beyond the game's matchday on Feb. 23. "For the build-up to the goal and then his execution, it must go to Giroud. Chelsea’s Champions League game at Atlético Madrid will be staged in Bucharest in the latest switch forced by coronavirus regulations. I did not know what to think about the goal, I just focused on hitting the overhead kick and was pleased to see it go in. Simeone’s men will need to turn things around in London. Though the match will NOT be taking place in Madrid, and will instead be played in Bucharest. • Giroud has scored a personal-best six goals in this season's competition. If there is a moment that I probably wouldn’t […] Atlético was coming off elimination against Chelsea in the round of 16 of the Champions League and had been held 0-0 at Getafe in its previous Spanish league match. We were solid defensively, we were good in transition, we had the odd chance. "Atlético" have won only one of their last four matches. - Man City, Liverpool have UCL games moved An error occurred while playing the video. There were really few opportunities to score and they took theirs, but apart from that it was really even. The Blues have travelled to Bucharest in Romania, not Madrid in Spain, to meet the La Liga leaders in the first knockout round of this year’s competition. "Packie Bonner, UEFA Technical Observer. A Chelsea statement said: "UEFA has confirmed that Chelsea's Champions League Round of 16 first leg match away against Atletico Madrid will now be played at … Atlético Madrid vs Chelsea live online: Champions League 2020/21. Atletico Madrid failed to have a shot on target against Chelsea - the first time they had failed to register a shot on target in a Champions League game since March 2019 v Juventus. The teams had played in the group stage of the Champions League in the 2017-18 season, with Chelsea winning 2-1 in Spain before a 1-1 draw in London. - Man City, Liverpool have UCL games moved If we score twice, we go through. But the club dismissed him on Jan. 25 and replaced him with former Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel. Atlético: Oblak; Llorente, Savić, Felipe, Hermoso (Vitolo 84); Correa (Dembélé 82), Saúl Ñíguez (Torreira 82), Koke, Lemar; João Félix (Renan Lodi 82), Luis Suárez, Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rüdiger, Alonso; Mount (Kanté 74), Jorginho, Kovačić (Ziyech 74); Hudson-Odoi (James 80), Giroud (Havertz 87), Werner (Pulišić 87). A statement said: “Uefa is able to officially confirm that the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 first leg match between Club Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea FC will now be played at the Arena Naţională in Bucharest. Chances were hard to come by in the opening 45 minutes with Thomas Lemar and Timo Werner both failing to turn in teasing crosses at either end. It was a deserved win. Chelsea hold a slender but crucial advantage ahead of their second leg against Atlético thanks to Olivier Giroud's acrobatic goal in Bucharest. Atletico Madrid will face Chelsea in a Champions League, round of 16, first leg, soccer … However, as it is, a defensive display was undone by a piece of magic and a first-ever knockout round defeat at home for the Argentinian means Atleti have it all to do in the return leg. When this draw was made, Chelsea legend Frank Lampard was the team’s coach. Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea will be played at the Arena Nationala in Bucharest, Romania and not Madrid. United (h)4/3: Liverpool (a)8/3: Everton (h)13/3: Leeds United (a), For the best possible experience, we recommend using, Highlights available from midnight where you are, Atlético-Chelsea | Atlético 0-1 Chelsea: Giroud stunner sinks Simeone's men, Highlights: Atlético 0-1 Chelsea (2 mins), Timo Werner went close twice for Chelsea in the first half, Atlético vs Chelsea: match as it happened, reaction, Check out every official UEFA Champions League Player of the Match. Chelsea hold a … "Chelsea" have missed 3 of their last 5 matches. The only downside was losing Mason Mount and Jorginho to suspension but, aside from that, a fine European bow for Thomas Tuchel. It was in Bucharest that Simeone won his first title with Atlético, the 2012 Europa League. Our team lost 1-0 to Chelsea in Bucharest on Tuesday in the first leg of the Champions League last 16. It's not often you say Diego Simeone got it wrong and, to be fair, if it wasn't for a goal of the season contender he might have had it spot on. Chelsea’s trip to Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 has been moved to Bucharest. Chelsea will take a 1-0 lead back to London in this round of 16 tie thanks to Olivier Giroud's sensational overhead kick in Bucharest. Wed 10 Feb 2021 05.51 EST We'll bounce back from this. For the goal, he also won the ball on the halfway line and controlled it into the path of the supporting player. Already the rival in the round of 16 of the Champions League, Chelsea, is demanding for Atlético de Madrid, who will compete this Tuesday against him and the circumstances in Bucharest, far from their territory, diminished by casualties, doubted by the results and faced with adversity. Atletico Madrid’s home match against Chelsea in the Champions League last-16 has been moved from Spain to Bucharest as a result of coronavirus restrictions, UEFA confirmed on Wednesday. CHELSEA take on Atletico Madrid in a plum Champions League Last 16 first-leg tie this week. In 3 of their last 5 head-to-head matches, the guests won. We have a big reward with this result. We have been strong at the back, in [our] defensive shape, and we're very pleased with the win. Chelsea's Olivier Giroud celebrates with his teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021. Atleti suffered a first leg blow in the Champions League last 16 as we feel 1-0 to Chelsea in Bucharest. The football match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea in the UEFA Champions League will take place on Bucharest’s National Arena, the Romanian … Atlético was the home team but the match was played in Bucharest, Romania, because of travel restrictions preventing visitors from Britain entering Spain. Olivier Giroud's spectacular overhead kick gave Thomas Tuchel's men victory in Bucharest. ", Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea manager: "We knew they were ready to suffer with eight people in the box. All rights reserved. Arsenal’s Europa League first leg against Benfica is being moved to Rome and a neutral venue is also expected for the return. The pattern of the game continued after the interval until Mario Hermoso's attempted intervention popped the ball up for Giroud to acrobatically dispatch past the scrambling Oblak and end Chelsea's ten-game winless run in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. • Atlético had just one shot in the first half, their lowest total after 45 minutes in a UEFA Champions League match since the 2016/17 semi-final first leg against Real Madrid. A great goal which made the difference.