Chelsea Ease To Champions League Quarter-final With Atletico Win

Hakim Ziyech celebrates Chelsea's first goal with teammates. Photo credit: Sky Sports

Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday to complete a 3-0 aggregate win in the last-16 second leg at Stamford Bridge, and progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals.

Hakim Ziyech scored in the 34th minute to increase Chelsea’s advantage following¬†Olivier Giroud’s spectacular overhead kick which separated the sides in Bucharest three weeks ago.

The Blues extended their record of never having been eliminated from a European knockout tie after winning the first leg away from home to 14 occasions and frustration got the better of Atletico in the closing stages.

Stefan Savic was dismissed for violent conduct (81) after elbowing Antonio Rudiger as Emerson Palmieri came off the bench in stoppage time and scored with his very first touch to complete the job for the hosts.

It is the first time Chelsea have reached the Champions League last eight in seven years.

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