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CHELSEA produced a brilliant performance to beat Atletico Madrid in Bucharest thanks a bicycle kick from Olivier Giroud.

The Blues were brilliant throughout while Atletico struggled to get going during the last-16 first leg clash.

  • RESULT: Atletico Madrid 0-1 Chelsea
  • Chelsea XI: Mendy, Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Hudson-Odoi, Kovacic, Jorginho, Alonson, Mount, Giroud, Werner
  • Atletico XI: Oblak, Llorente, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Koke, Saul Niguez, Lemar, Correa, Joao Felix, Suarez

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  • OLIVIER'S TWIST

    Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud was the matchwinner with an acrobatic overhead kick, and he's been discussing both his contribition and his side's performance.

    We came here with strong intentions to win the game. We knew how we could give them trouble offensively, and I think we’ve been very strong at the back. I think it’s a deserved win. We just need to stay focused and finish the job at home.

    I just tried focus on hitting the ball well and was pleased to see it in the net. I didn’t know if I was offside or not, but Mason [Mount] told me he didn’t touch it and that it came from the defender. It’s good for the team, it’s good for me.

    Olivier GiroudBT Sport
  • GIROUD'S GENIUS

    Relive the moment when Olivier Giroud sent Chelsea fans head over heels.

  • ADVANTAGE CHELSEA

    The Blues take a one-goal lead back to London. It would take a history-making effort from Atletico in the second leg to deny the Premier League club a place in the quarter-finals.

  • FT: ATLETICO 0-1 CHELSEA

    A disappointing match, but a brilliant result for Chelsea. The Premier League side were superior throughout and worthy of a victory earned when Olivier Giroud's spectacular overhead kick was awarded by VAR, having originally been disallowed for offside.

  • PEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP!
    THE FINAL WHISTLE GOES IN BUCHAREST!

  • ATLETICO 0-1 CHELSEA

    90+6. Vitolo catches James on the knee with his studs. It's a naughty challenge but nothing comes of it because the Chelsea substitute made such a little fuss of it.

    Perhaps he just wants to get on and celebrate a superb away victory in the Champions League.

Football news:

Cavani has returned to training and is likely to play against Crystal Palace
Fabio Capello, Juventus played Rugby against the Port. Only Ronaldo and Chiesa can make a difference in this squad
Neymar: I posted how I was recovering from my injury, and I didn't get any messages saying, Wow, what a professional. No
Ole Gunnar Solscher: The work of the judges is very difficult and without additional pressure. We have to make their decisions
Joan Laporta: I'm sure Messi won't stay at Barca if I don't win the election. He gives the club 30% of revenue
Trent had idolized Gerrard since he was a kid, and he was in a fairy tale: he got Steven's care and the captain's armband. The story of a great relationship
Hazard's recovery from the injury is delayed. He probably won't play against Atletico on March 7