Wednesday, 27 September 2017

CL LIVE UPDATE: Full-time: Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea

Michy Batshuayi

It’s all over! What a sensational finish to this match, which the substitute Michy Batshuayi wins with what was quite literally the last kick of the game. It was a splendid finish to a marvellous move from Chelsea. Having passed the ball around the Atletico Madrid box from the free-kick won by David Luiz, the ball was played to Marcos Alonso on the right.

He arrowed a low drive across the face of goal, which Batshuayi had the fairly straightforward task of steering home from three or four yards out. Excellent play from Chelsea, when the temptation to just hump the ball into the mixer from that free-kick must have been huge.

Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi scores their second goal.

Chelsea would almost certainly have been delighted with a point, but they’ll be thrilled to bits to become the first visiting team to get out of the Metropolitano with all three. 

They had to do it the hard way, coming from behind after Antoine Griezmann had given Atletico a first-half lead from the penalty spot. Alvaro Morata restored parity after 60 minutes after excellent work from Eden Hazard. Having come off the bench to replace Morata, Batshuayi popped up with the winner in the fourth minute of added time. Watching from the stands, Diego Costa looked absolutely distraught.

Atletico Madrid’s Fernando Torres and Nicolas Gaitan look dejected after Michy Batshuayi scored their second goal
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