The Champions of Europe

Match Report: Chelsea FC 1-3 Atlético Madrid (AGG 1-3)

Match Summary

Atletico Madrid humiliates Chelsea at home as they march on to the final.

Chelsea got the breakthrough in 35 min thanks to Fernando Torres but it wasn’t enough to see them going through the finals as nine minute later Simeone side found the equalizer through Adrian Lopez.

Chelsea needed to score desperately as they were down on away goals rules, Mourinho made an attacking change but went all wrong when sub Eto’o tripped Diego Costa inside the penalty area, and Costa made no mistake from the spot as he blasted the ball inside the net making it 1-2.

Arda Turan who scored just 11 minute after the penalty incident making sure the game went out of reach for Chelsea. On-loan Goalkeeper Courtois played his part from stopping blues reaching the final.

Chelsea season will end on 11 May, 2014.

Nando goal

First Half

Before kickoff we observed a minute silence as mark of respect to two of European coaches who passes away, Barcelona’s Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boškov of Sampdoria and the Yugoslavia national side.

Koke’s cross-shot almost caught Mark Schwarzer out in the early exchanges, as Chelsea replied back on set pieces first threat from the home side as Willian bending a free-kick just over the bar after Ramires had been brought down 13 minute in.

Diego Costa got two chances but both were blocked well by Chelsea defenders, first by Cole and then Cahill.

Luiz who showed his acrobatic skills almost beating Courtois but the ball went narrowly wide.

Chelsea went ahead after Willian weaved through two attempted tackles in the right corner and the ball broke for Azpilicueta to cross first time. Azpilicueta found his fellow Spaniard Torres, who slotted the ball under Courtois, albeit via a slight deflection off Mario Suarez. Former Atletico Player Torres refused to celebrate against the club where he made his name

but Atletico was euphoric a minute before half time when Adrian capitalized on some hesitant defending to equalize with a scuffed right-footed effort from Juanfran’s cross.

  equalizer

Second Half

The Spanish side had the bit between its teeth early in the second half and Terry was relieved to see Schwarzer thwart Turan with a fine reflex save following some poor defending from the center back.

Terry was next to go close at the other end, but Thibaut Courtois’ razor-sharp reflexes denied his parent club.

Chelsea desperate to score Mourinho made a change bringing in Eto’o for Cole, but the Cameroon striker gave Atletico upper hand as his first action was in defence when he tripped Diego Costa and Referee Nicola Rizzoli awarded a penalty.

penalty

Costa was booked after taking his time to place the ball and an exchange of views with Ivanovic before drilling his penalty beyond Schwarzer for his eighth goal in eight Champions League matches this term.

here was no letup in the action, and Luiz got on the end of Willian’s inviting free kick with a powerful header which struck the crossbar – Courtois somehow diverting the rebound over.

But any hopes of a Chelsea fightback were ended by Turan, who calmly tucked the ball into an empty net when the ball came back nicely for him after Schwarzer had tipped his powerful header against the bar 18 minutes from time.

Simeone scorched down the touchline in celebration and Chelsea, and Mourinho, had no answer.

Courtois in excellent form stopped Hazard and Eto’o who came close to score for Blues.

3rd goal

 Match Statistic

Chelsea (4-2-3-1): Schwarzer; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry (c), Cole (Eto’o 53); Ramiers, David Luiz; Azpilicueta, Willian (Schurrle 76), Hazard; Torres (Ba 66).
Unused subs 
Hilario, Kalas, Van Ginkel, Oscar.
Scorer Torres 35
Booked 
Cahill 31

Atletico Madrid (4-2-3-1): Courtois; Juanfran, Miranda, Godin, Filipe Luis; Mario Suarez, Tiago (c); Arda Turan (Rodriguez 83), Adrian Lopez (Raul Garcia 66), Koke; Diego Costa (Sosa 76).
Unused subs Aranzubia, Alderweireld, Diego, Villa.
Scorers Adrian Lopez 44, Diego Costa 60 pen, Arda Turan 71
Booked 
Diego Costa 59, Adrian Lopez 64

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23 Responses »

  1. i hope u guys wont blame mou for dis loss cos all atletico’s goals ar a result of defensive errors…terry is a suspect for some of d errors..we perform woefuly in defence except 4 azpi who tried his best…we tried alot in d first half…blues 4 life oo

  2. Nothing to be ashamed of. Thank you mou. See next year.

  3. Its no one’s fault. Every player in a blue shirt was poor except azpi. They were clearly better than us. But torres looked quite impressive I must admit. Hazard’s statement afteer the match was very disrespectful to his teammates. We look forward to next season. Up Blues

  4. Yeah well said guys nothing to worry too much! We reached semis in UCL and still fighting for EPL title, may end with trophy less season! But performed well in first season of jose(second spell). So CHIN UP BLUES!

  5. @adam..I was really disappointed wif hazard. First wearing a psg shirt afta we just played dem at d first leg, then criticizing ur own manager’s tactics, then saying ur teammates always expect only yu to lift the team. That’s was totally disrespectful

  6. Sorry to say that Hazard behaved stupidly. It was very wrong of him to bring out those comments. No one person is bigger than a team.

  7. I think Hazard’s comment if it is the truth, and not taken out of context, is a prelude for his wish to leave the club. I am not trying to speculate but Chelsea fans better to be alert about team disunity & disharmony. A good team plays together and share the glory as well as burden of defeats together.

  8. Problem of z team has to discuss with z coaches and with z teamates not to z media. Haz is completely wrong … He has to know blue is a great team won every thing with great players and also can do every thing in future … What I learn from z game more physical strong is better than being talented to win z game. Atletico players are all giants dominate z game by their physical power. Z talent of Haz, William is masked …

  9. Tropyless season that bad not what I expected. The positive thing is we loss against a better side. We desperately need to sort out this team this summer. I knew we would struggled against Ath. Madrid they are one of the best teams. Our defence is not good, Mourinho should find the remedy.

    • I agree. Atletico is better than us. But we should have tried to do something more in the first leg at Vicente Calderon. So far we lost everything this season. Let’s try to win EPL although very difficult.

  10. mou gt it wrng guys lets b honest.tery…etoo shuldnt hav playd half fit an evn wen ramires z declining he kips using him. ther was van ginkel…shurlle. ba…..who culd hav bin playd.my 1st 11 wuld hav been shwartzer……dave iva cahil cole
    luiz van ginkel
    shurller willian hazard
    toress.fire for fire.
    we went out coz we lackd determination whch madrid had surplus of.

  11. Mou is taking us nowhere, if it where benitez that’s about going trophyless, u guys would hv lynched him to death..let me ask, do u guys really enjoy cfc style of play with all the spent on buying player, as for me i dont. So, mou had better wake up cos i can see his sack letter ready should he perform woefully next season

  12. One thing yu guys must know is that, mou’s style of play will not turn chelseea into a super power of football when he is no longer the coach. What I mean is that mou just prepares chelsea for the nxt opposition we face. We have no definite style. I can’t see chelsea being like a bayern or real. That is why some quarters don’t really want mou cos he is a quick fix kind of coach. Afta he leaves, chelsea will be an average team cos he lays no foundation for the future. I love mou and chelsea but we must watch closely at what is happening. He doesn’t trust youth, I hope that policy changes this time since he says he wants to stay at chelsea for a long time. Let’s just hope for the best. Why buy ann attacker when we have piazon. A midfielder when we have josh and chalobah. A lb when we have Van aahnholt. A cb when we have kalas and omeruo (an african cup of nations winner who kept dider drogba in his pockets when they met). Ktbffh

  13. He(HAZARD) should have been fined for that i.e. Wearing p.s.g. Shirt by club. Our attackers/wingers stay to far/wide from scorings with no striker disturbing the defence

  14. Thanks miles, u seem to see what am seeing that others aren’t seeing…look at ATM that trashed us aint upto €50m and yet we keep dolling out money each yr when we have a very gud youth team we should hv be integrating with the squad…mou is a good coah but i dont think he’s the one that’ll give us what we want…and what are we looking at
    1 a team that play with fluidity n cohesiveness
    2 a team fused with some members of our youth
    3 a team with fantastic style of play..atm do park the bus but their style is nice to watch unlike ours

  15. Fluidity or not….. Next season, you will see our style….. This season is a texting and improving season….. Mou is going to have is own touch on the team….. His own player is going to come in….. Those that wasn’t his player will leave….. Anything less than the league and champions league next season will be a failure…… We’re Chelsea., we are soldiers….. Go is the command….. Blue for life….

    • We failed this season.
      Jose is a short term coach and he doesn’t have any direct impart on our style of play.
      Hazard was right with his comment- we can’t break down teams that allows us possession.
      I can’t imagine a team blessed with talents such as Hazard, Willian, Schurrle, Oscar, Salah- playing such pragmatic style against most top notch opposition.
      Jose would always be a short term fix.
      No room for youth.
      Always buying expensive players yearly.

      Let’s watch- No manager under Roman has survived a trophyless season though.

  16. Hazard sed his mind whc 4 me is d truth of d mata.hw can a team blessed wt such wonderful talented players lik chelsea play such a boring 19th centuary football. Mourinho is neva a gud football coach but he is only a gud anti football coach.

  17. There is certainly a lot to learn about this subject. I like all of the points you’ve made.|

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