Chelsea Won Atletico With 1-0 Score But Lost Two Players
Chelsea beat Atletico Madrid with a narrow 1-0 margin in a close contest but at the same time, Chelsea paid a huge price for this win. The only goal came in the 68th minute when Olivier Giroud shot the ball on the net with an overhead strike.
What went wrong for Atletico Madrid?
ATM were leading in La Liga until February when they lost their form. Before Chelsea, they had faced defeat at home from Levante. The lost the match to Levante with 2-0 score. Prior to this game, ATM drew two of the three previous games.
On Tuesday, ATM couldn’t even manage a single shot on target. It seemed they played with little interest or dedication. The Chelsea team looked little bothered about the ATM attack. But Atleti keeper Jan Oblak was confident that his team would get into form before the second leg of the league.
What price did Chelsea pay for the win?
Chelsea will play the next match without Mount and Jorginho as both the players were shown yellow cards and have to pay for their card accumulation. But Thomas Tuchel is quite hopeful of the next leg that will start on March 17.
Olivier Giroud was also in trouble when he was declared offside during the overhead strike but was relieved after a quick video review of the shot. He said that he didn’t know whether he was offside. Thomas Tuchel described is team’s performance as dominating. He said that his side never let Atleti consume space.