SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | ATLETICO MADRID LOSE, BARÇA WINS

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE | ATLETICO MADRID LOSE, BARÇA WINS

UEFA Champions League continued tonight with Atletico de Madrid & FC Barcelona down for their Group games. Mix results as we will see in the following quick round up. 

At Madrid Chelsea FC

Atletico de Madrid lost 1 - 2 to Chelsea FC after basically giving away their advantage in the second half which eventually lead to a draw & a 94th min goal by Chelsea FC for the English team to take the three points. 

The first half saw a good Atletico de Madrid team dominating the ball & creating chances. They were rewarded with a penalty in the 40th min which Griezmann converted. However, the second half was totally different.

Chelsea FC dominated the second half as Atletico "switched" to a defensive mentality. The Spaniards lost (or gave) control to Chelsea FC which soon took advantage. Alvaro Morata had been warning earlier, eventually drew for Chelsea in the 59th min with a header. The English team continued with their attacking game, while Atletico looked for a counter which never came. In the 94th min Batshuayi scored the winner & gave Chelsea the 3 points. 

Well deserved win for Chelsea which looked for & found reward. Very disappointing for At. Madrid which essentially fizzed out of the game with a more conservative mentality.


FC Barcelona travelled to Sporting Portugal & won 0 - 1. Not the best performance from the Spaniards which had to work harder than usual for the three points. The winner came from an own goal from Coates which Luis Suarez claimed in the 48th min.

Barça held out until the whistle to grab the three points. 


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