JUST IN: Atletico Madrid Beat Chelsea To Qualify For Champions League Final

JUST IN: Atletico Madrid Beat Chelsea To Qualify For Champions League Final

Babajide Orevba
updated at April 12, 2023 at 7:41 PM
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Spanish club, Atletico Madrid have defeated Chelsea 3-1 in the Champions League semifinal second leg played on Wednesday at Stamford Bridge, London, England.

The Diego Simeone side produced an inspired display of counter-attacking football to beat Jose Mourinho's team and set up an all-Spanish final against city rivals Real Madrid.

Goals from Adrian Lopez in the 44th minute, a penalty from Diego Costa and Arda Turan gave Atletico a 3-1 aggregate victory after last week's goalless draw in Madrid.


 * Fernando Torres of Chelsea

The result put the 2013 Europa Cup winners into the final of Europe's elite competition for the first time since 1974.

Chelsea took the lead after 36 minutes when former Atletico favourite Fernando Torres scored with a deflected shot, but the goal inspired the La Liga leaders who will meet their neighbours in the first European final to feature two clubs from the same city in Lisbon in May.

Commenting on the result after the match, Peter Okoye of P-Square, a Chelsea fan, tweeted on his twitter handle: "Weldon Teamchelsea. Still proud of the blues. CFC"

Argentine Legend, Diego Maradona was among those that watched the explosive match in London tonight.

Jose Mourinho said after the match: Jose: "The players gave everything tonight. I am happy with them. They lost, but they lost against a very good team. That's football'.

"Next season will be better than this season - that's our objective - the objective of everybody.

"We had a slight advantage in the first half in the way we controlled the game. 1-1 in the second half made it completely open.

"Were Atletico the best side over two legs? Probably yes.

"Congratulations to them because they are a very good side and what they are doing in Spanish league is fantastic."

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Babajide Orevba is a CAF accredited Nigerian journalist and HOD of the Local Desk with over 10 years of experience in media landscape.He studied NCE Political Science/Social Studies, AOCOED.