Champions League: Chelsea Fail To Top Group After Draw With Atletico Madrid At Stamford Bridge (Video)

Alan Duffy

5th, December 2017

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Chelsea face the prospect of facing one the Europe’s big guns after a 1-1 home draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night saw them finish Group C in second place.

The Blues impressed throughout their encounter with Atletico, creating a number of chances without managing to make the breakthrough.

However, just before the hour-mark, with visitors took the lead, with Saul Niguez losing Tiemoue Bakayoko and heading home from a Fernando Torres flick-on.

The hosts pushed for an equaliser and on 75 minutes, Stevan Savic diverted Eden Hazard’s cross-shot into his own net.

Alas, for the Blues, that would prove to be the final goal of the game, with the draw not enough to claim top spot.

Instead, it was Roma who pipped the west Londoners to the post in Group C, courtesy of a victory over Qarabag in Italy.

Antono Conte now face an anxious wait for the knockout stage draw, with groups winners Barcelona and PSG lurking.

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As for Atletico, finalists in two of the last four seasons, they go into the Europa League – watch out Arsenal!

(Table: BBC)

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