Chelsea will join Liverpool and Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League, after defeating Atletico Madrid 3-0 on aggregate.

The Blues were fairly comfortable for the majority of the game, although there was a heart in mouth moment in the first-half when Cesar Azpilicueta appeared to bring down Yannick Carrasco on the edge of the box or potentially just inside. However, there was no VAR check, therefore no foul or penalty were awarded.

Atletico are notorious for their counter-attacking prowess but it was Chelsea who demonstrated how to do it. The Blues broke from an Atletico free-kick and Havertz found Werner to set him away. A low cross into the middle and a low Ziyech finish later and the Blues grip on this tie was strengthened.

The Spanish rarely threatened the Chelsea goal, and things went from bad to worse 10 minutes from time when Stefan Savic was given a straight red card. Summed up Atletico’s evening.

With near enough the final kick of the game, Emerson capped off a terrific evening under the floodlights at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea with his first touch. Not bad.

Thomas Tuchel’s men controlled the game from start to finish – he’ll be happy with that performance.

FT: Chelsea 2-0 Atletico Madrid (Chelsea win 3-0 on aggregate)

 

Elsewhere, the defending champions had no issues in advancing into the next round.

It was a very strong display in the first leg from Bayern Munich, and they saw the second leg through fairly comfortably as well.

Robert Lewandowski (who else?) was on the scoresheet once again for the German side, from the penalty spot after half an hour.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting scored not long after coming on for Bayern, making it 2-0 on the night and 6-1 on aggregate, for the time being.

Marco Parolo grabbed a consolation for Lazio – but it was nothing more than that in a tie that Bayern dominated from start to finish.

FT: Bayern Munich 2-1 Lazio (Bayern Munich win 6-2 on aggregate)

 

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