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Hakim ziyech, Werner And Havertz Combine For Goals As They Cruised Past Atletico

Chelsea cruised their way to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 3-0 aggregate win over Atletico Madrid.

It was another win, and clean sheet, for Thomas Tuchel’s side as they beat the Spanish side 2-0 at Stamford Bridge.

Summer signings Kai Havertz, Timo Werner and Hakim Zieych all combined for opening goal game with the latter putting the finishing touches to a blistering counter attack.

Emerson then added a late second to wrap up the tie on another counter.

Tuchel opted to not play hero of the first leg Olivier Giroud with Havertz in the false nine role.

There was some early pressure from Atletico and they can perhaps feel a little aggrieved they were not awarded a penalty after 25 minutes.

Yannick Carrasco went down in the box following a tug back from Cesar Azpilicueta following his weak back-pass.

It appeared as though it was a foul either inside the box or just outside. However, the referee waved play on and there was no VAR check.

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Azpilicueta tugged back Carasco but got away with it

talkSPORT’s report at Stamford Bridge, Jim Proudfoot, said: “I think that should have been a penalty and red card as he made no attempt to play the ball.”

It proved to be quite costly for Atletico in the end as Chelsea soon scored to go further ahead in the tie.

Ziyech tapped home a lightning counter attack to put Chelsea 1-0 up on the night and in control at 2-0 on aggregate.

The Morocco forward converted from Werner’s cross, after the Germany star had grafted hard to launch the attack in the first place.

Werner sprinted wide to block Trippier’s attempted cross after a free-kick, with Havertz latching onto the loose ball and sending it back into Werner’s path.

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Stefan Savic was sent off late on for Atletico

The former RB Leipzig hitman raced away and kept his cool to feed Ziyech at the far post, who slotted home.

Chelsea looked defensively sound as they went 13 games unbeaten at the start of Tuchel’s reign at Stamford Bridge.

Luis Suarez made hardly an impact on the game, being substituted in the 59th minute.

The striker’s wait for an away goal in the Champions League game now stretches back to 25 games – to 2015.

Stefan Savic saw a late red card for an apparent elbow on Antonio Rudiger before substitute Emerson wrapped up the result late on with yet another counter.

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