END OF THE FIRST PART. Athletic 0-0 Chelsea.
Minute 44. Corner kick for Chelsea after Koke cleared after an action between Mount and Hudson-Odoi on the right.
Minute 41. ANOTHER ATHLETIC OCCASION! The rojiblanco team arrived with space ahead, Luis Suárez opened for Correa on the right and when he crossed, but the Uruguayan did not succeed in finishing.
Minute 38. CLEAR OBLAK AGAINST TIMO WERNER. Good save by Oblak, well placed to clear the shot at the German’s near post.
Minute 36. Very dangerous but somewhat forced ball from Jorginho who was trying to reach Hudson-Odoi from the right. The Chelsea player did not arrive when Giroud was already licking his lips, waiting for the center.
Minute 33. Lemar laments after hanging a ball something past that Luis Suárez does not reach. Marcos Llorente also tried to join the attack on the wing but the play ended in a throw-in for Chelsea.
Minute 32. Koke has taken a hit in a jump from Marcos Alonso. The rojiblanco has already recovered.
Minute 28. About half an hour of match at the National Arena in Bucharest between Athletic and Chelsea, follows 0-0 on the scoreboard. The blue team is dominating the ball and pressing very high as soon as they lose the ball, which is making it very difficult for Atlético, who can barely get close to Mendy’s goal.
Minute 25. Atletico Madrid blocks Giroud’s header.
Minute 24. CATCH OBLAK. Marcos Alonso was encouraged to shoot from outside the area and caught the Slovenian from below.
Minute 18. Some precipitation in these minutes by the Athletic when getting the ball out of his field. Press up the Chelsea and it’s making Simeone’s people very uncomfortable.
Minute 15. GET STARTED, WERNER! From 1-0 to 0-1 we could go in a matter of seconds, but the 0-0 at Atlético de Madrid-Chelsea continues. The German striker did not arrive by a hair.
Minute 13. ATHLETIC MADRID HAS HAD IT !! Luis Suárez looked up and saw the arrival of Lemar, instead of shooting he gave the pass to his partner but he could not finish well.
Minute 13. Foul in Marcos Alonso’s band on Llorente.
Minute 11. Christensen’s long shot, but the Chelsea player hits very badly.
Minute 8. OCCASION FOR THE ATHLETIC. Good theft of the ball after pressure, Marcos Alonso prevents Correa’s shot. Simeone’s team will take the corner.
Minute 6. Long possession of Chelsea against an Atlético defense well planted in the front, with up to six players acting as a wall. The blue team ends up taking a corner, the first of the match.
Minute 4. Ball hung in the area by Azpilicueta, between Llorente and Correa prevent Chelsea from creating danger.
Minute 1. Yellow card for Mount. The player will miss the round. The referee did not think about it and showed the card to the Chelsea player after committing a foul on Joao Félix. It was the only way he had to stop the counterattack from Simeone’s team after a steal of the ball.
9:00 pm Spherical in the center of the field, everything ready for this Champions League game to start. Chelsea puts it at stake. Champions League, live.
20:59. We quickly review the eleven of this ATLÉTICO DE MADRID – CHELSEA, LIVE:
The Atlético de Madrid He goes out with: Oblak, Hermoso, Felipe, Savic, Llorente, Lemar, Saúl, Koke, Correa, Joao Félix and Luis Suárez.
The Chelsea Out with: Mendy, Marcos Alonso, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Werner, Hudson-Odoi and Giroud.
20:58 The anthem of the Champions League sounds!
20:57 The players are already out on the grass of this National Arena stadium in Bucharest, a stadium that today will be the home of the Atlético de Madrid!
20:56 The start time of this meeting of Champions League between Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea! The rojiblanco team wants to get the knockout of the round of 16 on track and therefore comes out with a very offensive eleven.
20:53 The referee in charge of directing this Athletic – Chelsea is the German Felix Brych.
20:50 Thomas tuchel, technician of Chelsea, saw a clear disadvantage for rivals. “They are at a disadvantage for not being able to play in the Wanda Metropolitano”, analyzed the German. “It is a great test. They have a team and a coach with a lot of experience at these levels of the competition. Hopefully that brings out the best in us, ”added the Chelsea manager. He also alluded to the strong mentality of the rojiblancos.
20:44 Simeone, technician Atlético de Madrid, analyzed tonight’s match before him Chelsea with these words. “We will seek to deal with an important rival with great players. It is a very close tie with two very good teams, ”said the Argentine.
20:40 In the particular face to face between Athletic and Chelsea the balance reigns, with two victories for each, three draws and eleven goals in the locker of each team. In addition, in the only European tie between the two clubs, it was the Spanish team that took the ticket to the next round in the 2013/2014 semis.
20:37 At Chelsea, Giroud is the one with the most goals in the Champions League, with five targets for the French. They are followed with three Timo Werners and two Hudson-Odoi. Nor has Havertz made a debut in European competition since his arrival at Chelsea last summer.
20:33 The Chelsea He was the protagonist of the summer for the enormous investment he made at a time when the club’s economies were more depleted than ever. It attracted young talents like Ziyech, Havertz or Timo Werner. The latter has gained more confidence since the arrival of his Tuchel to the blue bench and today he will be one of the great threats of the Athletic in Champions.
20:30 Half an hour to get the ball rolling at the National Arena in Bucharest! At this time already Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea they warm up on the lawn.
20:28 On the offensive plane, on the Champions League the player of the Atlético de Madrid Joao Félix has scored the most goals, with three goals for the Portuguese. He has not yet made his debut in European competition with the Luis Suárez red-and-white shirt.
20:22 The fate of the Atlético de Madrid in this Champions League will depend largely on Oblak and the red and white rear. In a tie like this it is essential to clear the goal. The Slovenian is usually insurance, but in the last seven games the team has conceded goals, a very unusual circumstance with him under the stick.
20:17 The Atlético de Madrid play tonight at home against him Chelsea at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest. A memory will make you feel especially at home at Simeone, Well, there came his first title as a rojiblanco coach, the Europa League in 2012.
20:10 The Atlético de Madrid He wants to return to the path of success after the setbacks of the last days and what better scenario to do so than in a Champions League match. For it, Simeone has bet on its best artillery and in the starting eleven they will be Luis Suárez, Joao Félix, Correa Y Lemar. They remain on the Atlético bench: Grbic, San Román, Lodi, Álvaro, Ricard, Kondogbia, Torreira, Vitolo, Dembélé and Camello.
20:05 The Chelsea comes out with: Mendy, Marcos Alonso, Rudiger, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Kovacic, Jorginho, Mount, Werner, Hudson-Odoi and Giroud.
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– Chelsea FC Spanish (@ChelseaFC_Sp) February 23, 2021
20:03 The Atlético de Madrid comes out with: Oblak, Hermoso, Felipe, Savic, Llorente, Lemar, Saúl, Koke, Correa, Joao Félix and Luis Suárez.
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– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) February 23, 2021
20:02 We already have confirmed lineups for this Atlético de Madrid – Chelsea!
20:00 hours. ATLÉTICO DE MADRID – CHELSEA, LIVE Buenas tardes! Welcome to direct of the party of Champions League that faces in just one hour Atlético de Madrid Y Chelsea in the first leg of the round of 16. The game will be played at the National Arena stadium in Bucharest (Romania), instead of at the Wanda Metropolitano due to the extension of restrictions on flights from the United Kingdom.
Champions night for Atlético de Madrid, a key meeting for those of Diego Pablo Simeone, who want to recover the good feelings as soon as possible. The rojiblanco team must face the game against him Chelsea with some casualties indicated as Carrasco, Vrsaljko and Giménez, due to injury, in addition to Herrera, who continues to recover after testing positive for coronavirus.
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– Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) February 23, 2021
Opposite, the Athletic will have Chelsea, whose coach, Thomas tuchel opens today night of Champions in front of the blue bench. The German coach, formerly of PSG, took the reins of the Chelsea on January 26 and since then the team has remained undefeated.
The match between Atlético de Madrid and Chelsea, corresponding to the departure of the round of 16, it will be played in just one hour. From now on we are going to live the preview of this exciting encounter between the rojiblancos and the blues and we will experience the minute by minute of the match with everything that happens at the Nacional Arena in Bucharest. Next, we will know the alignments for this Atlético – Chelsea, live.