LONDON: Chelsea advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time since 2014 as Judge Ziyech ended a goal drought and inspired a 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid in the second leg of the last 16 group just now.
The Moroccan striker created his first goal since October to put the hosts ahead at Stamford Bridge.
Emerson then came off the bench to blast home a late goal that confirmed a comfortable 3-0 aggregate victory over the La Liga leaders.
Adding to Atletico’s suffering, Stefan Savic was sent off at the end of the match for biting Antonio Rudiger in the stomach.
While Chelsea have clearly played better for a long time, Atletico feel they could have been penalized for Cesar Azpilicueta’s foul on Yannick Carrasco when the score was still 0-0.
That’s the only big threat for Chelsea as they continue their unbeaten streak to 13 games since Thomas Tuchel replaced Frank Lampard in January.