First round Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea at Arena Nationala, Bucharest, Romania, it’s over. Temporary score 0-0.
Atletico immediately pressed the Chelsea defense from the early minutes and made Edouard Mendy make a blunder in the second minute. Mendy got the ball wrong and was almost captured by Saul Niguez. Lucky the ball away from the net.
In the 15th minute, Luis Suarez stabs from the right to beat two Chelsea defenders, before sending crosses to the far post. Unfortunately, Thomas Lemar’s cheating was still wide.
Chelsea got his first chance in the 25th minute. Timo Werner gets through Mateo Kovacic’s through ball and is in a free position, but his shot is blocked by Jan Oblak.
Werner made another chance for Chelsea in the 39th minute. Pushing from the left and past Stefan Savic, Werner tried to direct the ball into the top corner and Oblak was pushed over again.
Until drinking, the score was 0-0.
Line-up of players
Atletico Madrid: Jan Oblak; Felipe, Stefan Savic, Mario Hermoso; Marcos Llorente, Koke, Saul Niguez, Thomas Lemar; Angel Correa, Joao Felix, Luis Suarez.
Chelsea: Edouard Mendy; Cesar Azpilicueta, Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger; Callum Hudson-Odoi, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Marcos Alonso; Mason Mount, Olivier Giroud, Timo Werner.