At the Vicente Calderon last night, Chelsea ultimately secured the result which they came for. In a classic Jose Mourinho away day battle, the Londoners delivered a performance of limited offensive ambition and successfully absorbed all that the home side had to offer.

Criticisms of “parking the bus” were inevitably levelled at Chelsea but it was an efficient performance which meant that Atletico Madrid ultimately failed to make the most of their home advantage.

A job well done then, right?

Football fans took to Twitter following the draw to debate the wisdom of Mourinho’s strategy. Many believe that the scoreline made Chelsea favourites to progress in the return leg next week.

 

 

 

 

However, others argue that the failure to score an away goal could prove costly.

 

 

 

With the tie so evenly poised, many couldn’t decide which side benefited most from the result.

 

 

 

 

Speaking after the game, Atletico manager Diego Simeone stressed that the draw meant Chelsea now held the advantage. But without a crucial away goal, football fans aren’t so sure whether the 0-0 scoreline favours the Blues in the return leg next week.

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    Caolan O'Donnell
    5 months ago

    Great Result can take them back to the bridge and get the win. Neutrals complain its boring to watch but as a chelsea fan its tense,edgey exciting and brings success. Neutrals who complain are mostly fans of teams who may play nice football but don’t suceed from it, a bit like arsenal and the “we came close but didn’t win anything” trophy they seem to take every year

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