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Chelsea ended up in second position from Group C after a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid and could now play Barcelona in the second round of the Champions League.

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is confident going into this match and doesn’t think Chelsea are afraid of meeting Barcelona, but believes that the Spanish giants will be afraid of playing Chelsea.

“There are several English teams that have been finished in first position, so we can only play against Barca, PSG and Besiktas, but if you ask Barca if they want to face against Chelsea, they will say no,” he said.

“We are a good team and we are going to try everything to get far in the Champions League.”

Atletico Madrid ended up in third place and Courtois is a little sad to see his former club go out.

“Atletico are a difficult team to play, and we could have scored more goals but [Jan] Oblak had a great game, they are also dangerous at set pieces and they scored the goal for us,” he said.

“It’s hard for them, it’s a team that has come a long way in this tournament in recent years, but if I’m honest, from my point of view as a Chelsea player, they can still reach the quarter-finals or semi-finals. In the group stage, you do not want to face Atleti.

“On the one hand it is better that they are out of the tournament, but I have many friends and it hurts me for them that they don’t continue in the Champions League.”

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