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Chelsea produced a very disciplined performance to beat Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the National Arena Stadium in Bucharest, Romania.
A 68th minute overhead kick from Olivier Giroud, was enough for Chelsea to go into the second leg with the advantage.
Meanwhile, Chelsea will be without the services of Jorginho and Mason Mount for the second leg, after they picked up suspension following an accumulation of yellow cards.
Speaking after the game, Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel was indeed pleased with the performance of his team, and he took out time hail to hail Jorginho and Mount, whom he’d miss in the second leg.
“I’m super happy for the players and for my team that we have such a big reward for a top performance,” Tuchel said after the game.
“It was very important that we were absolutely concentrated for all 96 minutes, that we accepted also that it is very hard to create chances, but we did all that.
“Mount and also Jorginho, we will be missing two crucial players in the next leg, that makes it not easy for us. I am very happy with the performance of everybody, that includes Mason. Again a big effort with a high intensity. Playing like this he has a big impact on our team.”