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Emerson Palmieri came off the bench to score Chelsea’s second as the Blues beat Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday night.
Emerson has shared what Chelsea teammates Jorginho and Thiago Silva told him before his goal against Atletico Madrid.
“It was hard to really get my head around it that day,” Emerson told Brazilian news outlet Globo Esporte.
“I was very happy to be able to play in an important game like this and help us qualify.
“It was a great moment because of the reaction of my teammates.
“Jorginho had said that I was going to score a goal and Thiago Silva had told him that if I did, he’d throw himself off the stands.
“When the counter-attack happened, Thiago came down the stairs, followed the play and when the goal came, everyone erupted with joy.
“It was a very special moment.”