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Atletico crash out, Chelsea sink to second place


The versatile 28-year-old has become a fan favourite at Stamford Bridge since his £7m transfer from Marseille 2012, most notably for his consistent performances and never say die attitude, making him a key player in the plans of Antonio Conte. "We know we could play Barcelona or PSG". That's why you want to go through and try and be a protagonist in this tournament.

Antoine Griezmann has returned to his former goal-scoring ways, while Koke's return from injury has given the midfield greater creative spark and the Atletico defense remains as mean as ever. We'll see what happens.

The German club were unable to cope with fellow big-hitters Tottenham and Real Madrid in their group and were also unable to beat Cypriot side Apoel Nicosia in either of their two ties.

'But it's not only us.

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"We reached the next round and we must be happy with this".

Here, we take a look at their potential opponents, those of fellow Premier League sides Manchester City, Tottenham (who are both confirmed as group winners), and Liverpool... Atletico had to win to have a chance of advancing, but although Saul Niguez's second-half header put the visitors ahead, Chelsea drew level through a Stefan Savic own goal. The Reds scored 23 goals (a tally that would have been a competition record, if not for PSG's efforts), an astonishing number when compared to the 18 they managed when winning the competition in 2005 - that's 18 goals in total, not just the group stage.

Who will be in the hat?

We should have won. When you play this type of big game, the little details are important and shape the final result. Our desire was to finish first.

Atletico striker Fernando Torres endured a difficult three-and-a-half years with Chelsea, but he came close to giving his side an early lead on his return to west London when his shot deflected onto the roof of Thibaut Courtois' net.

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