Despite that barrage, Filipe Luis, another Chelsea old boy in the Atletico side, nearly put the Spaniards ahead against the run of play when his long-range shot cannoned back off a post to Koke, who should have done better than head straight at Courtois. Things could go from bad to worse tonight as those three clubs will be the only ones Chelsea can face in the next stage of the competition if Liverpool win their group.
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The top spot in Group C of the Champions League was won by Roma on Tuesday night after the Italians secured a lone goal win over Qarabag while Chelsea could only force out a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid at Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho's Manchester United were barely anxious by Basel, CSKA Moscow and a poor Benfica team that lost all six of their games.
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He also made it clear that while the draw options were less than ideal, Chelsea are a big enough club to be able to cope with whatever is thrown at them.
The incredible graphic below shows the percentage chance of each possible last-16 draw.
Conte suggests that could again be a factor. "It means our group was very tough". You have to play a lot of games. We now have a good idea of who'll dazzle us in the knockout rounds, as well as knowing who's going out altogether and who's going to feature in the Europa League.
And when asked whether Atletico's early Champions League exit following a 1-1 draw with Chelsea would further grease the wheels for an imminent exit, Simeone was quick to play down any talk of a move away for the 26-year-old. You have to play a lot of games, but when you arrive at the final stage to play for quarter-finals, semi-finals, the English teams have a lot of games in their legs. A physical, tight affair that either team could've won.
"We know we could play Barcelona or PSG".
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