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Giroud Masterclass Gives Chelsea an Edge over Atletico

Edwine Agesa




Frenchman Olivier Giroud was the star of the match as Chelsea won against Atletico Madrid. According to Sky Sports on Tuesday February 23, the striker was the difference as Chelsea won 1-0.

Giroud scored a beautiful overhead kick in the 68th minute to give the visitors the lead. The goal was, however, disallowed only to be given later by Video Assistant Referee (VAR).

The match was played in Bucharest because of health restrictions in Spain. Spain doesn’t allow any citizen from Britain amid the Corona virus pandemic.

Atletico missed chances on their end too with Joao Felix also attempting an overhead kick which failed to find the target.

Luis Suarez had a quiet night and failed to have any attempt towards goal. His clash with Antonio Rudiger was the only highlight of his game.

The second leg will be played in London on March 17.

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