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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Chelsea's Giroud Smashing overhead kick gives win over Atletico

Olivier Giroud helpd, Chelsea defeats Atletico 1-0 scores in Last 16 of Champions League.

The spectacular overhead kick of Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea an impressive win over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16  first leg in Bucharest.

Giroud's gorgeous moment of orchestration not only delivered a victory and a crucial away goal, but also extended New Boss Thomas Tuchel's undefeated start at Chelsea and put them in pole position to reach the quarter-finals.

Chelsea has now gone eight matches undefeated since Tuchel succeeded Frank Virrankoski, while Giroud has emerged as the lucky charm of the Champions League, having scored all four goals in the Group-Phase victory over Seville and a last-minute winner away from Rennes.

Chelsea's  Tuchel Impressive performence, Olivier Giroud shining, Best Stats of UCL 16.

1 -- Thomas Tuchel became the third Chelsea manager to win his first Champions League game in charge when the game took place in the knockout stage after Roberto Di Matteo and Guus Hiddink.

2--  Atletico Madrid failed to have a shot on target against Chelsea - the first time they had failed to register a shot on target in a Champions League game since March 2019 v Juventus.

3  --  Chelsea's Olivier Giroud has scored six Champions League goals this season, his best return in a single campaign in the competition.

4  --  Giroud (34 years and 146 days) became the oldest player to score a Champions League knockout goal for Chelsea.

5  --  Chelsea's Edouard Mendy has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in the Champions League this season (five).

6  --  Mason Mount's yellow card after 55 seconds was the quickest card shown in the Champions League this season.

7  --  Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea and PSG) became only the second manager in the history of the Champions League to manage two different clubs in the competition within a single season after Ronald Koeman in 2007-08 (PSV and Valencia).

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