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Arda Turan Chelsea vs Atletico Madrid 1-3 HD All Goals and Highlights 30/04/2014

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MATCH REPORT: CHELSEA 1 ATLETICO MADRID 3 (AGG 1-3) Posted on: Wed 30 Apr 2014 Summary Chelsea's Champions League dream ends at the semi-final stage after defeat to a well-drilled Atletico Madrid. The Blues went in front through Fernando Torres's first-half strike to give a temporary advantage, but were pegged back just before the break through Adrian Lopez's equaliser. With Chelsea behind on away goals, we needed to attack more, but substitute Samuel Eto'o gave the upper hand to the visitors when he tripped Diego Costa inside the box, and the Spaniard made no mistake from the spot to make it 2-1. Arda Turan added a third in the closing stages to take the game beyond Chelsea's reach, with credit also due to on-loan goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who performed admirably to keep the Blues at bay. It means Chelsea's season will definitely end on May 11, with two important Premier League fixtures now remaining. Team News After resting key figures for Sunday's match at Liverpool, there were wholesale changes once more from Jose Mourinho. The main surprise was the presence of Cesar Azpilicueta in a right-wing role, providing added defensive cover to Branislav Ivanovic, while Ashley Cole continued on the left of the back four. John Terry was passed fit to captain the side from the middle, while Eden Hazard returned behind Fernando Torres after a three-week layoff. John Mikel Obi and Frank Lampard were suspended after picking up bookings in Madrid, while Petr Cech remained out with a shoulder injury, and Mark Schwarzer deputised. Having failed to break the Blues down in the first leg, Atletico coach Diego Simeone opted for alterations also. Arda Turan replaced Raul Garcia out wide, and Adrian Lopez was passed fit and preferred to Diego in attack. Atletico captain Gabi was suspended, and replaced by former Blue Tiago in central midfield. First Half Prior to kick-off, the stadium observed a minute's silence as a mark of respect for two great European coaches, Barcelona's Tito Vilanova and Vujadin Boškov of Sampdoria and the Yugoslavia national side, who sadly passed away recently. A frenetic and passionate start to the game almost brought an Atletico opener when Koke's looping cross evaded Schwarzer and bounced down off the bar before striking Gary Cahill, who was relieved to see the ball end on top of rather than in the net. It was from a set-piece that Chelsea first threatened, Willian bending a free-kick just over the bar after Ramires had been brought down 13 minutes in. There followed two Atletico chances, each for Diego Costa, but both were excellently blocked by Chelsea defenders, first Cole and then Cahill. At the other end, David Luiz's acrobatic effort had Thibaut Courtois scrambling across goal, and the home crowd on its feet, but dropped just wide of the post. At the midway stage in the first half there was still no separating the sides, but Chelsea were more attacking in mindset than they had been eight days earlier with the trio of Hazard, Willian and Torres causing the visiting defence a few problems, while Atletico, despite decent possession, were still finding Chelsea impenetrable. hen came a breakthrough for the Blues. Ivanovic's ball into space found the darting Willian down the right, and as he held off two Atletico markers, Azpilicueta pounced on the loose ball to deliver a low cross which Torres turned into the bottom corner with the help of a deflection. The number nine had of course represented Atletico and been a fan of the club, so his celebration was understandably muted, but all around him the Bridge was in a state of frenzy. The job now was to keep the Spanish at bay. Immediately a wide free-kick brought danger, though Adrian Lopez's flicked header was easy for Schwarzer to deal with, but his next effort would be damaging. Tiago clipped a ball into the area which was knocked back across goal, evading Terry and Cole, and falling to Adrian Lopez to half-volley into the net and give his side...