Chelsea’s run in the Champions League has reached its end after Athletic Madrid blasted 3 goals past Mark Schwarzer at Stamford Bridge and the Premier League club couldn’t find a way to respond and lost 3-1.
Surprisingly enough it was Fernando Torres who scored the opening goal of the match and gave Chelsea the lead after 36 minutes had passed but a few moments later Adrian equalized the match.
Athletic Madrid continued creating more chances throughout the 2nd half of the encounter until the point that Chelsea’s defence started breaking down and things turned worse for Jose Mourinho and his squad when Samuel Eto’o entered the pitch and the Cameroon fouled Diego Costa inside the box with the referee not hesitating in allowing Athletic Madrid in taking the penalty kick.
Diego Costa stepped up to take the set-piece and made no mistake in firing it into the roof of the net.
Arda Turan sealed the victory for Athletic Madrid as he scored the last goal of the encounter as the Spanish team booked their place in the finals of the Champions League having to face off against Real Madrid on May 24.
When the match concluded, Jose Mourinho went on voicing his opinion about his squad’s defeat.
“I think that until the penalty they were not the best team, we had control of the game, we had more possession, more chances, we scored a great goal but we conceded a poor goal and we knew that at set-pieces we would have chances. Terry had a great chance but it was a fantastic save and after that the penalty killed the game and there was only one team in it. We were trying and the players were trying everything but from that the moment the reality is that we knew we were out’’. Mourinho declared.