Alvaro Morata and Eden Hazard shone as Chelsea fought against eminent loss to beat Atletico in the first Champions League night at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, with Diego Costa watching on from the stands.
Antoine Griezmann gave the hosts a first-half lead, which was against the run of play, from the penalty spot before Alvaro Morata evened out in the second half and Michy Batshuayi won it with the last kick of the game.
Notwithstanding the unsteady initial couple of minutes, it was Chelsea who enjoyed the better of the opening trades. Eden Hazard and Alvaro Morata, who were starting close by each other interestingly for the first time, connected up exceptionally well to make various shots.
Be that as it may, Atletico proceeded against the run of play as David Luiz pulled down Lucas Hernandez while attempting to protect a corner, and Antoine Griezmann scored from the subsequent penalty in the 40th minute.
Furthermore, it was almost 2-0 preceding the break as Saul Niguez put a rebound inches wide after Thibaut Courtois could only repel Koke’s long-range shot into the center of the box.
However, Chelsea leveled when Morata got a touch with his head from Eden Hazard’s cross.
And just as it appeared they would settle to share the spoils, Chelsea found a goal from an intricate routine, as Tiemoue Bakayoko flicked the ball on to Marcos Alonso, and the Spanish international low cross tumbled to Batshuayi to net the winner.
Chelsea fans will be extremely encouraged by the link-up play between Morata and Hazard in their first start together, as the pair tormented the Atletico defence non-stop until their second-half withdrawal.
This win sends Chelsea top of Group C with six points from two games, while Atletico sits behind Roma in third place with just one point.
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