Batshuayi gives Chelsea late winner

September 28, 2017
Chelsea coach Antonio Conte (center) celebrates with his players after Chelsea's Alvaro Morata scored his side's first goal during a UEFA Champions League group C match against Atletico Madrid at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain yesterday.


MADRID Spain (AP):

Substitute Michy Batshuayi scored in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time to give Chelsea a 2-1 comeback win against Atletico Madrid in the Spanish club's UEFA Champions League debut at its new stadium yesterday.

Batshuayi scored from close range after a cross from the right by Marcos Alonso to stun the Atletico crowd at the new Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

Alvaro Morata had added to his impressive start with Chelsea by scoring a second-half equaliser after Atletico had taken the lead before half-time with a penalty converted by Antoine Griezmann.

The result left Chelsea with six points in Group C, two more than Roma, which earlier yesterday defeated Qarabag 2-1 in Azerbaijan. Atletico stayed with one point.

Chelsea was coming off a 6-0 rout of Qarabag at home, while Atletico drew 0-0 with Roma in Italy.

Yesterday's results:

Group A

Basel 5 - 0 Benfica

CSKA Moscow 1 - 4 Manchester United

Group B

Anderlecht 0 - 3 Celtic

Paris Saint Germain 3 - 0 Bayern Munich

Group C

Qarabag FK 1 - 2 Roma

Atletico Madrid 1 - 2 Chelsea

Group D

Juventus 2 - 0 Olympiacos

Sporting CP 0 - 1 Barcelona

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