Chelsea v Atletico Madrid - a look at previous meetings

Champions League

The Champions League semi-final will be their first meeting since the Super Cup in 2012.

The headlines of this tie will be surrounding whether Thibaut Courtois will play for Atletico Madrid or not as they line up against Chelsea in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

The sides have met on three occasions in the past and there has been a win, draw and loss for each side.

Their first meeting was in the group stage of the Champions League in the 2009/10 season, as Carlo Ancelloti’s Chelsea side swept the Spaniards aside with a 4-0 win at Stamford Bridge. Two goals from Salamon Kalou either side of half-time opened the scoring for the Blues before a Frank Lampard strike and a Luis Perea own goal rounded off the scoring.

The return match in the group stage ended in a 2-2 draw in the Vicente Calderon as the strikers from either side starred.

Sergio Aguero scored a free-kick before Didier Drogba scored twice for the visitors, then an Aguero volley rounded off the scoring as the final three goals came in the last 15 minutes.

Atletico Madrid ended up dropping down into the Europa League, and went on to win the competition – whilst Chelsea were knocked out by Jose Mourinho’s Inter Milan side in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Their most recent meeting came in the Super Cup where the Spanish side comprehensively beat the then European Champions 4-1 in Monaco.

Radamel Falcao scored a first half hat-trick before Miranda scored a fourth on the hour mark, and Gary Cahill pulled one back for Roberto Di Matteo’s side.

The three matches have been high scoring encounters but given the way the two sides have progressed throughout the knockout stages in the Champions League this season, it is hard to see two more high scoring games this season.

Diego Simeone has made Atletico Madrid are more solid side during his time there and since Jose Mourinho’s return to Chelsea their defence has shored up a great deal, making them the meanest in the Premier League this season.

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