Chelsea joins Liverpool and Manchester City in Friday’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals after defeating Atletico Madrid 2-0 on Wednesday.
So aligned a performance was it that Tuchel was able to bring on two left-backs in injury-time with one of them, Emerson Palmieri, scoring with his first touch as he drilled a low shot past the shell-shocked Jan Oblak after he and another replacement, Christian Pulisic countered. So astonishing was N’Golo Kante’s energy levels that he actually overtook Pulisic as they ran. Having played 94 minutes.
Atletico Madrid were left to rue referee Daniele Orsato’s decision not to give a penalty kick when scores were 0-0.
This was when Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta under-hit a back pass and put his arm around Yannick Carrasco who went down in the penalty box.
Ziyech squeezed the ball under Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in the 34th minute of the last-16 second leg.
This was after he connected with a cross from Timo Werner who had raced down the left after being fed by fellow German Kai Havertz.
The visitors finished the game with 10 men after Stefan Savic was shown a red card in the 82nd minute for elbowing Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger in the chest during a corner-kick.