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Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid alive

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see off Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.

Kevin Gameiro added a second five minutes from time for Atletico, who still need Roma to drop points at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and beat the already-qualified Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 5 to reach the last 16.

Griezmann stunner keeps Atletico Madrid alive

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Madrid (AFP) – Atletico Madrid kept their slim chances of Champions League progress alive as Antoine Griezmann snapped an eight-game goal drought in spectacular fashion with an overhead kick to help see off Roma 2-0 on Wednesday.

Kevin Gameiro added a second five minutes from time for Atletico, who still need Roma to drop points at home to Azerbaijani champions Qarabag and beat the already-qualified Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on December 5 to reach the last 16.

Simeone defends goal-shy Atletico’s style

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone defended Atletico Madrid’s style as another profligate performance left his side on the brink of an early Champions League exit after being held 1-1 at home by 10-man Qarabag.

Back-to-back draws against the Azerbaijani champions, playing their first ever Champions League campaign, mean Simeone’s men have to beat Roma at home and Chelsea away in their final two games and hope Qarabag perform more miracles to progress to the last 16.

Simeone defends goal-shy Atletico’s style

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Madrid (AFP) – Diego Simeone defended Atletico Madrid’s style as another profligate performance left his side on the brink of an early Champions League exit after being held 1-1 at home by 10-man Qarabag.

Back-to-back draws against the Azerbaijani champions, playing their first ever Champions League campaign, mean Simeone’s men have to beat Roma at home and Chelsea away in their final two games and hope Qarabag perform more miracles to progress to the last 16.

Atletico Champions League bid suffers blow in Azerbaijan

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Baku (AFP) – Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of reaching the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku.

It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time.

Atletico on brink of early European exit

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Baku (AFP) – Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of progressing to the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku.

It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time.

Atletico on brink of early European exit

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Baku (AFP) – Atletico Madrid suffered a fresh blow to their chances of progressing to the Champions League last 16 as 10-man Qarabag held on for a 0-0 draw to secure their first ever point in the competition in Baku.

It could have been even worse for the 2014 and 2016 finalists had South African striker Dino Ndlovu won a penalty rather than being shown a second yellow card for diving 15 minutes from time.

Rampant Chelsea hit Qarabag for six

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London (AFP) – Chelsea made a swaggering start to their Champions League challenge as memorable strikes from Pedro and Davide Zappacosta inspired a 6-0 rout of Qarabag on Tuesday.

Antonio Conte’s side were in businesslike mood against the minnows from Azerbaijan, with Pedro’s long-range effort putting them ahead early on at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea’s Conte set to shuffle pack for Qarabag

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte indicated on Monday he will rotate his players for his side’s Champions League opener against Azerbaijani newcomers Qarabag.

Tuesday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge is the second in a sequence of seven matches in 21 days for Conte’s Premier League champions.

Chelsea’s Conte set to shuffle pack for Qarabag

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London (AFP) – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte indicated on Monday he will rotate his players for his side’s Champions League opener against Azerbaijani newcomers Qarabag.

Tuesday’s encounter at Stamford Bridge is the second in a sequence of seven matches in 21 days for Conte’s Premier League champions.

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Video: Highlights of Qarabag 0-4 Chelsea

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Chelsea are through to the Champions League knockout rounds after a 0-4 win over Qarabag in their penultimate group game. The Blues cruised to...

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Video: Chelsea’s Willian scores a beautiful team goal vs Qarabag

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Chelsea coasted to a 0-4 away win over Qarabag in Azerbaijan this evening. The pick of the goals was the second of the evening, which was the first...

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‘Perfect’ Chelsea send huge warning to Arsenal ahead of crunch clash

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Chelsea smashed Champions League opponents Qarabag 6-0 last night, sending a warning to Arsenal. The Blues play host to the Gunners on Sunday, and as if the North-London side did have enough demons to contend with currently, they have now seen their weekend's opponents in top form coming into the game.