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Batshuayi gives Chelsea last-gasp win at Atletico

Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi’s goal was his second in the Champions League this season

Michy Batshuayi scored a 94th-minute winner as Chelsea snatched a dramatic victory against Atletico Madrid to maintain their 100% start in Champions League Group C.

Substitute Batshuayi tapped home from close range with the last kick of the game from Marcos Alonso’s cross.

The Blues fell behind to a 40th-minute Antoine Griezmann penalty despite having the better of the first half when David Luiz needlessly pulled the shirt of Lucas Hernandez at a corner.

But Chelsea, who hit the post through Eden Hazard in the opening stages, again impressed after the interval and were rewarded when Alvaro Morata equalised with his fourth goal in five days.

The Spaniard deftly flicked Hazard’s accurate left-wing cross into the far corner for his first Champions League goal for Chelsea.

Batshuayi’s winner came after missed opportunities for Cesc Fabregas and Morata as Chelsea became the first English team to win away to Atletico and condemn them to defeat in their first European game at their new stadium.

It means Chelsea stay top of Group C on six points, two clear of Roma and five ahead of third-placed Atletico.

Super sub Batshuayi seals famous win

With Atletico-bound Diego Costa watching from the stands ahead of his impending move from Chelsea, the club’s two remaining strikers – Batshuayi and Morata – showed that the side still have plenty of fire power to worry Europe’s elite.

Batshuayi’s goal was a brilliantly worked team goal, starting with a free-kick that Chelsea chose not to hit long despite the late stage of the game.

The move included nine Chelsea passes as the ball was worked across the pitch before Batshuayi converted for another decisive goal from the bench – with the Belgian having done the same to seal the Premier League title in May against West Brom.

It was the first goal Atletico have conceded at the Wanda Metropolitano since moving from the Vincente Calderon this season and is just the second time Atletico have lost under Diego Simeone in 24 Champions League home games.

Morata and Hazard inspire Chelsea

The goals for Morata and Batshuayi will give them the headlines but credit must also go to Hazard on just his second start of the season.

It was the first time the Belgian and summer signing Morata had started a game together and they combined excellently throughout with Hazard playing in a more advanced position than last season alongside the striker.

Morata had six shots on the night and Hazard four, both more than any other player on either side.

Hazard’s cross for Morata’s goal was perfect, while he also made another six key passes, again the most of any player.

Morata was loudly booed on his return to Madrid following his goal, having signed for Chelsea from Real, but he continues his impressive start for the north London club.

He has scored eight goals in nine appearances since his club-record £60m summer move and if that were to continue, Costa may soon be forgotten.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Chelsea 2.

Second Half ends, Atlético de Madrid 1, Chelsea 2.

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Chelsea 2. Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marcos Alonso following a set piece situation.

Foul by Koke (Atlético de Madrid).

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt missed. José Giménez (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Nicolás Gaitán.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

David Luiz (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by José Giménez with a cross.

Foul by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution, Chelsea. Andreas Christensen replaces Cesc Fàbregas.

Attempt missed. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Michy Batshuayi (Chelsea).

Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Chelsea. Willian replaces Eden Hazard.

Substitution, Chelsea. Michy Batshuayi replaces Álvaro Morata.

Offside, Chelsea. Thibaut Courtois tries a through ball, but Álvaro Morata is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Juanfran.

Foul by Gary Cahill (Chelsea).

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético de Madrid) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. José Giménez replaces Thomas Partey.

Victor Moses (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nicolás Gaitán (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt saved. Fernando Torres (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nicolás Gaitán.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard following a fast break.

Attempt missed. N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucas Hernández (Atlético de Madrid).

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Nicolás Gaitán replaces Ángel Correa.

Substitution, Atlético de Madrid. Fernando Torres replaces Yannick Carrasco.

Attempt missed. Thomas Partey (Atlético de Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Filipe Luis.

Gary Cahill (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Diego Godín (Atlético de Madrid).

Corner, Atlético de Madrid. Conceded by David Luiz.

Eden Hazard (Chelsea) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Saúl Ñíguez (Atlético de Madrid).

Attempt missed. Cesc Fàbregas (Chelsea) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Eden Hazard.

Goal! Atlético de Madrid 1, Chelsea 1. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Eden Hazard with a cross.

Attempt missed. Álvaro Morata (Chelsea) header from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Cesc Fàbregas with a through ball.

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