Michy Batshuayi planted the ball in the net and the next thing anyone in the Wanda Metropolitano stadium knew, the Atletico Madrid club anthem was emerging through the speakers and it was time to go home.
Yes, that late. Yes, that much of a killer. This was a huge victory for Conte and Chelsea, a big plus for English football, too. No English club has ever won away to Atletico Madrid, and their coach Diego Simeone has remained unbeaten by the English, too.
Chelsea also became the first visiting club to score at Madrid’s new home, and therefore also the first to win. All things considered, then, group stage or not, this was a greatly impressive three points, all the more so for coming from behind, and most of all for Conte as Diego Costa was in the stands of his beloved Athletico Madrid.
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