Atletico Madrid 1-2 Chelsea: 5 Talking Points
It was the first ever Champions League game at the Wanda Metropolitano and the atmosphere was electric. However, to the disappointment of the Atletico Madrid fans, their team could not pull off a win against Chelsea.
Antonie Griezmann gave Atletico Madrid the lead in the first half before Alvaro Morata equalized at the hour mark. Michy Batshuayi scored with the last touch of the game to win the game for Chelsea.
Here are the talking points from the game:
#5 - Clumsy David Luiz almost costs Chelsea
Last season, David Luiz was one of the most composed defenders. This time around, he's back to his old self. The Brazilian has had a tough start to the season and needs to get his mindset right again.
Chelsea were in complete control of the game and were not letting Atletico Madrid have a go at the goal. That's when David Luiz decided to step in and help them.
An unnecessary pull of Lucas Hernandez's shirt in the box when a corner was taken led to the referee giving the hosts a penalty and Griezmann calmly converted it.
With Christensen waiting on the wings to take his spot in the starting XI, it won't be long before Conte prefers playing the Danish international ahead of Luiz.