Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid: Simulating Champions League Semi-Final on FIFA 14

Nick AkermanFeatured ColumnistApril 30, 2014

MADRID, SPAIN - APRIL 22:  Cesar Azpilicueta of Chelsea marshalls Diego Costa of Club Atletico de Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final first leg match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Chelsea at Vicente Calderon Stadium on April 22, 2014 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Chelsea and Atletico Madrid battled through one of the Champions League's blandest semi-finals ever last week. The 0-0 scoreline is a consistent reminder that neither team hit their attacking stride, or indeed, wanted to give anything away during the opening encounter.

Real Madrid confirmed their place in the European final with a thumping 5-0 aggregate scoreline over Bayern Munich. The holders whimpered, defended badly and ultimately failed to retain the trophy, just like every winner in Champions League history.

Who fancies playing Real in the Lisbon final? We simulated a game of FIFA 14 on Xbox One to see whether Chelsea or Atletico have the goods.


Chelsea vs. Atletico Madrid: FIFA 14 Highlights

Surprise surprise, only one highlight emerged from the entire game, and it just so happened to be the goal. This was another boring encounter, one that pinged back and forth in the middle of the pitch without many clear cut chances being created.

In fact, both teams were restricted to long-rangers. Thibaut Courtois was forced into one save before conceding the goal, while Mark Schwarzer relied on his shins to stop a soft Diego Costa attempt. "Highlights" certainly oversells it.

Ultimately, Branslav Ivanovic's slide sent Chelsea through. Can they halt Real's charge for La Decima in the final? We'll simulate the biggest club match in world football closer to the time. Stay tuned!